Channels & PIDs

Each service available on EUMETCast has been assigned a corresponding multicast channel and Packet Identifier (PID). In order to receive the service, the relevant PID must be selected.

Scheme - EUMETCAST system - small

The table below provides the list of current multicast channels and PIDs. For details on how to set PIDs, see EUMETCast Technical Description.

Note for LINUX users: Linux users that have installed the dvb-eumetcast package using the EUMETSAT provided rpm/deb packages can update to the latest channel configuration by downloading the eumetcast_channels.cfg file linked below, stopping dvb-eumetcast, replacing the older version on their systems, and then restarting dvb-eumetcast.

The EUMETCast channels configuration file (TXT, 5 KB)

EUMETSAT Channels configuration file dvb-eumetcast (all versions) (ZIP, 1 KB)

Support in the user community

There are several user groups within Europe whose members are utilising the services on EUMETCast. Find out more from them at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MSG-1/

Basic Service Transponder 1: Current multicast channels and PIDs
Channel name PID (decimal) EUTELSAT 10A (DVB-S2) PID (decimal) EUTELSAT 5 West A (former AB3) Max data rate (kbps) Remark
TSL Announcement Channel 100 100 600 Announcement channel
EUMETSAT Data Channel 1 500 - 1501 EARS service
EUMETSAT Data Channel 2 300 300 1600 Primary High Rate SEVIRI
EUMETSAT Data Channel 3 301 301 878 Multi-service Europe/Africa1
EUMETSAT Data Channel 4 500 - 4878 Multi-service Europe
EUMETSAT Data Channel 5 500 - 1421 Secondary High Rate SEVIRI
EUMETSAT Data Channel 6 500 - 340 Secondary Meteorological Products
EUMETSAT Data Channel 7 509 - 240 Multi-service Europe
EUMETSAT Data Channel 8 300 300 240 Multi-service Europe/Africa
EUMETSAT Data Channel 9 301 301 40 DCP data
EUMETSAT Data Channel 10 300 300 240 Jason and SARAL data
EUMETSAT Data Channel 11 300 300 350 currently not used
EUMETSAT Data Channel 12 301 301 570 Multi-service misc Europe/Africa
EUMETSAT Data Channel 13 500 - 790 OSCAT Data
EUMETSAT Data Channel 14 301 301 2000 Multi-service high volume Europe/Africa
EUMETSAT Data Channel 15 500 - 2457 MSG commissioning
JAS-3 300 300 240 Jason-3 data
Info-Channel-1 100 100 1053 General info, updates
Info-Channel-2 100 100 790 Daily logs, training, demonstration data
TRN-Europe 500 - 18 Training Data
TRN-Africa 301 301 176 Training Data
TRN-Global 300 300 18 Training Data
WMO-RA-I 301 301 1053 MDD RA-I Data
WMO-RA-VI 500 - 351 BMD RA-VI Data
DWDSAT 500 - 2018 DWDSAT service
E1B-GEO-1 500 - 878 IODC High Rate SEVIRI
E1B-GEO-2 500 - 439 IODC Meteorological Products
E1B-TPG-1 500 - 4878 Third Party GEO Europe
E1B-TPL-1 500 - 4878 Third Party LEO Europe
SAF-Europe 500 - 360 SAF Europe
SAF-Africa 301 301 284 SAF Europe/Africa
SAF-Global 300 300 461 SAF Europe/Africa
DEVCOCAST-1 300 300 100 DevCoCast products
RANET-1 301 301 64 RANET products
TPC-1 301 301 200 FP-7 products
TPC-2 301 301 100 FP-7 products
TPC-3 509 - 219 FP-7 products
TPC-4 300 300 100 FP-7 products
TPC-5 301 301 100 FP-7 products
WWW-Channel 100 100 63 WWW content
Alert-1 300 300 63 Alert products
CMA-1 500 - 9 CMA private data Europe
Charter-Europe 500 - 20500 Disaster Charter Data
Charter-Africa 301 301 2657 Disaster Charter Data
EPS-1 500 - 351 Metop Multi Sensor
EPS-2 500 - 21 Metop AMSU-A
EPS-3 500 - 878 Metop ASCAT
         
EPS-5 500 - 12000 Metop GOME
EPS-6 500 - 1512 Metop GRAS
EPS-7 500 - 32 Metop HIRS
EPS-8 500 - 47 Metop MHS
EPS-9 500 - 3 Metop SEM
EPS-10 500 - 12000 Metop AVHRR
EPS-11 500 - 12000 Metop IASI
EPS-12 500 - 3 Metop HKTM
EPS-13 500 - 16 NOAA AMSU-A
         
EPS-15 500 - 485 NOAA AVHRR
EPS-16 500 - 22 NOAA HIRS
EPS-17 500 - 33 NOAA MHS
EPS-18 500 - 16 Service News
EPS-19 500 - 9000 Commissioning and test data
NPP-1 500 - 1755 NPP GDS data
NPP-2 500 - 12000 NPP Regional data
NPP-3 500 - 2000 NPP for SNPP4C project
EPS-Global 300 300 53 EPS Global data
EPS-Africa 301 301 281 EPS Europe/Africa
MFRSYSG [1-2] 511 511 3-100 Retim System updates and info
MFRAFRG [1-9] 511 511 3-256 Retim Africa/Europe
High Volume Service: Current multicast channels and PIDs
Channel name PID (decimal) EUTELSAT 10A (DVB-S2) PID (decimal) EUTELSAT 5 West A (former AB3) Max data rate (kbps) Remark
TSL-HVS-1 600 600 600 Announcement channel
E1H-S3A-01 601 - 33521 Sentinel-3 OLCI Level 1 Full Resolution
E1H-S3A-02 601 - 14040 Sentinel-3 OLCI Level 1 Reduced Resolution
E1H-S3A-03 600 600 12285 Sentinel-3 OLCI Level 2 Reduced Resolution
E1H-S3A-04 600 600 1948 Sentinel-3 SLSTR Level 2 WST
E1H-S3A-05 601 - 8775 Sentinel-3 SRAL Level 1B
E1H-S3A-06 600 600 8775 Sentinel-3 SRAL Level 2 Marine

1Multi-service channel services include:
High Resolution Image (HRI) data (Indian Ocean Data Coverage)
Meteorological Data Dissemination (MDD)
Meteorological Products (including Satellite Application Facility products)
NOAA and JMA geostationary satellite data
MDD Vegetation data