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Sat-UK #162 02.12.97: CANAL 24 HORAS




Sat-UK Report #162:
- Canal 24 Horas finally starts
- Astra 1G launches tonight
tuesday 2nd december 1997
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Email: dsedghi@TELE-Satellite.com
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UK Satellite Control: http://www.sat-net.com/uk-satellite/
And now the news:


---------- Canal 24 Horas finally starts

Canal 24 Horas has finally started on 11,785 H on HotBird 2. If you
tuned in last night, expecting to see the Spanish 24-hour news and info
channel, you will probably have seen someone mucking around with their
digital receiver! The link here is probably a digital one taken from
Hispasat 1A/1B. Anyway, it's there now, only a day late.


---------- Astra 1G launches tonight

That's right. Everyone get your receivers tuned to transponder 40
(Astra, of course), 11,068 V, where AstraVision will broadcast the
launch live starting from about 22:30 UK Time. Astra 1G will provide 16
more transponders of digital television at 19,2 east. The next
satellite to be positioned here will be Astra 1H next year, which will
provide full digital back-up, as well as Ka-Band capacity.


All contents (C) 1997 Dominic Sedghi, except where indicated. All rights
reserved. The above may not be reproduced without written consent.
Information is subject to change and/or may be incorrect.

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