[email protected] newsletter number 98 (ENGLISH)
[email protected] moves to a new orbital position
The big news today is that [email protected]'s main transmission is moving from
the orbital position 19.2° East to 23.5° East. With the change in
orbital position we'll be able to transmit to you even more interesting
The plan for the change is the following:
- starting today, [email protected] can be received from 23.5° East as well as
from 19.2° East. The contents transmitted are identical in both.
- mid March, [email protected]'s transmission will be more varied on 23.5° East
than on 19.2° East. This means that there will be programs that you
receive exclusively on 23.5° East and not on 19.2° East.
- end of May, the transmission of [email protected] on 19.2° East will be
As you may see the effect is not immediate but please start re-pointing
your dish. The change is simple and you'll have a better service.
What do you need to do?
The change is simple and you don't need to touch the Casablanca
itself. You need only to re-align the dish and the LNB to 23.5, and you
need to modify the parameters of the DVB-Data application of your
The information regarding dish pointing to 23.5 can be found on the
ASTRA official web site
From this web page, launch the Java dish installation tool. Choose
dish location either by longitude-latitude or by the nearest city. In
the next dialog page, choose "23.5" (the middle button). The tool will
display the dish settings: azimuth-elevation of the dish, polarisation
angle of the LNB.
The parameters that you need to give to your DVB-Data application from
the receiver equipment are as follows:
Satellite: Astra 1D.
Transponder: 11,836.50 MHz.
Symbol rate: 29900 kSymbols/s
Polarity - H (Horizontal)
PID: 1304 (sometimes it is hidden behind 7304)
Multicast Announcement address: 220.127.116.11
Multcast Annoucement port: 1767
We are working with manufacturers like Technisat, Hauppauge and
to make available the latest configuration file of their products for
you to download from their respective download web sites. If you use
equipment from other manufacturers please visit the [email protected] user
Why are we changing?
We are changing orbital position because of a general strategy of ASTRA
and because this brings several advantages to you.
1. ASTRA is moving all broadband services to this new orbital position
and [email protected] is among them.
2. ASTRA has more transponders available on 23.5. It makes easier for
to transmit you more entertaining contents.
3. [email protected] has today more than 100,000 users. If you all move with us,
your total influence on ASTRA is much higher on this new orbital
position than on the previous 19.2 position where more than 100
users are watching TV.
4. If you use other ASTRA broadband services such as satellite Internet
(ASTRAnet), being on the same orbital position with them is easier for
you if you want to use both.
We hope to see all of you on 23.5
Thank you for your support.