The Dutch DTH platform Canal Digitaal Satelliet will add two channels from NBC Universal to its portfolio on September 15, when SyFy Universal and 13th Street will join their line-up.
13th Street will become available on the Astra 1 satellite position at 19.2 degrees East, replacing the MGM Movie Channel, which Canal Digitaal plans to drop. SyFy Universal will be broadcast on the Astra 3 position of 23.5 degrees East. The Dutch DTH provider uses these two orbital position for the distribution of their channels. The main channels are broadcast on Astra 1, while the regional and thematic channels as well as a number of HD channels are available on the other position.
Canal Digitaal will make 13the Street part of their Family bouquet and SyFy Universal available as part of their Entertainment tier.
Also on September 15, Canal Digitaal will move the Hallmark channel from 19.2 degrees east to 23.5 degrees East. The movies and series channel will share capacity with the live football channel Eredivsie Live 2 on the new satellite.