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CONTENTS Letter from Editor

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Dynavision (Test Report)

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Global Flash News

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Dynavision (Test Report)

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Digital TV Receiver

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Azbox (Company Report)

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C-Band Antennas

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Gecen (Company Report)

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Sat Mart

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Drake (Test Report)

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Echolink (Test Report)

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Drake (Test Report)

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Echolink (Test Report)

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Triax Article

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Getting Your Local Chan...

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Master Codes

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WizTech (Test Report)

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Direct Broadcast Satellite

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WizTech (Test Report)

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Meeting Satellite Busine...

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Star Track (TestReport)

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How to Choose Satellite...

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Star Track (TestReport)

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Around the Satellite World

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Azbox (Test Report)

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Trouble Shooter

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Azbox (Test Report)

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Search Satellite

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Astrovox (Test Report)

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Is There a Future for Sat...

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Astrovox (Test Report)

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Directional Chart

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Xcrusier (Test Report)

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The Dish on Satellite TV

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Editor-in-Chief HABIB HADI hadi@tracksat.com Managing Editors SUROOSH IZNA Editor SUMERA HADI Associate Editor SHOUKAT IQBAL KHATTAK shoukat@tracksat.com Technical Editor HAIDER ALI dishtech@tracksat.com Advertising Manager NAVEED JAMEEL uzair_nomi80@hotmail.com Layout Designer NAVEED AHMED KHAN IRFAN SIDDIQUI 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- 4531122, 4531133 : + 92-21- 4316529, 4316530 Fax: : + 92-21- 4528822 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

LETTER FROM EDITOR Dear Readers, The modern technology of television is growing rapidly in the world of communication. Now people like to buy LCDs and Plasma TV for the better picture quality and imagine when you are watching crystal digital picture or HD quality of picture on a big screen. In recent times, Satellite TV has gained much of importance and spreading all over the world. Many of websites offer software for Satellite TV PC. By availing this feature you could watch the TV channels on your computer. It makes you feel relax and comfortable to watch hundred and thousand's of channels on your PC. Now everything works on your finger tip and as per your wish. There is an array of sports, educational, religious, music, movies, news, weather, shopping, and health channels on your computer. Satellite TV platforms were the first to introduce digital TV in almost all emerging digital TV markets. They remain the sole digital TV providers in many countries. Satellite appears to be the most cost effective way to introduce digital TV in developing countries. Moreover, the cost of digital set-top-boxes (STBs) has dropped by more than 80 per cent in the last six years, facilitating take-off by lowering a barrier for new entrants. Consequently, satellite TV platforms have multiplied in emerging digital TV markets in the last three years. The most recent key trend in the satellite TV market has been the launch of a number of “low cost” platforms. In emerging digital TV markets, “low cost” platforms are primarily launched to stimulate market takeoff. The impact of “low cost” platforms may be most striking in Central Europe.

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ZEE TURNER PLANS 50 CHANNELS

Zee Turner Ltd, the joint venture distribution company between Zee and Turner, is targeting Rs 10 billion this fiscal with the support of DTH as well as pay-TV income from cable TV. Last year, Zee Turner had clocked Rs 7.5 billion after adding Ten Sports into the bouquet. With the addition of Zee Telugu and Zee Kannada, the contribution from the southern region is also set to improve. Adding channels in the bouquet, which has a strong mix of general entertainment, movies and kids content, would form a part of Zee Turner's growth strategy. The plan is to grow its bouquet to 50 channels within the next 2 years.

DD WANTS LOWER C BAND

While the Department of Telecom is busy convincing the Department of Space to vacate 100 MHz of spectrum from frequency band of 3.4 GHz -3.6 GHz, Doordarshan has asked for additional spectrum in 3.4 GHz to 3.6 GHz (Lower Extended C band). Apparently, this is for terrestrial use, probably for microwave links. The TRAI in its recommendation on July 11, 2008 recommended that 100 MHz

in the Lower extended C band be reallocated for WiMAX/Broadband Wireless Applications. However, there is concern that use of these frequencies for WiMAX will interfere with reception of signals from the INSAT satellites, which also use the same frequencies for downlinking. Doordarshan already has unused 224 MHz bandwidth in UHF Band V (582 MHz -806 MHz). Doordarshan has already been allotted the UHF Band IV (470- 582 MHz) in which it runs 14 analog TV channels. FEBRUARY

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EU DIGITAL SWITCH OFF BY 2012

European Commission has dictated that European countries must switch off analog TV by 2012. The 790MHz to 862 MHz band will be set aside to support nextgeneration mobile phone services that allow video playing, Web browsing and highspeed data downloads. E.U. Telecoms Commissioner Viviane Reding is aiming for high-speed broadband coverage for the entire E.U. population by the end of 2013. "The digital dividend is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make 'broadband for all' a reality all over Europe," she said. So far only 5 European countries have switched off analog TV: Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Sweden.

ALJAZEERA BUYS 5 ART CHANNELS

Arab & Radio & Television (ART), the largest pay-TV broadcaster in the Middle East, has sold 6 sports channels to Qatarbased Al Jazeera's sports division. The deal could see a billion-dollar cash payment made to ART. Ayman Jadah, Al Jazeera's General Manager, said: "Right now, we have about one million subscribers. We are looking at a figure of 3million subscribers in the next two years." Al Jazeera already has 8 sports channels on air.

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GLOBAL FLASH NEWS

600,000 UK SATELLITE DISHES LEFT DORMANT

Over half a million households across the UK have access to a satellite TV dish which they don’t use, even though they are capable of receiving subscription-free, HD, digital satellite TV services. Research by Harvard International, the distributor of Grundig and Goodmans digital television equipment, estimates that 600,000 homes across the UK are missing out on Freesat+ subscription free digital satellite TV even though they have a dish connected to their home.

PORTUGAL DIGITAL SUBS GROW Portugal had 2.44 million TV subscribers at the end of September after adding 71,000 subs during the third quarter of 2010 with subscriber growth across all platforms, according to regulator Anacom. Cable accounted for 60 cent of TV subscriptions during the quarter, cable now passes 4.28 million households, compared with 4.19 million a year earlier, and has 1.45 million TV subscribers around half of which are digital. At the end of September, 624,000 subscribers, or 25.5 per cent of the total, received TV via satellite, up 26,000 quarteron-quarter and 63,000 year-on-year. IPTV subscriptions rose by 39,000 during the quarter to a total of 356,000. The number of IPTV operators increased to four when Vodafone launched a TV service during the quarter.

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IRDETO, HUMAX HD STB FOR MIDDLE EAST

Irdeto has partnered with global set-top box manufacturer Humax, to develop the first secure high definition set top box for the Middle East region. The STB will feature Irdeto's conditional access system (CAS) offering a state-of-the-art hardware platform, software technology and cryptography, secure chipset, and SIM cards for the control of operator subscriptions. The Humax HD STBs directly target content piracy in the region where businesses lose $50 billion annually as a result of hackers. By incorporating Irdeto's cutting-edge CAS within the HD STBs operators can protect their content against theft or control word sharing piracy via the Irdeto Premium smart card, capable of rapid software updates over the air and featuring built-in mechanisms for prevention against card attacks. This unique anti-piracy method is especially critical in regions with an extreme number of hackers as it enables Irdeto to effectively thwart pirate attempts quickly in all susceptible markets.

DIRECTV 3D TV IN JUNE

DirecTV, the US television service, and Panasonic, have confirmed a strategic relationship that will bring 3D TV to the largest audience nationwide. Beginning in June 2010, millions of DirecTV HD customers will receive a free software upgrade enabling them to have access to three dedicated 3D channels through their 3D television sets. Panasonic will be the exclusive presenting sponsor of DirecTV 's new HD 3D channels, which will deliver movies, sports and entertainment content. DirecTV and Panasonic will leverage current relationships with programming partners and movie studios to obtain new and

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GLOBAL FLASH NEWS existing 3D content. DirecTV is currently working with AEG/AEG Digital Media, CBS, Fox Sports/FSN, Golden Boy Promotions, HDNet, MTV, NBC Universal and Turner Broadcasting System to develop additional 3D programming that will debut in 2010-2011.

NEW SATELLITE SERVICES TO THE DEFENSE MARKET IN SOMALIA TS2 Satellite Technologies company is introducing new satellite link products to the Defense Market in Somalia. The most popular satellite service in Somalia is a broadband two-way satellite transfer system (VSAT), which provides quality access to the internet in even the least accessible areas. It not only provides an internet connection but also a wide range of additional services. ‘We provide secure and encrypted satellite connections particularly for the military sector, for any military units, literally in any part of the world, on the national firing ground and during all international trainings.’ – said Marcin Fràckiewicz, CEO of TS2. He also added: ‘We have mobile and stationary solutions dedicated to work in difficult conditions’.TS2 provides in Somalia also new mobile services. BGAN deliver seamless network coverage across most of the world’s landmass. Users are able to get broadband wherever they go, not just in major cities or airports. BGAN is currently accessible in Somalia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America.

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AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST WILL HAVE NEW SATELLITES

A new global satellite system due for launch late this year may help further democratize cheap internet access in Nigeria and indeed, the entire developing world. The system will be deployed by the Jersey-based O3b Networks, whose name stands for the ‘other three billion’ people in developing countries. who don’t have access to the Internet. Google Inc., Liberty Global and HSBC are delivering financial lifeline for the project because of their interest in making forays into the hugely untapped emerging markets. According to the firm, the satellite-based infrastructure will bring Internet access to countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Traditional communication satellites orbit the Earth at an altitude of around 22,000 miles, which can limit signal strength and bandwidth. But O3b will use cheaper medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites with an altitude of around 6,000 miles, which will deliver a stronger signal. O3b has already begun production of the 16 satellites. Once operational, it will deliver speeds of up to ten gigabits per second, comparable to Internet access speeds available in the developed world. As demand increases, more satellites will be launched, according to Greg Wyler, chief executive officer of O3b Networks.

GLOBAL FLASH NEWS HYLAS 2 will be built by Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Virginia, using a Star-2 platform. The satellite will weigh approximately up to 4,000 kg at launch. HYLAS 2 will offer a design life of 15 years and will provide direct-to-home TV broadcast and data transmission services for Europe. HYLAS 2 will be the 17th satellite built by Orbital Sciences Corporation to be launched by Arianespace.

INTELSAT-704 SAT REPLACEMENT CONTRACT FINALIZED BY SS/L Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) has finalized a previously announced satellite contract award to provide a new spacecraft to Intelsat. Intelsat-17 is a powerful, state-ofthe-art, C- and Ku-band spacecraft for Fixed Satellite Services (FSS). The satellite is scheduled to be available for launch in 2011 and will be located at 66 degrees East, where it will replace Intelsat-704. Based on the SS/L 1300 satellite platform, which provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications, Intelsat 17 is designed to provide service for 15 years or more.

HYLAS 2 SATELLITE TO BE TIMES CHANNELS ON MOBILE LAUNCHED BY ARIANESPACE Avanti Communications Group has chosen Arianespace to launch its HYLAS 2 communications satellite. The HYLAS 2 satellite will be boosted into geostationary transfer orbit in the first half of 2012 by an Ariane 5 or Soyuz launcher operating at the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.It is the second Avanti satellite to be launched by Arianespace.

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Times Audience Network (TAN), the Times Of India Group's digital video arm, has formed a strategic partnership with Vuclip, a real-time transcoding technology provider. Mobile video for other TAN partners, including Balaji, iStream, Lehren, Desimad, Desihits, amongst others, can be found on www.official.vuclip.com. Rishi Khiani, CEO of Times Internet Limited, said "The way the product has been designed is to bring the same sense of urgency to news delivery as we have on-air.

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Digital TV Receiver:

Is Digital TV A Customer Complaint Magnet? The switch from analog to digital TV is on its way--whether we're ready for it or not! For your average dropship reseller, this new phase of broadcasting might be a golden opportunity because there aren't many resellers getting in on the action as yet, and also because it is something that almost everybody in the civilized world is going to have to use. But, the downside to this rosy picture is that there are bound to be multiple problems associated with the sale of the digital TV receiver and other digital TV products. Now, do you see how confusing this is? ATSC, for instance is used in some parts of Asia and some parts of Africa. DVB is also used in some parts of Africa. ASDB might or might not be used in other South American countries other than Brazil. You will really have to stay on your toes to keep abreast of all this and even then, you're bound to end up with customers who have purchased the wrong product. Add to that muddled mix the fact that digital TV won't convert at all for some types of television related items and you have the recipe for a veritable hash of problems! FEBRUARY

Still, even knowing that problems are bound to arise, digital TV could be a resellers dream for the most part with the occasional nightmare thrown in for good measure. Some existing analog equipment will be less functional with the use of a converter box. For example, television remote controls will no longer be effective at changing channels, because that function will instead be handled by the converter box. Ditto for analog based DVD recorders, VCRs, and hard drive DVRs. Image problems! DTV images have some picture defects that are not present on analog television. When a compressed digital image is compared with the original program source, there may be: quantization noise, incorrect color, blockiness, and a blurred, shimmering haze. Digital televisions have a noticeable delay when changing channels, making "channel surfing" more difficult. If you receive only free over-the-air television programming, the type of TV you own, either a digital TV or an analog TV, is very important. Consumers who receive only free over-the-air television may view digital programming through a TV set with a built-in digital tuner (integrated DTV) or a digital-ready monitor with a separate digital tuner set-top box.

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C-BAND ANTENNAS

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he satellite-TV industry was born when consumers began using large C-band antennas to receive cable programming that was being backhauled on domestic satellite systems. By the mid-1980s, programmers began to scramble their signals and charge for access. After several attempts to develop direct broadcast service (DBS) satellite systems failed to get off the ground (including Comsat's), the cable industry's Primestar partnership began service in 1991 using smaller Ku-band antennas. Primestar's business ultimately fell victim to competition from DirecTV, which launched in 1994 and soon acquired it. DirecTV might never have launched had it not partnered with Hubbard's United States Satellite Broadcasting DBS business to share a single spacecraft between two DBS FEBRUARY

competitors. By the end of 1998, just four years after DirecTV launched and two years after Echostar launched, those two DBS operators had more than 10 million subscribers; today that number is nearing 30 million. The commercial success of DirecTV and Echostar was hastened by three crucial pieces of legislation. In 1988, the Satellite Home Viewer Act established the legal mechanism to deliver network and superstation broadcast signals to viewers in “white areas� where the public does not receive free primary services. The 1992 Cable Act effectively guaranteed DirecTV and Echostar the right to contract for the cable programming that their potential customers demanded, and the 1999 Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act finally allowed consumers to receive local broadcast signals via their DBS providers.

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HD TV SATELLITE EYCOS S50.12 PVR

The front panel sports a four-digit display as well as eight buttons for complete operation of the receiver should the remote control go missing. Behind a centrally located flap are hidden a pair of CI slots that can be used with a variety of modules (Irdeto, Seca, Viaccess, Conax, Nagravision, etc.) The nicely equipped rear panel also put a smile on our faces. In addition to the IF input and looped-through output for the two tuners, there are also a set of Scart connectors as well as an S-Video connection, three RCA jacks for video and stereo audio, a programmable 0/12-volt output, an RS-232 serial interface, a USB 2.0 port for connection to a PC, an RF modulator and also an optical digital audio output for perfect sound. Rounding out all of this is a main power switch. The included remote control is ergonomically designed, clearly labeled and sits nicely in your hand. Eycos also provided a second remote control that is smaller and equipped with limited functions. This could be quite practical when you consider that your nosy little one could have otherwise easily messed up the entire programming of the receiver.

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DIZIPIA DS4H-9160 RECEIVER Dizipia DS4H-9160 receiver is quite heavy. The shiny front panel contains a nice and clear channel information display. The remote is also larger than usual, measuring 24×5cm. This can be programmed to operate a “Dish TV“ in addition to the “hd receiver“, and this was quick and easy to set up for my TV from the codes in the back of the manual. For once I had no need to be trawling the internet for additional codes to make this work! The remote is clearly laid out, and the keys have a definite click when they are pressed, but at the same time don't need too much pressure to make the connection as many of these type do. Complementing the assuring click of each button, the STB or TV button lights up when a button is pressed. The first time we switch on, we go straight to the installation wizard where the local time, time zone and preferred languages are. There are limited language options here – for the on-screen menus and messages just English, German and Russian are available. Strangely, the list of languages for audio and subtitle defaults are different. The choice here is between English, German or French.

with a number of convenient functions. In addition to the Standby button on the front panel, there are seven more buttons that let you work through the menu system without the need of the remote control. The dominant feature on the front panel would have to be the 13-character alphanumeric display. It shows not only the channel name but also provides information on a number of the menu functions. The two CI slots plus the Conax card slot lets the box receive up to three different encryption systems at the same time. This is especially critical since HDTV is mostly available with encrypted “Pay TV packages”. The teletext function is quite sophisticated: every page is automatically downloaded by pressing the yellow Teletext button. Every page can there-fore be accessed instantly when needed. The cursor buttons let you switch pages one at a time or by the hundreds just as fast.

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IMPERIAL SATBOX HD RECEIVER

The Imperial SatBOX HD receiver not only DBS-S2 signals in MPEG2 (H.262) but also signals in the newer MPEG4 compression (H.264). At the same time, the video signals are now carried to the “Dish Television” digitally with the new HDMI connection. The sensitivity of the tuner is above average and its operating system is fast and comes FEBRUARY

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FTA SATELLITE RECEIVER BEETEL SD9822

METABOX HD COMBO CI The “Metabox HD Combo CI“ of Korean manufacturer Meta multimedia is such an innovation. As the 'Combo' in its model name suggests, this box brings together two different reception modes: DVB-S/DVB-S2 and DVB-T. And this is also why the back panel features a terrestrial antenna jack complete with loop-through output next to the usual IF input and output for satellite signals. Added to that are two scart euro connectors, a total of six RCA jacks for composite video, stereo audio and YUV, as well as an optical digital audio output. The

HDMI interface that is also located on the back panel makes sure digital video and audio are transmitted free of loss. There is also an interface labelled E-SATA. It had not been activated on our test unit, but Meta multimedia is working on activating this function, which will then convert “HD Combo CI” into a full PVR. Software updates and new channel lists can be loaded into the memory the contemporary way by simply plugging in a USB stick with the required file son the front panel. Speaking of the front panel, it features an easy-to-read VFD display as well as eight buttons for FEBRUARY

Satellite Receiver Beetel the Indian company Bharti Teletech started production of telecommunications equipment in 1985 thanks to technical cooperation with Siemens. Back then, it was all about telephones, but these days the company has begun to manufacture satellite receiver as well in order to meet the increasing demand in India. We tried to find out what this receiver isall about and whether it is technically fit for the global market. The receivers features both USALS and DiSEqC 1.2 and so we decided to connect a STAB motor to the box. The Beetel has 45 satellite positions pre-stored. For our test we first selected the correct LO frequency and then chose the NSS6 satellite at 95° East – the offset antenna started to move immediately and in less than one minute the receiver had scanned all transponders, including transponders with a high symbol rate of 40700. There's hardly a way any other receiver could achieve this faster and more easily.

DISHPOINTER DishPointer currently has two iPhone applications available in the iTunes store. One of them is Dish-Pointer Maps, a version of the popu-lar website calculation tool, and the other (available in a Pro and Lite version) is a completely new application that can be used to determine what satellites can be received at a par-ticular location before the antenna installation work is even started.

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MOXI HD RECEIVER DVR

TECHNOMATE TM-2300

The Moxi ships with a 500-GB hard drive that's good for 75 hours of HD (or 300 hours of SD material, however unworthy it may be). Better still, the eSATA port is active and fully supported. You can hang an additional 2 TB of storage off this port. Any additional storage adds to the 500 GB on board; it doesn't replace it.”Moxi” specs demand a hard drive “marketed or certified for DVR use” that spins at a minimum of 7,200 RPM and is at least 160 GB. Checking on Amazon, you can buy a DVR-compatible 500-GB drive for as low as $128, and a 1TB drive is just under $200 (at this moment). If you're keeping score at home, a Moxi that's expanded to 1.5 TB is about the same price as a TiVo XL HD with a lifetime contract. When you connect storage, the Moxi formats it quickly, and you're up and running with the increased storage seamlessly integrated into the scheduling and storage interface.

The TM-2300 from Technomate makes it easy to convert the monofeed satellite system of a single user into a system that can receive all receivable satellites at a particular location. Technomate's antenna motor model that has proven itself for many years has been reintroduced to us with improved precision; something that we have to look into in much greater detail. An antenna motor is the perfect solution to receive the ever-increasing number of satellites in the sky. Technomate's TM-2300 operates like all other H-H motors on a polar mount in which the motor's turning axis is aligned with the North Star and thus parallel to the Earth's axis. In this way switching from one satellite to another no longer involves an azimuth and elevation adjustment; a simple motor turn is all that's needed. But even this one-dimensional adjustment takes place automatically with the TM-2300.

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GETTING YOUR LOCAL CHANNEL I truly believe for most of us, getting the local programming is as important as getting those "big" TV network for our home entertainment system. When it comes to television networks, local programming is an important issue to be considered. Of course you want those national channels for your primetime TV shows, but local programming is what keeps you stay connected with community in your area. Since the issue is concerned by most of us, lets do some comparisons between cable TV and satellite TV on this local TV channels selection issue. In United States, cable TV packages normally have some local programming in their services your area. Typically you will get a few local news stations, or maybe a local supply of NBC or CBS channels based on your area. Large cities like L.A. and N.Y. users will also have an independent local channel that showcases local events and community. Such TV channel is great for local publicizing, events sharing as well as staying connected. For digital cable providers, time shifting can be used for adjusting your show time. This means that one program will be on at several different times. This is a great feature to ensure you never miss your favorite shows or news. Sounds great? But it can be greater if you are satellite TV users. Cable TV packages only provide you basic programming packages with very limited local channels choice. If you go with satellite TV services, you can have much more selections as well as the time shifting advantage with around the same monthly cost (or in fact, it's even cheaper!). The Dish Network latest promotions and DIRECTV latest promotions are definitely the strongest prove of it. Instead of only having your limited local programming choices on your list, you may get local channels from other cities and towns close by as well. Through this, you can keep up with what's going on not too far around you. Stay connected, stay updates, and stay alert with all those interesting events as well as incidents happening around your city, and city near by.

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INFORMATION BOX Azbox Premium HD Plus Model: Function: Digital HDTV PVR DVB-S2 Receiver Channel Memory: 15000 Symbolrate: 2-45 Ms/sec. SCPC Compatible: Yes DiSEqC: 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 USALS: Yes HDMI Output: Yes Scart Connector: 1 UHF Modulator: No

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Gecen Electronic Co., Ltd. Mr. Jack Liang 's SATV accessories kingdom TEL:+86-756-3631088 3631089 Fax:+86-756-3626108 Http://www.gecensat.com E-mail:gecensat@vip.163.com

Little switch conquer the world Gecen electronic co, Ltd is a professional manufacturer in China which specialize in all the SATV and CATV accessories such as DiSEqC, LNB, Multiswitch, Satellite finder, splitter, AV sender, IR remote extender and so on. Since 1998,Mr. Jack concentrate on the Satv and CATV accessories. During the more than 10 years` fierce competitive, Mr. Jack insist on providing customer best quality with best price. His products have won high Mr. Jack Liang reputation on the market, especially products like DiSEqC swith which take almost 80% market in Middle East and 60% market in Europe. So we call Mr. Jack the King of the DiSEqC . For other products like satellite finder, SATV splitter, LNB and so on, Gecen also get high approvable on both customer and professional area. In the past ten years, Gecen use its high quality and competitive price conquer the world. And built its enterprise on satellite accessories .

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Customer's best SATV and CATV accessories shop Gecen company impress its customer with a red color which represent hospitality and warm. No mater where you walk into the Gecen's booth ( Dubai CABSAT, Germany Anga Cable, China canton fair/HK fair, Russia, Brazil and so on.), Mr. Jack and his group will treat you as their brother or sister. When customer come to Gecen, they just like a child find a candy kingdom which include all the Satv and Catv accessories they need.. Gecen insist on providing their customer best quality, best service and best price.

Great ambition on the project Multiswitch Mr.Jack has an great ambition on many new items. Continue to be kingdom of switch, Jack pay attention to the development of the Multiswitch. He starts a group with 30 staff including 2 masters, 8 Senior Engineers, 10 Engineers and 10 Assistant Engineers specializing in the program of the Multiswitch. Gecen start a series of multiswithch They are dedicated to be the best multiswitch manufacturer in China.

LNB In the past 10 years, Gecen not only to be the kingdom of the DiSEqC, but also achieve success in the LNB. Especially in 2010, Gecen's LNB uses its fashion outlook and high quality won the market's highly approvable.. Its LNB output grow up 100% in the past 2010. In the coming 2011, Gecen has confidence to have mushroomed increase on this item because they spare no efforts to improve their LNBF.

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GKF-2102L Ku-Band Twin LNBF

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New technology from Triax makes the workday easier The Triax TDX headend breaks with traditional industry thinking. Newly developed technology provides unheard of flexibility in putting together programme packages and significantly simplifies configurations.

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OPTICAL LNB SYSTEM

FROM TRIAX

Many hotels in Norway have their head-end installed in rooms on the top of the hotel and keep other installations in the basement, such as electricity, water and telephone matrix systems. Often the head-end is exposed to very high temperatures during summer, which puts stress on electronic components. FEBRUARY

Wit h the introduction of the TRIAX TOL 32 optical LNB units and its wide program of accessories, several of the larger hotels in Norway immediately saw the benefits of installing this system. By implementing the optical LNB on the roof, it was possible to draw fibre cables from the top to the basement through the standard cable ducts and to move the head-end to the service room in the basement. At the Royal Christania Hotel in Oslo, the head-end was moved from the 14th floor to the basement. The installer on the Royal Christania case was very surprised at the ease of installation. As this was his first experience with installing fibre optical products, this swift move of the head-end to the basement was a highly positive experience. “I must say I was a little nervous about this installation, but the very small diameter of the optical cable made it easy to get it through the existing cable ducts. And with the cable through the cable ducts the rest was just plug and play. The pre-connected cable made installation very straightforward, and the virtual converter just needed the fibre cable to be plugged in, and then a very powerful signal was available for the head-end. This will not be the last time that I use this brilliant system!”

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“I was happy that I could get all accessories for this installation from just one supplier, and highly skilled support made this small, but significant change an easy task to accomplish.” Triax is very pleased to be launching a range of IPTV modules for the CSE-3300 head-end. With these new modules, the sophisticated CSE-3300 range boasts full Internet Protocol Television capabilities. TRIAX is now introducing a new and upgraded version of the TMB10 programmable multiband amplifier. The new body of the TMB10-series is down to 290mm compared to the 360mm of the old housing, allowing for installation in even more compact spaces. The series has also been upgraded with a new preamplifier that can be switched on/off, giving the installer high flexibility with this unit.

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MASTER CODE In Order to solve the software problems of digital receivers, we are here with master codes for your better convenience.

1

Amstrad SilverLine, Cromline

0000, 3472

29

EchoStar

7604,2441,3604

2

Astrovox

8175,1250,1668,1010

30

EchoStar 2200-1200

7604

3

Aztech

1004,1111

31

EchoStar 2110, 3000, 3600

3453

4

Baff

2142

32

Euromax Em5000/7000CI

2142

5

Benjamin

1004,1250

33

EuroStar/ Euro Box

9999-0000

6

Besat

8175

34

FortecStar 5100PLUS

1010,1668,1002,1111

7

Citizen

7604

35

FortecStar Lifetime Ultra 1010,1012,9966,6699,0000

8

Coolsat

0103

36

FortecStar

1002, 1004,2228,2002,2004

9

Daewoo

8503,0500,0600

37

FortecStar 6000

1002

10

Digimaster

2606

38

FortecStar Oneworld

0914

11

Digi Box

8175

39

FortecStar Alpha/Beta

2580

12

Digital Telecom 2000

1004,0786

40

FortecStar 500

7777

13

Digital Telecom 2003/04

2999-1976

41

Galaxy

9949

14

Digital Telecom x100

42

GoldmasterSAT

3453,2606,3141 9247,1600,1700

43

Humax

0000-1234

44

Hyundai

0325,6962,8503,0500,0600

17

2046 ACTIVATE CODE (9339) 1818 Digital Telecom DB9 ACTIVATE CODE (8040) 9876 Digital Telecom X1500 D & X1001 MINI ACTIVATE CODE (PAGE UP) 1250 Digital Telecom X10 ACTIVATE CODE (7799)

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Hyundai1100MCOM

1004

18

Digital Telecom X11

46

Kaon

Left to Right press Red, Green, Blue and Yellow buttons

15 16

3328

19

8989 Digital Telecom BLACK BOX & +1- +2 -911 ACTIVATE CODE (9999)

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Kaon

Press Yellow key, Enter 0000 Press Blue 2 times, Press Green 2 times, Press Red 2 times, Press Menu key.

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Digital Telecom X400

9876

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Kaon

Yellow, Blue, Green, Menu

21

Dynavision CI-888, CI-991

1004

49

Kyoto

3453

22

Dynavision Elite CX-9900

9247

50

Lawrence

1250

23

Dynavision Elite F-6600

9247

51

MediacomMFT930I

5347

24

Dynavision CX 777

5518

52

MediacomMFT910I

1250

25

Echolink EL-700 FTA

3327

53

MediacomEXEL

1250

26

Echolink EL-707 FTA

2020

54

MediacomMCIElite

7777

27

Echolink EL-707 FTA Plus

1520

55

MediaStar

2142,8175

28

Echo Set

7176

56

Metabox1-2-3

1004

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Megastar

2606,3141

86

SonySat-Spider

8989

58

Micro-X MDR-2800 FTA

1004

87

Satcruiser

3742,3472

59

Micro-X MDR-6000 IR

1004

88

Signal

8888,5555,4444

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Micro-X MDR-6500 IRCI

1004

89

Smart

3472,6934

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Micro-X MDR-4000 FTA

1250

90

Starsat

1234,1361,2999,1999,9876

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Natvision

1668,1010

91

Startrack

0786,2480

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Neosat 9800CI

1631,6805

92

Strong

0235,0325,1361,0735

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Neosat SX-1600 Plus

1004

93

SuperLazer 20000/1000

2142

65

Neosat SX-9800CI

2580,3842

94

SuperMax

5790

66

Neosat SX-9600

3472, 3842, 8510

95

Taplin

3453

67

Neosat SX-9800I

2142

96

TechnoSat

3724, 2374,7176, 2606,1470, 2441, 3724,1250, 6893, 8766,1497

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Neosat9800CI(old)

8510

97

Teleman

7176,1973

69

Next Wave

8503

98

Topfield

2606,2999

70

Nokia9800-9860-9600

1234

99

Toshiba

1048

71

Nokia 9200 S

147258

100

Truman TM-150, 100Plus, 160, 155, 7000, Vege

1004

72

Opensky

0786, 1777

101

Truman TM-7000 Plus /Xtream

8191

73

OpenStar

1234

102

Truman TM-100, 200

8175-2958

74

Opentel

0937,3472

103

Vantage

1404

75

Pace

9949

104

Vestel

8277,929526

76

Panasonic

3872,3472,1470,3725,2374 105

Viva

0786

77

Pansat

1668,1010

106

VIP

0282

78

Radix

9815

106

Vortec

2002,7777

79

Samsat

0937

107

Winnersat

0963

80

Samson SSI

9876

108

Wisplus

5030

81

Samsung

0235,7777

109

Wiztech

2020

82

Samsung702

9911

110

Xcruiser 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 750, 725

1250

83

Samsung202SVACI

1631

111

XricaX5

2613

84

SamsungDSR2000

Press Menu Key, Go To System Setup And Go To System Information, Enter 0000.

112

Zinwell

8888

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EXPERIENCE

DIGITAL TV In this day and age, plenty of advancements have already been done in the realm of electronics technology. One very evident proof to this notion is the use of digital signals by the televisions. A digital signal actually refers to a kind of signal that takes only two distinct signal values (positive/on or negative/off). It is normally being represented by binary digits (0, 1). If truth be told, it is deemed to be more ideal to use than the analog kind of signal since it entails lesser unnecessary variations or noise. And this is actually the very reason as to why digital television is in existence right now. But what is really meant by a digital television or digital TV? A digital television is simply a sophisticated form of television. It includes modern data casting applications, multicasting applications, typical definition televisions, and of course the well-known high definition televisions (HDTV). It actually

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uses clear digital signals in broadcasting that require less bandwidth to send more data and to produce a good picture or image quality and an excellent surround sound. And aside from the digital signals, a digital television also uses a digital modulation. This kind of modulation is digitally compact and can be decoded or interpreted through a receiver that has a set-top box, a specifically fabricated TV set, or a personal computer with a TV card. A particular digital TV has actually lots of exceptional advantages to offer. Some of which are as follows: Digital televisions can broadcast or transmit numerous streams of standard definition (SD) television programming as well as high-definition (HD) television digital programming with excellent audio and image quality. This capability of digital televisions can actually pave the way to better entertainment services.

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Digital televisions have certified high quality images and pictures. Televisions that are digital in nature are designed with hundreds and thousands of smaller pixels. These smaller pixels are actually the primary reason as to why digital televisions have clearer, crisper, and more detailed images than the analog televisions. Digital televisions allow users to make use of other services. In fact, some of the most outstanding services which users can utilize with a digital set of television are the electronic program manuals, language options, multimedia functions, digital interactivity, multiplexing functions, and the subtitle alternatives.

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TERRESTRIAL TV IN THE ARAB WORLD 2010

he boom in the supply of free satellite TV channels in the Arab region seems to have stifled the terrestrial TV landscape. Local terrestrial TV stations are still alive in the region, but regulations and market dynamics have insured that -except in a few countries- the number of terrestrial TV stations did not grow in the past few years. These results were highlighted during Arab Advisors 6th annual media and telecoms convergence conference held in Amman on June 1 and 2, 2010 and attended by 533 delegates from over 180 companies spanning 25 countries. There are 129 terrestrial TV stations broadcasting in nineteen Arab countries. Palestine, Egypt and Iraq lead in the number of terrestrial TV stations, constituting 50.4% of total terrestrial TV channels in the Arab World. The majority of Palestine's and Iraq's terrestrial TV channels are privately owned and they constitute 83.6% of total private terrestrial TV channels in the Arab World. Egypt has the largest number of government owned terrestrial TV channels. A new report, “Terrestrial TV in the Arab World 2010” was released to the Arab Advisors Group’s Media Strategic Research Service subscribers on April 23, 2010. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 950. The 29page report, which has 24 detailed exhibits,

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provides a detailed analysis of the terrestrial TV channels in the 19 Arab countries of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen. Please contact the Arab Advisors Group to get a copy of the report's Table of Contents. "According to surveys conducted by Arab Advisors Group, terrestrial TV channels in the region still have a relatively large audience although much reduced than before the satellite TV era. In Lebanon, for example, 93.9% of respondents surveyed who watch TV said that they still have access to terrestrial television." Miss Noura Abdulhadi, Arab Advisors Senior Research Analyst wrote in the report. "Arab Advisors Group’s analysis reveals that the vast majority of the countries covered, still have full government ownership of the operational terrestrial TV channels,” Miss Abdulhadi added. “Of the 19 countries covered in this report, only Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan allow private terrestrial TV channels. It is noteworthy that by April 21, 2009, Jordan's only licensed private TV channel (ATV) was still not operational. Sudan and Morocco have terrestrial channels that are jointly owned by the government and the private sector.”

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MEETING SATELLITE BUSINESS CHALLENGES Today, developing and least-developed nations are extremely dependent on satellites for their international and, in some cases, national communications. Indeed, for the more than 69 countries that account for 60 percent of the world's population, satellites represent a “lifeline” technology. Now, as we enter the new century—the 21st century—information and communications technology (ICT) is increasingly an engine for national development and growth. In this environment, those nations with a strong, well-developed broadband infrastructure will be positioned to reap the benefits of this new knowledge-based economy and increase their advantage in a global economy by increasing their productivity and expanding their education and health benefits. Developing nations that lack basic

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infrastructure such as roads, schools, and health care centers will once again find themselves in great need of satellite technology. Satellite services will become critical to these developing nations in order to fill the gap of non-existent, inadequate, and/or unreliable telecommunications infrastructure. Therefore, new satellite services should be capable of delivering Internet access for many critical uses such as education, health care, government services, and electronic commerce. In the 1960s, due to the initiative of the United States and the participation of other states, INTELSAT was created as a cooperative to provide satellite communications on a worldwide and non discriminatory basis. As the “digital divide” is widening, is there a similar commitment to help the developing world become part of the new economy?

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HOW TO CHOOSE SATELLITE TV PROVIDER?

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here are many wonderful activities that can be done to relax.

Many people are looking at their favorite program is a great opportunity to end the stress of the day. There are two ways for you to your favorite programs. It is a cable TV network or satellite TV providers. Todays many companies providing satellite broadcasting and distribution via television or Radio. Some companies like Globcos and other big satellites network provider companies; you have a wide range of options available. These options include a wide range of programs, such as children, cartoons, fashion shows, cooking and sport. If you see that the suppliers of satellites to use, since there are other points you should. The number of channels you can select the right channel for a challenger. Among the many channels that are old favorites. These include the popularity of networks such as HBO, Espa単a, Discovery Wings Love Stories network, and much more. FEBRUARY

According to the providers of satellite TV that you have your membership in this, there are cases where you can more than 300 channels. These are options that many people find very interesting. There are other options open, with a satellite. For example, in one position, a free service for a whole year. It is a command that you must read, but that's no problem.Even if these options are not very interesting, you have to see if the option "on satellite TV. This option is based on the fact that a satellite of the owners of the house must be at least a number of criteria. Once the criteria are fully met to the satisfaction of your service provider of satellite TV, they are happy, a satellite antenna in your home and business. The largest supplier of satellite-TV page you will find a few small TV providers. These operations may not lead to the satellite antenna, a remote control or digital set-top receiver. On the other hand, you must purchase this material. This applies to all the tools you need. The idea to watch hundreds of TV channels is clearly something that people expect to enjoy. To help you, there is a lot of satellites. Your choice of satellite TV and satellite TV you can move to another Member State, a whole new world of entertainment.

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SAUDI ARABIA'S ISLAMIC TV CHANNELS

RUSSIA LAUNCHES PROTON ROCKET WITH U.S. TELECOMS SATELLITE

Saudi Arabia has launched two satellite TV channels to spread the messages of the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah (life and teachings) of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) throughout the world. Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja said that the two channels could be viewed by people in Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, North Americas and Hawaii. The channels were officially launched Dec 18 covering the Arab region while their programs were telecast on most international satellites on Dec 24. Khoja said the two channels were established by the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, adding that they were a gift from the king to the Islamic world. "King Abdullah wanted the two channels to reach all Muslims in the world," he added. Prince Turki bin Sultan, assistant minister of culture and information, said the launch of the two channels reflected the Kingdom's efforts in the service of Islam and Muslims. The ministry will also launch five FM radio stations shortly. It has already short-listed 15 companies to operate the stations.

Russia has made this year's last launch from the Baikonur Space Centre in Kazakhstan, launching a Proton-M carrier rocket with the US telecommunications satellite DirecTV12, the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos has said. The DirecTV satellite operator had a contract with Russian-US joint venture

International Launch Services (ILS) to launch the DirecTV-12 on board a Proton-M carrier rocket to expand its existing satellite grouping. The Boeing-made DirecTV-12 satellite, weighing around 6 metric tons, will become part of DirecTV satellite grouping and provide high-definition TV, Internet and communications services to subscribers in the United States. All Proton rockets are made by Russia's Khrunichev Space and Research Centre. FEBRUARY

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SOUTH KOREAN PREPARES ITS OWN SATELLITE LAUNCH

LAUNCH OF SPACE MAPPING SATELLITE DELAYED

The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) is preparing to launch a meteorological satellite to improve its capacity to gather weather information. The KMA, which has often been criticized for the haphazardness of its forecasts, said the stationary Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite (COMS) will be carried into orbit by an Ariane V Rocket from the European space center in French Guiana in November. If the satellite is successfully launched, Korea will be the seventh country in the world that possesses a stationary meteorological satellite. "Using our own meteorological satellite, we'll be able to carry out monitor specific regions precisely during specific timeframes," a KMA official said. "We can save human lives and reduce property damage in the amount of more than W40 billion (US$1=W1,380) per year in weather-related disasters thanks to the improved capacity to monitor typhoons and torrential downpours." Korea relies on Japanese US and Chinese satellites for 11 kinds of weather information. In the future, the KMA says it will improve the accuracy of forecasts because it can monitor the Korean Peninsula at eight-minute intervals.

NASA has delayed the launch of a space mapping satellite because of problems discovered in a rocket booster steering engine, the US space agency has said. "The first launch attempt scheduled for December 11 was delayed due to an anomaly in the motion of a booster steering engine," Nasa said in a statement. Nasa engineers plan to remove and replace a suspect component in time for the launch when weather forecasts say there is an 80 percent chance of acceptable launch conditions, it said. The WISE satellite is supposed to orbit the Earth at the poles and scan the entire sky one and a half times in nine months. "The mission will uncover hidden cosmic objects, including the coolest stars, dark asteroids and the most luminous galaxies," Nasa said.

RUSSIA TO LAUNCH GLOBAL SATELLITE EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM

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AROUND THE SATELLITE WORLD payload that accommodates the distribution of live broadcasting to the [blackspots],” Ballintine said in a written statement.

NEW IRAN SATELLITE TO BE LAUNCHED

AUSTRALIA SET TO LAUNCH NEW SATELLITE Satellite provider NewSat has welcomed a $160 million federal cash injection to supply remote areas with digital television and highlighted its plans to launch Australia’s first locally-owned satellite as a possible solution. The project, dubbed Jabiru, has been in development since 2007 and is spearheading the company’s move to cashin on the government initiative. Company CEO Adrian Ballintine said the satellite will be able to serve the 247,000 homes identified by the government as located in digital TV blackspots. “The satellite designed to provide 'Ka band' coverage across Australia will have a

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Iran plans to launch of a second satellite into orbit next month as announced by the Iranian Communication and Information Technology Minister Reza Taqipour. The new satellite has been designed and assembled by Iranian technologists and it will be launched during the Ten-Day-Dawn events from central Iranian desert. The annual Ten-Day-Dawn celebrations are held to commemorate the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979. More information about the new satellite will be made public in the coming days. Based on reports the satellite AUT SAT was built at Amir-Kabir University of Technology by the resident scientists and researchers at AUT labs. It weighs 70 to 80 kilograms and its primary tasks are to monitor damages caused by earthquakes, other natural disasters and environmental research. Last year, Iran successfully launched its first homemade satellite called Omid from Semnan Province in central Iran. Experts around the world observed the flawless launching of the Omid satellite and hailed it as an outstanding achievement for Iranian scientists and engineers.

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GLOBAL DESTINY MIGRATES TO DIGITAL

The country’s second largest cable firm Global Destiny Cable Inc., will migrate from analog to digital network infrastructure in the second quarter this year to post revenue growth and help government reduce illegal cable subscribers. Philip J. Chien, Destiny Cable Inc president and CEO, said in an interview that the company has earmarked P700 million to shift to digital, but the investment is expected to increase the company revenue by 20 percent this year. In addition, the company move to digital would also help the cable industry reduce the huge revenue losses yearly pegged at about P5 billion to P6 billion due to the rampant growth of illegal subscribers estimated at 1.5 million. According to Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) report in December last year, the country’s legitimate cable users have surpassed the number of illegitimate cable users in 2010 due to investment in digital technology of a cable company. In 2010, the cable association report said that cable piracy cost has been reduced to $83 million from more than $90 million last year.

INDIA MULLS LAUNCHING CARTOSAT-2B SATELLITE The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)Tuesday said that it mulls launching of its " Cartosat-2B" remote sensing satellite in space by March this year. "India is one among the six nations that have developed indigenous space technology and also a model to the whole world on how space technology can be used for the development of a nation. We plan to launch Cartosat-2B in March. The testing of Cryogenic engine system for GSLV will also be held soon," ISRO chief K. Radhakrishnan told the media in the southern Indian state of Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram. Claiming that India is capable of sending a man to space and bringing him back with the GSLV technology, he said: "India's mission of sending a man to space is the first step to be with other nations in space technology." The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, usually known by its abbreviation GSLV, is an expendable launch system operated by the ISRO. It was developed to enable India to launch its FEBRUARY

AROUND THE SATELLITE WORLD INSAT-type satellites into geostationary orbit and to make India less dependent on foreign rockets.

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VIETNAM PLANS $290-350 MIL FOR SECOND SATELLITE

Vietnam Prime Minister has agreed approved a budget of US$290-350 million to build the country’s second satellite, scheduled for completion by 2012. Vinasat2 will be positioned at 107 degrees east when it goes into orbit. It is one of three satellite orbits that the Radio Frequency Directorate of the Ministry of Information and Communications registered with the International Telecommunication Union in 2008. Under the agreement, if Vietnam fails to launch a satellite by 2012, it will lose all the registered orbits to other countries. According to the approved plan, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunication Group will be the project investor in charge of assigning suppliers. Vietnam’s first satellite, VINASAT-1, was launched in April 2008 to improve telecommunication services, internet connection and TV reception in the country’s most remote areas. The $200 million satellite’s footprint extends over Southeast and East Asia, India and Hawaii. Its capacity is expected to run out this year.

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I am a regular reader of Dish Channels. Is satellite TV better than local cable Or cheaper? Hope I will be answered in your magazine. (Babar Khan, Lahore) Ans: Well...I have satellite and relatives have cable...I find that both are pretty much comparable with price...The piece that I have found is that pretty much the cable companies dictate what stations you receive My satellite provider gives me new stations as unlimited channels.

correctly to choose the satellite Q:2How aerial? (Sajid Bhutto, Larkana)

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Ans: There are two types of aerials parabolic and offset. Parabolic aerials aerials with direct focus, i.e. what focus a signal from the companion in the centre of the circle. A lack of such aerials is sticking of snow in the winter and absence of possibility to establish the second converter (the device for focusing and reception of the satellite signal reflected from the aerial). Offset aerials - aerials with the displaced focus, having the oval form of a reflector. The given aerials more modern and popular as give the chance to establish the second converter for reception of 2-3 companions depending on a site of companions on a polar axis.

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ANALOG TV is the difference between Q:3What digital TV and Analog TV? Ans: The difference between Analog TV and Digital TV boils down to the way the TV signal is transmitted. Standard analog TV is transmitted in a manner similar to radio. In fact, the video signal of analog television is transmitted in AM, while the audio is transmitted in FM. Analog TV is subject to interference, such as ghosting and snow, depending on the distance and geographical location of the TV receiving the signal.

HOTBIRD SATELLITE you please help me with this Q:5Can problem. I just installed an h-h motor and set the dish on Hotbird Satellite true south. I can get almost all satellites but there are some like Hispaat 30 W and the 5 E which I need and seem unreachable. if I tilt dish by hand from top or bottom I seem to get them but I lose all the others almost. could it be pole alignment but I could swear I fixed it properly. (Hasan, Spain) Ans: It is very simple. The pole must be absolutely vertical after everything is attached to it. The dish elevation must be correct. Your dish size should be suitable for receiving those satellites. Check http://www.tracksat.com for footprints and dish sizes.

HDTV do Analog TV signals often Q:4Why look worse on an HDTV than on an Analog TV? ( Ahmed, via e-mail) Ans: It is true that, in most cases, an analog video signal displayed on an HDTV will not look as good as it would on an analog set: there are two basic reasons for this: 1. The video processing circuitry in an HDTV upscales the image, which can improve the good aspects of the image. However, at the same time, the video processing also will magnify the defective parts of the image, such as interference and video noise that is not as noticeable on a lower resolution analog set. In this case, the quality of the video processing in the TV can have either a positive or negative effect on the degree of correction for poor analog signals.

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SKY CHANNELS time we get light rain I lose Q:6 Every most of my sky channels when it rains quite heavy I lose every single channel on sky and it says loss of signal. But when the weather is good all channels are OK .Could you please give me any advice. (Younus Imran, Karachi) A: Your dish isn't perfectly aligned. Without undoing any bolts, push the dish slightly in all 4 directions and watch the quality bar on screen. If anything changes, undo the bolts, do a tiny(!) adjustment and tighten the bolts again.

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purchased a quad LNB Q:7 Isorecently that I can install Freesat for my

I install a satellite dish Q:10Can system myself? (Athar Abbas,

kids. I currently have sky with a single LNB and have good signal and quality. But when I fit the quad LNB I get no signal on all f connectors. I have tried rotating the LNB in its bracket but still nothing- do you think the LNB is faulty? ( David Thomas, Virginia, US) Ans: Is it really a quad LNB and not a quattro LNB? You need a quad LNB. Maybe you moved the dish while installing the LNB– try the single again. Is it all well connected? It might be faulty.

Rawalpindi) A: Yes, certainly but you have to be handy and possess the ability to follow instructions properly. You may make use of the installation manuals but professional installation is especially recommended due to their vital pointing and more complicated wiring requirements.

REMOTE FIXING UK CHANNELS live in Spain and receive most UK Q:8 Ichannels but cannot get ITV 2, 3 or 4 but can get ITV + 1. Many neighbours get all channels with better signal strength, mine is only about 20% on the bar indicator. What can I do to rectify this? I am not technically minded so plain words would be appreciated. ( Zian Ahmad, via e-mail) Ans: Is your dish 100% aligned? LNB skew properly adjusted? Same dish size as your neighbours, good quality make dish? Same LNB? Good cable which is not too long? Same receiver?

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two of the same receivers Q:11 Iinhave my house and the remote I have changes both at the same time. Can I fix it so only receiver changes instead of both? (Kamal Siddiqui, Hyderabad) A: Some remotes can be 'addressed' to work with just one receiver even though you may have similar models of the same receiver in your home. Most remotes are made to just put the batteries in and they work. Check your manual for programming your remote; if it is addressable it should be covered there.

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IS THERE A FUTURE

FOR SATELLITE TV? Satellite has long been the carrier of choice for niche channels, which are seeking the biggest possible audiences they can get. But the introduction of the IPTV platform, which for channel providers is simply cheaper, may soon render satellite delivery obsolete. “International channels exist as a result of satellite (technologies),” said Aldo Di Felice, president of Toronto-based TLN Television (Telelatino Network), Canada’s only national Hispanic and national Italian broadcaster. TLN chose satellite for its channels because “satellite allowed us to become available in parts of the country that were without cable,” he said. “It let us blanket the country with our coverage. It’s one-stop shopping. With a satellite, you can reach everybody in the country. With cable, it’s system by system.” But while he concedes that his business owes a debt of gratitude to satellite, Di Felice also believes that IPTV is the way of the future. “Satellite is being taken over by IPTV,” he said resolutely, citing the expensive satellite fees that channel providers are tired of shelling out as a FEBRUARY

major reason for the shift. Satellite costs are dropping as a result of the new competition, but many broadcasters would love nothing more than to do away with the nuisance of satellite fees altogether. But it’s not just about the money. “IPTV platforms are popping up like wild mushrooms,” said Slava Levin, president and CEO of Toronto-based Ethnic Channels Group, a provider of non-English-language digital TV channels to Canada’s multicultural population. “The universe is changing. In the next 10 years, satellite will go away and IPTV will probably be the new form of distribution for ethnic content.” Elie Kawkabani, chairman of the board of Ethnic Broadcasters of America opined that while the satellite industry is facing many challenges, “growth is going to continue. Perhaps not at the same rate as the past few years, but this is not a fly-by-night operation — it will continue.” Regardless, he believes that IPTV “is going to be the future of our industry. It’s not yet clear how it will happen, but it will happen. It’s a cheaper way to bring a lot of channels to viewers at once.”

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THE DISH ON SATELLITE TV The evolution of television has seen dramatic acceleration recently. Satellite TV has truly revolutionized the global viewing experience. You no longer have to rely on awkward rabbit ear antennae to bring viewing pleasure. Satellite dishes have become as ubiquitous as the roof antenna was in the early years. The world can now be accessed through numerous, and diverse channels, and programming. The number of options available with satellite television is overwhelming. Since the broadcast signals used in satellite television are digital, as compared with old analog, the results are crystal clear audio and visual transmissions. Broadcasts can be done in HDTV, or high definition television, which is the latest television technology. Digital transmissions allow a greater degree of flexibility for broadcasters. In addition to picture and sound excellence, there is a virtual library of movies, sporting events, and news programs to choose from. More than the basic channels of yesteryear. Satellite receivers, when put together with the properly built and positioned satellite dish, hook up with access to more than 225 digital-quality channels. The receiver can also provide an on-screen program guide that can be customized to suit viewers needs. The receiver also has a built-in FEBRUARY

"Locks and Limits" feature, which gives control to limit channels or programs. More recently, a spectacular Digital Video Recording feature, DVR, has emerged. This gives the viewer the ability to record, replay, and splice programming scenes as many times, and in as many ways, as desired. That's what the combination of HDTV and DVR will give: complete control. Unlike commercial television, which broadcasts free programming, satellite television is not without cost. To get satellite TV, you need a dish antenna, and a receiver designed to work with the chosen service. You can buy the hardware from the satellite company, an electronics store, or a satellite-system dealer/installer for about $100 and up. There is a monthly subscription fee, in addition to the cost of the hardware; this varies according to the level of service. In the past, bad weather could adversely effect the signals, however new technology and improvements have made this a rare issue. All considered, satellite television is an investment well worth it. Satellite service can include you in a world revolution that is changing the face of how information and entertainment is done in this world. The sky is the limit with satellite services, literally, when it comes to speed, features, and innovation.

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t e cy rity at EC nd nc en ola S/R F Ba /E u l r C eq P Fr

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ABS 5 (146°E)

Dish Size 08-10 ft

Apstar 6 (134°E) 6

Dish Size 08 ft

JC Sat 3 (128.8° E) 3

Dish Size 08 ft

Asiasat 4 (122° E) 4

Dish Size 06-08 ft

Chinasat 6B(115.5°E) 6B

Express AM 3 (140°E) AM 3

Telestar 18 (138°E)18

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Chinasat 1 (110.5째E)

Dish Size 08 ft

Telkom1&AAP-1(108.2째E)

Dish Size 08 ft

Asiasat 3S (105.5째E) 3S

Palapa C-2 & Koreasat 2 (113째 E) 2 C-2

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Asiasat 5 (100.5째E) 5

Dish Size 10 ft

Dish Size 06-08 ft

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Measat 1 (91.5째E)1

Insat 3A (93.5째E) 3A

NSS 6 (95째E) 6

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ST 1 (88°E) 1

Yamal 201 (90°E) 201

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Intelsat 709(85.2°E) 709

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Thaicom 2/5 (78.5째E) 2/5

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Insat 3C/4CR (74.0째E) 3C/4CR

Eutelsat W5 (70.5째E) W5

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Intelsat 12 (45.0°E)12

Bonum 1 (56°E) 1

Express AM 22(53°E) AM

Intelsat 904 (60°E) 904

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Intelsat 901 (18.0°W)

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Hispasat 1C/1D (30.0°W)

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ChinaSat 6B (115.0°E) 6B

Asiasat 5 (100.5°E) 3S

Astra 1H-1M (19.2°E) 1H-1M

Measat 1 (91.5°E)1

Intelsat 12 (45.0°E) 12

Türksat 2A (42.0°E) 2A

Hot Bird 6/7A/9 (13.0°E) 6/7A/9

Hellas Sat 2 (39.0°E) 2

Eutelsat W4 (36.0°E) W4

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Intelsat 903 (34.5°W)

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

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EuroBird 9A (9.0°E)

Eutelsat W3A (7.0°E)

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Badr 4/6 (26.0°E) 4/6

HDTV CHANNELS ARE AS BELOW: Optus B1 (160.0°E)

24th Jan. 2011 Eurobird 2 (25.5°E) 2

Koreasat 3 (116.0°E)

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