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    Bye bye dstv cband 68.5e

    I am sure many of you arelady know this.

    DSTV Cband stops broadcasting 31 May 2010 on 68.5 IS8

    The package is moving to KU Band at 36 E
    If Evolution works, why so many idiots?


    #2
    Originally posted by irdeto2engineer View Post
    I am sure many of you arelady know this.

    DSTV Cband stops broadcasting 31 May 2010 on 68.5 IS8

    The package is moving to KU Band at 36 E
    yes this its very bad news for many the KU Footprint its not aviable in south east Asia
    and watching this Channels via Internet only bad solution
    some test in India with 12 ft Dish also failed to receive 36°
    1 posibli its after 31 May chance Dish to Telcom 108° and wats some channels
    Daeng

    10FT Dish 169° east-49°east

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      #3
      Originally posted by Daeng View Post
      yes this its very bad news for many the KU Footprint its not aviable in south east Asia and watching this Channels via Internet only bad solution
      some test in India with 12 ft Dish also failed to receive 36° 1 posibli its after 31 May chance Dish to Telcom 108° and wats some channels
      Lot's of other satellites to watch not just 108.
      If Evolution works, why so many idiots?

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        #4
        Originally posted by irdeto2engineer View Post
        Lot's of other satellites to watch not just 108.
        nope with 1 exist c-band Dish not many other Sats aviable
        sure Chinasat on 115.5° east have maby 200 channels but not many in English other 1 good sats are all on KU Band True Astro Dream TV CBTV sat
        Daeng

        10FT Dish 169° east-49°east

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          #5
          my favorite Sat its Insat 4b ku-Band Sun DTH its Mpg4 and have 170 channels but its not HD Quality Video rate 720+704
          for Thai Forreigner can watch only up from Nakhon Sawan with 10 ft Dish also only north part
          Daeng

          10FT Dish 169° east-49°east

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            #6
            Originally posted by Daeng View Post
            my favorite Sat its Insat 4b ku-Band Sun DTH its Mpg4 and have 170 channels but its not HD Quality Video rate 720+704
            for Thai Forreigner can watch only up from Nakhon Sawan with 10 ft Dish also only north part

            Its moving to W4 or W7 ?...

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              #7
              Originally posted by Daeng View Post

              1 posibli its after 31 May chance Dish to Telcom 108° and wats some channels
              very sad news!

              Telcom 108° is this package is open all channel with cs ?
              HARKE SHIVAKOTI
              68'E TO 138'E C/KU
              DREAMBOX 500-S, ACC 3202 CA .


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                #8
                Originally posted by harkeshivakoti View Post
                very sad news!

                Telcom 108° is this package is open all channel with cs ?
                NO not open with CS
                If Evolution works, why so many idiots?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Bangalore View Post
                  Its moving to W4 or W7 ?...
                  MCK its already on W7
                  but the newest infos now its wrong Infos
                  no infos about switch off C-Band so
                  Multicoise still aviable on Intelsat 10 68:5 east

                  MultiChoice Secures Pre-launch Satellite Capacity on Intelsat 20

                  Contract a Significant Milestone in Intelsat’s 45-year History

                  Pembroke, Bermuda, 11 September 2009

                  Intelsat, Ltd., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, announced that South African direct-to-home (DTH) television operator, MultiChoice, signed a long-term, multi-transponder agreement for satellite capacity. The agreement extends and expands MultiChoice’s existing contract on the Intelsat 7 satellite at 68.5º E to the follow-on satellite, Intelsat 20 (IS-20), which is slated to be launched in early 2012. The contract, which spans the 15-year expected life of IS-20, also provides restoration capacity, resulting in a more robust network platform.

                  MultiChoice and Intelsat collaborated on the design of the South African Ku-band payload for IS-20, which will optimize the signal reception power for MultiChoice’s more than 2.6 million DStv customers throughout South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique.

                  “The growth our business is experiencing is fueled by new content combined with the best technology. For almost all of the past two decades, Intelsat has been one of the cornerstones of MultiChoice’s success,” said Nico Meyer, Chief Financial Officer, MultiChoice. “This contract provides us with the transmission services we require to grow our programming platform and expand our subscriber base, and gives us the business continuity we need to provide the highest quality service to our subscribers for years to come.”

                  “Intelsat’s 68.5º E orbital location is the leading video neighborhood for Africa, and a high-value orbital location for DTH service providers like MultiChoice that require the ideal coverage, resilience and reliability the Intelsat network provides,” said Flavien Bachabi, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Africa. “This agreement demonstrates the partnerships we build with our customers in developing customized solutions that support their long-term business objectives.”

                  The IS-20 satellite, which will also replace the Intelsat 10 satellite, will provide services to Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and India. The satellite's Ku-band payload is specifically designed to provide enterprise network and DTH services into Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The IS-20’s C-band payload will provide regional and international programmers with penetration into one of the most successful cable distribution neighborhoods serving the South Asian cable communities.

                  Intelsat will be exhibiting in Hall 1, Stand C71 at IBC 2009, the international tradeshow for professionals involved in the creation, management and delivery of content for the broadcasting industry, which is being held at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 11-15 September.
                  About MultiChoice

                  MultiChoice provides premium digital media entertainment, content and services to multiple devices, which include Pay TV subscriber services, to over 2.6 million customers throughout Southern Africa. Its dynamic technology platform and excellent bouquet of channels, built around compelling and premium movie and sports channels, has resulted in the company building a significant television business across South Africa, broadcasting more than 80 video, over 40 audio and 30 radio channels and more than 3 interactive channels, 24 hours a day on its DStv platform.
                  About Intelsat

                  Intelsat is the leading provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. For more than 40 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world’s leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer, by far.
                  Contact

                  Nick Mitsis
                  [email protected]
                  +1 202 944 7044
                  Intelsat Safe Harbor Statement:

                  Some of the statements in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements" that do not directly or exclusively relate to historical facts. The forward-looking statements made in this release reflect Intelsat's intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about ...ure events and are subject to risks, including known and unknown risks. Detailed information about some of the known risks is included in Intelsat's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended 31 December 2008 and Intelsat's other periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Because actual results could differ materially from Intelsat's intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about the ...ure, you are urged to view all forward-looking statements contained in this news release with caution. Intelsat does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, ...ure events or otherwise.
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                  * PRESS

                  Multichoice Africa Cements Longstanding Relationship With Eutelsat Through A 20 Transponder Lease on the W7 Satellite
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                  Posted on: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 06:38:00 EST



                  PARIS, January 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

                  Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the signature of an historic contract with MultiChoice Africa, the pioneer in multi-channel pay-TV across sub-Saharan Africa. MultiChoice has signed for a total 20 Ku-band transponders for 15 years on Eutelsat's new W7 satellite
                  that is now fully operating at the 36 degrees East position. Ranking as one of the largest contracts concluded by Eutelsat, this new agreement extends to 2025 a relationship between the two companies that began in 2000 with the positioning of Eutelsat's W4 satellite at 36 degrees East to support MultiChoice's DStv platform which now reaches into more than 800,000 homes in sub-Saharan Africa, excluding Southern African subscribers.

                  Since the beginning of January, MultiChoice has been carrying out the transfer of television channels onto the new satellite from the 14 transponders used until now on W4 and SESAT 1 at 36 degrees East. This majority of transponders were successfully migrated by 18 January, with the last transponder scheduled to move to W7 on 1 February 2010. The additional six transponders leased on W7 will be progressively activated by MultiChoice Africa to support new services, including High Definition channels.

                  With the move to W7, MultiChoice Africa has consolidated all of its Ku-band pay-TV activity outside Southern Africa onto one Eutelsat satellite. In addition to benefiting from better signal levels and improved coverage for all the regions already served from Eutelsat's 36 degrees East neighbourhood, MultiChoice Africa has extended its Ku-band service to additional countries, notably Ethiopia, which has been receiving DStv in C-band, requiring large domestic antennas.

                  In a further step to consolidate the relationship, Eutelsat will actively support the MultiChoice Resource Centre (MRC) programme which uses the digital satellite platform to enhance the learning and teaching experience in over 710 schools across Africa. Eutelsat will further support MultiChoice's objectives and will deliver additional educational content focused on building knowledge and understanding of satellite applications and engineering.

                  Collins Khumalo, President of MultiChoice Africa said: "The launch of the W7 satellite will enable us to significantly improve our DStv services on the continent while remaining at the cutting edge of African pay television entertainment. This new satellite will deliver a better DStv signal, a greater selection of channels and allow us to introduce exciting new High Definition services."

                  Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat's Chief Executive Officer, responded: "After ten years of strong collaboration at our 36 degrees East neighbourhood, the Eutelsat / MultiChoice Africa partnership can now move into a higher gear with W7. In terms of capacity, coverage and power, the long-term requirements of this leading player in Africa's buoyant pay-TV market were one of Eutelsat's core priorities when we initiated this new satellite programme. We are delighted to welcome MultiChoice Africa on board W7 and that this is their satellite of choice to deliver a compelling range of digital services to African homes in 38 countries."

                  About MultiChoice Africa

                  MultiChoice Africa Limited is a multi-channel pay television platform providing services to 47 countries and reaching into more than 1 Million homes across the African continent and adjacent Indian Ocean
                  islands. Through a range of DStv bouquets, the company provides quality television entertainment to Africa's rich diversity of cultural and language requirements.

                  Operations include subscriber management services and the management of a digital satellite television platform (DStv), which consists of wide selection of video and audio
                  channels 24 hours a day.

                  MultiChoice Africa operates from two satellites over Africa, this includes the KU Band Eutelsat W7 satellite which stretches from Senegal in the West to Mauritius
                  in the East and the KU Band IS 7 satellite which covers Southern Africa.

                  Through continuous innovation in technology and assembling an excellent range of DStv bouquets, built around compelling news, as well as premium movie and sports channels, MultiChoice Africa has succeeded in adding significant value to television consumers in Africa.

                  MultiChoice Africa Limited is a registered company based in Mauritius and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Naspers Group.

                  http://www.dstvafrica.com
                  Daeng

                  10FT Dish 169° east-49°east

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Daeng View Post
                    MCK its already on W7 but the newest infos now its wrong Infos
                    no infos about switch off C-Band so Multichoise still avialable on Intelsat 10 68:5 east]
                    NO Daeng you are incorrect. That information your posted only relates to Intelsat 7 KU BAND staying on the IS20 satellite.... not the Cband at Intelsat 10. Nowhere does it state IS10 Cband will be on IS20.


                    IT is on W7 now so they can migrate customers off Cband. Multichoice have announced it on their own forum

                    http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?p=38277#post38277

                    Hi, Our new satellite (W7) does not cover the southern part of Madagascar. It can only be recieved from 50km south of Antana and towards the north. If I say not covered I am refering to recieving it on a 1.8 m (or smaller) dish. The tests I have done in the south showed that a 1.8m barely picked up anything. If you are realy desperate I suggest experimenting with a 3.7m and you most likely will pick it up. Unfortunately I am only on the engineering side, so I do not know if you will be re-imbursed for this.

                    C-Band is not an option as it will be decommisioned by the 31st of May 2010.
                    If Evolution works, why so many idiots?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by irdeto2engineer View Post
                      NO Daeng you are incorrect. That information your posted only relates to Intelsat 7 KU BAND staying on the IS20 satellite.... not the Cband at Intelsat 10. Nowhere does it state IS10 Cband will be on IS20.


                      IT is on W7 now so they can migrate customers off Cband. Multichoice have announced it on their own forum

                      http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?p=38277#post38277

                      Hi, Our new satellite (W7) does not cover the southern part of Madagascar. It can only be recieved from 50km south of Antana and towards the north. If I say not covered I am refering to recieving it on a 1.8 m (or smaller) dish. The tests I have done in the south showed that a 1.8m barely picked up anything. If you are realy desperate I suggest experimenting with a 3.7m and you most likely will pick it up. Unfortunately I am only on the engineering side, so I do not know if you will be re-imbursed for this.

                      C-Band is not an option as it will be decommisioned by the 31st of May 2010.
                      yes its says only about KU-Band but also not says its closed C-Band
                      so its still only rumors and you also know MCK operate on many Afrika Contries also on C-band and this musst chance all to KU band impossibli on 4 months no official statement untill now on Forums People can write anythings
                      also MCK have many Contract with Cable Operator in Asia this its also not clear in ...ure
                      Daeng

                      10FT Dish 169° east-49°east

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by irdeto2engineer View Post
                        NO not open with CS
                        9 channels open on CS now soon works all
                        Daeng

                        10FT Dish 169° east-49°east

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                          #13
                          It is all correct and all the MCK customers are given upto 31st may to change to Ku band from C band.
                          All running decoders plus smt.cards that are products of mck are being returned for exchange of new decoders and new kapa or zeta cards (married).
                          After may 31 mck goes off C band and those that havent changed to do so at their own costs.
                          There will be no world cup from mck on C band 68.5E.
                          This is Local published information
                          Dstv HD PVR

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Daeng View Post
                            yes its says only about KU-Band but also not says its closed C-Band
                            so its still only rumors and you also know MCK operate on many Afrika Contries also on C-band and this musst chance all to KU band impossibli on 4 months no official statement untill now on Forums People can write anythings also MCK have many Contract with Cable Operator in Asia this its also not clear in ...ure
                            Hey Deang did you read what Multichoice wrote on their own forum, this if from Mutlichoice staff not a forum member



                            C-Band is not an option as it will be decommisioned by the 31st of May 2010.
                            If Evolution works, why so many idiots?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by irdeto2engineer View Post
                              NO not open with CS
                              i got some channel open with cs about 8 channel
                              HARKE SHIVAKOTI
                              68'E TO 138'E C/KU
                              DREAMBOX 500-S, ACC 3202 CA .


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