SES Sirius has confirmed that its Sirius 4 satellite has been successfully launched into orbit. The satellite will now be brought into its final orbital position within the next few weeks, and will be made commercially available beginning in January 2008, after extensive in-orbit testing. Sirius 4 will be located at 5Â° East orbital position for delivering broadcast and broadband services across Europe, and will also transmit HDTV channels. Sirius reaches 20 million homes in Europe. Sirius 4 will also carry an African beam.