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Editor-in-Chief HABIB HADI hadi@tracksat.com Managing Editors SUROOSH IZNA Editor SUMERA HADI Associate Editor SHOUKAT IQBAL KHATTAK Technical Editor HAIDER ALI dishtech@tracksat.com Advertising Manager NAVEED JAMEEL uzair_nomi80@hotmail.com Layout Designer NAVEED AHMED KHAN Accounts Manager S.ASHRAF-UL-HAQ Legal Advisor QAZI MUNAWAR ALAM Editorial Address: Dawood Centre, 101-1st Floor, 124,R, Block-2, Main Tariq Road, P.E.C.H.S., Karachi-Pakistan. Tel. : + 92-21- 34531122, 34531133 : + 92-21- 34316529, 34316530 Fax: : + 92-21- 34528822 E-mail: channels@cyber.net.pk hadi@tracksat.com Distributors UAE Emirates Printing Publishing & Distribution Co. Tel.: (04) 2660337 Ext. 204 SAUDI ARABIA Al-Adabiya Pub & Distributors Tel.: 671 5788 KUWAIT United Company for Distribution of Newspapers & Publications Tel.: (965) 245 6198-(965) 241 2820 BAHRAIN Al Ayam Publishing Est. B.S.C. (C) Tel. : 725111 PAKISTAN Paradise Books & Distributors Tel: + 92-21-4314981-83 Fax: + 92-21-4385075 EGYPT Al-Ahram Tel.: 5796997 QATAR Naz Book Distribution Tel.: +974 4324235, +974 5562809 TURKEY Ukrainian Distribution Tel.: +38 044 261 5876 JORDAN Jordan Distribution Agency Tel.: 962 6 533 7733 IRAQ Al-Khalil Distribution NETHERLANDS Van Gelderen UNITED KINGDOM Golden Publication Ltd. KENYA National Group Ltd. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Future Empire Network Corp. Publisher HABIB HADI Dish Channels is printed on the 1st of every month by Dish Channels Karachi. Dish Channels is Non-Political & NonPatrisian Publication. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, we cannot bear responsibility for losses resulting from errors. Printed By: PRINTING IMPRESSION, KARACHI

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LETTER FROM EDITOR Dear Readers, For years, many people have not considered satellite TV as direct competition for cable television because of the hassle and difficulty of installing a satellite dish. When satellite TV was first offered, it usually involved placing a large satellite dish in a prominent place, perhaps somewhere in the garden, and then using a trial-and-error method of lining it up to the appropriate satellite. During and after bad weather, this process had to be repeated. Today the story is different. Satellite TV uses a mini dish to receive the signal. This mini dish is far more sophisticated than the traditional satellite dish, with the ability to tune in to the signal, and in many cases send it as well as receive it. This makes satellite TV a two-way process and allows the satellite dish to be used for connection to the internet and email services. Many people prefer to have the flexibility of choosing from the wide range of channels that satellite TV gives, and using a mini dish allows them to have the option of receiving satellite TV in the city. No longer do people have to limit their viewing to the relatively small number of local and national channels that cable television companies have to offer. Satellite TV is coming of age, and it's opening up television choice to everyone.

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230th LEGEND ISSUE OF PUBLICATIONS

Letter from Editor

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Xcruiser (Test Report)

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Global Flash News

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Xcruiser (Test Report)

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Satellite Communication...

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DTH - How it works

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Sat Mart

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Television Signals

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Astrovox (Test Report)

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Ikusi Mac Home

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Astrovox (Test Report)

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Domestic Satellite Dishes

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Dish TV Receivers

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Pakistani Channels

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SuperBox (Test Report)

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World Television Day

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SuperBox (Test Report)

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Sky Digital Vs Freesat...

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Echolink (Test Report)

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Satellite Television Desc...

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Echolink (Test Report)

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Around the Satellite World

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Nano (Test Report)

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Trouble Shooter

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Nano (Test Report)

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Search Satellite

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Satellite Television...

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TV Receiver of the 21st...

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Star Track (Test Report)

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Conditional Access sys...

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Star Track (Test Report)

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Directional Chart

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How to select a TV Aerial

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Digital Chart

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Vu+ Ultimo (Test Report) Vu+ Ultimo (Test Report)

Astrovox VSR-9000 HD PVR

TEST REPORTS SuperBox PRO HD 9618

Echolink EL-7555 Mini HD PVR

Nano Classic AA10 WiFi HD PVR

Star Track Galaxy 1 HDTV

VU+ Ultimo HD PVR

Xcruiser XDSR 275 HDMI

ARTICLES VIEW Satellite Communications

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SKY DIGITAL VS FREESAT, YOU DECIDE

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CONDITIONAL ACCESS SYSTEM

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Satellite Communications Satellite communications are set to take a new direction. Almost $50 billion will be spent over the next six years on a breed of system that will take satellites out of the back room of telecommunications and into the mainstream. Supported by leading companies such as Motorola, Hughes, and Alcatel, the systems will play two main roles in telecommunications: they will support the next generation of mobile telephones that will work almost anywhere on the planet, and they will allow worldwide access to high-speed data networks, especially the Internet. Why is this renaissance happening now? What exactly will the systems do for customers? Why are so many smart people and companies throwing such enormous amounts of capital into the sky? And what MARCH

do these systems mean for terrestrial operators? These are some of the questions we aim to answer. Satellites have been used in telecommunications since the mid-1960s. For a decade or so, they carried the bulk of international telephone calls, which they still do on routes to small and developing countries. The satellite itself is also known as the space segment, and is composed of three separate units, namely the fuel system, the satellite and telemetry controls, and the transponder. The transponder includes the receiving antenna to pick-up signals from the ground station, a broad band receiver, an input multiplexer, and a frequency converter which is used to reroute the received signals through a high powered amplifier for downlink. The role of a satellite is to reflect electronic signals.

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Echolink One of the leading Digital Satellite Equipment Distributors in Dubai have announced the Launch of Silicon Based Iredeto Embedded HD Receiver with the collaboration of ICHD and MBC HD which is offering following seven new HD Channels.

MBC HD

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Al Arabia

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ALL THESE CHANNELS ARE FREE FOR 3 YEARS. The Receiver has 2 Slots for original silicon based Iredeto CAS system and one slot for CAM Interface along with USB which can be used for PVR recording. Receiver has the special features like Real Time Azaan, 7 Days EPG and Storage Memory for up to 8000 Channels.

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170 members of staff are employed by Top?eld in this seven-storeyof?ce buildingin southern Seoul. 100 employees work in the software and hardware department, while 70 people take care of administration, sales and marketing. The actual production facilities are based outside Seoul. Many satellite antennas are installed on the roof of the building, which is owned by Top?eld. MARCH

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THE ULTIMATE MULTIMEDIA CONNECTION The extensive knowledge and skills mastered by internationally operating Triax A/S from Hornsyld, Denmark, is the result of more of 60 years of learning and experience. The leading supplier of multimedia systems for the reception, processing and distribution of video, audio and data certainly does not develop new technology for the sake of it. New technology serves as a tool to develop and manufacture products that are valuable to customers. Simplicity and efficiency are the keywords throughout Triax and applied from the design of a product right through to customer service and support. The company’s focus on customers’ needs and solutions that are as simple and efficient as possible is exemplified by its revolutionary TDX Pool technology. Investing in TDX means taking a plunge into the future: It simplifies the setting up and handling of head-ends and makes the input and output modules mutually independent.

CEO Flemming Hynkemejer shares Triax’s customerdriven business approach

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IKUSI HAS PARTICIPATED IN CABSAT 2012 WITH AN OFFER SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR CUSTOMERS IN THE REGION

Ikusi is a regular exhibitor at the Cabsat Exhibition. A fact which highlights the importance to the Company of this event, which is specially aimed at the Middle Eastern markets. Ikusi has been present for years in the area with its own subsidiary, located in Dubai. This year, as a multinational company aware of the specific characteristics of all the geographical areas in which it operates, Ikusi has attended this new edition of Cabsat with an offer specially designed to cover the needs of companies from the region. For that reason, from its wide range of equipment for the capture and distribution of TV signals it has selected three areas: IPTV integral solutions, digital technology solutions and multiswitches. The IP solutions have a growing acceptance based on their excellent image quality, but also on the possibilities of incorporating new services that they generate. Thanks to Ikusi's recognised experience as a manufacturer of headends of

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high technological value, it has IPTV signal processing headends for any type of input. Ikusi also offers a specific solution for communal use (hotels, small estates, palaces窶ヲ) with the ClassA headend and another for more complex networks that require advanced signal processing, with the Codex headend. Ikusi's IPTV solution is completed with the LANTV platform, which incorporates high value added services for the customer, such as the possibility of integrating with any management system (PMS, HIS窶ヲ), a solution compatible with all the STBs on the market, 100% customisable GUI and the best of VoD contents. In the area of digital technology solutions, Ikusi has presented an extensive offer at Cabsat, also of the highest technological level, containing headends, digital modulators and broadband amplifiers. Among all of these, we can highlight STC, STF & Mac series - Ikusi's latest generation product range. Easy installation, quality modulation and image and autonomy are the main characteristics of these modules. Ikusi's

offer for this new edition of Cabsat has been completed with its two new ranges of multiswitches, Stand Alone and Cascadable. In both cases they are active multiswitches that can guarantee with just one device the same signal level for any level of the building, thus reducing the number of references and, therefore, the customer's stock requirements. Ikusi, a Company with Global Projection Ikusi is a leading company in the design, manufacture, implementation and management of electronic systems for the reception, processing and distribution of TV signals. The Ikusi brand was created in 1967, although the company's origins date back to 1949, the year in which its founder テ]gel Iglesias began his business activity, which over time would lead to Ikusi's current situation. It now has a team composed of 900 highly qualified professionals, as well as customers in over 80 countries, where 5% of its turnover is allocated to R&D tasks. Besides Spain, Ikusi is present in a further 10 countries via its subsidiaries (Germany, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, United Arab Emirates, France, India, Mexico and Russia) and multiple delegations, agents and distributors. In 2010 Ikusi reached an important milestone by joining forces with Grupo Ormazabal to create a new corporation which will allow both companies to increase their global presence and their capacity for innovation. Grupo Ormazabal was created in 1967 and focuses its activity on the industrial area. With broad experience in the electrical capital goods sector, in recent years it has begun a process of diversification towards sectors such as telecommunications, computing or security. Both companies will seek new markets and business opportunities by combining their complementary knowledge, although their main lines of business continue operating independently.

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DUAL LNBF FOR SQUARE This dual-feed LNB is designed for use with Rectangular-Tube Satellite Dish Antennas but will also work with D-Tube dishes such as the Dish 300. Works well with any digital satellite service: DirecTV or Dish Network. Circular Polarized - Polarity Switched by Receiver Voltage (13VDC18VDC). Ideal for use with the DirecTV 18-Inch Satellite Dish Antenna but will also work with the larger 24", 30" and 36" dishes.

DEVISER S20 SATELLITE METER This is a satellite meter, includes the very useful satellite spectrum view, locks both to very high and very low symbol rates, ? very easy to operate, very accurate measurement results and usable both for C and Ku band satellites. The S20 is a great little meter ideally suited to fastly install dishes. Once all satellite and transponders are set in its memory, the built in spectrum greatly helps to identify the satellite. The calculator makes it easy to pre-install the dish into the approximate direction. It's great design MARCH

makes the S20 a valuable assistant to the dish installer.

HORIZON HD-STM

The latest addition to the award winning range from Horizon is a Combination Satellite and Terrestrial Meter offering a much-needed solution for the requirements for both Home and Commercial installations. The HD-STM is a lightweight, simple to use yet professional instrument for perfectly aligning satellite dishes and Digital antenna. The onscreen menu maintains Horizons philosophy of “keep it clear and simple”; this can either guide you with “hints” or allows customization for your own typical use and settings, reducing the overall testing time. The Terrestrial menu can sort and suggest transmitters via postcode, region or even favourites; these can be compared with other transmitters to ensure a best fit for the client. The Satellite installation can identify channels and report back the readings in a real-time non calculated (pre-BER/MER) as well as postBER, which is of great assistance should the channel strength vary at different times of the day.

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DISH TV RECEIVERS ALL THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THEM Inside view

Digital satellite television is gaining more and more popularity these days. All good providers offer you free receivers upon subscribing to their services. In this article I will explain simply what these are without getting too technical and bore you. Digital Dish television service also recognized as dish network services is a direct broadcast satellite service which transmits signals to varied receiving stations. Digital Dish television services are the significant part of modern day communication and signal transfer. The dish television technique use a very vital component known as dish TV receivers. Dish network receivers when installed with satellite dish combine to form a complete set of digital network medium. With increased needs of high quality picture and services the quality level of dish TV receivers produced now a days has gone very high. A lot of care is been taken to produce best quality receiver for the satellite dish. There is a large difference between dish TV receivers tuned for analogue communication as compared to that for digital communication. Analog dish TV receivers operate upon waves of varying frequency and the digital ones work up on series of binary digits often called bits that indicate the respective on and off sates of

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the communication medium. There are certain manufacturers that provide dish TV receivers for dual mode operation that is for both analogue and digital communication. Although use of such receivers is restricted to common applications. With passing time the quality of these receivers is all set to go even higher. I showed you everything you need to know about these receivers unless you are an engineer of course. No need to ask what that funny little box that came with your satellite dish is. If you are already tired of you old cable TV, low quality and the limited number of extras join the enormous network of Dish Net TV users and see their wide choice of Dish TV Receivers. Check out Dish Network's best promotion package for USA and act now before they take it off here: Dish Network. Digital satellite television is gaining more and more popularity these days. All good providers offer you free receivers upon subscribing to their services. In this article I will explain simply what these are without getting too technical and bore you. Digital Dish television service also recognized as dish network services is a direct broadcast satellite service which transmits signals to varied receiving stations. Digital Dish television services are the significant part of modern day communication and signal transfer.

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Television Providers There has been amazing technology developed since a few decades ago where basic cable was the norm. Nowadays, luxuries like satellite TV have become more common because of how affordable it is now. There are also a plethora of channels for movie buffs, food lovers, sports fanatics, and of course, cartoons and other programs for kids. Your whole family can enjoy the benefits of satellite television without having to completely change your wiring structure or buy expensive equipment. There are legitimate companies online that offer great package deals and discounts on various channels. Research has proven that satellite television is cheaper than cable overall. It is also evident that customers are satisfied with the service offered. Cable TV customers almost always pay more and there is no significant difference in terms of quality. In addition, most providers of satellite TV offer free equipment with their services so users will not have to buy expensive equipment like with cable television providers. With the internet becoming more and more popular today, it is easy to find satellite television online. You can find a legitimate provider that offers great service as well as friendly customer support. Don't settle for small MARCH

private companies that may charge high rates without maintaining top performance. Before you make a final decision, always remember to do your basic homework online to get the best package possible. If you look for providers online, it will not only be easier for you but it will also save loads of time. A satellite TV provider with experience will allow customers to get information and sign up online. The process is quick and easy unlike recent years where you need to take a day off and sit at home to wait for the cable guy to show up. There is also minimal setup required when installing satellite television. Aside from reasons of convenience, many households choose satellite television over cable because of the drastically lower costs. Cable TV notoriously involves a high monthly fee whether you are using the service or not. Especially for families who cannot reserve a lot of time to watch television, going satellite is a smarter choice financially. Many users claim that there is no compromise in quality and the only difference they can see is the reduced price. Certainly a few will prefer cable over satellite but a majority of families prefer the latter because they can reap the same benefits without the added cost.

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DTH HOW IT WORKS Early satellite TV viewers were explorers of sorts. They used their expensive S-Band, then C-Band dishes to discover unique programming that wasn't necessarily intended for mass audiences. The dish and receiving equipment gave viewers the tools to pick up foreign stations, live feeds between different broadcast stations and a lot of other stuff transmitted using satellites. Some satellite owners still seek out this sort of programming on their own, but today, most satellite TV customers in developed television markets get their programming through a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) provider, such as DISH TV or the recently launched Doordarshan DTH platform. The provider selects programs and broadcasts them to subscribers as a set package. Basically, the provider's goal is to bring dozens or even hundreds of channels to the customers television in a form that approximates the competition from Cable TV. Unlike earlier programming, the provider's broadcast is completely digital, which means it has high picture and stereo sound quality. Early satellite television was broadcast in C-band - radio in the 3.4gigahertz (GHz) to 7-GHz frequency range. Digital broadcast satellite transmits programming in the Ku frequency range (10 GHz to 14 GHz ). There are five major MARCH

components involved in a direct to home (DTH) satellite system: the programming source, the broadcast center, the satellite, the satellite dish and the receiver. Programming sources are simply the channels that provide programming for broadcast. The provider (the DTH platform) doesn't create original programming itself; it pays other companies (HBO, for example, or ESPN or STAR TV or Sahara etc.) for the right to broadcast their content via satellite. In this way, the provider is kind of like a broker between the viewer and the actual programming sources. (Cable television networks also work on the same principle.) The broadcast center is the central hub of the system. At the broadcast center or the Playout & Uplink location, the television provider receives signals from various programming sources, compresses I using digital compression, if necessary scrambles it and beams a broadcast signal to the satellite being used by it. The satellites receive the signals from the broadcast station and rebroadcast them to the ground. The viewer's dish picks up the signal from the satellite (or multiple satellites in the same part of the sky) and passes it on to the receiver in the viewer's house. The receiver processes the signal and passes it on to a standard television.

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Inside view Most satellite television descramblers are legal boxes which are provided by legitimate resellers. These descramblers require valid subscriptions from the satellite television broadcasters. A few people sell “hacked� satellite television descramblers which are designed to provide satellite television service without paying a subscription fee. These hacked systems typically work for a few months until the satellite television broadcaster figures out how to shut them down. There are two different types of satellite television signals that you are able to receive and view: freeto-air (FTA), and premium services. Freeto-air satellite broadcasts are channels that can be received by anybody with an active satellite connection, legitimate receiver, and inside the local broadcast region. A descrambler is used to receive finest transmissions, such as pay-per-view or best channels like HBO. Satellite signals are communicated using an encryption algorithm that foils hacker from receiving and viewing the signal. Unless you have the proper descrambling gear, which include the algorithm keys that permit regular viewing, the signal comes in distorted and twisted form. Consider a descrambler as interpreter and the satellite signal as a foreign diplomat. The diplomat communicates to the interpreter, who then offers you with the data in a language that you can comprehend. In audio/visual vocabulary, the descrambler facilitates the correct audio and visual playback of the signal that you are receiving. The three commonly used commercial satellite frequency bands are the C, KU and Ka Bands. C and KU Bands are the most common frequency spectrums used by today's commercial satellites. To help understand the relationship between antenna diameter and transmission frequency, it is important to note that there is an inverse relationship between frequency and wavelength. When frequency increases, wavelength decreases. As wavelength increases, larger antennas are necessary to gather the signal. C Band satellite transmissions occupy the 4 to 8 gigahertz (GHz) frequency range. C Band wavelengths require a larger satellite antenna to gather the minimum signal strength. A C Band antenna is usually 2-3 meters in diameter or larger. Ku Band satellite transmissions occupy the 11 to 17 MARCH

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GHz frequency range. These relatively high frequency transmissions correspond to shorter wavelengths and, therefore, a smaller antenna can be used to receive the minimum signal strength. KU Band antennas can be as small as 18 inches in diameter. Ka Band satellite transmissions occupy the 20 to 30 GHz frequency range. These very high frequency transmissions mean very small wavelengths and very small diameter receiving antennas.

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The futuristic Skyworth building in Nanshan/ Shenzhen in southern China

Alice Miao is VP of overseas market, and says about Skyworth’s company.

One of the largest receiver manufacturers in the world is Skyworth. Skyworth Group Co. Ltd. is one of the leading manufacturers of TV sets in China. The company started into the satellite receiver research as early as 1997 and in 2002 a subsidiary was established under the name of Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. Ltd. Those 13 years of experience in satellite technology made the company more and more professional and by now Skyworth claims to be the leading STB (set top box) manufacturer in China. MARCH

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MODULATOR EXPLAINED In electronics and telecommunications, modulation is the process of varying one or more properties of a highfrequency periodic waveform, called the carrier signal, with a modulating signal which typically contains information to be transmitted. This is done in a similar fashion to a musician modulating a tone (a periodic waveform) from a musical instrument by varying its volume, timing and pitch. The three key parameters of a periodic waveform are its amplitude ("volume"), its phase ("timing") and its frequency ("pitch"). Any of these properties can be modified in accordance with a low frequency signal to obtain the modulated signal. Typically a high-frequency sinusoid waveform is used as carrier signal, but a square wave pulse train may also be used. In telecommunications, modulation is the process of conveying a message signal, for example a digital bit stream or an analog audio signal, inside another signal that can be physically transmitted. Modulation of a sine waveform is used to transform a baseband message signal into a passband signal, for example low-frequency audio signal into a radio-frequency signal (RF signal). In radio communications, cable TV systems or the public switched telephone network for instance, electrical signals can only be transferred over a limited passband frequency spectrum, with specific (nonzero) lower and upper cutoff frequencies.

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Modulating a sine-wave carrier makes it possible to keep the frequency content of the transferred signal as close as possible to the centre frequency (typically the carrier frequency) of the passband. A device that performs modulation is known as a modulator and a device that performs the inverse operation of modulation is known as a demodulator (sometimes detector or demod). A device that can do both operations is a modem (from "modulator窶電emodulator"). The aim of digital modulation is to transfer a digital bit stream over an analog bandpass channel, for example over the public switched telephone network (where a bandpass filter limits the frequency range to between 300 and 3400 Hz), or over a limited radio frequency band. The aim of analog modulation is to transfer an analog baseband (or lowpass) signal, for example an audio signal or TV signal, over an analog bandpass channel at a different frequency, for example over a limited radio frequency band or a cable TV network channel. Analog and digital modulation facilitate frequency division multiplexing (FDM), where several low pass information signals are transferred simultaneously over the same shared physical medium, using separate passband channels (several different carrier frequencies). The aim of digital baseband modulation methods, also known as line coding, is to transfer a digital bit stream over a baseband channel, typically a non-filtered copper wire such as a serial bus or a wired local area network.

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Inside view Thanks to the high-developed society, we have diversity of opportunities to choose between many television receivers depending on our desires and financial abilities. Since the tube scope displays were invented, the TV industry started to develop with big paces year after year, until the beginning of the twenty first century when we became witnesses to one boom in it. Only within four-five years, we transferred from one standard of television to one absolutely new and unfamiliar. However, the new television is qualitative and efficient in comparison with the previous

impossible in the past. The main benefits of this television are achieved indebt to the liquid crystals and light passing amongst them regulated by the transistor matrix. Despite these huge advantages, there is a lot more to be desired. Therefore, the main problem in this case is the absence of enough quantity of colors, because the lighting is on the principal of the lamps put behind the screen and illumination is artificial Hence, now we are able to buy the new LED LCD, where the illumination is quite better. As a matter of fact, this type of television is divided into two categories:

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analogue pattern. Indeed, the main originator of this magnificent development is usefulness for the mankind and its comfort is the using of a digital signal in order for the television to be distributed. However, there are four main TV receivers, which are on the market today. The TFT LCD is the televisions that was invented first. It is already quite clear to everyone that this new generation of receivers is ultra-thin and hipper big in width and height. So in this sense, they are light, comfortable for hanging on the wall, and convenient for the human eye to watch from distance – something that was MARCH

back-lit and edge-lit. The circumferential lighting is not as good as the back one, because the edge-lit illuminates the screen sideways, while the other method is directly behind each pixel. However, the price of purchasing for the second type is almost double. The tremendous advantages of this television are that the colors are less. Plasma is the other category of receivers, which at the same time are thinner and bigger. What is interesting here is that, indebt the gas and phosphor used in this technology, we are able to enjoy the superior quality and enormous richness of colors. The Highly Circulated Satellite Magazine

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4000 TV & Radio channels programmable User friendly installation with Assistant Detailed EPG for up to 14 days (depending on TV operator support) Super Fast OSD Teletext / VBI Teletext / Subtitles Fast programming Convenient channel sorting functions 8 Favorite channel groups 256 color OSD with picture in graphics Programmable sleep timer Selectable display format Timer programming for automated channel and operation control PVR functionality through USB (front panel or rear panel) Info banner with information about the actual event, time and available services

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TELEVISION SIGNALS Satellites have been used for since the 1960's to transmit broadcast television signals between the network hubs of television companies and their network affiliates. In some cases, an entire series of programming is transmitted at once and recorded at the affiliate, with each segment then being broadcast at appropriate times to the local viewing populace. In the 1970's, it became possible for private individuals to download the same signal that the networks and cable companies were transmitting, using c-band reception dishes. This free viewing of corporate content by individuals led to scrambling and subsequent resale of the descrambling codes to individual customers, which started MARCH

the direct-to-home industry. The direct-tohome industry has gathered even greater momentum since the introduction of digital direct broadcast service. With televisions one of the things that may be most annoying for those who are yet to get digital is when your signal is bad or faulty as it affects the quality of your picture greatly. However, there are products on the market to help you with this problem both solving and diagnosing here are some products that are available. Signal booster - This device uses a medium gain amp with low noise and has proven in most cases as very effective at improving the picture stability and quality in locations with a weak television signal.

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MAC HOME

The MAC HOME model is an AV analogue TV signal to COFDM digital TV signal standalone modulator unit. Suitable for individual residential installations, it is an ideal solution for the distribution of analogue video signals with COFDM digital TV modulation in a single standalone unit.

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Modulador Aut贸nomo AV-COFDM AV-COFDM Stand Alone Modulator Modulateur Stand Alone AV-COFDM Modulatore AV-COFDM Stand Alon The AV signal is digitalised, coded in MPEG2 MP@ML, H.264/MPEG4 AVC MP L4.1 and modulated in COFDM. The base band signal is modulated on an RF carrier that can be adjusted at the output to the UHF bands. The LCD display and the control button are sufficient for the basic settings of the unit. Follow the steps indicated below to install the unit and configure the various parameters accessible from the user interface on the LCD display. The MAC HOME unit has 1 AV analogue TV signal to RF UHF output encoded as COFDM Digital TV signal. Several MAC HOME units can be cascaded in order to increase this capacity. The maximum capacity of a series of N units is 1xN incorporated TV signals. To cascade 2 or more units, connect the RF output of the preceding

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unit to the TV input (loop-through) of the next unit. The MAC HOME unit automatically adjusts the TSID and SID values when programming the channel of each modulator. Mechanically handling the unit may result in damage. Do not connect the unit to the power supply before or during assembly. 1) Mount and tighten the screws and plugs to secure the unit to the wall. (*) 2) Connect the AV input in the respective RCA connectors or S-Video connector. 3) Optionally, connect the loop-through RF input coaxial cable (F connector). 4) Connect the coaxial output cable to the unit (F connector). (*) The 3 wall attachments are supplied disassembled in order to install the unit horizontally. The straightforward assembly consists of positioning the fastenings in the corresponding holes and pushing as far as possible (they cannot be removed once inserted). Below is described how to operate the unit using the control button and interpret the visual indications on the LCD display. The program comprises a main menu made up of sub-menus that can be selected to modify the basic operation settings of the unit. In the menus and submenus, move the button up or down to browse upwards and downwards position by position. In the settings, move the button up or down to modify values position by position. Keep the button pressed up or down to browse or to modify values more quickly.

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Urdu Islamic Channel

Fashion TV

3745 V 2625 3/4

Fashion Channel

Such TV

3906 V 2814 3/4

Urdu News Channel

Khyber News, AVT Khyber, K2 Music

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ARY Digital

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ARY QTV, Zauq, Music, News

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HBO Pakistan

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ATV Pakistan

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Awaz TV

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PTV Global USA

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PTV National

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Hum TV

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Urdu Entertainment Ch.

Masala TV, Style 360

4132 H 9200 3/4

Urdu Cooking Channel

A Plus, A Lite

4154 H 5632 3/4

Urdu Entertainment Ch.

Aaj News

4161 H 3040 3/4

Urdu News Channel

Waseb TV, News One

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TV One Global

4166 H 5700 3/4

Urdu Channel

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Urdu News Channel

AJK TV

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Kashmiri Channel

Starlite, Silver Screen

3715 V 3600 3/4

Movie Channel

Apna News

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Punjabi News Channel

Filmazia, Filmax

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CNBC Pakistan

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Samaa TV

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Dawn News

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ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned by the growing number of cases where reception of television and radio services by citizens in one country is deliberately prevented by the use of various "jamming" mechanisms. One example is the ongoing satellite jamming of LuaLua TV - a Londonbased Bahraini current affairs television station - which had its satellite signal jammed only four hours after the channel was launched on 17 July 2011. ARTICLE 19 is issuing this statement to bring renewed attention to jamming, a practice thought to be confined to the cold war having disappeared with the fall of the Berlin Wall. In fact, deliberate government intrusion of broadcaster satellite signals (or “jamming�) is far more common than is widely acknowledged and reported, and a growing cause of concern for broadcasters around the world. The case of Lualua TV is just the tip of the iceberg. The satellite signals of a number of media outlets, including BBC World Service, Voice of America, Deutsche Welle and Al Jazeera have been persistent targets for governments keen to censor critical reporting and voices. ARTICLE 19 believes that the deliberate jamming of broadcasters such as LuaLua TV is in clear violation of international human rights law regarding freedom of expression and interferes with both the rights of individuals and broadcasters to receive and impart information, as provided by Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). To mark World Television Day, ARTICLE 19 calls on all governments and international organisations to condemn this violation of the rights to freedom of expression and information. ARTICLE 19 also calls on governments, broadcasters and satellite providers to take all necessary measures to protect against and prevent the deliberate jamming of foreign-based, satellite broadcasters. These MARCH

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SKY DIGITAL VS FREESAT, YOU DECIDE There are many ways to watch high quality digital TV and two of the most popular in the UK are Sky Digital and Freesat. Here we take a look at the benefits and features of each, which may help you to decide which to choose, if you are considering moving up from Freeview. One of the main deciding factors when considering whether you go for Sky Digital or choose Freesat is of course the fact that with one you have to payout a monthly subscription and with the other you get to access channels free of monthly charge, once you have paid for the equipment and installation with a professional. Of course if your budget extends to a monthly subscription then you have other factors to take into consideration which may sway you one way or the other. Factors such as: Choices of Channels - Both Sky Digital and Freesat provide residents with a large amount of channels from which to choose. Freesat should provide the majority of residents with around 140 radio and TV channels. Sky Digital provides these same MARCH

channels plus the channels from the package that you choose. There are different packages at different prices which should mean there is something to suit all budgets; HD Channels - Freesat provide five channels that are in HD and of course you have nothing to payout to access these channels. Sky Digital on the other hand also provides these same HD channels and you can choose an HD package which gives you a huge choice of over 50 channels in stunning high definition with a monthly subscription; Options For Equipment - Both Freesat and Sky Digital require that you have a satellite dish installed on the property and a set top box. Choices for Sky set top boxes include, Sky Plus, Sky Plus HD and Sky 3D. Freeview choices are standard Freeview, Freeview Plus and Freeview HD. The Plus systems of both provide the means for recording as they come with a hard drive that is built in. If you have a 3D TV then Sky is ahead as they provide a Sky 3D package. With Sky Digital installation of the HD Plus system you can choose to watch Sky Anytime Plus which allows you to access a huge range of programs and watch them at a time to suit you. It is like having your own personal DVD library at hand and having the options to pause and rewind.

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Q: Our satellite dish TV works fine unless it rains. Or unless the wind blows, and it doesn't have to be a fast wind. There will be some channels that work and many that don't (the ones we want to see are the ones not working, naturally). Is this just something dish subscribers suffer with or is it something we should complain about and expect better service? (Khalid Usman, Karachi) Ans: The dish may need some braces to resist the wind. Other than that and making sure the line of sight is clear, there is not much you can do. Rain will block the signal - as will other configurations of clouds and the elements.

signal Q:2Q:fromHowgoingdo Ioutkeepwhenmyitsatellite rains? My

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channels often go away in rain. (Zafar Hakeem, Dubai) Ans: Your satellite should not be going out in the rain. you need to have the company that put your system come back and repeak your dish. say signal goes out at 50% and your installer only got you 60% and a properly installed dish is at 94% directv 101. then a cloud will nock out your satellite and hale and rain isn't affecting the properly installed sat. check signal dish network menu 6-1-1 view signal strength modified to 60+ is good 110 and 119 transponder 11. directv 101 menu setup-satellite - view signal strength should be in the 90s. other signal factors could be cabling and fittings and or multiswitches all hardware and have the company you are signed up with fix it. nothing worse than your picture going out when you are trying to watch something.

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I am cancel my satellite dish Q:3Q:service. Anyway I can use the dish

I've lost some of my Freeview Q:5Q:channels. What happened and how

antenna for regular TV reception? (Amjad Wahab, Saudi Arabia) Ans: No, you won't be able use it. You will need a regular outdoor antenna or an indoor antenna for you signal. The dish will be useless. Without satellite dish, you will not be able to get transmission.

do I get them back? (Arif Aziz, via e-mail) Ans: This happens sometimes if your signal is weak or after bad weather. To get them back you'll have to clear the memory on your set-top box and rescan. Remove the aerial from your equipment and leave it unplugged. Go to the menu and select retune or rescan this will take a few minutes but won't find anything because the aerial is unplugged this clears the memory. When your equipment displays the message “no channels found”, you can unplug your set-top box and TV from the mains supply. After waiting 30 seconds, turn it back on and follow the rescanning instructions again.

HBO FAMILY I am settled in Sydney. What Q:4Q:shows on HBO Family are best for kids? (Hussain Tariq, Sydney) Ans: Over the years, HBO has added to their network of channels by adding niche programming on independent channels. One of the additions that has greatly expanded the HBO market was HBO Family. This station has programming that is suitable for kids of any age and most parents will enjoy it as well. Here is a quick review of a few of the programming options on HBO Family. Rainbow Fish – The Rainbow Fish is one of the cornerstones to HBO Family. Created from the famous series of children's books, the Rainbow Fish teaches valuable lessons to kids about tolerance and sharing. If you haven't seen the show or read the books, I highly suggest checking them both out.

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BLOCKING PICTURE I have Star Track receiver and Q:6 Q: eight feet fiber dish antenna. I get 'blocking' on my picture. (Ahmad Nawaz, Lahore) Ans: Often blocking is caused by poor reception, or interference of some kind. You will either need to talk to your retailer or contact your local aerial installation company.

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PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER

I have a Personal Video Q:7 Q:Recorder and wish to record my

Ans: If you have lost your picture or are getting an error message, it could be that your set-top box has overheated. You need to ensure that nothing else is placed on top of the box or covering the air vents that stop it

favourite movies and other programmes. I can't record the other channel? (Azmat Ali, Qatar) Ans: If you're watching one channel but are trying to record another with your video recorder, you'll find that it doesn't work. After the switchover, you'll only be able to record the channel you're watching with a video recorder. If you want to be able to record a second channel you'll have to buy a digital TV recorder (DTR). If you do buy one you'll be able to get one that acts as a set-top box too, so you won't have to pay out twice for hardware. DTRs record to a built-in hard drive so you won't have to buy blank videos.

from overheating. Turn it off at the wall for at least 30 seconds and once it has cooled down switch it back on. If this doesn't help,

DTH HDMI How can I connect a DTH Q:09Q:HDMI 'out' to my monitor's DVI-

SET-TOP BOX channels, but don't Q:8 Q:knowI likemoresatellite about it. My set-top box isn't working properly. Kindly guide me about it? (Tahir Mehmood, Peshawar)

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D 'in'? (Arshad Kamal, via e-mail) Ans: I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure you need a surround capable amplifier to connect to those speakers, which will most certainly have an optical input. In general you can watch a HDMI source on a DVI-D display (both are digital signals) the limitation being if your HDMI source requires HDCP protection and your DVI-D monitor does not support it.

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HOW TO SELECT A TV AERIAL

A TV aerial is a very important component that is needed to be able to see pictures on a television screen of any kind. It is for this reason that you are likely to see aerials attached to the roof of homes or inside a house at a place that ensures that the pictures are as clear as possible on the television. There are many types of aerials that are available in the market and this can be overwhelming, especially if you are not sure of the aerial that you want to buy. Making the decision on which TV aerial to buy need not be difficult if you are aware of a few tips that will be able to make it easier for you. First, it is important to know what kind of aerial you are looking for as this will make it easier for you to find it in the store. Furthermore, you can inquire from a store attendant and be directed to the right aerial if you have some relevant information on MARCH

what you are looking for. Second, make a decision if the TV aerial will be put outdoors or indoors depending on where you live. For homes that have a lot of obstructions surrounding the place where you live it is advisable to use an outdoor TV antenna; for those with little or no obstructions an indoor TV antenna will do. Third, decide whether you want to buy a directional TV aerial or one that is multi directional. If you select a directional one, it means that the signals that it can pick will be coming from one direction and this should be used if you are aware of the tower position in your area. On the other hand, the multi directional TV antenna will pick signals from all around and is best for picking signals that are farther away. Nevertheless, multi directional TV antennas are the best when looking for one to use at home.Lastly, as soon as you find the one that works, you will need to try it out indoors before moving outdoors only if it is not capturing the signals strongly. In addition, keep the receipt in a safe place until the tv aerial installation is installed properly as you might need to take it back to the store where you bought it from to get a replacement if it is faulty.

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Dish Size 06-08 ft

Dish Size 06-10 ft

Measat 3 (91.5째E) 1

Insat 3A (93.5째E) 3A

NSS 6 (95째E) 6

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Complete Guide of Digital Channels

Dish Size 08 ft

DIGITAL CHART

Yamal 201 (90°E) 201 Dish Size 06-08 ft

Dish Size 06-08 ft

Intelsat 15 (85.2°E) 709

Insat 2E/4A (83°E)

2E/4A

Dish Size 06-08 ft

Dish Size 04-06 ft

March

Thaicom 5 (78.5°E)

2/5

ST 2 (88°E) 1

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Dish Size 06-08 ft

March

DIGITAL CHART

Dish Size 06-08 ft

ABS 1 (75째E)

Dish Size 06-08 ft

Insat 3C/4CR (74.0째E) 3C/4CR

Apstar 2R (76.5째E)

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Complete Guide of Digital Channels

Dish Size 10 ft

Dish Size 06-08 ft

DIGITAL CHART

Eutelsat W5 (EUTELSAT 70A) (70.5째E)

Intelsat 7/10(68.5째E) 7/10 Dish Size 06-08 ft

Dish Size 08-10 ft

March

88

Intelsat 17 (66.0째E)

17

Intelsat 906 (64째 E) 906

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Complete Guide of Digital Channels

DIGITAL CHART

Dish Size 08 ft

Dish Size 06-08 ft

Badr 4/5/6 (26°E)

Dish Size 08 ft

Dish Size 08-10 ft

Dish Size 10-12 ft

Arabsat 2B (20.0°E)

EuroBird 2 (EUTELSAT 25A) (25.5°E)

Dish Size 10-12 ft

March

Eutelsat W6 (EUTELSAT 21A) (21.6° E)

Astra 1H/1KR/1L/1M/2C (19.2°E) 1H/1KR/1L/1M/2C

Astra 3A/3B & Thor 2 (23.5°E)

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Complete Guide of Digital Channels

DIGITAL CHART

Dish Size 10-12 ft

Dish Size 10-12 ft

March

Hot Bird 6/8/9 (EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13A /13B/13C) (13째E)

Eutelsat W3C & Eurobird 16 (EUTELSAT 16A / 16B) (16째E)

93

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Complete Guide of Digital & HD Channels Dish Size 8 ft

Intelsat 901 (18.0°W)

DIGITAL & HDTV CHART

HDTV CHANNELS ARE AS BELOW:

Badr 4/5/6 (26.0°E) 4/6

Optus D1 (160.0°E) Dish Size 8 ft

Hispasat 1C/1D/1E (30.0°W)

Astra 3A/3B & Thor 2 (23.5°E)

Koreasat 6 (116.0°E)

6

ChinaSat 6B (115.0°E) 6B Astra 1H-1M (19.2°E) 1H-1M

Asiasat 5 (100.5°E)

3S

Hot Bird 6/8/9 (EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13A /13B/13C) (13°E)

Measat 3/3a (91.5°E)

EuroBird 9 (EUTELSAT 9A) (9.0°E)

Türksat 2A/3A (42.0°E)

Dish Size 8 ft

Intelsat 903 (34.5°W)

Hellas Sat 2 (39.0°E) 2 Eutelsat W3 (EUTELSAT 7A) (7°E)

Eutelsat W4/W7 (EUTELSAT 36A /36B) (36.0° E)

19th Feb 2012

Eurobird 1 & Astra 2A/2B/2D (28.2°E) 1

2A/2B/2D

Last Updated On 19th Feb 2012 for more detail log-on to www.tracksat.com

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