Kabelio | How to watch UK offline channels at 27.5ºW

Kabelio: The solution to continue watching the old English channels from Intelsat 27.5ºW 

On April 6, 2024, the broadcasts from the Intelsat satellite at 27.5º West ceased, which included English channels such as BBC One, BBC Two, CBeeBies, CBBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, etc.

We introduce Kabelio, the solution if you are one of those affected by the discontinuation of the English channels from Intelsat 27.5º W.

About Kabelio

What is Kabelio

Kabelio  is a Swiss TV platform that allows satellite access to Swiss SRG channels and other cable TV channels from Switzerland and other European countries. Among the more than 50 channels, Kabelio provides access to several of the English channels that were broadcast on the Intelsat satellite at 27.5º west

How Kabelio works

Kabelio broadcasts via satellite (DVB-S/S2) on Eutelsat Hotbird at 13º east. 

Channels are accessed through a CI+ conditional access module (CAM).   

To watch Kabelio, you need:

  • Satellite signal to Hotbird at 13º E
  • The official Kabelio CI+ module
  • A television or a satellite set-top box with a CI+ slot

The Kabelio CI+ module includes 3 months of free access to Kabelio channels. 

The subscription to Kabelio channels is included in the CI+ module (no smart card needed).

Kabelio CI+ Module Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany, France

Kabelio activation and renewal

Is the Kabelio subscription already activated?

No, the Kabelio access should be activated after the CI+ module is received.

How to activate Kabelio

To activate the Kabelio subscription, a valid Swiss address is required. If you buy Kabelio at www.padredefamilia.com, we offer you two options for activation:

How long does the access to Kabelio last?

CI+ module includes 3 months of free access to Kabelio channels. 

▷ At www.padredefamilia.com, we also offer the purchase with 15 months of access to Kabelio.

Once the 3-month access has expired, can Kabelio be extended? 

Yes, the Kabelio access can be renewed. It is not necessary to buy a new CI+ module.

How to extend Kabelio access 

When your access has expired, you can extend your access to Kabelio for another 12 months at www.padredefamilia.com.

Kabelio Channels

Which channels does Kabelio CI+ module include

Kabelio offers you access to the following channels, all in HD: 

SRF1, SRF2, SRF Info, RTS 1, RTS 2, RSI LA1, RSI LA2, 3+, 4+, 5+, 6+, ORF1, ORF2, ORF3, ORF Sport+, RTL, RTL Zwei, Super RTL, VOX, n-tv, ProSieben, Sat.1, Kabel Eins, Servus TV, Krone Hit, TV24, TV25, ZDF, ARD, Puls Acht, SWISS1, blue ZOOM D, S1, TeleZüri, Tele 1, Tele Bärn, Tele Basel, Tele M1, TVO, TV Südostschweiz, auftanken.tv, carac1, Leman Bleu, BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC, CBeeBies, ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Film4, Channel 4, Channel 5, Viaplay Xtra, TF1, M6, M6 Music, W9, 6ter, Gulli, France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5, Canale 5.

You can also watch HD TV channels via Hotbird, such as arte, RAI 1, RAI 2, BFM TV, CNBC Europe, Deutsche Welle, TVE Internacional, Canal 24 Horas, and many more. 

Kabelio Channels CI+ Module

Updated channel offering from Kabelio: www.kabelio.ch/en/senderangebote-channel-overview/ 

British channels: Intelsat 27.5ºW vs Hotbird 13ºE (Kabelio) 

Differences between the English channels that were broadcast on Intelsat 27.5º West and the offering of English channels from Kabelio, on Hotbird. 


Before: Intelsat 901 27.5º West 
Now: Eutelsat Hotbird 13º East

Recommended dish size for Hotbird 13ºE (Kabelio) in Spain

Peninsula and Balearic Islands: 80cm
Canary Islands: 120cm

UK channels in common

These are the English channels shared by 27.5ºW and Kabelio: BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC, CBeeBies, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5.

British channels exclusive from Kabelio

These are the English channels that were not on Intelsat 27.5ºW but are available on Kabelio: ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Film4.

UK FTA channels on Hotbird 13ºE

Free-to-air (FTA) English channels on Hotbird 13º East: BBC News, TBN UK

Obsolete English channels

UK channels that were on Intelsat 27.5ºW and are not available on Kabelio or Hotbird: BBC Parlamient, 5 Select

kabelio pcmcia module UK channels   

Kabelio - Technical considerations 

Kabelio Frequencies

10853 H DVB-S2 8PSK 29900 2/3
11096 H DVB-S2 8PSK 30000 3/4
11526 H DVB-S2 8PSK 29700 2/3

How many channels can be watched at the same time with the Kabelio CI+ module 

The CAM or Kabelio CI+ module supports up to 4 services simultaneously. 

To distribute the signal in large installations with headends, such as hotels, apartments, communities, etc., this transmodulator allows up to 8 channels at the same time (100% compatible with Kabelio).

Trivia about Intelsat 27.5ºW

Satellite's full operational lifespan is typically 15 years, after that time it must be replaced or given a little more life with fuel. Intelsat 901 is about 20 years old and will come to an end over the course of 2024. In 2018, it was loaded with some fuel to keep it functional for a few more years.

Where to buy Kabelio in Spain

You can buy the official Kabelio CI+ module at www.padredefamilia.com, a store specialized in satellite TV, with more than 15 years of experience, and a reference in Spain,

Shipping to the Peninsula, Balearic Islands, and Canary Islands, with delivery services of 24h, 72h, and 7-12 days respectively.  

Contact us for more information, details or any question. 

Interesting links  about Kabelio and Eutelsat Hotbird 13°E:

Kabelio websitewww.kabelio.ch/
Eutelsat Hotbird 13º East websitewww.eutelsat.com/en/satellites/eutelsat-13-east-hotbird.html

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May 29, 2024
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