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CONTENTS Letter from Editor

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Triax

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Global Flash News

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Why Use Dish Network

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Pay Television

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Pakistani Channels

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The Changing

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Pakistani Channels

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Sat Mart

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The Best Satellite

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Test Report

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The Satellite Tuner

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Cable & Satellite Services

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World TV Standards

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Test Report

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Around the Satellite World

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The Satellite TV

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Trouble Shooter

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Test Report

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Search Satellite

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Satellite Transmission

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The Key to DTH

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The New Revolution

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The History of cable

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Master Codes

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The History of cable

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Master Codes

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Directional Chart

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The Scienc Behind

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Directional Chart

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The Scienc Behind

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Television in Russia

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How Satellite TV Works

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Digital Chart

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Sports and HD from

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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- 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

LETTER FROM EDITOR Dear Readers, At least one million households, possibly as many as 3 million, enjoy a TV fan's paradise. They get virtually every channel, including premium networks such as HBO and Showtime, most broadcast sports events and all pay-per-view services. All for free. There's just one hitch: It's illegal. That hasn't stopped satellite TV piracy from growing at an alarming rate. It's spreading so quickly that in a few years more people may be stealing DirecTV's and EchoStar's services than are stealing from cable — even though the satellite business, which reports 19 million paying customers, is less than a third of cable's size. Satellite companies and the channels, movie studios and sports franchises that supply programming lose well over $1 billion a year in uncollected revenue from piracy. The satellite services typically offer far more PPV channels than most cable services do, and all their signals are digital, making them clearer and easier to copy. Satellite broadcasters scramble their signals, which are descrambled by the set-top decoder. A programmable smart card is the key to that process: It tells the box which channels to open. Cable operators say technology is starting to give them the upper hand in trimming the ranks of the 3 million to 4 million people who deliberately steal their signals. Most cable firms now transmit their big attractions — premium and PPV channels — digitally, so customers who want them must get a digital decoder.

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VENEZUELA LAUNCHES FIRST SATELLITE

Venezuela entered the space age as its first satellite, built with Chinese technology and launched from China, blasted into orbit. Named after Simon Bolivar, the hero of South American independence, the communications satellite Venesat-1 is a "construction of socialism" and a symbol of Latin American integration, according Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Chavez, accompanied by fellow leftist Bolivian President Evo Morales, monitored the launch from the eastern town of Luepa, and afterwards praised the operation as an example of socialist virtues. "A capitalist business launches a satellite to make money. This is an act of freedom and independence," Chavez said. "This satellite is not for us but for the people of Latin America and the Caribbean. It is a further step towards independence," he said, adding

that the project would break the mold of "technological illiteracy." During its 15-year lifespan the Simon Bolivar satellite will cover Venezuela's "brother countries" to streamline telecommunications and develop "social programs such as literacy or telemedicine," according to Science and Technology Minister Nuris Orihuela. FEBRUARY

KAZAKHSTAN'S FIRST SATELLITE RETURN TO ITS ORBIT Officials say Kazakhstan's only satellite has been returned to its normal orbit, more than four months after a computer glitch forced

the craft to spiral out of control. Russia's state-controlled Khrunichev State Research and Production Center said it hopes that the craft will resume normal operations after a series of checks. The centre built the telecommunications satellite. Contact with KazSat-1 was lost last June, two years after its launch. It forced the Kazakh space agency to consider delaying the launch of a second satellite planned for December 2012. The $65 million KazSat-1 craft is the first in a planned four-satellite communications fleet.

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EUROPEAN SATELLITE WORLD SATELLITE TRANSPONDERS LAUNCHED ON RUSSIAN ROCKET MARKET TO REACH 7,262 UNITS A Russian rocket has carried a European communications satellite into space. The state-run Khrunichev plant that makes Russia's heavy-lift Proton rockets says The Astra 1M lifted off atop a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur facility in Kazakhstan. It says the launch went well and the satellite separated from the top rocket stage successfully. The Astra 1M will be part of Luxembourg-based SES-Astra's fleet of satellites providing television and other communications services. Khrunichev says it was the eighth launch of a Proton-M rocket this year.

Driven by strong demand for terrestrial satellite services, the world satellite transponders market is projected to reach 7,262 units by the year 2012. Rise in corporate networking, and increase in Internet, government and military applications, are resulting in the creation of new market opportunities for satellite transponders. Rise in consumer-oriented video services, and the boom in satellitebased entertainment and broadcasting industry are additionally forecast to drive the market's growth into the future. The world satellite transponders market stands enthused by the growing popularity of digital broadcast entertainment services, and digital video broadcast services. Backed by the growing popularity of ethnic programs, strong demand for satellite transponders in

NDTV TO SPLIT

NDTV has announced that its board has decided to split NDTV into 2 groups - one for news and allied businesses, and the second for the entertainment and other businesses. The move will provide more operational and financial flexibility for the 2 businesses, in view of the Indian government's restrictions on News. NDTV Limited will engage in non-news businesses. The new, news company will be called NDTV Studios. NDTV Ltd will include the businesses of NDTV Convergence, NDTV Imagine, NGEn, NDTV Lifestyle, NDTV lumiere, NDTV Labs & NDTV emerging markets. On the other hand, the news company - NDTV Studios will include NDTV 24x7, NDTV India, NDTV Profit, NDTV Media, Metronation Delhi & Metronation Chennai. For every one share currently held in NDTV Ltd, a shareholder will receive one share in the new company.

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broadcasting applications is expected in the upcoming years. In addition to cable and TV broadcasting, consumer broadband internet services, wireless telephone, data services, and direct radio are also expected to help keep demand sufficiently kindled. With the developed markets reaching saturation in broadband penetration, developing markets of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, backed by waxing demand for internet protocol (IP) services, and the rise in number of broadband subscribers, will offer new opportunities for sustaining future growth. Increased governmental involvement and spending in military satellite navigation, and positioning systems, and space exploration are expected to prop up demand patterns in the marketplace.

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PAY TELEVISION

Advertiser support has been the foundation for American broadcast television since the industry's beginnings. It is worth noting, however, that many experiments with direct viewer payment for television programs also have taken place throughout television history. The idea for pay television (also known variously as "toll" or "subscription" television) actually dates to television experiments of the 1920s and 1930s (at which point the method of financing a national television system had not yet been determined) and can be traced through various developmental stages leading up to modern satellite-carried pay cable program services. Many pay television systems have been proposed over the years. Some have been designed to transmit programming to subscribers' homes over the air, typically on underutilized UHF frequencies. Other systems have been designed to transmit by wire, sometimes wires shared by community antenna or cable TV systems. Various methods have been tested for ordering pay TV programming and descrambling the electronic signals. Until the proliferation of modern satellitedelivered pay-cable FEBRUARY

program services, only a small portion of the many planned pay TV systems ever reached the experimentation stage. Fewer still were used commercially. Economics certainly have had an impact on the fortunes of pay TV, as has the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recurring hesitation to approve the systems. Even when the Commission actually granted permission for testing, final approval for commercial use tended to take many years. Furthermore, no fewer than six major FCC rulings on pay TV have been handed down over the years, only to be amended in subsequent decisions. Regulators have been aware of ongoing opposition to the various forms of pay TV on the part of commercial broadcasters and networks, movie theater owners, citizens groups, and other constituencies. In 1949, Zenith Radio Corporation petitioned the FCC for permission to test an over-the-air pay system called Phonevision. The test was run in 1951 with a group of 300 households in Chicago over a period of 90 days. Phonevision was a system of pay television that used telephone lines for both program ordering and decoding of its scrambled broadcast signal. In 1953, Skiatron Electronics and Television Corporation tested a different over-the-air system, "Subscriber-Vision," that used IBM punch cards for billing and descrambling. The programming was transmitted on New York independent station WOR during off-hours.

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THE CHANGING FACE OF C-BAND AND KU-BAND MARKETS Satellite communications, with its seemingly limitless range of applications in the market, has emerged as an important foundation of the present communications industry. Into the 21st century, satellite communications is expected to experience fluctuating trends in its provision of an ever-shifting range of options to consumers. Satellite communications, after facing enormous market demand and insufficient capacity during the middle and early 1990s, has been revived with the occurrence of consolidations, mergers and acquisitions in the market. Present satellite carriers, such as PanAmSat, GE American and Loral Skynet, have emerged as more globallyastute, more financially-viable and more

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focused companies compared to earlier satellite carriers. The satellite communications industry is poised to use Ka-band frequency range for 1998 and beyond to augment the deployment of standard Ku-band, C-band and direct-broadcast payloads. The Ka-band would be deployed either in stand-alone Ka-band satellites or in consolidated payloads. Ka-band's key advantages over C-band and Ku-band include lessened interference with terrestrial systems and boosted available bandwidth, among others. The use of ka-band is being considered by principal system operators that include GE, Eutelsat, Intelsat, PanAmSat and SES, and by new worldwide systems.

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DIGITAL TO TV (DTTV) DVB DISTRIBUTION HEADEND Digital To TV (DTTV) is a TV distribution headend with DVB-T (DTT) output. The Digital To TV system converts any analogue or digital video source to DVB-T with a maximum of 200 programmes in the UHF band. The Digital To TV (DTTV) allows to transmodulate Satellite TV channels to Digital Terrestrial Television multiplexes. The DVB-T resulting signal can be displayed with the help of a DTT receiver, nowadays built-in the own TV sets. Digital To TV (DTTV) is an ideal headend solution for large installations, hotels, convention centers, hospitals, ships, etc. In many cases, the DVB-T signal is robust enough as to not have the need to invest in replacing the network, connexions, etc.The Digital To TV (DTTV) distribution system allows to re-organise the spectrum, adding the off-air DTT channels received in the region, encoding video-audio channels, etc. Once duly configured, the system becomes autonomous and it can be remotely controlled through Ethernet.

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The TV EXPLORER range has changed forever the concept of the field strength meter. From now on, meters will be smaller, lighter weight and much more easy to use than in the past. Just press one key and the instrument measures and decodes the signal under test. The new TV EXPLORER II+ continues with this philosophy and hits again with innovating features. At a first glance the instrument unveils an impressive 6,5" screen with 16:9 panoramic format and transflective technology. However, TV EXPLORER II+ introduces many new features. It allows measuring of High Definition satellite DVB-S2 signals and DVB-H for mobile TV broadcasting. It covers Cable TV return path. It can display the constellation diagram for DVBT/H/C/S/S2. Allows automatic measurements through the DATALOGGER function with a massive 1 GB internal memory. It allows access to encrypted channels by means of Common Interface (patented function).

It is fully MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 Part 10 AVC HD/H.264, DVB-S(Digital Video Broadcasting)/DVB-S2, MP Layer I and II, CD quality, S/PDIF output for Dolby Digital Audio, Screen formats: 4:3, Letter Box, Full Screen, 16:9, YUV, CVBS, HDMI, SCART video outputs, PC and overthe-air software updates (115,200 bps), 12 favourite lists, 4000 channel capacity, DiSEqC 1.0/1.1/1.2/USALS, 2 Common Interface slots, Easy channel sorting, Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), Backup-Function for securing data, Parental control, Teletext and subtitles with copy software from unit to unit.

TECHNOMATE TM-5000 CI It is one of the fastest satellite receiver ever. The receiver has the capacity to store 5000 Digital TV & Radio channels, 130 satellites and over 1000 transponders in memory, Instant dish positioner adjustment incase of rain or poor signal, Super sensitive tuner for even the weakest signal on small dishes, Fully DVB compliant, SCPC/MCPC Receivable from C/Ku-Band Satellites, DiSEqC 1.0/1.2 Compatible, Subtitle & Teletext Supported by OSD & VBI, Picture In Graphics and freeze advance for PC printing via digital camcorder, 8 Favourite channel grouping and sorting, Multi Language OSD, Unique Color Control Function to enhance your picture quality, Various Sorting Function in EPG producing fast results and ease of use and provide easy-to-use menu.

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VANTAGE HD 8000S Satellite manufacturer Vantage has launched its much anticipated flagship receiver, the HD 8000S. The HD 8000S is a digital and high-definition satellite PVR ready (via ESATA or SATA harddrive) set-top box, with twin tuners and hardware based blind scan function. Features 2 Common Interface slots and 2 smartcard readers catering for Conax, XCrypt, DGCrypt, Crypton and Firecrypt, an impressive 20,000 channel capacity and a unique touch front panel control function.

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TM-3100D RECEIVER This new receiver from Technomate is fully MPEG-2 & DVB-S Compliant, Built in satellite finder it will , find and display name. It will identify the satellite and display the name of the screen, Default channels from the receiver no need of PC, Restore default channels, 6000 Channels, 4000 transponders & 100 Satellites Programmable, PIP (Picture in Picture) and Short Time Record, SCPC/MCPC Receivable from C/KU band Satellite, DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 & 1.3 (USALS) compatible with 22KHz Tone, Auto DiSEqC Detection, On screen positioner display, Saves Position per channels in motorise, Automatic Search for Transponders and Channels, Zoom Function, 8 Favourite Groups, Parental Lock Control, 7 days Extended EPG (Electronic Program Guide), Multi Picture in Graphic (PIG) Display: 4, 9, 12 & 16, 9 Languages Supported: English, German, French, Polish, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Dutch and Channel Sort & Find functions.

TRIMAX SM-2200 SIGNAL METER

For the first time in a economical digital meter, you are able to view the actual channel on the screen of the meter. Now you can quickly and accurately align the satellite and you can instantly check the stability of the channel right on the screen of the meter. Satellites, Transponders, Frequency, Symbol Rate, Polarity, and all settings can be modified by the user. There is never a need to send your meter in for a upgrade or to request satellites to be added. You can add the satellites by yourself and the meter will memorize them. Meter never needs to be returned for re-calibration due to the unique calibration system built in to the meter. Each time the meter boots up it automatically calibrates for optimum performance so you can align each install with confidence.

PACE DS 810 CI RECEIVER The DS810XE is a free-to-air digital satellite set-top box packed with support for the leading edge digital TV standards and content protection technology including MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Dolby Digital, AAC HE, DVB-S2, DiSEqC 1.2 HDMI with HDCP, 3DES, AES and USB 2.0. The DS810XE allows the viewer to watch High Definition MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 or standard definition programmes at the best possible quality. The DS810XE has an auto set up feature, which enables it to be easily configured for use with most types of display – SD or HD together with various connector types to provide simple connection to the latest display technology. In addition, the DS810XE can output High Definition content to a HDMI display and simultaneously output in re-formatted Standard Definition to a second TV or VCR using the SCART and composite outputs. The superior performance of the DS810XE is based on a 300MHz core CPU that delivers in excess of 420DMIPs. Our uncompromising digital design includes true colour 2D/3D graphics processing and a dedicated audio/video AVC High Definition decoder. The new styling is designed to blend with the latest trends in home audiovisual equipment. FEBRUARY

BETA FTA SATELLITE RECEIVER This receiver is fully MPEG2/DVB compliant. The intuitive OSD allows for quick channel searching capabilities. With the ability to move, delete and rename channel or satellite information, it's simple to recognise your channels the way you want them. BETA Receiver Provides digital free-to-air satellite reception, Powers can makes searching for new channels easy, MPEG2/DVB compliant, Intuitive OSD (On Screen Display), 6000 channel memory (TV and radio), 7-day EPG (Electronic Programme Guide), Upgrading through RS232 (STB to STB, PC to STB), Auto DiSEqC search, Zoom in/out, Powerful channel editing function and USALS compatible.

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DVB-S SATELLITE PCI TV CARD Receive free digital satellite TV programmes and DAB radio on PC, Supports ''timeshifting'' and scheduledrecording functions, TV / video always on the top of the monitor screen, User-friendly interface with powerful functions, Supports Teletext and EPG functions, Enhanced 16:9 wide-format display, Auto channel scan and name recognition, Multiple channel preview, Supports real-time digital video recording in MPEG2 (Programme Stream) format, Supports still image capture in JPEG or BMP format, Supports Picture-InPicture (PIP) function, Additional AV/SVideo input for connecting other video sources such as a DVD player, VCD , VHS or camcorder and

MPEG converter and editor.

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MHz ~ 2150 MHz, Various input frequency range and L.O. for world-wide market, Low phase noise for analogue or digital reception, Voltage-controlled H/V switching (13/18 V), Excellent D.R.O. stability, Compact tooling and best solution for individual and multi-satellite systems.

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Cable & Satellite Services Connect You

Globally Cable and satellite services are two systems that provide television programs and subscriptions with a wider range of channels that include subscriptions or payper-view. Cable service has limited coverage compared to satellite service but is more accessible and affordable to many television consumers. Satellite service, on the other hand, transmit signals using communications satellites. This is often used by most broadcasting companies and wealthy individuals who can purchase or rent the services of satellites. However, new technology has now produced satellite discs that are both portable and affordable. This can also be accessed through cable companies in different parts of the globe. Cable service or television can transmit signals using radio frequencies through fixed optical fibers or coaxial cables. Before cable services, the most common way to watch television and receive transmission was by using a television antenna. The origin of cable can be traced back to the abbreviation CATV which means Cable TV but originally stood for Community Antenna Television. This started cable television in 1948 and spread throughout North America, Europe and East Asia. Nowadays, most parts of the globe enjoy cable services which are provided locally or internationally. Satellite service, on the other hand, transmit FEBRUARY

signals using communication satellites which can provide a wider range of channels and other services locally and from other countries abroad. This technology first took root in 1962 through the first satellite television signal coming from Europe using the Telstar satellite then going over to North America. Subsequently, other communication satellites were launched into orbit for broadcasting and delivering television signals to ground downlink stations which were responsible for providing services to television consumers. Currently, direct satellite links are available using portable satellite discs and services which are now affordable to many individuals. Cable and satellite services fill the need of the viewing public to learn more about other cultures and current events from other countries other than theirs. These have widened opportunities of many individuals to simultaneously learn and watch what is happening around the globe such as crucial events happening in war-stricken countries, natural disasters and the shocking moments brought about by 9/11. Cable and satellite services have somehow bridged the gap between nations and provided prospects to help each other out in times of distress brought about by disasters made by both men and nature.

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THE SATELLITE TV EXPERIENCE Television programming is changing and because of this it is time for many people to investigate the difference in what they can expect from different providers. One of the things they can expect to find is what they would get with satellite TV, like an expanded selection of channels. Having a satellite TV provider means there is clear programming with channels that everyone has favorite programs on, including the ability to have the local channels. What sets a satellite TV provider apart from no provider or a cable television provider is the HD programming. High definition programming is unlike digital or analog programming; it is the type of programming that brings the show that is being watched right into the room. It makes the viewers feel like they are right where the action is happening and not sitting in their living room. There are also other advantages with satellite, one of them is statistically they have less down time than cable providers FEBRUARY

because they do not need to depend on coaxial cables that run underground and can become damaged. They only thing they depend on are the satellite dish having a clear view of the southern sky and the cables that run from the dish to the television set, this is what enables a home that is located anyplace to have satellite TV. There are also some great programming packages offered with the satellite TV provider, ones that can fit any family and any budget. The packages have family friendly programming, packages that have the movie channels for the movie buff and packages for the person that wants to stay up on the weekly favorite programs. Then there are extra packages like the TurboHD package; this has all of the channels and programs in high definition, which is something that will not be found with any other provider. There is also the different special packages for the sports fan, with games that are not aired on other channels and are transmitted in HD no matter what sport is the favorite. The sports packages also have the programs that will not be seen on other channels that have all the stats and other information you need to follow your favorite teams.

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Inside view Signals are sent up to the satellite from the earth's surface. The transmission station is called an uplink station. The transmission takes place via frequency modulation (FM). The advantage of FM is that there are no problems regarding the frequency and dynamic range that needs to be transmitted, plus, FM is less sensitive to interference than AM. For practical reasons, conventional TV stations broadcast in AM (called earth or terrestrial TV). The outgoing transmission takes place at a very high frequency of 14,000 MHz (= 14 Gigahertz). To avoid any interference, the incoming signal (downlink) is transmitted

including the antenna size which is needed for good reception in the central and outlying areas. Under normal conditions, good reception within the footprint area is possible for as much as 99.9% of the time. However, exceptional weather conditions can have an adverse effect on reception quality for short periods. The signals received by the dish antenna are transferred to a frequency converter called the LNC (Low Noise Converter), which is placed in the focal point of the dish antenna. The LNC is also called the LNB (Low Noise Block converter). The LNC converts the incoming signal to a lower frequency in the

SATELLITE TRANSMISSION PROCESS

at a frequency between 10 and 12 GHz. This is the so-called KU band, which covers the area from 10.7-12.75 GHz. The downlink signal is sent to earth in a focused beam, via a parabolic antenna, that looks quite similar to a receiving dish antenna. From there, it can be picked up by private antenna, shared antenna installations and cable companies. Consumer satellites use a concentrated beam to give a stronger signal over a smaller land area. The area over which the signals can be received is called the footprint of a satellite. Footprint diagrams show the area of coverage, FEBRUARY

area between 950 and 2150 MHz, and then amplifies the signal before it is sent to the satellite tuner. Due to the very weak signal levels, it is of vital importance that the amplification takes place free of noise. During the amplification of the frequencies, all frequencies will be amplified, including noise. An important performance parameter of the LNC is therefore its noise factor. The lower the noise factor, the better the picture quality. For good reception and image results, the quality of the LNC and the satellite tuner are of vital importance.

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THE NEW REVOLUTION OF SATELLITE PAY TV After a decade of satellite TV platforms launches, the satellite TV industry has reached critical size and has become truly global. The 92 TV platforms currently in service cover more than 100 countries in the different regions of the world, with 80 national TV platforms and seven regional platforms primarily in the Middle East, Africa, Centraland Eastern Europe and Latin America. The success of satellite TV was built upon specific technical advantages that combined the benefits of digital TV (video compression, large TV offers) with the ability to cover a whole country or region for a limited capital expenditure. These advantages over terrestrial networks allowed satellite TV platforms to build strong market positions within short timeframes. With about 95 million subscribers and revenues of approximately $59.2 billion in 2007, the industry has become a reference for the distribution of digital entertainment. While the majority of historical platforms in the most mature satellite TV national markets have reached operational profitability, emerging digital markets are facing a burgeoning number of new satellite TV platforms vying for position in national markets some of which are already served by three or four satellite TV players. Satellite TV platforms were the first to introduce digital TV in almost all emerging FEBRUARY

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 percent 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. From 30 in number in 2000, the number of platforms reached 63 during 2007. Last year, new platforms were introduced in Colombia, Brazil, Serbia, Croatia, Russia, Romania, Sub Saharan Africa and India. Subscriptions to satellite TV platforms have also ramped up in the mean time, from 6.1 million in 2000 to 27.7 million in 2007, i.e. a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 24 percent. Furthermore, this growth has been observed despite the restructuring and consolidation that has also affected emerging markets and the economic crisis that strongly impacted the Latin American market. In the last two years, growth of satellite TV in emerging markets was supported by the introduction of new services in India, Central Europe and Latin America. The opening of the Chinese market will, in the medium term, likely also give a new boost to the industry.

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MASTER CODE

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)

45

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)

47

Kaon

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

20

Digital Telecom X400

9876

48

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

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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

60

Micro-X MDR-6500 IRCI

1004

89

Smart

3472,6934

61

Micro-X MDR-4000 FTA

1250

90

Starsat

1234,1361,2999,1999,9876

62

Natvision

1668,1010

91

Startrack

0786,2480

63

Neosat 9800CI

1631,6805

92

Strong

0235,0325,1361,0735

64

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

68

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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How Satellite TV Works Receivers have a number of other features as well. They pick up a programming schedule signal from the provider and present this information in an onscreen programming guide. Many receivers have parental lock-out options, and some have built-in digital video recorders (DVRs), which let you pause live television or record it on a hard drive. These receiver features are just added bonuses to the technology of satellite TV. With its movie-quality picture and sound, satellite TV is becoming a popular investment for consumers. Digital cable, which also has improved picture quality and extended channel selection, has proven to be the fiercest competitor to satellite providers. The TV war is raging strong between satellite and digital cable technologies as well as between the providers who offer these services. Once considered luxuries in most households, satellite and digital cable are becoming quite common as providers bundle TV with Internet and phone services to offer competitive deals and win over customers. It de-scrambles the encrypted signal. In order to unlock the signal, the receiver needs the proper decoder chip for that programming package. The provider can FEBRUARY

communicate with the chip, via the satellite signal, to make necessary adjustments to its decoding programs. The provider may occasionally send signals that disrupt illegal de-scramblers as an electronic counter measure (ECM) against illegal users. It takes the digital MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 signal and converts it into an analog format that a standard television can recognize. In the United States, receivers convert the digital signal to the analog National Television Systems Committee (NTSC) format. Some dish and receiver setups can also output an HDTV signal. It extracts the individual channels from the larger satellite signal. When you change the channel on the receiver, it sends just the signal for that channel to your TV. Since the receiver spits out only one channel at a time, you can't tape one program and watch another. You also can't watch two different programs on two TVs hooked up to the same receiver. In order to do these things, which are standard on conventional cable, you need to buy an additional receiver. It keeps track of pay-per-view programs and periodically phones a computer at the provider's headquarters to communicate billing information.

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SHAHID PARACHA SATELLITE 8000 HD CA+USB 2.0 HDTV Receiver

1100 SUPER

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 Fully DVB compliant Selectable display format Timer programming for automated channel and operation control Info banner with information about the actual event, time and available services

4020 SUPER

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

LAHORE BRANCH Shop No. 10 & 11, Ijaz Centre, Hall Road, Lahore, Pakistan. Ph: 0092-42-37215434, 37214753

2200 SUPER

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 Fully DVB compliant Selectable display format Timer programming for automated channel and operation control Info banner with information about the actual event, time and available services

5000 SUPER

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

PESHAWAR BRANCH Shop No. 53 & 54, Amin Shopping Plaza, Block ‘A’ Heyatabad, Peshawar, Pakistan. Ph: 0092-91-5818759, 5272419


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Sports and HD from Direct TV Satellite Direct TV satellite offers more sports, and HD programming, than any other provider. There are sports channels and programming exclusive to direct TV with Sports Subscriptions, Sports Pack and International Sports. Sports Subscriptions allows you to follow your favorites around the country. The Sports Pack offers over thirty specialty and regional sports networks. International Sports give you sports from around the world. When games are blacked out, the Game Search feature, automatically attempts to find the game on another channel for you. With the variety of sports packages available from Direct TV it doesn't matter what sports you watch, you can catch every game of the season. Tired of missing your favorite sports? With Direct TV you don't have to miss any of them with the large variety of sports packages exclusive to them. Direct TV satellite services offers the NFL Sunday Ticket which allows sports fans to see up to two hundred NFL games during a season. Every Sunday there are fourteen high definition football games for those that follow the National Football League. There is no additional cost for the online service. NFL Sunday Ticket can be upgraded to include Super Fan for even more choices in following your favorite football teams. The basketball fan will want the NBA League Pass from Direct TV satellite FEBRUARY

services. League pass provides forty NBA games each week, along with online access to the games through a broadband Internet connection. There are a number of games available in full HD depending on the game, and equipment. Mega March Madness allows fans to see every game of the college tournament. ESPN Full Court provides thirty basketball games each week. These games are from the college basketball league. So whether you follow the National Basket Ball League or the College league you can see every game without having to leave the house. Direct TV satellite service offers racing fans full access, with the NASCAR Hot Pass. There are twenty-eight camera angles, to cover the top four drives, at of the Daytona 500. The overhead corner camera, pit box camera, pit crew shoulder camera, and the in-car camera, allow racing fans to get the full experience of the race. Viewers are also able to hear all communications on the race track for a more enjoyable experience. There are thirty-six races shown with HD broadcasting of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.

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Triax

workflow

Triax is a leading manufacturer and supplier of equipment for MATV and SMATV systems, providing all that is needed for TV signal reception and distribution in multi-occupancy dwellings, leisure and retail units. The Triax culture is to be customer oriented and our cooperation with you is based on a partnership where we provide solutions that are simple and clear to understand. This system is called Triax Workflow - a process that ensures we fully understand your system requirements and provide you with the perfect solution. Since 1993 Triax A/S has been working with quality assurance and we are certified according to ISO 9001:2000. Electronic noise is the enemy to high quality TV-pictures. Noise is to some extent present in all video signals, but the amount has to be kept at levels that are practically invisible to the human eye, and these levels can be expressed in engineering terms. Signal-to-Noise (S/N) and Carrier-to-Noise (C/N) are the terms used to indicate electronic noise levels FEBRUARY

that is the ratio between meaningful information and background noise. But why do we use two terms to indicate noise, and what is the difference between S/N and C/N? To understand this, we need first to understand the difference between a signal and a carrier. A signal is the electromagnetic content of a video signal, and high quality signals are needed to produce high quality pictures and sound on a TV-set. In all distribution systems signals are however modulated into carrier waves and the wave is the carrier or “vehicle� used to distribute the signal. As all processing of video signals introduces noise, one of the basic rules is to minimize the number of different processes (active components) needed in a distribution system. This minimization of processes is logically achieved by investing in quality components at the front end of the system. A quality

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hea dend (high C/N ratio) with a high output level and low noise figures will reduce the number of amplifiers needed - and thus improve the overall C/N ratio of the whole system. Using the modulator from set-top boxes and specially cheap boxes, could be an attractive alterative for saving money. With these modulators the most important signal parameters as S/N and C/N ratio are often far below the acceptable level for distribution in a network. Even the best amplifier in the distribution net will not be able to improve or compensate for the low signal quality.

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Why Use Dish Network Satellite TV? The days for huge antennas to get the famous channel on your TV set has gone. With the advancement of technology and science, it has become very easy for the users to access the channels from all over the world. The emergence of satellite TV and service providers has made it very convenient for the subscribers to select their choice of channel from a variety. The advantages of satellite TV are clearly observed over the traditional cable TV. And, therefore, the Dish network satellite TV has grown. Dish network satellite TV is the second largest service provider in the Unites States. It provides satellite TV guide, satellite dishes, and free network deals. Many subscribers prefer to use Dish network satellite TV as it offers a quality picture and gives variety of channels on TV set. They offer very reliable services to its subscribers which made people to choose it over cable TV. However, there are number of satellite services providers, but only few have made a landmark in providing their services. The Dish network satellite TV offers packages to the subscribers which are very affordable FEBRUARY

in rates. It is quite easy to install Dish network satellite TV. The size of the dish is small and can be placed on the roof of an apartment or house. Most of the times, dishes come along with the offer package, but if it is not available, one can purchase it separately also. Dishes are very cost effective. Anyone can access them with a small expenditure. Pricing is not an issue in installing the Dish network satellite TV as the gap has reduced from over the period of time. A lot many advantages are associated with the installation of Dish network satellite TV. They can be counted as: Low price: the Dish network satellite TV is quite cheaper than the cable television connection. It is only because they have lot many stations in the local areas in comparison to the cable television stations. Therefore, there services prove cheaper to the subscribers. Wide variety of choice: the Dish network satellite TV provides a wide variety of choice to the viewers. It broadcasts almost all the channels from all over the world.

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Madni Channel

3740 V 2815 3/4

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

3914 V 7300 3/4

Pashto News Channel

ARY Digital

3914 V 7300 3/4

Urdu Entertainment Ch.

ARY QTV, Zauq, Music, News

3914 V 7300 3/4

Islamic, Cooking, News

HBO Pakistan

3914 V 7300 3/4

English Movie (Irdeto-2)

DM Digital

4071 H 14240 3/4

Urdu Channel

PTV Home, PTV News

4091 V 13333 3/4

Urdu Channnel

ATV Pakistan

4091 V 13333 3/4

Urdu Channnel

Awaz TV

4096 H 2309 3/4

Sindhi Channnel

PTV Global USA

4102 V 2894 3/4

Urdu Channnel

PTV National

4114 V 7000 3/4

Pakistani Regional Ch.

Hum TV

4132 H 9200 3/4

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

4166 H 5700 3/4

Seraiki Ch., News Ch.

TV One Global

4166 H 5700 3/4

Urdu Channel

4180 V 26666 3/4

Urdu News Channel

AJK TV

3778 V 3333 3/4

Kashmiri Channel

Starlite, Silver Screen

3715 V 3600 3/4

Movie Channel

Apna News

4056 V 5000 3/4

Punjabi News Channel

Filmazia, Filmax

4056 V 5000 3/4

Movie Channel

Ten Sports Pakistan

3712 H 14454 3/4

Sports Ch. (Irdeto 2)

CNBC Pakistan

3810 H 3312 2/3

Urdu News Channel

Samaa TV

4119 H 3333 2/3

Urdu News Channel

Dawn News

4127 H 3255 3/4

Urdu News Channel

Hidayat TV, Hadi TV

4130 H 2251 3/4

Religious Channel

Rohi TV

4142 H 3306 3/4

Punjabi Channel

Dunya News

4150 H 6600 3/4

Urdu News Channel

Express News

4158 H 6510 3/4

Urdu News Channel

Geo News

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Asia Sat 5 100.5 E


Sabzbat Balochistan PTV Bolan Din News Apna News Kook TV 8XM Value TV KTN, KTN News Kashish TV Sun TV Filmazia Film World Filmax AKS TV Metro One N-Vibe Indus Vision Ravi Sindh TV News Sindh TV Sohni Dharti TV Oxygene Waqt News Samaa TV Aruj TV Business Plus Zaiqa Sharq TV G Kaboom City 42 News Royal News Haq TV Virtual University Kohenoor TV Hope TV Health TV Mehran TV Channel Five VSH News PTV Global ARY News UK ARY News USA Geo UK Aag TV QTV Pakistan Geo News ARY Madani Channel PTV Prime Madani Channel Indus Vision Aaj News Dawn News FEBRUARY

Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E Paksat 1R 38.0 E

3819 V 2222 3/4 3856 V 2893 3/4 3872 H 2170 3/4 3879 V 7234 3/4 3879 V 7234 3/4 3879 V 7234 3/4 3970 H 2170 3/4 3973 V 6509 3/4 3973 V 6509 3/4 3987 V 2800 3/4 4020 H 27700 3/4 4020 H 27700 3/4 4020 H 27700 3/4 4020 H 27700 3/4 4020 H 27700 3/4 4020 H 27700 3/4 4020 H 27700 3/4 4020 H 27700 3/4 4033 V 4340 3/4 4033 V 4340 3/4 4038 V 2800 3/4 4042 V 2850 3/4 4047 V 3255 3/4 4097 V 1600 3/4 4101 V 2800 3/4 4124 V 5000 3/4 4124 V 5000 3/4 4129 V 1700 3/4 4135 H 3255 3/4 4137 V 3255 3/4 4141 V 2800 3/4 4145 V 2170 3/4 4158 V 12000 3/4 4168 V 2800 3/4 4172 V 2800 3/4 4177 V 2800 3/4 4181 V 2170 3/4 3979 V 3255 3/4 3950 H 2170 3/4 11224 V 27500 2/3 11390 V 27500 2/3 11390 V 27500 2/3 11426 V 27500 2/3 11426 V 27500 2/3 11426 V 27500 2/3 11546 H 27500 2/3 11546 H 27500 2/3 12523 H 27500 2/3 12643 H 27500 2/3 10815 H 27500 3/4 10930 H 27500 3/4 10930 H 27500 3/4 12303 H 27500 3/4

Balochi Channel Balochi, Brohi Channel Urdu News Channel Punjabi News Channel Seraiki Channel General Channel Property Channel Sindhi Channel Sindhi Music Channel Urdu Channel Movie Channel Movie Channel Movie Channel Urdu Channel Urdu Channel Urdu Channel Urdu Channel Punjabi Channel Sindhi News Channel Sindhi Channel Punjabi Channel Music Channel Urdu News Channel Urdu News Channel Urdu Channel Urdu Business Channel Urdu Cooking Channel Pashto Channel Music Channel News Channel Urdu News Channel Islamic Channel Educational Channel Urdu Entertainment Ch. General Channel Health Channel Sindhi Channel Urdu News Channel Balochi Channel Urdu Channel Urdu News decoder Urdu News decoder Urdu News decoder Music Channel decoder Islamic Ch. decoder Urdu News decoder Urdu Ch. decoder Islamic Channel Urdu Channel Islamic Channel Urdu Ch. decoder Urdu Ch. decoder Urdu Ch. decoder


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THE BEST SATELLITE TV RECEIVER

Satellite TV has come up with vast number of satellite receiver models. Therefore you are getting plenty of options regarding receivers. The huge number of options can make you very confused. All you need to know is some basic things about receivers. Knowing the basics will help you to make the right choice of a satellite receiver.

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The first that you need to know is about the role that a receiver plays in satellite TV. Its job is to unlock the signals that it receives from the dish antenna by using a micro chip. The job of this micro chip is to decode the high quality digital signals. To safeguard the system against illegal users, the satellite TV provider can make some important adjustments to its decoding contents. It does it by maintaining a constant communication with the decoding chip via satellite signals. The satellite TV programs are broadcasted on MPEG 2 or MPEG 4 format. The programs are transmitted from the satellites in high quality digital format, which a normal television is unable to support. Therefore the satellite receivers convert these digital signals into analog format, which is also known as National Television Systems Committee or NTSC format. Certain receivers are also capable of showcasing high definition or HD images where the resolution of an image is either 720p or 1080p. Another important role that a satellite receiver plays is the extraction of a single channel from large number of dish TV channels. When you press the button to change the ongoing channel on a receiver, the device sends a signal to your TV set for this purpose. The DTH TV service providers have come up with certain receiver models in which you can connect two TV sets. These receivers have two separate satellite tuners that will allow you to watch separate TV channels in different rooms. Most of the DTH service providers nowadays are offering pay-per-view or video-on-demand services to its subscribers. This service allows them to view movies, latest sporting event or any other show at any point of time by paying the requisite fee for each TV contents. The receivers are priced according to the availability of the features. Therefore you first analyze the usage of the features. If you are just looking for basic entertainment then you can go for the standard receiver and if you want to record television programs then you can buy a DVR receiver.

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Satellite TV For Areas

Without Cable

You will find that antennas and satellites are used so that you can connect your television with high broadcast. You will find that when you invest in a dish or antenna you will be investing more money in your entertainment and it will well worth your troubles. You will also find that by installing a dish, you will be able tot save yourself a lot of money.

Before you go to the roof, you will want to keep a few things in mind. You will find that with installation you will be able to avoid some complications later on. You will want to read all the details and directions of the dish so that you will be able to enjoy your new investment. In addition, you will want to make sure that you do your best so FEBRUARY

that you do not have to hire a professional to re-install it. Installation site is important. You will need to make sure that there is a clear pathway for the dish to receive signals. You may have a clear line between the satellites and the surface of the dish. You will want to make sure that you do not have any close trees or anything that could block or hang over the satellite. You will want to place it in an area that is clear from any electrical lines, but that you will be able to gain access too. You will want to make sure that your roof is sturdy and stable. You will want to make sure that this isn't going to make your roof leak at all. You will want to make sure that you get the right equipment. You will need the antenna, the dish if you are installing a dish, a co axial cable which is the cable itself, and a receiver. Your coax cable will connect the dish to the TV, and the receiver will plug directly into your TV. It is very important that you measure so that you can get the proper amount of cable to attach your dish to your TV. You will need to drill in order to get the cable through and then mount the dish in the right place, so that you can install the dish properly.

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THE SATELLITE TUNER Signals come in to the satellite tuner via the LNC. A satellite tuner next to the TV tuner is required for satellite reception. Normal TV tuners can only handle signals between 47 to 870 MHz, whereas satellite transmission takes place between 950 and 2150 MHz. TV sets cannot generate specific LNC control signals, nor handle polarization switching. Furthermore, TV tuners cannot process the audio signals from the satellite. Some TV sets and VCRs have satellite tuners built in. In addition to a satellite tuner, one may also need an additional antenna positioner (in case of a polar mount dish), a descrambler box and a smart card reader in order to receive encoded transmissions, all of which can be built into the satellite tuner. All satellite tuners are equipped with a special connection for the existing antenna or cable, which makes replugging unnecessary if you want to switch from conventional to satellite TV and vice versa. Not all signals picked up by a dish antenna are suitable for viewing. For several reasons TV signals can be scrambled or given conditional access and can only be watched with the help of a decoder or descrambler. These reasons might be that: Programs are financed by FEBRUARY

viewer subscription rather than advertising revenues. Programs are meant for a selected audience. Programs to be broadcast have been acquired with copyright clearance for specific geographical areas only. There is a distinction between scrambling and conditional access, although for the viewer without a decoder the result is the same: unclear video and/or audio signals. Scrambling is the jumbling up of a picture and/or a sound channel to make it impossible to watch or listen to a program without a decoder. Conditional access is a form of encoding to protect information with a scrambled signal that tells the decoder how to decode it. Scrambling is therefore applied to the picture, whereas conditional access is applied to the control signal. Scrambled signals require additional decoder boxes or a smart card reader for access. There are a number of dish antenna types. The first and simplest is the Prime Feed Focus dish, which is a parabolic dish with the LNC mounted centrally at the focus. Because the LNC is mounted centrally, it means that a lot of the incoming signals are blocked by the LNC. Its efficiency of 50% is low compared with the other types.

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A number of TV standards now coexist worldwide. This article takes a look at how and why they originated, as well as a comparison. It also offers detail listings of standards prevalent in various countries. Television broadcast commenced approximately 50 years ago. The knowledge gained over the years has helped evolve better standards. As a result of this, the US which saw the birth of widespread commercial television broadcasts, evolved the first system which predictably, is also the most primitive. Subsequent television systems have learnt from earlier mistakes. Before we consider different television systems, we need to take a look at the basics of television transmissions. A television transmission consists of a series of rapidly changing pictures which convey to the viewer, an illusion of continuous motion. The pictures need to flash at a rate of more than 16 pictures per second, to fool the eye into seeing continuous motion. Each of these rapidly changing pictures is termed as a "frame". Typically a television transmission consists of either 25 or 30 frames per second. Each picture consists of FEBRUARY

several closely spaced lines. The lines are scanned (written) from left to right and from the top of the screen to the bottom of the screen. Typically a TV picture consists of 525 or 625 lines. In view of the large number of lines, if all lines were written one after the other on the screen, the picture would begin to fade at the top of the screen by the time the last few lines at the bottom of the screen are written. To avoid this, the first frame carries only the odd numbered lines e.g. line numbers 1, 3, 5 etc. The next frame carries only even numbered lines e.g. line numbers 2, 4, 6 etc. In this manner, successive frames carry the odd and even numbered lines. This provides a uniform intensity to the picture, and is called "interlacing". TV receivers require a source to time the rapid succession of frames on the screen. Designers decided to use the Mains power supply frequency as this source for two good reasons. The first was that with the older type of power supply, (non SMPS) you would get rolling hum bars on the TV picture if the mains supply and power source were not at exactly the same frequency. The second was that the TV studio lights or for that matter all florescent, non incandescent lights flicker at the mains frequency.

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TAIWAN CRACKDOWN ON RADIO STATIONS

The National Communication Commission (NCC) intensified its crackdown on unlicensed radio stations around Taiwan. Cheng Chuan-ping, director of the commission's Northern Regional Regulatory Department, said that the crackdown had halved the number of illegal radio stations in Taiwan to about 50. Unlicensed radio stations have plagued Taiwan for years, with many stations accused of disrupting assigned frequencies or airing exaggerated commercials for so-called medical cures. Commission statistics show that the government has shut down 330 underground stations over the past two years.

ARMY TO DEPLOY SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

The Army will deploy a satellite communications-on-the-move (COTM) device for its Iraq forces to provide greater situational awareness, speed and flexibility to small, quickly moving units of warfighters. The device includes a satellite communications hub and two satellite COTM systems that will be installed on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. The COTM device includes a low-profile antenna that can enable satellite communications connectivity at vehicle speeds of 80 miles per hour or faster. The solution will additionally include a compact device that integrates land mobile radio and satellite communications with a push-to-talk interface, enabling cross-band FEBRUARY

capability so users may take advantage of both communication links.

TAMIL TV CHANNEL IN SINGAPORE

Singapore has launched "Vasantham", the TV channel in Singapore's fourth official language Tamil, to cater to the growing demand of the audiences. Vasantham telecasts news and current affairs, interactive talk shows, a daily local drama and five movie slots weekly featuring Tamil, Hindi and Indian regional movies, according to reports.

WEATHER CHANNEL SOON The India Meteorological Department (IMD), which is set to launch a weather channel with a public-private partnership, by first quarter of next year. IMD director general Ajit Tyagi said, "We have short listed 4 partners for the project, one of which will be finalized soon." In the partnership, the IMD will provide raw weather data to private TV channels, who will then value add and package it for presentation on TV. It has been learnt that after the initial stage of the launch the weather channel will be on air for six hours every day. Nevertheless, the channel will function round-the-clock for the 2012 Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi.

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KTN We set the KTN on Nilesat. It gives the signals but not going to open the channel. (Ali Akbar, Hyderabad) Ans: KTN is available free to air on Thaicom 2/5 at 78.5째E at frequency 4170 V. Kawish

TECHNOSAT 9000 RECEIVER have a Technosat 9000 digital Q:2Ireceiver and four dish antennas. There is an edit code option in the receiver. I want to upgrade my software. Tell me the website for upgrading the receiver. (Faisal Usman, Karachi) Ans: For FTA receivers, firmware updates if available are provided by the manufacturer. Check the manufacturer's website and they should have the software accompanied by

Television Network (KTN) is the first private Sindhi TV channel of Pakistan. It is the most watched private Sindhi language channel based general entertainment television channel worldwide.

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instructions on how to do it. You may upgrade the software of your receiver on www.eurostardigital.com.

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STAR TRACK RECEIVER

have a Star track world receiver. Q:3IHow I will apply the conax code to

SUPERMAX 6500 CI RECEIVER am a regular reader of your Q:5Imagazine, but writing a letter for

this receiver. If I could not use the code of conax and viaccess 2 on this receiver, then tell me about any other receiver whose code can be used on this receiver? (Babir Ali, Quetta)

the first time. I have a Supermax 6500 CI receiver. Software of this receiver is available or not. What is meant by on air download? ( Nasir Iqbal, Abbotabad)

Ans: Star Track is a famous receiver these days. Upgrade your receiver again, you will

Ans: When you did buy this receiver, pot sat was auto in your receiver. You will have to upgrade your receiver now. Software of this receiver comes late in the market.

be able to get conax mode. If you have the codes of Conax, you may watch channels through pincode.

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TECHNOSAT 6000 PLUS RECEIVER

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have a Technosat 6000 Plus Q:6 Ireceiver. I have upgraded it.

receiver. The TPS and Polsat channels have been closed. The software for these channels is available at Rs. 1000. Can I update my receiver through internet? (Sami Ahmad, Peshawar)

Multivision and polsat packages are functioning well, but package SF 12399 is not working. ( Liaq Zaman, Karachi)

Ans: The software is upgraded on 300 to 500 rupees. In order to update the receiver through internet, there is a chance to loose the flush eye may not the virus attack. It is good to upgrade your receiver.

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Ans: Yes, some times upgraded vision receivers have not pincoded channels. You will have to add SRG package manually.

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a Lgi6000 FTA receiver. Is am trying to use 2 LNBs on Q:10Ifixed Q:7 Ithishavesuiteable for pincode system? ( 180c Dish to be able to Asim Ali, Gilgut) Ans: You receiver is not able to be upgraded. It's good to buy Skycom Digital free to air receiver to watch more channels.

BBC CHANNELS in Cyprus and trying to receive Q:8 Itheamvery weak BBC channels from

receive from 2 Satellites (Arabsat 3A, Hotbird), I know these to Satellites are close together, I can receive from Arabsat a very strong signal, but I'm trying to allign the other LNB to Hotbird but unfortunately I can't find it, my question: - Do you have a diagram or any method to calculate the exact location of the Hotbird depending on the position of Arabsat? I'm using a digital Humax receiver. (Shafiq Ullah, Kuwait) Ans: This two satellites are not close enough (13 degr.), to receive both of them with one antenna. Even if you carefully place one LNB in the far offset, there will be not enough reflection-power from the dish to get a signal strong enough. Why not place a second smaller fixed-dish for HOTBIRD beside the large one? To calculate the azimuth and elevation, please use the DishTrak(tm)-feature

Astra 2 at 28.2. However, some of the channels on the same satellite are very strong. What LNB do I need? Sydney Peter, Cyprus) A: Everyone knows that noise figure is important for an LNB, but in your instance, the isolation of the LNB will be just as important. This is because the very strong signals on the satellite can interfere with the very weak signals that you want to see. The strong signals act as noise, so reducing the C/N. Most people are finding that the Invacom QDF-031, used with a good quality feed horn matched to the dish, is the best performing combination for these areas, and outperforms other people's LNBs with much larger dishes.

TWO CAMS have a Supermax 6500 CI Q:11 Ireceiver. It has two cams and cards. I have an Irdeto cam. I used to watch free to air channels mostly, but now I am eager to watch scrambled channels. Please let me know about the cards? (Mohammad Ghafran, Sindh) Ans: You will have to buy Skycom magic embedded receiver, which will able you to watch more scrambled channels. You will need to buy cards of different channels packages like Showtime, Pehla Package and Star Network etc.

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Inside view Foremost for DTH success as well as expected continued favorable prospects has been the regulatory front. In India for instance, DTH services were first proposed in 1996, but only came into fruition in 2000. After seven years of DTH services, India has fared well such that estimates by the end of 2007 placed the Indian DTH market at 3.5 million paying subscribers. If Doordashan's free-to-air services are included, the figure could be as high as 8.1 million. In Indonesia, new market entrant Astro of Malaysia, which entered the market only in 2006, reported 80,000 subscribers through July 2007 and noted to NSR that it had 125,000 subs in December 2007, which grew to 140,000 in March 2008. The Philippines and Vietnam have relatively low DTH subscribers, but the market is open to new market players as well. Of all the dynamic and highly promising countries in Asia, China still maintains a regulatory environment that is challenging to navigate. In its latest market study on the DTH market, NSR postponed the analysis of the Chinese DTH market as satellite operators and service providers surveyed, viewed China as a relatively closed market where local entities are favored to the detriment of internationallybased market players. But in the other countries analyzed by NSR, specifically India and Indonesia, growth in the DTH market can be attributed partly to relatively favorable regulations, which are expected to

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continue over time. And this trend is partly the reason why new market entrants are eyeing the Indian and Indonesian markets. The Philippine and Vietnamese markets hold promise as well, and here, the entrance of new market players will once again be key to dynamic growth. Nevertheless, the regulatory environment is still not perfectly open, and foreign governments have formally made known their concerns. In December 2007, for instance, the US-based Satellite Industry Association (SIA) wrote to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) where the SIA offered “comments in an effort to identify necessary elements that require review in the commitments made by accession countries to the World Trade Organization (WTO), and to improve existing offers by WTO members that are relevant to the provision of satellite services.�

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elevision in Russia was introduced in 1931, when the country was still known as the Russian SFSR. Between 1941 and 1945 all television broadcasts in the nation were interrupted because of the fascist invasion of the Soviet Union. During this initial years, most of the television programs were about life in the Soviet Union, cultural activities and sports. In 1960 a second national television channel is established. This initial expansion of activity encompassed mostly the city of Moscow, but to a lesser extent also Leningrad, the Urals, Siberia and the Ukrainian SSR. Each republic, area or region had its own television station. In the 1970s and 1980s, television become the preeminent mass medium. In 1988 approximately 75 million households owned television sets, and an estimated 93 percent of the population watched television. Moscow, the base from which most of the television stations broadcast, transmitted some 90 percent of the country's programs, with the help of more than 350 stations and nearly 1,400 relay facilities. During the collapse of the Soviet Union, on 2 November 1989, the first Russian commercial television, "2Ă—2", was born. Today there are about 15,000 transmitters in the country. Development of domestic digital TV transmitters, led within FEBRUARY

"Multichannel" research program, had already been finished. New domestic digital transmitters have been developed and installed in Nizhniy Novgorod and Saint Petersburg in 2001-2002. The first Soviet communication satellite, called Molniya, was launched in 1965. By November, 1967 the national system of satellite television, called Orbita was deployed. The system consisted of 3 highly elliptical Molniya satellites, Moscow-based ground uplink facilities and about 20 downlink stations, located in cities and towns of remote regions of Siberia and Far East. Each station had a 12-meter receiving parabolic antenna and transmitters for re-broadcasting TV signal to local householders. However, a large part of Soviet central regions were still not covered by transponders of Molniya satellites. By 1976 Soviet engineers developed a relatively simple and inexpensive system of satellite television (especially for Central and Northern Siberia). It included geostationary satellites called Ekran equipped with powerful 300 W UHF transponders, a broadcasting uplink station and various simple receiving stations located in various towns and villages of Siberian region. The typical receiving station, also called Ekran, represented itself as a home-use analog satellite receiver equipped with simple Yagi-Uda antenna. Later, Ekran satellites

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Apstar 6 (134°E) 6

JC Sat 3 (128.8° E) 3

Telestar 18 (138°E)18

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Telkom1&Nss11 (108.2째E)

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NSS 6 (95째E) 6

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Yamal 201 (90°E) 201

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Intelsat 15 (85.2°E) 709

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