TS News - PAS-5 Line Up Announced

TELE-satellit News, 22 October 1997

PAS-5 Line Up Announced
  GREENWICH, Conn., USA, 97/10/22 (TS) -- PanAmSat has announced the
initial program line up for the recently launched PAS-5 satellite. The
craft will deliver more than 20 television channels to Latin America in a
mixture of Spanish and Portuguese.

  The PAS-5 programmer lineup includes: HBO Ole, Cinemax, E! Entertainment
Television, Mundo Ole, Sony Entertainment Television and WBTV-The Warner
Channel from HBO Latin America;  Animal Planet and People & Arts, from the
joint venture of Discovery Communications Inc., and the BBC; Associated
Press Television; CBS Telenoticias, which will transmit both Spanish- and
Portuguese-language channels; ESPN International; Eurochampions, which
offers sports television services in both Spanish and Portuguese;  MGM Gold
Brazil;  Television Nacional de Chile (TVN), which will offer both a
domestic and international channel; Universidad Catolica de Television;
Mujer, Mujer International, Fashion and Bravo, which are included in the
programming from Video Cable Communicaciones; and The Weather Channel Latin

  PAS-5, a Hughes HS 601 HP satellite, was launched on Aug. 27, 1997, from
the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard the first Proton rocket launch
for PanAmSat.  The satellite contains 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders
and is located at the orbital location of 58 degrees West Longitude.  The
programming announced today will be transmitted over the PAS-5 Americas
beam, which provides coverage of the Americas with access to Europe.  In
addition to the C-band programming, PAS-5 is the platform for Sky Latin
America's direct-to-home television service in Mexico.  Sky Latin America,
which is using 12 Ku-band transponders on PAS-5, is a partnership formed by
News Corporation, Grupo Televisa, Organizacoes Globo and
Tele-Communications International Inc.

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