Eutelsat’s satellites are used for broadcasting 6,000 television stations, of which 600 are in HD, and 1,100 radio stations to over 274 million cable and satellite homes. They also serve requirements for TV contribution services, corporate networks, mobile communications, Internet backbone connectivity and broadband access for terrestrial, maritime and in-flight applications. Eutelsat is headquartered in Paris. Eutelsat Communications Chief Executive Officer is currently Rodolphe Belmer.
Its main craft have traditionally operated from four positions, each separated by three degrees at Geostationary orbit; 7, 10, 13 and 16°E; although more positions are now operated.
In December 2015, the company announced a partnership with Facebook to launch an internet satellite in Africa by 2016. Facebook leased all the comany’s Amos-6 satellites high-throughput Ka-band capacity