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Page UPDATED 23/01/2018 7.30 P.M NZ


Tuesday, no update


Good news, Rocketlabs "test" launch was a success, and even though it was just a test, they did have a payload of 3 satellites onboard.

Video is here


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PMT PID: 5127, SID: 127 "AXN EA1 MPEG4 (Indonesia)" is NEW? Power VU (encrypted)
Vpid 2260 (H264) Apid 2226

Monday feed

Asiasat 5 3885 H Sr 7500 "Telecity Enc 5" NZ vs Pak T20

Sunday Feeds

Optus D2 12635 V Sr 7400 "Sky NZ Pop Up 1 (TBS)" Tennis
Optus D2 12644 V Sr 7400 "TBS AOT 16 (Telstra)" Encrypted Tennis
Optus D2 12671 V Sr 7500 "TBS SNG (Telstra Broadcast Services)" Horses
Optus D2 12680 V Sr 7500 "wedderburn harness tbs2 (Telstra Broadcast Services)" Horses

Optus D2 12661 V Sr 7500 Fec 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK "TBS1 JUNEE (GlobeCast Oz)" Horses
Optus D2 12670 V Sr 7500 Fec 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK "Tandberg Service (TandbergTV)" Horse racing
Optus D2 12679 V Sr 7500 Fec 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK "Camperdown races tbs2 (Telstra Broadcast Services)" Horse racing

Asiasat 5 3716 H Sr 7200 "NBL ILLA v ADEL" Australian NBL Basketball

Asiasat 5 3867 H Sr 7200 "Enc-6" ISU Ice Skating
Asiasat 5 3865 V Sr 7120 "Service-1" Singapore ABL Basketball

Asiasat 5 3848 V Sr 7120 "ONEFC Jakarta" - ONE Fighting Championship - Kings of Courage
Asiasat 5 3858 V Sr 7120 "ONEFC Jakarta" - ONE Fighting Championship - Kings of Courage

Saturday feeds

Asiasat 5 3847 V Sr 7200 "ktsat mp4 enc1" Handball

Asiasat 5 3856 V Sr 7200 "ktsat mp4 enc1" Handball
Asiasat 5 3874 V Sr 7200 "UAE69 B" Golf
Asiasat 5 3685 H Sr 7120 "SMBC Golf TV Tokyo" Golf
Asiasat 5 3805 H Sr 7500 "003TBS - SAPPHIRE COAST RACES" Cycling
Asiasat 5 4174 H Sr 7200 "Switch LA" Colour bars
Asiasat 5 4094 H Sr 7200 "Path1-B" Football press
Asiasat 5 3867 H Sr 7200 "ENC-6" ISU Ice skating
Asiasat 5 4085 H Sr 7200 "SX" Asian volleyball

Intelsat 19 12440 H Sr 7500 fec 5/6 "STS 3 NBL Path 1 (STS)" NBL Basketball
Intelsat 19 12459 H Sr 7500 fec 5/6 "STS 3 NBL Path 2 (STS)" NBL Basketball
Intelsat 19 12450 H Sr 7500 Fec 5/6 DVb-S2 8PSK "NBL (STS)" Basketball

Optus D2 12674 V Sr 15000 "IEBS 12 - Path 1"
Optus D2 12634 V Sr 7400 Aust Open Tennis FTA No Sound
Optus D2 12447 H Sr 7400 "Cycling TDU"
Optus D2 12509 H Sr 7400 "Cycling TDU"

ABS 6 159E 3834 V Sr 2924 "Solar SNG" music show

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ABS 2A 75.0E 12587 V Bolovsrol TV, B4U Movies India, B4U Music India, Aljazeera English, Arirang World, Kazakh TV, Nei Monggol TV, RT News, Macau Lotus TV,
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From asiatvro site

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东经108.2度轨道位置的SES 9号卫星Ku频段,HBO HD(寰宇卫视)频道重现,设置12461 H 45000参数有条件接收。 [1月21日]
东经108.2度道位置的SES 9号卫星Ku频段,HBO HD(寰宇卫视)频道消失,设置12461 H 45000参数无效接收。[01-21]
东经108.2度轨道位置的SES 9号卫星Ku频段,东森幼幼(台亚卫星)频道消失,设置11101 V 45000参数无效接收。 [1月21日]
东经101.4度轨道位置的中星9A号卫星Ku频段,测试-9A-高清1(户户通)等3个频道新增,设置11720 L 28800参数有条件接收。 [1月21日]
东经92.2度轨道位置的中星9号卫星Ku频段,测试9-高清2(户户通)频道新增,设置11880 L 28800参数有条件接收。 [1月21日]

东经128度轨道位置的日本通信3号卫星Ku频段,Wowow(高清)频道新增,设置12568 V 23303参数有条件接收。[01-20]
东经128度轨道位置的日本通信3号卫星Ku频段,Sukachan 6(高清)频道新增,设置12508 V 23303参数免费接收。 [1月20日]
东经91.5度轨道位置的马星3号卫星C频段,Unire Sat(高清)频道改频率,设置3706 V 2090参数免费接收。 [1月20日]
东经78.5度轨道位置的泰星5号卫星C频段,TV Market Sat、Fan Wan Mai(泰国)频道解密,设置3505 V 30000参数免费接收。 [1月20日]
东经83度轨道位置的印星4A号卫星C频段,RK Nws(测试)频道新增,设置3805 H 28500参数免费接收。 [1月20日]
东经83度轨道位置的印星4A号卫星C频段,Satya(印度)频道新增,设置4054 H 13230参数免费接收。 [1月20日]
东经75度轨道位置的ABS-2号卫星C频段,EF运通(台亚卫星)频道消失,设置3700 V 33000参数无效接收。 [1月20日]
东经75度轨道位置的ABS-2号卫星C频段,生命电视、大爱二台(台亚卫星)等频道新增,设置3740 V 33000参数免费接收。 [1月20日]
东经166度轨道位置的国际19号卫星C频段,BBC World News(高清)频道消失,设置4023 H 3921参数无效接收。 [1月20日]
东经128.5度轨道位置的老挝1号卫星Ku频段,Song Channel(高清)频道加密,设置10910 H 45000参数有条件接收。 [1月20日]
东经128.5度轨道位置的老挝1号卫星Ku频段,娱乐新闻台替换BTV(LaoSat)频道,设置10910 H 45000参数免费接收。 [1月20日]
东经52.5度轨道位置的Al Yah 1号卫星Ku频段,Iran International HD(高清)频道新增,设置11996 V 27500参数免费接收。 [1月20日]

东经128.5度轨道位置的老挝1号卫星Ku频段,BTV(老挝)频道新增,设置10910 H 45000参数免费接收。 [1月19日]

From cnsat

SES-7/9(108.2°E)卫星,寰宇卫视12461 H 45000一组家庭影院高清频道(HBO HD)恢复,锁码播出。(2018-01-21)
SES-7/9(108.2°E)卫星,寰宇卫视12461 H 45000一组家庭影院高清频道(HBO HD)消失,目前彩条锁码播出。(2018-01-21)
中星9A(101.4°E)卫星,新增高清测试等3个频道,设置11720 L 28800锁码播出。(2018-01-21)
中星9号(92.2°E)卫星,11880 L 28800一组新增测试频道,锁码播出。(2018-01-21)
马星3号/3a(91.5°E)卫星,4164 H 20640一组Baby TV HD频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-21)
SES-7/9(108.2°E)卫星,寰宇卫视12461 H 45000一组家庭影院高清频道(HBO HD)恢复,锁码播出。(2018-01-21)
SES-7/9(108.2°E)卫星,寰宇卫视12461 H 45000一组家庭影院高清频道(HBO HD)消失,目前彩条锁码播出。(2018-01-21)
中星9A(101.4°E)卫星,新增高清测试等3个频道,设置11720 L 28800锁码播出。(2018-01-21)
中星9号(92.2°E)卫星,11880 L 28800一组新增测试频道,锁码播出。(2018-01-21)
SES-7/9(108.2°E)卫星,11101 V 45000一组东森幼幼频道消失。(2018-01-21)
亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,4065 H 4296一组MLQmovies替换Global Pashto,开锁播出。(2018-01-21)

泰星5/6/8号(78.5°E)卫星,3505 V 30000一组TV Markrt开锁,Fah Wan Mai新增 ,开锁播出。(2018-01-20)
印度Insat-4A(83.0°E)卫星,3805 H 28500一组新增RK Nws测试开锁播出。(2018-01-20)
印度Insat-4A(83.0°E)卫星,4054 H 13230一组新增Satya频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-20)
老挝1号(128.5°E)卫星,老挝直播10910 H 45000一组Sony Channel 频道恢复锁码播出。(2018-01-20)
Y1A(52.5E)卫星,11996 V 27500一组新增Iran International HD频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-20)


Blast off! Rocket Lab successfully reaches orbit on second attempt

From http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11979201

Rocket Lab have successfully launched their 'Still Testing' rocket into orbit today. Video/Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab has successfully launched its second rocket from Mahia, with the rocket -
named "Still Testing" - reaching orbit for the first time.

This follows the company's first launch last May, in which the rocket got to space but did not make it to orbit after range safety officials had to kill the flight.

Rocket Lab earlier said it had pinpointed the problem that meant its first Electron rocket was killed before it got to orbit, with the company saying at the time that it was confident the fault had been ironed out.

In its successful launch today, the company initially said it had reached stage separation, before tweeting the rocket had successfully made it to orbit.

There would be a third test launch - into Sun-synchronous orbit of between 300km and 500km above the Earth's surface - before the company could move into commercial missions.

The launch marked the "beginning of a new era in commercial access to space", Rocket Lab founder and chief executive Peter Beck said.

Reaching orbit on a test flight was significant but successfully deploying a customer payload so early in a new rocket programme was almost "unprecedented".

Following successful first and second-stage burns, Electron reached orbit and deployed customer payloads at 8 minutes and 31 seconds after lift-off.

"Rocket Lab was founded on the principle of opening access to space to better understand our planet and improve life on it.

"Today we took a significant step towards that."

In the coming weeks the company's engineers would analyse data from the launch to inform future launches.

Rocket Lab currently had five Electron vehicles in production.

The next launch was expected to take place early in 2018.

"At full production, Rocket Lab expects to launch more than 50 times a year, and is regulated to launch up to 120 times a year, more than any other commercial or government launch provider in history."

Still Testing was carrying a Dove Pioneer Earth-imaging satellite for launch customer Planet, as well as two Lemur-2 satellites for weather and ship-tracking company Spire.

A planned launch was scrapped yesterday after a "rogue" boat foiled plans.

The planned launch yesterday was put on hold less than a minute before scheduled lift-off.

"A rogue ship entered our launch-range area resulting in us having to go into a manually induced hold for the launch.

"This is of course for safety reasons as we can't have boats downrange of the vehicle ... we are going to be recycling the vehicle and getting ready for another attempt today," Rocket Lab's mission control in Auckland said.

Rocket Lab had attempted to launch Still Testing in December, but conditions did not allow for it.

The New Zealand-founded company aims to put small satellites into space at a fraction of the cost of established rivals.


• The Electron rocket weighs more than 12 tonnes at lift-off - about the same as a double-decker bus

• Its nine Rutherford engines produce enough thrust to lift that from a standing start

• Power to weight, it is the most powerful machine in New Zealand

• It will take about three seconds to clear the four-storey launch tower

• It will climb to more than 10,600m in a minute

• Once past the thicker parts of the atmosphere it will reach 27,000km/h

• Stage 1 of Electron separates after two and a half minutes

• After just over eight minutes Electron reaches orbit about 500km above the earth

• At eight and a half minutes payload separates from the launch vehicle

• It can carry a payload of up to 225kg

• Once in commercial operation launches will cost customers about $7.16m.

• All loads are licenced by international and NZ space authorities

Lift off! New Zealand's Rocket Lab launches first rocket into orbit from Māhia Peninsula

From https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/100757521/rocket-lab-launches-electron-test-rocket-from-mhia-peninsula-hawkes-bay

Rocket Lab's Electron rocket has made it into orbit after lifting off from the Māhia Peninsula.

The first rocket successfully launched from New Zealand is now tucked into orbit hundreds of kilometres above Earth.

The unmanned Electron rocket, named 'Still Testing', took off from Māhia Peninsula at 2.45pm on Sunday.

Cheers and clapping erupted throughout Rocket Lab's Auckland mission control as it successfully reached orbit about 2.53pm.

The rocket lifted off from its launch pad on Sunday.

A live stream video of the launch featured magnificent imagery of New Zealand as the 17-metre-long rocket powered away from earth through the atmosphere.

"Today represents a significant milestone in opening up access to space, to better understand our planet and improve life on Earth," Rocket Lab said.
Rocket Lab launched 'Still Testing' at 2.45pm on Sunday.

Richard Easther, a professor of physics at the University of Auckland, said the launch represented a "red-letter day for New Zealand".

"To put this into perspective, we are now one of just a dozen countries to have successfully built and deployed a rocket that can put satellites into orbit," Easther said.

The other nations are either world powers such as the USA and Russia, or smaller countries "which are armed to the teeth" such as Israel and North Korea.

Easther said that meant "New Zealand really stands alone with a technically advanced, commercially focussed launch vehicle".

He added it was "just the first chapter in what promises to be a fascinating story for the country and our technology and science sectors".

Economic development minister David Parker congratulated Rocket Lab on the successful launch, and said New Zealand was well positioned to support further development of the space industry.
Rocket Lab's launch in May 2017 was successful, but the rocket didn't reach orbit.

"Our natural advantage of clear skies and seas, and relatively low levels of air traffic make us an attractive location for space activity." Parker said.

Parker visited Mission Control to watch the countdown on Saturday, and pledged further support for the space industry.

"The Government is particularly interested in advancing areas where New Zealand has existing strengths in space-based data applied to agri-technology, hazard management, oceanography and meteorology," he said.

'Still Testing' carried three satellites into space from New Zealand.

One of the satellites will take images of Earth for United States company Planet Labs.

The other two will capture weather and ship tracking data for Spire Global.

This was the second rocket to be launched by the New Zealand aerospace company, but the first to make it into orbit.

A rocket launched in May 2017 by the company saw lift-off, but failed to reach orbit.

Six attempts made by Rocket Lab to launch on Saturday failed and attempts were scrubbed altogether by early evening.

Strong wind high in the atmosphere, a power fault, and too much liquid oxygen feeding into the rocket's engine obstructed multiple launch attempts.

Rocket Lab plans to hold three test rocket launches before it operates commercially to carry satellites into orbit frequently, at a cost significantly lower than its competitors.

Rocket Lab to rival US launches: Beck

From http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=262861

Following Sunday's successful lift-off, Rocket Lab hopes to send more rockets into space next year than will be launched from the United States.

Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck is aiming to send more rockets into space next year than the United States.

The New Zealand-based company made its second successful launch - and its first to reach orbit - from New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula on Sunday

The launch carried small satellites into the Earth's orbit for US companies Planet Labs and Spire Global.

With both companies now communicating with the satellites, Rocket Lab chief executive Peter Beck on Monday declared the company would not need to conduct anymore tests.

"We've got five (launch) vehicles sitting in the factory and we'll just be focusing on fully commercial operations and trying to build to a launch cadence of one a month," he told TVNZ.

"Next year, we'll go to one every two weeks and, at that point, Rocket Lab as a company will be launching more than America as a country."

The launch has received praise from experts right around the world.

Kris Walsh, former project manager at United Launch Alliance and former director of all NASA launch programmes for Boeing, says it was wonderful to see such a smooth countdown.

"This success should instil confidence in Rocket Lab's customers, starting a busy 2018 launch schedule. The industry will be watching Rocket Lab's ability to meet schedule, but this is a milestone."

University of Auckland Professor of Physics Richard Easther also praised the launch as a "huge milestone" for the company.

"This is a red-letter day for New Zealand; to put this in perspective, we are now one of just a dozen countries to have successfully built and deployed an rocket that can put satellites into orbit," he said.

"The other countries in the club are either all world powers like the USA, Russia, China and India or smaller countries which are armed to the teeth -- Israel, Iran and North Korea.

"So New Zealand really stands alone with a technically advanced, commercially focused launch vehicle. And what we have seen today is really just the first chapter is what promises to be a fascinating story for the country and our technology and science sectors."

New Zealand's Minister for Economic Development David Parker says the country has the natural advantage of clear skies and seas, and relatively low levels of air traffic.

"Ten years ago, under the last Labour government, Rocket Lab received its first research and development grant - they are a great example of what can be achieved," he said.

The company's inaugural test last May reached space but didn't make it into orbit after a communication fault forced the flight to be aborted early.

Space Startup Rocket Lab Successfully Made It To Orbit

From https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2018/01/21/space-startup-rocket-lab-successfully-made-it-to-orbit/#562213a24b3b

Rocket Lab's 'Still Testing' launch

Huntington Beach, California-based space startup Rocket Lab has just hit a major milestone just had their second-ever rocket test flight - and successfully delivered satellites into orbit for its customers.

The company's Electron rocket (which it named "Still Testing") took off from Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand at 2:43pm local time on January 21. The rocket reached orbit 8 minutes and 31 seconds later, where it successfully deployed its payload of three satellites.

One of the those satellites was a Dove Pioneer imaging satellite, launched on behalf of Planet. The Dove satellites are used by Planet to provide imagery of the Earth's surface for the company's flock of satellites. The other two satellites were Lemur-2 satellites, which are used by Rocket Lab's customer Spire global to provide weather and ship-tracking services.

"Today marks the beginning of a new era in commercial access to space. We’re thrilled to reach this milestone so quickly after our first test launch," Rocket Lab CEO and founder Peter Beck said in a statement.

Rocket Lab says its plans to launch another Electron rocket in early 2018 and that it currently has 5 rockets in production. Customers currently signed to launch satellites on Electron rockets include NASA, Moon Express, Spaceflight and the aforementioned Planet and Spire.

As a company, Rocket Lab is aiming to target a growing sector of the market - small satellites, which currently tend to be launched into orbit as by hitching a ride with much larger satellites. As a consequence, that can mean waits of months or years for launch as small satellite providers have their schedules tied to that of bigger customers.

To help meet the needs of customers who want a steadier pace for their satellite launches, Rocket Lab is currently scaling up its facilities to mass produce its Electron rocket. To that end, the company raised $75 million in venture funding last Spring. The company aims to have over 50 launches a year once it reaches full production.

Andy Lark moves to Foxtel as CMO

From http://www.adnews.com.au/news/andy-lark-moves-to-foxtel-as-cmo

Former CommBank marketer Andy Lark has taken on the top chief marketing officer role at Australian pay television company Foxtel. The news was first reported in The Australian.

Lark, who helped spearhead CommBank’s digital transformation and its ‘Can’ campaign, arrives in the wake of Foxtel senior marketer Mark Buckman's departure in September last year, and the departure of Foxtel marketing director Rob Farmer, who left in November.

Buckman was managing director of customer and retail at Foxtel, and his remit included brand, sales, retail, business, customer service/experience, customer installations and supply chain, strategy, research and analytics, product management, digital and marketing.

On his departure the sections were split into a number of divisions. A customer sales and service division was created and former sales and customer experience director Marco Miranda was promoted to executive director of sales and customer.

Lark is taking on the marketing, digital and product management division, while strategy and research were centralised under the CFO.

In June Foxtel overhauled its corporate identity and revamped its SVOD platform, Foxtel Now, to take on Netflix and Stan for individual consumers on a budget.

Buckman played a pivotal role in Foxtel's recent rebrand and left only 18 months into the role. At the time of the rebrand Buckman said Foxtel's new corporate identity was designed to be less masculine and more accessible to viewers.

Lark, who joins as News Corp and Telstra move forward with plans to combine Foxtel and Fox Sports into a single entity, will no doubt be tasked with pushing the network's new video-on-demand offering throughout 2018.

Foxtel was deemed late in its brand transformation and revamped service for users, given the likes of Netflix, Stan, and even Hayu, had been in market snapping up members with their on-demand offerings for some time.

According to a Roy Morgan survey last year, more than one in three Australians now have Netflix as subscriptions jumped 20% in first quarter of 2017. In 2017 Netflix also said it would spend more than US$1 billion on marketing, including an increase in programmatic advertising activity to drive member acquisition.

Lark, who was chief marketing and business officer as cloud-based accounting software company Xero and spent 14 years in marketing at Dell, is known for his outspoken views. Speaking at Ashton Media’s Marketing Tech Symposium on ‘The end of automation, Lark said “The tech adoption lifecycle is bollocks and most marketing is a trainwreck.”

It's not the first time Lark has joined an organisation that Buckman has recently exited, with Lark arriving at CommBank in 2011 after Buckman left for a role at Telstra.

Since exiting Foxtel last year, Buckman has been focussed on his own consulting business, Barangaroo Consulting Group, which is a mix of board advisory, private clients, philanthropy and investments.

Foxtel launched a campaign (below) to support the relaunch and revamp of its on demand service. The ad's 30 and 60-second spots, from TBWA Sydney, feature people speaking in unison as they sing the praises of an unnamed TV show.

Turner debuts FilmStruck international SVoD

From https://advanced-television.com/2018/01/19/turner-debuts-filmstruck-international-svod/

Turner International’s Digital Ventures & Innovation (DV&I) Group and Warner Bros Digital Networks (WBDN) have formed a joint venture to launch a new, multi-territory movie streaming service.

FilmStruck’s launch in the international marketplace will leverage the strength of assets at both companies, bringing together a broad and diverse movie catalogue as well as long-standing expertise in programming and curation. The service will draw primarily on the extensive Warner Bros library and the Criterion Collection library, as well as other global and local content partners.

FilmStruck will offer film lovers a broad collection of movies across many categories – mainstream, cult, independent, classics, art house, foreign and documentary film. The eclectic but highly accessible content will also feature curated themes, exclusive bonus material including cast interviews, Criterion original mini-documentaries and hosted introductions, and original artwork. The collection will be regularly refreshed.

The UK is the joint venture’s initial launch market in what is planned as a multi-market roll out over the next two years.

The UK service will launch in association with iconic cinema brand Curzon as FilmStruck Curzon and will feature a branded Curzon area within the service curated in collaboration with Curzon. including access to titles from the Curzon Artificial Eye film library. The agreement with Curzon also includes opportunities to leverage its established market position, experience, consumer base and cinema operations and to launch additional Curzon branded cinema services in other markets.

“We’re thrilled to take this significant step together as a joint venture with Warner Bros. Digital Networks, after many years of growing collaboration across various other projects with Warner Bros as a whole,” commented Aksel van der Wal, Executive Vice President, DV&I. “FilmStruck helps us realise a shared vision for what we see as a clear gap in the market for film lovers around the world. We’re also delighted to be working with a partner of Curzon’s heritage and prestige.”

“International film fans now have a new home for a wide and diverse range of movies including some of Warner Bros’ most iconic titles,” added Craig Hunegs, President, Business and Strategy, Warner Bros Television Group and President, Warner Bros. Digital Networks. “It’s Warner’s and Turner’s heritage to bring the best films to audiences, and Warner Bros. Digital Networks is very excited to partner with Aksel and the Turner team to do this in an even more direct and compelling way.”

“It is tremendously exciting to see FilmStruck Curzon launching in UK. We look forward to collaborating on the curation of the site and introducing this excellent service to our customers across the Curzon group. Our shared vision with Turner and Warner Bros. Digital teams has enormous potential. Curzon is thrilled to be joining at this early stage and see this collaboration as a further marker in our commitment to premium consumer services in the UK and internationally,” said Philip Mordecai, Director of Digital Ventures, Curzon.

The international expansion of Turner’s SVoD service FilmStruck marks Turner’s growing activity in the SVoD space outside of the US, and is its first SVoD service in the general entertainment space. Turner International now offers three international SVoD brands, with EI Plus in Brazil and the recently launched Nordics brand Toonix respectively providing sports and kids & family OTT products.

The addition of FilmStruck to its international portfolio of brands is also part of Turner’s wider strategy to do more in the OTT space and expand its options to create fan-centric experiences that engage new audiences.

FilmStruck Curzon is expected to roll out in the UK in the coming weeks and will be available on demand on most phones and tablets, online and on TV via streaming devices, with more devices to be added.

GSAT-11 could be last Indian satellite to be launched by a foreign rocket

From http://www.timesnownews.com/technology-science/article/gsat-11-could-be-last-indian-satellite-to-be-launched-by-a-foreign-rocket/191164

If things pan out as intended, the 5.7-tonne GSAT-11 will be most probably the last heavy Indian satellite to be launched by a foreign space agency, according to K. Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The GSAT-11 communication satellite will be launched by Arianespace's Ariane rocket soon.

"We are working on a dual concept: Increasing the carrying capacity of our heaviest rocket -- the 640-tonne Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mk III (GSLV Mk III) to six tonnes -- while producing high throughput and lower weight communication satellites," said Sivan.

He said nearly 60 per cent of the satellite weight consists of onboard chemical fuel and by opting for electric power for manoeuvring in space the mass of the satellite will be reduced.

The Indian space agency had tried electric propulsion in its GSAT 9 satellite.

At present, the GSLV Mk III rocket has a carrying capacity of four tonnes. The Indian space agency is working on increasing GSLV Mk III's carrying capacity to six tonnes.

"Now most of the satellites will be contained to four-six tonnes," Sivan said.

According to Sivan, the capacity enhancement is not restricted to GSLV Mk III alone but also to other rockets as it would bring down the overall launch cost.

But that doesn't mean ISRO would freeze development of higher payload rockets.

"We have the capability to design and build over six-tonne payload rockets. We will start designing for bigger rockets," Sivan remarked.

"Our major objectives are to increase the production of rockets so as to increase the number of satellite launches; enhance our rocket's capability; look at reduction of rocket production cost; develop and realise the small rocket with a carrying capacity of 500 kg and also realise reusable launch vehicle/rocket," Sivan remarked.

According to him, to increase the production of rockets, the space agency is looking at transferring the technology for making Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket to industries.

"We are working out the methodologies like joint venture for that purpose," Sivan said.

That apart, ISRO is also open for transferring the technologies developed by it to the private sector for commercialisation and wider use.

"For instance, we will be transferring the technology for making lithium ion battery that could be used to power automobiles," Sivan added.

Sivan said ISRO is also focusing on developing a reusable launch vehicle that involves a lot of new technologies and the Scramjet engine which in turn would reduce costs.

According to him, the first half of 2018 will be busy with the launch of Chandrayaan II (moon mission), GSAT 6A and a navigation satellite as the replacement for the first of the seven navigation satellites.

On January 12, ISRO launched its remote sensing satellite Cartosat.

Sixty-year-old Sivan, the new head of the Indian space agency, is not shy of saying that he wore trousers and chappals for the first time when he stepped into the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) here for a degree in aeronautical engineering.

"I studied in Tamil medium in a government-owned school. I wore only dhoti and shirt without any footwear till I finished my graduation at the ST Hindu College in Nagercoil. Only after joining MIT did I start wearing trousers and chappals," Sivan told IANS.

Son of a farmer, Sivan used to help his father in farming and also in his vegetables/fruits trading activity during his school days. Today, as the head of one of the world's premier space agencies, Sivan's task is cut out.

Sivan's elder son has completed electronics and communication engineering and the younger son is pursuing a graduate degree in animation while his wife is a homemaker.

Queried about his management style Sivan said: "I delegate work and expect deliverables as promised. Space system is unforgiving. If there is a problem, it will fail."


Sunday, no update


Saturday, no update


Friday feeds

Asiasat 5 3885 H Sr 7500 "Telecity Enc 5" NZ vs PAK odi cricket.

Also seen on

172E "first_service"
166E "PNG TV" & "NBC PNG"

Optus D2 12446 H Sr 7500 "TBS SNG (Telstra Broadcast Services)" Santos Cycling

Intelsat 19 12609 V Sr 7200 Aus vs England ODI Cricket

Thursday evening Feeds

Asiasat 5 3735 V Sr 7200 "A League" Bri vs Per

Asiasat 5 3806 H Sr 7500 "003TBS - SAPPHIRE COAST RACES" Cycling

Asiasat 5 3885 H Sr 7200 "ENC-6" ISU Ice skating

Asiasat 5 4165 H Sr 7200 "SMBC Golf TV Tokyo" Golf

From my Email


From the Dish

Intelsat 19 166.0E BBC World News Asia Pacific has moved from 4016 H to 4022 H, Fta.

(Craig's comment, fluctuating signal according to reports)

Vinasat 1 132.0E 10968 H "Fox Sports 3 Asia" has left

Vinasat 1 132.0E 11008 H "Let's Viet" has started on , Irdeto.

Koreasat 6 116.0E 11747 L "Ulsan MBC" has started on encrypted.
Koreasat 6 116.0E 11823 L "CJ O Shopping" has left .
Koreasat 6 116.0E 11862 L "MBC Gyeongnam Changwon, Daejeon MBC and Wonju MBC" have left .

Palapa D 113.0E 3880 H "Metro TV" has started on , Fta.

ChinaSat 10 110.5E 3560 V "MTV South East Asia" has started on , Fta. Sansha TV has left.

AsiaSat 7 105.5E 3902 V "DG TV" has started on , Fta. Diamond TV and God Bless TV have left.

Insat 4A 83.0E 4054 H "Focus TV Kannada" has started on Fta.

Thaicom 5 78.5E 3440 H "Super Star" has started on , BISS.

Thaicom 5 78.5E 3520 "HK-Station" has left .
Thaicom 5 78.5E 3600 H "TV 24" has started on , BISS.

Apstar 7 76.5E 3769 H "Channel 50 and Iqra Bangla" have left.
Apstar 7 76.5E 3780 V "Macau Lotus TV" has left .
Apstar 7 76.5E 3780 V "RTL CBS Entertainment Philippines" has left .

Apstar 7 76.5E 12604 V "Beautiful Life TV" has left .

ABS 2 75.0E 11605 V "Oruzhie, Feniks+Kino and Anekdot TV" are encrypted again.
ABS 2 75.0E 12287 V "EuroNews English" has started on , encrypted.
ABS 2 75.0E 12524 H "World Music" has started on , Fta.

Intelsat 20 68.5E 3752 V "Vaa Movies" has left .
Intelsat 20 68.5E 3802 H Times Now, ET Now, Zoom, Mirror Now, Romedy Now and MNX on are encrypted again.
Intelsat 20 68.5E 3936 V "Movies Now +, Romedy Now, Movies Now, MNX and Movies Now" are encrypted again.

Intelsat 20 68.5E 12602 V "CFTV" has started on, Fta.

NSS 12 57.0E 4095 R "China Movie, CCTV Entertainment, CincoMas, France 24 Français and Mediaset Italia" have started on , PowerVu.

From asiatvro site

东经166度轨道位置的国际19号卫星C频段,ABS-CBN Oneseg(测试)频道新增,设置4180 H 30000参数免费接收。[01-19]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,Praise TV(巴基斯坦)频道重现,设置3751 V 2333参数免费接收。 [1月19日]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,47 News(巴基斯坦)频道改频率,设置3915 V 7260参数免费接收。 [1月19日]
东经128.5度轨道位置的老挝1号卫星Ku频段,CCTV-4(LaoSat)频道加密,设置10850 V 45000参数有条件接收。 [1月18日]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,Praise TV(巴基斯坦)频道消失,设置3751 V 2333参数无效接收。[01-18]

From cnsat

帕拉帕D(113.0°E)卫星,3960 H 30000一组Trans TV替换Net频道,锁码播出。(2018-01-19)
亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,3914 V 7259一组新增47 News频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-19)

亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,3914 V 7259一组新增47 News频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-18)
亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,3750 V 2333一组47 News频道消失。(2018-01-18)
韩星5A号(113.0°E)卫星,12619 H 6999一组新增两套广播频道。(2018-01-18)
老挝1号(128.5°E)卫星,老挝直播10850 V 45000一组CCTV 4频道恢复锁码播出。(2018-01-18)
亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,3750 V 2333一组Praise TV频道消失。(2018-01-18)
亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,4065 H 4296一组N news TV替换See TV频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-18)
SES-7/9(108.2°E)卫星,11510 H 20000一组CT频道消失。(2018-01-18)
老挝1号(128.5°E)卫星,10910 H 45000一组MRTV频道开锁播出。(2018-01-18)
老挝1号(128.5°E)卫星,老挝直播10850 V 45000一组CCTV 4频道开锁播出。(2018-01-18)


China launches Long March 11 carrier rocket to send six satellites into space

From http://www.ecns.cn/2018/01-19/289141.shtml

China launched a Long March 11 carrier rocket on Friday to send six satellites into space, according to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology.

The mission marked the first time that a Chinese solid-propellant rocket has been used to service a foreign client, the academy, which developed and built the rocket, said in a news release.

The Long March 11 blasted off at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China at 12: 12 pm and later put six small satellites — two Earth-observation satellites made by a State-owned firm, three experimental satellites from Chinese private companies as well as an unidentified one from a Canadian company — into orbit.

China leader in satellite atomic clocks

From http://www.ecns.cn/2018/01-19/289051.shtml

China leads development of satellite atomic clocks, researchers said Thursday.

BeiDou navigation satellites sent to orbit last week are fitted with the latest generation of rubidium and hydrogen atomic clocks developed by the Second Academy of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp.

Compared with the previous generation, the new clocks are smaller, lighter, perform much better and are among the world's best, Chinese scientists said.

Atomic clocks use vibrations of atoms to measure time. An accurate and ultra-stable set of atomic clocks is essential for global navigation satellite systems that require a high degree of precision.

BeiDou aims to rival the GPS of the United States, Russia's GLONASS and the European Union's Galileo as an alternative global satellite navigation system. It intends to cover Belt and Road countries by the end of 2018 and operate globally by around 2020 with a 35-satellite constellation.

Japan launches successfully ASNARO-2 Earth observation satellite

From http://www.ibtimes.sg/japan-launches-successfully-asnaro-2-earth-observation-satellite-23278

Japan's solid fuel rocket named Epsilon-3, the third of its type, launches at its Uchinoura Space Center in Kimotsuki, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on January 18, 2018. (Reuters)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launched a new high-resolution Earth observation satellite on January 18 following similar launches by Asian giants India and China in recent days.

The newly launched Japan's earth observation satellite has been equipped with X-band radar to obtain high-resolution images of the terrains. It has been launched by a third-generation Epsilon rocket from the Uchinoura Space Center, in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima, Japan.

The Advanced Satellite with New System Architecture for Observation (ASNARO-2) has been developed by Japanese tech firm NEC for an observation span of 5 years. The 570-kg ASNARO-2 satellite had been successfully placed in its orbit at an altitude of 500km to deliver all-weather radar imagery at a resolution of 1 meter from the ground.

This was the first private launch mission for a JAXA launcher. The Epsilon rocket was first launched in September 2013 to place Japan's first remote planetary observing space telescope into orbit.

The Japanese aerospace agency has designed Epsilon as a smaller alternative to conventional rockets to reduce the cost of launching small-sized satellites. The recent launch cost of Epsilon is around $3.6 million which is roughly half the amount required by a conventional rocket's launch.

Meanwhile, India is also designing similar smaller launchers for carrying small-sized satellites. China has already developed a series of rockets named "Long March" for its varied sized space mission payloads.

Nanosatellites and microsatellites are gaining popularity for future missions. India's PSLV launcher has recently carried 30 micro and nanosatellite along with its earth observation satellite Cartosat-2f during its launch mission on January 12.

China has recently sent SuperView-1 03/04 remote sensing observation satellite to provide high-resolution images of the Earth surface. The satellite was developed to provide 0.5-meter resolution images for commercial application. Meanwhile, India's Cartosat-2f has 0.6-meter resolution for strategic civil and military applications.

DISH files illegal IPTV suits

From https://advanced-television.com/2018/01/19/dish-files-illegal-iptv-suits/

US pay—TV platform DISH has filed two lawsuits with the aim of ending distribution of Arabic channels and content for which it has the exclusive licences. The complaints against Spider-TV and Tiger Star are similar, alleging that the entities are capturing broadcasts of certain TV channels licensed exclusively to DISH, including MBC and Al Jazeera Arabic News, and unlawfully retransmitting them over the Internet to their respective customers throughout the US.

“We feel it is our responsibility to ensure the channels and shows we pay to carry exclusively are not pirated and sold illegally,” asserted Timothy Messner, executive vice president and general counsel at DISH. “Despite our best efforts to ask both Spider-TV and Tiger Star voluntarily to cease transmitting the channels without authorisation, they have continued to distribute the content, leaving us no course but legal action.”

Beginning in 2017, DISH sent over 100 notices to Spider-TV, Tiger Star, and their respective Internet Service Providers demanding that they cease transmitting television content in violation of DISH’s exclusive rights. Spider-TV and Tiger Star ignored those demands.

The Protected Channels that DISH has the exclusive rights to carry, and that Spider-TV and Tiger Star distributed, include Al Arabiya, Al Hayah 1, Al Jazeera Arabic News, Al Nahar, ART Cinema, Dream 2, Future TV, Iqraa, LDC, MBC1, Murr TV (aka MTV Lebanon), NBN, New TV (aka Al Jadeed), Noursat and ONTV, among others.

Both Spider-TV and Tiger Star employ similar means to deliver the pirated content to their users. As outlined in each complaint: “Defendants capture live broadcast signals of the Protected Channels, transcode these signals into a format useful for streaming over the Internet, transfer the transcoded content to one or more servers provided, controlled, and maintained by Defendants, and then transmit the Protected channels to users of the Service through OTT delivery, including users in the United States.”


New Stuff

Intelsat 19 4080 V Sr 30000 8psk "Discovery Australia" is new (PowerVu)

Intelsat 20 3740 H Sr 30000 "DISCOVERY_JEET_HD" is new (PowerVu)

Thursday feeds

Asiasat 5 3847 V Sr 7200 "Ktsat mp4 enc1" China vs KSA Handball

Asiasat 5 3856 V Sr 7200 "Ktsat mp4 enc1" Bangladesh vs Korea Handball

Asiasat 5 3867 H Sr 7200 "IBES 12 - Path 2" Ich bin ein Star show

Asiasat 5 3874 V Sr 7200 "UAE69 B" Golf

Asiasat 5 3927 V Sr 7200 "NBL" Australian Basketball, NZB vs Mel

Wednesday night feeds

Asiasat 5 4165 H Sr 7200 "GCA HD ENC-1" Golf , Asian Tour Qualifying School

Asiasat 5 3885 H Sr 7200 "ENC-5" ISU World Ice Skating

From my Email


From the Dish

No Lyngsat

From asiatvro site

东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,N News TV替换See TV(MPEG-4)频道,设置4065 H 4296参数免费接收。[01-18]
东经128.5度轨道位置的老挝1号卫星Ku频段,MRTV(LaoSat)频道解密,设置10910 H 45000参数免费接收。[01-18]
东经128.5度轨道位置的老挝1号卫星Ku频段,CCTV-4(LaoSat)频道解密,设置10850 V 45000参数免费接收。[01-18]
东经108.2度轨道位置的SES 7号卫星Ku频段,CT(菲律宾)频道消失,设置11510 H 20000参数无效接收。[01-18]
东经83度轨道位置的印星4A号卫星C频段,Swaraj Express替换IBA News Network(印度)频道,设置3756 H 13333参数免费接收。 [1月18日]

东经166度轨道位置的国际19号卫星C频段,探索(高清)频道新增,设置4080 V 30000参数有条件接收。 [1月17日]
东经91.5度轨道位置的马星3a号卫星C频段,Test(测试)频道新增,设置4000 H 29700参数有条件接收。 [1月17日]
东经68.5度轨道位置的国际20号卫星C频段,探索(高清)频道新增,设置3740 H 30000参数有条件接收。 [1月17日]
东经132度轨道位置的越南1号卫星Ku频段,Ha Noi 2(MPEG-4)频道加密,设置11472 H 23200参数有条件接收。 [1月17日]

From cnsat

老挝1号(128.5°E)卫星,10910 H 45000一组MRTV频道开锁播出。(2018-01-18)
老挝1号(128.5°E)卫星,老挝直播10850 V 45000一组CCTV 4频道开锁播出。(2018-01-18)
印度Insat-4A(83.0°E)卫星,3756 H 13333一组Swaraj Express替换IBA News Network频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-18)

亚太VI号(134.0°E)卫星,4020 V 30000一组东购物4台和Momo购物3台消失。(2018-01-17)
越星1/2号(132.0°E)卫星,11472 H 23200一组Ha Noi 2恢复锁码播出。(2018-01-17)
(俄)快车AM5/AT2(140.0°E)卫星,11387 V 30000一组7 Kanal测试频道锁码播出。(2018-01-17)
中星9号(92.2°E)卫星,11880 L 28800一组新增一套高清测试频道,锁码播出。(2018-01-17)
泰星5/6/8号(78.5°E)卫星,11640 H 30000一组新增Thai CH20、Kidkit HD等三个频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-17)
中星9号(92.2°E)卫星,11880 L 28800一组新增两套测试广播节目。(2018-01-17)
泰星5/6/8号(78.5°E)卫星,12605 V 30000一组I Movies、A Film等频道恢复锁码播出。(2018-01-17)


After India, Japan now successfully launches own Earth observation satellite

From http://www.ibtimes.sg/after-india-japan-now-successfully-launches-own-earth-observation-satellite-23257

Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Thursday successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite, equipped with X-band radar which is capable of obtaining high-resolution terrain images. India launched its own Cartosat 2F satellite for similar mission on January 12.

The Advanced Satellite with New System Architecture for Observation (ASNARO-2) was launched aboard a third-generation Epsilon rocket from the Uchinoura Space Center, in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima, Japan, Efe reported.

"The launch and flight of Epsilon-3 took place normally," JAXA said in the statement, and further confirmed that after approximately 52 minutes into the flight, the 570 kg ASNARO-2 satellite successfully separated from the rocket.

ASNARO-2, developed by Japanese tech firm NEC, will perform Earth-observation tasks for five years from its orbit at an altitude of about 500 km and can deliver all weather radar imagery at a 1 meter resolution on the ground.

This was the first launch of a JAXA Epsilon rocket ordered by a private company, a successful concept which the Japanese Aerospace agency hopes will boost this type of order.

The Japanese aerospace agency designed the Epsilon to be smaller than conventional rockets to reduce the cost of launching small-sized satellites.

The cost of this launch is estimated to be around $36 million, roughly half the cost of conventional rockets.

The first Epsilon rocket was launched in September 2013 to put the first remote planetary observing space telescope into orbit.

Impending Geomagnetic Storm Could Wipe Out Earth's Satellites and Power Grid

From https://www.outerplaces.com/science/item/17547-geomagnetic-storm-wipe-out-earth-satellites-power-grid

It's like Y2K all over again, except this time the force that could supposedly leave the planet in the dark is from space and not a coding bug in our computer systems. An impending geomagnetic storm on Friday, January 19 could wipe out Earth's power grids and satellite systems.

"A geomagnetic storm is a major disturbance of Earth's magnetosphere that occurs when there is a very efficient exchange of energy from the solar wind into the space environment surrounding Earth," says the NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center.

"While the storms create beautiful aurora, they also can disrupt navigation systems such as the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and create harmful geomagnetic induced currents (GICs) in the power grid and pipelines."

Power geomagnetic storms can also expose high altitude pilots to increased levels of radiation, disrupt radio signals, and throw off GPS systems. So is it time to panic and run to the nearest fallout shelter? Not exactly.

This Friday's storm is classified as a G1, which is categorized as "minor" according to the NOAA. The likelihood of a G1 crippling our systems for any significant amount of time is slim, but fluctuations are possible.

G1 geomagnetic storms are more common than "extreme" G5s (about 1700 times every 11 years, compared to just four times per solar cycle).

There is no way to predict exactly when the storms will hit, but scientists can predict when fast solar winds will sweep Earth's magnetic field (Coronal Mass Ejections), which are what cause the storms.

The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Centre sends out alerts for geomagnetic storms on its Facebook page, so in the event that a more serious G5 is on the way, we will know and will hopefully be prepared for it.


Just a quick update

Feed from Tuesday night

Chinasat 12 87.5E 3749 V Sr 6400 Fec 3/4 DVB-S2 8pSK "PRO WRESTLING" Wrestling from India

From my Email


From the Dish

No lyngsat

From asiatvro site

东经92.2度轨道位置的中星9号卫星Ku频段,测试9-高清1(三代)频道新增,设置11880 L 28800参数有条件接收。[01-17]
东经78.5度轨道位置的泰星8号卫星Ku频段,Tai20 Csat、I Asia Csat(泰国)频道新增,设置11640 H 30000参数免费接收。 [1月17日]
东经78.5度轨道位置的泰星8号卫星Ku频段,Kaseat HD、ToonToon(高清)等3个频道解密,设置11640 H 30000参数免费接收。 [1月17日]
东经92.2度轨道位置的中星9号卫星Ku频段,测试9-广播1、广播测试频道(户户通)频道新增,设置11880 L 28800参数有条件接收。 [1月17日]
东经78.5度轨道位置的泰星6号卫星Ku频段,I Movies、A Film(泰国)等频道加密,设置12604 V 30000参数有条件接收。 [1月17日]

东经140度轨道位置的快车AT2号卫星Ku频段,Armenia TV、Dialogi o Rybalke(俄罗斯)频道新增,设置12399 R 27500参数有条件接收。 [1月16日]
东经91.5度轨道位置的马星3a号卫星C频段,TV Today、BTV(MPEG-4)等5个频道新增,设置3653 H 9783参数免费接收。 [1月16日]
东经113度轨道位置的韩星5号卫星Ku频段,MBC(高清)频道改频率,设置12665 H 3818参数免费接收。 [1月16日]
东经113度轨道位置的韩星5号卫星Ku频段,Cignal(MPEG-4)频道消失,设置12310 V 29976参数无效接收。 [1月16日]

From cnsat

中星9号(92.2°E)卫星,11880 L 28800一组新增一套高清测试频道,锁码播出。(2018-01-17)
泰星5/6/8号(78.5°E)卫星,11640 H 30000一组新增Thai CH20、Kidkit HD等三个频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-17)
中星9号(92.2°E)卫星,11880 L 28800一组新增两套测试广播节目。(2018-01-17)
泰星5/6/8号(78.5°E)卫星,12605 V 30000一组I Movies、A Film等频道恢复锁码播出。(2018-01-17)

韩星5A号(113.0°E)卫星,新增LGCC频道,设置参数12355 H 3333锁码播出。(2018-01-16)
韩星5A号(113.0°E)卫星,11613 V 43200一组UCTV Umnugovi频道锁码播出。(2018-01-16)
马星3号/3a(91.5°E)卫星,新增AP1 HD 等5个频道,设置参数3653 H 9783开锁播出。(2018-01-16)
泰星5/6号(78.5°E)卫星,12396 H 30000一组Bein Sport 2替换迪士尼少儿频道,同组新增Bein Sport 3等频道,锁码播出。(2018-01-16)
泰星5/6号(78.5°E)卫星,12604 H 30000一组FILM HD2替换迪士尼动画,锁码播出。(2018-01-16)
韩星5A号(113.0°E)卫星,MBC HD频道更改符号率,设置12666 H 3818开锁播出。(2018-01-16)
越星1/2号(132.0°E)卫星,11472 H 23200一组Ha Noi 2频道开锁播出。(2018-01-16)


Adelaide to host satellite mission control centre

From https://indaily.com.au/news/2018/01/17/adelaide-host-satellite-mission-control-centre/

South Australian taxpayers will contribute $500,000 to the establishment of an Adelaide mission control centre for nanosatellites.

In the latest of a spate of announcements about the future jobs fund, the Government said today that local company, Fleet Space Technologies, would match the taxpayer funding for the project, which is expected to create 17 ongoing jobs.

The “Mission Control South Australia” project will more than double Fleet’s staff numbers.

Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis said the grant meant the company could build and run the mission control centre in Adelaide using local employees who would staff the centre 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Fleet is a growing SA company which aims to launch a “constellation” of 100 nanosatellites – each measuring 30cm x 30cm x 40cm – beginning later this year.

The satellites would be part of the technology powering the “Internet of Things” – the concept of connecting devices, beyond the expected computers and smartphones, to the internet. The technology could be applied to tasks such as tracking livestock movements, supply chain logistics, mining industries or monitoring the environment.

Fleet CEO Flavia Tata Nardini said the company wanted to “put South Australia on the map as a space hub”.

“While we have global ambitions, it is important to us that we continue to contribute to our local economy as we scale,” she said. “This grant enables us to create technical jobs that will grow the space industry here in Adelaide.”

She said the company had hired 20 people in the past nine months and it would be hiring many more.

Having mission control in South Australia was an important step, she said. Without this project, the satellite constellation would have been controlled from overseas.

The control centre would undertake the complicated task of tracking satellites to ensure they were in the correct positions, monitoring data and ensuring customers were receiving and sending the right data.

Koutsantonis said the project would “strengthen South Australia’s burgeoning space industry and attract the best and brightest to our state”.

Electron test launch from New Zealand could happen this weekend

From https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/01/16/electron-test-launch-from-new-zealand-could-happen-this-weekend/

The second test flight of Rocket Lab’s privately-developed Electron satellite booster could take off from New Zealand as soon as Friday night, U.S. time, after technical problems and high winds kept the rocket grounded during a series of launch attempts in December.

The U.S.-New Zealand company hoped to launch its second Electron rocket during a 10-day window in December, but officials decided to push back the mission to January after scrubbing several launch attempts.

Rocket Lab has a new pre-approved nine-day launch window coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration, the regulatory agency responsible for overseeing its operations, and New Zealand airspace authorities.

The first launch opportunity will come Friday night, U.S. time, during a four-hour launch window opening at 8:30 p.m. EST (0130 GMT; 2:30 p.m. New Zealand time Saturday). The Electron rocket will lift off from Rocket Lab’s private launch site on Mahia Peninsula, which extends from the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

The launch will be webcast live online, according to Rocket Lab.

Rocket Lab has nicknamed the demonstration flight “Still Testing” to emphasize the experimental nature of the mission. The company’s first Electron launch on May 25, 2017, was christened “It’s a Test.”

The maiden Electron flight last year ended prematurely due to a ground system fault that caused safety officials to lose track of the rocket during its climb into space. A safety officer monitoring the mission to ensure the rocket did not stray from cleared airspace followed procedures and sent a command to terminate the flight.

But Rocket Lab said the Electron rocket was performing as expected, and engineers traced the problem to a programming error in ground tracking equipment from a third party provider.

The first test launch last year demonstrated the Electron rocket’s first stage, which burned its nine kerosene-fueled Rutherford main engines for approximately two-and-a-half minutes. The second stage ignited and jettisoned the rocket’s payload shroud before the mission ended short of entering orbit around Earth.

The objective of the second launch is to reach orbit, proving the rest of the second stage’s performance and testing the Electron’s payload deployment systems.

Three small commercial CubeSats, each about the size of a toaster oven, are stowed aboard the 55-foot-tall (17-meter) rocket. Two are owned by Spire Global, which operates a fleet of commercial weather and ship tracking CubeSats, and another comes from Planet, owner of a constellation of Earth-imaging satellites.

Spire and Planet are based in San Francisco, and they are among a number of small satellite operators which could use future Electron rocket flights to expand their fleets.

The Electron rocket will aim to release the three CubeSats into an elliptical, egg-shaped polar-type orbit between 186 miles and 310 miles (300-500 kilometers) above Earth about eight-and-a-half minutes after liftoff from New Zealand.

A fresh batch of Rutherford main engines for a future Electron rocket launch recently completed assembly at Rocket Lab’s factory in Huntington Beach, California. Each Rutherford engine burns kerosene and liquid oxygen to generate nearly 4,000 pounds of thrust at sea level. Credit: Rocket Lab

With a headquarters and factory in Huntington Beach, California, a development center in Auckland and a launch pad on Mahia Peninsula, Rocket Lab has several customers booked for future missions, including NASA.

The two-stage Electron rocket can place up to 330 pounds (150 kilograms) into sun-synchronous orbit 300 miles (500 kilometers) above Earth, according to Rocket Lab. The company says each Electron mission will sell for $4.9 million, a fraction of the cost of other rockets currently flying.

But other companies are also vying for the small launcher market, including Virgin Orbit with its air-dropped LauncherOne booster set to fly for the first time later this year, and several more competitors are in earlier stages of development.

Satellites which currently must ride to orbit as piggyback payloads on a larger rocket could get a dedicated trip to orbit on Electron flights, giving their owners a say in the launch date and target orbit.

“Increased access to space will vastly improve humanity’s ability to build orbital infrastructure, such as constellations of weather and Earth-imaging satellites,” said Peter Beck, founder and CEO of Rocket Lab. “These will provide more data about our planet and enable us as a species to make informed decisions about how we better manage our impact. This test launch is a crucial next step in gathering more data from Electron so we can deliver on this future.”

Last month’s launch attempts were scrubbed out of an abundance of caution, Rocket Lab officials said.

Computers overseeing the Electron countdown aborted launch at T-minus 2 seconds on one attempt Dec. 11, U.S. time, one second after ignition of the rocket’s nine first stage engines. Sensors detected that liquid oxygen feeding into the engines was too warm, so the countdown sequencer automatically aborted the launch.

It turned out balmy temperatures at the New Zealand launch site warmed the cryogenic propellant.

Other issues faced by the Rocket Lab team in December included a power system glitch, and high winds aloft kept the Electron on the ground during a portion of the 10-day window.

“Once again, we’re expecting to scrub multiple times as we wait for perfect conditions and make sure everything on the vehicle is performing as it should,” Beck said.

China to launch first student satellite for scientific education

From https://www.ecns.cn/2018/01-17/288824.shtml

China's first nano-satellite with primary and middle school students involved in the development and building process will be launched into space Friday.

The satellite, named after late Premier Zhou Enlai, was sent from its production base in Huai'an Youth Comprehensive Development Base in east China's Jiangsu Province to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province Monday, where a CZ-11 solid fuel rocket is scheduled to put it into orbit Friday.

Twenty teenagers who participated in the development project accompanied the transport group to the launch center and will witness the lift-off.

Zhang Xiang, chief designer of the satellite, said that the nano-satellite, weighing 2 kilograms, is set to run in sun-synchronous orbit. Equipped with a HD optical camera, it can capture space photos with the highest resolution among those shot by other Chinese satellites for scientific education purpose.

Zhang said that the students had taken their spare time to join the development and groundbased simulation performance of the satellite, and had learnt to assemble and practice voice data transfer and telecommunication applications.

"A scientific satellite like this is like a teacher in space, carrying cameras or spectroscopes to study the upper atmosphere or to shoot space pictures of the stars. Students can grasp the mystery of the universe through the messages transmitted by the teacher," said Zhang, a professor with Nanjing University of Science and Engineering.

The satellite project was approved in 2016. The administration office of Huai'an Youth Comprehensive Development Base is the main organizer of the project. It is aiming to become the largest and most advanced youth aerospace science museum in China.

"The satellite not only offers an opportunity for local teenagers to engage in such an aerospace project, but stimulates enthusiasm in space science among all students in the schools," said Wang Qiming, director of the administration office.

"It is so much fun to know the secrets of a scientific satellite. I am proud of being part of the development," said Lu Ke, a member of the young team.

The student from the Huai'an Zhou Enlai Red Army Middle School is looking forward to watching the whole launch process Friday.

"Watching our satellite lifting off will be so cool that I will probably be moved into tears," he said.

Irish court blocks infringing websites

From https://advanced-television.com/2018/01/16/irish-court-blocks-infringing-websites/

The Motion Picture Association (the international branch of the Motion Picture Association of America), which represents some of the world’s biggest television and film studios, has secured a High Court injunction in Ireland directing Internet Service Providers to block websites involved in piracy. The suit alleges that several websites gave up to 1.5 million people in Ireland access to unlicensed video content, either through streaming or peer-to-peer file transfers.

Mr Justice Brian McGovern said that he was satisfied that the websites in question had engaged in widespread infringement of the studios’ copyright, and that there were “significant public interest grounds to grant the orders sought by the Motion Picture Association, which represents Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal, Warner Bros, Paramount, Disney, Columbia and Sony Pictures.

Proceedings were brought against Eircom, Sky Ireland, Vodafone Ireland, Virgin Media Ireland, Three Ireland, Digiweb, Imagine Telecommunications and Magnet Networks. None opposed the application.

The websites blocked include Gomovies, Rarbg, EZTV and Watchfree.

Stan McCoy, Senior Vice President and Regional Policy Director EMEA at the MPA, said that preventing the pirate sites from freely disturbing other people’s work would help provide greater job security for the 18,000 people employed through the Irish film industry.

Chromecast Devices Can Cause Wi-Fi Connectivity Issues

From http://variety.com/2018/digital/news/chromecast-wifi-issues-1202665282/

Some of Google’s streaming hardware is causing Wifi connectivity issues, according to multiple reports from router makes as well as affected users. Router makers have been issuing firmware updates; Google has said it is investigating the issue.

Reports about the issue first surfaced in Google’s product forum in December, with users reporting that devices like the company’s new Google Home Max speaker were rendering their Wifi networks unusable. Soon, other users were chiming in and reporting similar issues with a range of Google devices, including the Google Home and Home Mini smart speakers as well as the company’s Chromecast streaming adapter.

This week, router makers began to respond to the reports as well, with TP-Link telling customers that the issue at heart may actually be tied to mobile apps trying to discover Google’s devices. This discovery process usually entails sending messages, or “packets” in networking lingo, every 20 or so seconds.

“However, we have discovered that the devices will sometimes broadcast a large amount of these packets at a very high speed in a short amount of time,” the company explained on its website. ” This occurs when the device is awakened from its ‘sleep’ state, and could exceed more than 100,000 packets. “

Such an onslaught of data can knock out a home Wifi network, which is why TP Link released patches for its routers this week. Linksys has released a similar fix for some of its Wifi routers.

Google acknowledged the issue in a statement sent to Variety: “We’re aware that a small number of users are having issues and our team is working quickly to share a solution.” The company didn’t go into further details about the cause of the issue.


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China approves advanced radio telescope project

From http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/China_approves_advanced_radio_telescope_project_999.html

China is to have a new radio telescope to "listen" to the universe.

Proposed by the Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory, the world's largest fully steerable single-dish radio telescope will be built in Qitai County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

The telescope will be 110 meters in diameter, over 100 meters tall and weigh around 6,000 tonnes. Scheduled to go into service in 2023, it will cover three-fourths of the sky.

"The antenna, the world's largest, will be able to trace the origins of any signals received," said Song Huagang of the Chinese Academy of Science Xinjiang observatory.

The telescope will operate at 150 MHz to 115 GHz and assist research on gravitational waves, black holes and dark matter.

The Xinjiang observatory is currently equipped with a 25-meter radio telescope. The new telescope will be roughly 20 times bigger.

The new site in Shihezi is a sparsely populated foothill of Tianshan Mountains in northeast Xinjiang. The mountain ranges surrounding the site will shield the telescope from electromagnetic noise.

Besides the planned telescope, China is already planning or working on impressive astronomical telescopes.

In 2016, the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, went into service in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

China's largest optical telescope, at 12 meters, is expected to be built in Tibet Autonomous Region. The project is included in China's large-scale sci-tech infrastructure plan for 2016 to 2020.

SES-15 Enters Commercial Service to Serve the Americas

From http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/SES_15_Enters_Commercial_Service_to_Serve_the_Americas_999.html

SES reports that the new SES-15 spacecraft has been operational at the 129 degrees West orbital position since 1 January. As planned, the all-electric satellite took six months to reach its orbital position and to successfully complete its testing.

SES-15 carries a hybrid payload, comprising Ku-band wide beams and Ku-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capability, with connectivity to gateways in Ka-band. SES's first hybrid satellite is equipped with 16 Ku-band transponders (36 MHz equivalent) as well as HTS capabilities to serve North America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

SES-15's high throughput payload will deliver optimised and flexible coverage for major global inflight connectivity and entertainment (IFC/IFE) service providers, such as Global Eagle, Gogo and Panasonic Avionics.

In addition, SES-15 has a dedicated wide beam that is designed to enable IFC/IFE providers to deliver live TV content on all flight routes across the US, including Hawaii and Alaska, as well as Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico. This unique combination of beams allows IFC/IFE providers to optimise HTS capacity use for internet traffic and wide beam coverage for broadcast content.

SES-15 also carries a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) hosted payload, which will enable the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to augment existing Global Positioning Systems (GPS) with the goal of improving accuracy, integrity and availability of the system for the aviation industry.

SES-15 was successfully launched onboard a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana on 18 May 2017.

Martin Halliwell, Chief Technology Officer at SES, said, "An operational SES-15 has been much anticipated by our customers. The hybrid satellite, which has both wide beams and high throughput capability, empowers our aeronautical customers to offer even faster connectivity speeds to airlines. In addition, the WAAS hosted payload will enable the US FAA to improve GPS. The Boeing, Arianespace and SES teams have done an excellent job in making this possible."

The beginning of contracted services on SES-15's HTS payload represents an important milestone in supporting SES's future growth trajectory and its strategy to develop innovative and high-power capabilities for specific and dynamic markets.

SES-15 will be followed by the launches of two more hybrid geostationary (GEO) satellites with widebeam / HTS capabilities, SES-14 and SES-12, as well as another four O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites in the near future. SES-14 will serve the Americas and the Atlantic region, and SES-12 will cover Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. Together with SES-17, another HTS which will be launched in 2021, they will offer a global, multi-frequency system for aeronautical, maritime, government and enterprise customers.

US releases Notorious Markets List

From https://advanced-television.com/2018/01/15/us-releases-notorious-markets-list-2/

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has announced the findings of the 2017 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets, also known as the Notorious Markets List (List). The List highlights 25 online markets and 18 physical markets around the world that are reported to be engaging in and facilitating substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting.

This activity harms the American economy by undermining the innovation and intellectual property rights (IPR) of US owners of IPR in foreign markets. Imports in counterfeit and pirated physical products is estimated at nearly half a trillion dollars, or around 2.5 per cent of global imports.

“Marketplaces worldwide that contribute to illicit trade cause severe harm to the American economy, innovation, and workers,” said Lighthizer. “The Trump Administration is committed to holding intellectual property right violators accountable and intensifying efforts to combat counterfeiting and piracy.”

The 2017 Notorious Markets List maintains its special focus on the distribution of pirated content and counterfeit goods online. This year, the report highlights illicit streaming devices as an emerging piracy model of growing concern. The report also calls on several e-commerce platforms to improve takedown procedures, proactive measures, and cooperation with right holders—particularly small and medium-sized businesses—to decrease the volume and prevalence of counterfeit and pirated goods on their platforms.

Over the past year, some market owners and operators have made efforts to address the widespread availability of pirated or counterfeit goods in their markets. Some governments also continue to institute novel strategies to combat piracy and counterfeiting. These strategies include: voluntary initiatives with advertising networks to cut off financial support for websites devoted to copyright infringement; installing intellectual property enforcement centres on-location in high-priority physical markets; and using skills training to reorient former counterfeit sellers towards operating legitimate businesses. At the same time, we vigilantly monitor marketplaces with a record of piracy and counterfeit goods.

USTR first identified notorious markets in the Special 301 Report in 2006. Since February 2011, USTR has published annually the Notorious Markets List separately from the Special 301 Report, pursuant to an ‘Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets’, to increase public awareness and help market operators and governments prioritise IPR enforcement efforts that protect American businesses and their workers.

The Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets identifies particularly notable online and physical markets that facilitate unfair competition with US products. The report does not constitute an exhaustive list of all markets reported to deal in pirated or counterfeit goods around the world, nor does it reflect findings of legal violations or the US Government’s analysis of the general IPR protection and enforcement climate in the country concerned. Such analysis is contained in the annual Special 301 Report issued at the end of April each year.

This announcement concludes the 2017 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets, which USTR initiated on August 16th, 2017, through publication in the Federal Register of a request for public comments. The US government agencies represented on the USTR-chaired Special 301 Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) developed the Notorious Markets List based primarily on information received in response to the Federal Register request.

Responding to the release of the report, Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, said: “The American film and television industry is a key driver of the US economy, supporting 2.1 million domestic jobs and registering a positive trade balance with nearly every country around the world. But as today’s USTR report makes clear, online content theft undermines America’s creative economy. Illicit streaming devices (ISDs), specifically, represent a considerable and growing threat to the film and television community, with one study estimating that six per cent of North American households have a device with Kodi software configured to access pirated content.”

“USTR’s report rightly shines a much-needed spotlight on this specific type of notorious market, which impacts the livelihoods of so many American workers. We commend the USTR for highlighting global strategies to combat this ever-evolving threat, and look forward to working with USTR and the broader interagency team to protect and enforce US intellectual property rights.”

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Spain: ‘Operation Fake’ arrests more pay-TV pirates

From https://advanced-television.com/2018/01/15/spain-operation-fake-arrests-more-pay-tv-pirates/

Spanish police have arrested three people in Barcelona, Cadiz and Vigo for pirating pay-TV by mass-sharing software through Internet forums to over 500,000 users.

The hackers sold software and CCAM, NewCam and TIKS protocols to illegally watch pay-TV and even offered tutorials teaching how to do it.

The police operation, called ‘Fake’. has resulted in over 30 arrests since 2015. In its first phase, police put an end to an international organisation that distributed hacked STBs to watch pay-TV channels.

Earth-i launches prototype of world's first full-colour, full-motion video satellite constellation

From http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Earth_i_launches_prototype_of_worlds_first_full_colour_full_motion_video_satellite_constellation_999.html

British 'New Space' pioneer Earth-i has confirmed that the pre-production prototype satellite of its upcoming satellite constellation was successfully launched late last week.

The new commercial constellation - which the company announced is called Vivid-i - will be the first of its kind to provide full-colour video; and the first European-owned constellation able to provide both video and still images.

The multiple satellites within the Vivid-i Constellation will significantly increase the ability of companies and institutions to monitor, track and analyse activities, patterns of life and changes at any location on earth.

Dr Graham Turnock, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, said: ["Today's] launch is a significant moment for the UK and global space industries with Earth-i's progress being tracked across the world. Earth-i is an exciting and innovative British company and is a fine example of our thriving space sector.

"The Government's recently published Industrial Strategy set out a clear vision for the UK to become the world's most innovative nation and we are working with industry to capture 10% of the global space market by 2030."

The prototype satellite, designated CARBONITE-2 by manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), was launched on the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Sriharikota rocket launch centre operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation, located in South East India.

CARBONITE-2 is a technology demonstration mission, operated by SSTL, and will be referred to as VividX2 by the Earth-i team.

It will demonstrate and prove technology and processes for Earth-i's forthcoming constellation including tasking, data downlinks to ground stations, image quality and the complex motion control systems that enable the spacecraft to capture video from space.

The satellite weighs 100kg and will orbit at 505km above the earth travelling at approximately 7km a second. At the heart of the new satellite is an Ultra High Definition (UHD) camera which will capture high-resolution images for any location on Earth - and film up to two minutes at a time of video which can show moving objects such as vehicles, vessels and aircraft.

Earth-i is at the forefront of an era known as New Space which is being driven by commercial and governmental organisations that want to use high-quality, timely images and video from space to improve investment and trading decisions, monitor and track their assets more cost effectively, track changes or activities in critical locations - and predict future events with more certainty.

Earth-i is working with the space industry's most innovative and dynamic companies. It has already ordered the next five satellites for its Vivid-i constellation from SSTL; appointed Norway's KSAT (Kongsberg Satellite Services) to provide ground network services; and commissioned software from Swedish photogrammetry and imagery specialist, Spacemetric, to manage, catalogue and geometrically correct images and video from its new prototype satellite.

Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth Observation Programmes at the European Space Agency (ESA) said: "The launch of VividX2 is a significant next development of Earth-i's constellation, and welcomed by ESA. The Vivid-i Constellation will provide capabilities we haven't seen before including full-colour video, and an assured stream of high-quality data from space to help improve both our planet and our lives on Earth.

ESA looks forward to working with Earth-i to assess the benefits of Vivid-i observations as part of a renewed effort of ESA to engage with commercial companies to support European Earth Observation ventures."

Earth-i's Vivid-i Constellation will be a major leap forward for the Earth Observation industry providing a number of innovative capabilities including:

+ The provision of high-frame rate images with resolutions better than one metre for any location on Earth.

+ The ability to film moving objects such as vehicles, vessels and aircraft in Ultra High Definition colour video.

+ Revisiting the same location multiple times per day with agile satellites that can be pointed to image specific areas of interest.

+ Rapid tasking of satellites to take images or video, and fast data download within minutes of acquisition.

Footage will be available for analysis within minutes of being captured and will improve decision-making and response times in a wide variety of scenarios from change detection to object identification, from disaster response to infrastructure monitoring.

Richard Blain, CEO of Earth-i, said: ["Today] is a significant milestone for Earth-i and for the global space industry. It's the culmination of much hard work by the teams at Earth-i and SSTL. We are now researching and testing the technology and data services for the Vivid-i Constellation using the still and video imagery from this prototype - and showing our customers what will be possible in the future from new capabilities such as colour video from space."


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Asiasat 5 3931 V Sr 15000 "FE-PRIMARY" Formula E Motor Race

Optus D2 12469 H Sr 15000 "IP Uplinks.com" WNBL

Asiasat 5 3907 H Sr 7500 "MagicMill MAIN - STS 4" Horse racing channel 7

Asiasat 5 3894 H Sr 7500 "U19CWC 1A NZ Sts" NZ vs WI under 19 Cricket World CUp

Optus D2 12643 V Sr 7500 "Tandberg Service (TandbergTV)" Horses
Optus D2 12653 V Sr 7500 "008TBS - ENC1 (Telstra Broadcast Services)" horses
Optus D2 12661 V Sr 7500 "Telstra Broadcast Service (Telstra Broadcast Services)" Aus channel 10

Optus D1 12652 V Sr 7200 Fec 3/4 DVB-S "7BCM D1/T7 Slot 3" Horse race card same feed on Asiasat 5

Optus D2 12446 H Sr 7500 "A5 Path 1 (Net 1)" Encrypted

Optus D2 12675 V Sr 15000
"BBL Alice 1 (Astralinks) Encrypted
"Astra 3 Path 2 (Astralinks) Encrypted

From my Email


From the Dish

Koreasat 5A 113.0E 12602 H "EBS I has replaced BBS" on , Fta

Yamal 401 90.0E 11385 H "NTV" has left again.

Insat 4A 83.0E 3725 H "Jai Kisan News" has left .

ABS 2A 75.0E 10985 H "Russkiy Bestseller International" has left .

Intelsat 20 68.5E 11014 V "Alma Sport" has left .

From asiatvro site

东经75度轨道位置的ABS-2A号卫星Ku频段,B4U Movies、澳门莲花(MPEG-4)等14个频道新增,设置12588 V 45000参数有条件接收。[01-15]
东经108.2度轨道位置的SES 9号卫星Ku频段,Tag、ABS-CBN Regional(Sky Direct)频道消失,设置12531 V 30000参数无效接收。 [1月15日]
东经166度轨道位置的国际19号卫星C频段,Liga HD、Liga(ABS-CBN)频道加密,设置4180 H 30000参数有条件接收。 [1月15日]
东经113度轨道位置的帕拉帕D号卫星C频段,Holla Shop替换Metro TV(测试)频道,设置4080 H 28125参数免费接收。 [1月15日]
东经113度轨道位置的帕拉帕D号卫星C频段,RTV替换TVN-1(印尼)频道,设置3863 V 4333参数免费接收。 [1月15日]

\东经83度轨道位置的印星4A号卫星C频段,Jaikisan News(印度)频道消失,设置3725 H 26665参数无效接收。 [1月14日]
东经92.2度轨道位置的中星9号卫星Ku频段,测试9-标清1、测试9-标清2(户户通)等频道新增,设置12140 R 28800参数有条件接收。[01-14]
东经78.5度轨道位置的泰星5号星C段,Cartoon Kids、Seoul Channel(泰国)等全组频道加密,设置3840 V 12500参数有条件接收。[01-14]
东经113度轨道位置的帕拉帕D号卫星C频段,Ruai TV替换Smile Home Shopping(印尼)频道,设置3880 H 29900参数免费接收。[01-14]
东经83度轨道位置的G-Sat 10号卫星C频段,Arra TV、K test 1(印度)等4个频道新增,设置3860 V 3925参数免费接收。[01-14]
东经76.5度轨道位置的亚太7号卫星C频段,Nagorik TV HD(高清)频道改频率,设置4035 V 4610参数免费接收。[01-14]
东经76.5度轨道位置的亚太7号卫星C频段,Iqra Bangla(孟加拉)频道消失,设置3769 H 13333参数无效接收。[01-14]
东经76.5度轨道位置的亚太7号卫星C频段,Gazi TV(孟加拉)频道加密,设置3805 H 4800参数有条件接收。 [1月14日]
东经91.5度轨道位置的马星3a号卫星C频段,AMC Korea(MPEG-4)频道消失,设置4000 H 29700参数无效接收。 [1月14日]
东经100.5度轨道位置的亚洲5号卫星C频段,Arra TV、K test 1(MPEG-4)等全组频道消失,设置3816 H 3625参数无效接收。[01-14]
东经96.5度轨道位置的快车AM33号卫星C频段,1 Kanal(+7h)、1 Kanal(+9h)(测试)频道新增,设置3875 R 33483参数免费接收。 [1月14日]

东经113度轨道位置的韩星5A号卫星Ku频段,UBS、Asian Bagts(高清)频道改格式,设置11493 V 43200参数有条件接收。[01-13]
东经113度轨道位置的韩星5A号卫星Ku频段,UCTV Umnugovi(蒙古)频道新增,设置11613 V 43200参数免费接收。 [1月13日]
东经159度轨道位置的ABS-6号卫星C频段,Living(亚洲)频道新增,设置3620 H 30000参数免费接收。 [1月13日]

东经78.5度轨道位置的泰星5号卫星Ku频段,Fox HD替换Life Inspired(泰国)高清频道,设置12479 H 30000参数有条件接收。 [1月12日]
东经78.5度轨道位置的泰星5号卫星Ku频段,True Info替换DEMO Channel(泰国)频道,设置12657 H 45000参数有条件接收。 [1月12日]
东经113度轨道位置的帕拉帕D号卫星C频段,Metro TV替换SpaceToon 3(印尼)频道,设置3880 H 29900参数免费接收。 [1月12日]
东经100.5度轨道位置的亚洲5号卫星C频段,Ebu Service 6(传送)频道重现,设置3700 V 30000参数有条件接收。 [1月12日]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,BTV Chittagong(孟加拉)频道消失,设置3725 V 4832参数无效接收。 [1月12日]
东经98度轨道位置的中星11号卫星Ku频段,K-Drama、Fox HD(MPEG-4)等频道加密,设置12560 V 45000参数有条件接收。 [1月12日]

From cnsat

帕拉帕D(113.0°E)卫星,4080 H 28125一组Holla Shop测试替换Metro TV频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-15)

亚太7号(76.5°E)卫星,3684 V 2400一组CGTN频道消失。(2018-01-14)
中星9号(92.2°E)卫星,新增两套测试频道,设置12140 右旋 28800锁码播出。(2018-01-14)
拉帕D(113.0°E)卫星,3985 H 3635一组新增AMC TV频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-14)
泰星5/6号(78.5°E)卫星,3840 V 12500一组CNS、Horror Channel等全组恢复锁码播出。(2018-01-14)
马星3号/3a(91.5°E)卫星,4000 H 29700一组AMC Korea高清频道消失。(2018-01-14)
韩星5A号(113.0°E)卫星,蒙古直播11493 V 43200一组UBS频道升级为高清格式,锁码播出。(2018-01-13)
韩星5A号(113.0°E)卫星,蒙古直播11613 V 43200一组新增UCTV Umnugovi频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-13)
ABS-6(159.0°E)卫星,3620 H 30000一组新增Living 亚洲频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-13)

泰星5/6号(78.5°E)卫星,12479 H 30000一组Fox HD替换Life Inspired频道,锁码播出。(2018-01-12)
泰星5/6号(78.5°E)卫星,12657 H 45000一组True Info替换Food Net HD,锁码播出。(2018-01-12)
帕拉帕D(113.0°E)卫星,3880 H 29900一组Metro TV替换SpaceToon 3频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-12)
中星11号(98.0°E)卫星,12560 V 45000一组福克斯频道、FX等频道锁码播出。(2018-01-12)
国际19号(166.0°E)卫星,BBC World News HD频点重现,设置参数4023 H 3920开锁播出。(2018-01-12)


Seven West Media takes punt on second horse racing channel

From http://www.afr.com/business/media-and-marketing/tv/seven-west-media-takes-punt-on-second-horse-racing-channel-20180109-h0fmq9

Seven already shows the biggest NSW and Queensland race meetings on its main channel.

Seven West Media is on the verge of clinching a deal to launch a second free-to-air horse racing channel to showcase NSW and Queensland races.

The network, which already shows Victorian and South Australian thoroughbred races on its Racing.com channel, has been negotiating with racing authorities in both states and Tabcorp's Sky Racing channel for the deal.

Sky holds the broadcast rights in NSW and Queensland, but racing administrators have been keen for a free-to-air presence in the belief more coverage will lead to higher wagering income, as has been the case for Victorian racing since Seven and Racing Victoria established its Racing.com joint venture in August 2015.

Seven will carry Sky's vision on the new channel, which will feature advertising for Tabcorp's TAB wagering brand. Racing.com carries advertising for many of Tabcorp's corporate bookmaker rivals, including Sportsbet, CrownBet and Bet365.

A final agreement on the deal is set to be clinched by the end of January, though racing bodies have also tried to draw interest from Nine Entertainment Co and Ten Network.

The new channel, which is yet to be named, will likely debut in time for higher-profile group 1 NSW races in March, and will broadcast Saturday races only. It is understood Sydney's main metropolitan meeting and Brisbane races will be shown, and at least one more meeting from provincial NSW and potentially Queensland.

Seven already shows the biggest NSW and Queensland race meetings on its main channel, meaning there could be times during the year that the network broadcasts racing across three channels. Seven is believed to have enough spectrum to establish the new channel, which is necessary given NSW and Queensland will not deal with Racing.com.

Racing.com was established after NSW and Victorian racing bodies dissolved their former TVN broadcast joint venture amid much acrimony in late 2014, after which NSW signed an exclusive broadcast deal with Sky.

Yet the latest move will represent a rapid improvement in relations between Seven and Tabcorp, which were at loggerheads last year when Racing.com was one of the parties to object to the recently completed $11 billion merger between Tabcorp and Tatts Group.

Foxtel Now streaming service goes live on PlayStation 4

From https://www.telecompaper.com/news/foxtel-now-streaming-service-goes-live-on-playstation-4--1227500

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel has announced that gaming console owners can now download the new Foxtel Now app from the PlayStation Store to their PS4 or PS4 Pro and subscribe to Foxtel Now at the Foxtel Now website. The Foxtel Now app provides subscribers with entertainment, sports, comedy, kids programming and drama, in HD format.
Foxtel Now is Foxtel’s internet delivered subscription TV service, enabling customers to sign up and stream Foxtel instantly from anywhere. Foxtel Now has five entry level packs, including Drama and Pop packs priced at AUD 15 per month each or AUD 25 for both. Lifestyle, Docos and Kids packs are available at AUD 10 per month each.

The Foxtel Now Movies pack is available for AUD 20 per month in addition to an entry level pack and the Sports pack is available for an extra AUD 29 per month, enabling customers to access Foxtel’s sports programming for a starting price of AUD 39 per month.

The Foxtel Now box launched in 2017 as Foxtel's own plug-and-play TV streaming device works in tandem with the customer’s Foxtel Now subscription. It allows subscribers to stream shows, complete seasons and live sport, all on thir TV at any time. An introductory offer for new subscribers allows them to receive a Foxtel Now box and two months of free access to the service for AUD 99.

Sky TV drops court action against Fairfax after settlement

From https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/100528230/Sky-TV-drops-court-action-against-Fairfax-after-settlement

There has been a breakthrough in a copyright dispute between Sky TV and its fellow media firms, with Sky and Fairfax agreeing a confidential settlement.

Fairfax New Zealand and Sky Television have buried the axe in their legal dispute over the use of Sky TV sports clips on Stuff.

Sky TV filed action against Fairfax, fellow publisher NZME, Television New Zealand and MediaWorks in the High Court in 2016.

The pay-television giant alleged the media firms had been breaching its copyright by showing footage owned by Sky TV in their sports reports.

Television New Zealand said Sky's legal action against it had not yet been discontinued, when asked on Friday.

Fairfax and Sky TV reached a settlement on "confidential terms" before Christmas, Fairfax NZ lawyer Kerrie-Lee Magill and Sky spokeswoman Melodie Robinson said.

Sky TV faces a profit squeeze and complained about firms free-riding on its investment in sports coverage, while they denied wrongdoing and stressed the benefits to Sky of them raising the profile of sports.

Magill would not comment on whether any money had changed hands, or whether Fairfax would be showing as much sports footage from Sky on Stuff in future.

The resolution of the dispute between Fairfax and Sky TV is certain to generate expectations that Sky's action against MediaWorks, NZME and Television New Zealand could also be settled before reaching court.

But there is no indication to suggest that has been agreed yet.

TVNZ spokeswoman Rachel Howard said on Friday that Sky's case against it had not been discontinued.

Robinson said Sky couldn't "currently comment on anything else that is in front of the courts".

The sports clips dispute began when Sky TV objected to what it argued was the unwarranted use by Fairfax of clips from the Rio de Janiero Olympic Games on Stuff, before widening out to encompass other sports and media organisations.

The Copyright Act allows companies to make "fair use" of copyright material for the purpose of news reporting.

However, the legislation provides no guidance and there is little case law as to where any boundaries may lie.

Sky alleged during the 2016 Olympics that Fairfax was effectively "stealing" its sports coverage under the guise of fair use, while Fairfax argued that it was not acting outside the bounds of the Copyright Act.

The High Court in Auckland declined to grant an interim injunction in Sky's favour then, on the basis that the issues were too complex to be dealt with at an injunction hearing and would need to be heard in full at a trial.

Sky's legal challenge has promised to provide more certainty to broadcasters and media firms over what the Copyright Act was intended to allow, but might have to traverse thorny subjects – including the line between news and entertainment – if it still proceeds.

Any legal precedent that comes now could also be made moot by a long-awaited review of the Copyright Act.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment published the terms of reference for a review of the law in December, saying copyright had to strike a balance.

The ministry is due to release an "issues paper" for public consultation early this year.

Fairfax NZ publishes Stuff and newspapers including The Sunday Star-Times, The Press and The Dominion Post.

IPTV RIng busted

From https://torrentfreak.com/europol-hits-huge-500000-subscriber-pirate-iptv-operation-180111/

A Europol-led operation involving police forces from Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands, has targeted one of the largest pirate IPTV operations in the world. At least three people have been arrested. Servers in Bulgaria and the Netherlands reportedly supplied the content to an estimated 500,000 subscribers worldwide, generating annual revenues of around five million euros.

Live TV is in massive demand but accessing all content in a particular region can be a hugely expensive proposition, with tradtional broadcasting monopolies demanding large subscription fees.

For millions around the world, this ‘problem’ can be easily circumvented. Pirate IPTV operations, which supply thousands of otherwise subscription channels via the Internet, are on the increase. They’re accessible for just a few dollars, euros, or pounds per month, slashing bills versus official providers on a grand scale.

This week, however, police forces around Europe coordinated to target what they claim is one of the world’s largest illicit IPTV operations. The investigation was launched last February by Europol and on Tuesday coordinated actions were carried out in Cyprus, Bulgaria, Greece, and the Netherlands.

Three suspects were arrested in Cyprus – two in Limassol (aged 43 and 44) and one in Larnaca (aged 53). All are alleged to be part of an international operation to illegally broadcast around 1,200 channels of pirated content worldwide. Some of the channels offered were illegally sourced from Sky UK, Bein Sports, Sky Italia, and Sky DE

If initial reports are to be believed, the reach of the IPTV service was huge. Figures usually need to be taken with a pinch of salt but information suggests the service had more than 500,000 subscribers, each paying around 10 euros per month. (Note: how that relates to the alleged five million euros per year in revenue is yet to be made clear)

Police action was spread across the continent, with at least nine separate raids, including in the Netherlands where servers were uncovered. However, it was determined that these were in place to hide the true location of the operation’s main servers. Similar ‘front’ servers were also deployed in other regions.

The main servers behind the IPTV operation were located in Petrich, a small town in Blagoevgrad Province, southwestern Bulgaria. No details have been provided by the authorities but TF is informed that the website of a local ISP, Megabyte-Internet, from where pirate IPTV has been broadcast for at least the past several months, disappeared on Tuesday. It remains offline this morning.

The company did not respond to our request for comment and there’s no suggestion that it’s directly involved in any illegal activity. However, its Autonomous System (AS) number reveals linked IPTV services, none of which appear to be operational today. The ISP is also listed on sites where ‘pirate’ IPTV channel playlists are compiled by users.

According to sources in Cyprus, police requested permission from the Larnaca District Court to detain the arrested individuals for eight days. However, local news outlet Philenews said that any decision would be postponed until this morning, since one of the three suspects, an English Cypriot, required an interpreter which caused a delay.

In addition to prosecutors and defense lawyers, two Dutch investigators from Europol were present in court yesterday. The hearing lasted for six hours and was said to be so intensive that the court stenographer had to be replaced due to overwork.

AsiaSat grows its broadcast product portfolio to enable worldwide business opportunities

From Press Release

Hong Kong, 15 January 2018 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) has broadened its satellite and media solutions with the addition of IP-based delivery solutions and Over-The-Top (OTT) service. AsiaSat recognises the demand for next generation distribution of broadcast content, and evaluated new distribution technologies throughout 2017.

The proliferation of online content and the traditional paradigm of using a large TV set is now being augmented with portable devices. Viewers are now able to watch content when they want and where they want quickly and easily: “Content Anytime, Anywhere”.

AsiaSat is ready to deliver video content through its new IP platform, defined as a “hybrid solution” combining satellite and IP-based solutions. Satellite delivery is in the heart of AsiaSat’s media solutions. The hybrid nature of the product opens business opportunities to rural areas for village Wi-Fi, communities (bars, schools, airports, etc.) or mobility services (maritime, in-flight connectivity) allowing AsiaSat’s customers to benefit from ready-to-use solutions.

These solutions are fully managed and supported by AsiaSat’s world-class Tai Po teleport infrastructure in Hong Kong, with 24/7 monitoring from AsiaSat’s Customer Network Centre.
Established as the first and leading Satellite Operator for Asia Pacific with more than 600 channels broadcast, reaching 800 million homes, AsiaSat’s continuous ambition is to better serve clients’ needs by proposing diverse and flexible solutions to video content delivery, beyond its own satellite footprint.

“The increase in online content and the easy access to video content via mobile and connected devices has rapidly changed consumers’ content viewing habits. It is important for us to evolve our service offerings swiftly in this very dynamic and fast paced market, to help our customers reach their audience instantly and cost efficiently,” said Barrie Woolston, Chief Commercial Officer of AsiaSat.

About AsiaSat

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), the leading satellite operator in Asia, serves over two-thirds of the world's population with its seven satellites, AsiaSat 3S, AsiaSat 4, AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat 6, AsiaSat 7 and AsiaSat 8, and the new AsiaSat 9. The AsiaSat satellite fleet serves both the broadcast and telecommunications industries. Over 600 television and radio channels are now delivered by the company's satellites offering access to more than 830 million TV households across the Asia-Pacific region. AsiaSat is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 1135). For more information, please visit www.asiasat.com | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Mobile App

Media Contact:
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited
Winnie Pang, Manager, Marketing Communications | Tel: (852) 2500 0880 | Email: wpang@asiasat.com

NHK to capture Winter Paralympics in 8K

From https://advanced-television.com/2018/01/12/nhk-to-capture-winter-paralympics-in-8k/

Japanese public broadcaster NHK says it will cover the Winter Paralympics for the first time with live transmissions.

The live broadcasts from PyeongChang will begin on March 9th (until 18th) and include the opening ceremony and will be carried on NHK’s Educational TV Channel. Highlights will also be shown at 10pm in a dedicated programme. NHK’s General TV channel will also have special coverage.

Certain programming will also be aired live on NHK’s BS1 satellite channel. Other transmissions for the visually impaired will be carried on an audio sub-channel with dedicated commentary for the blind.

NHK says that some of the Paralympic competitions will be captured in 8K. NHK says it will film mainly Japanese competitors at the Games with 8K cameras, and broadcast highlights of the Paralympics for test broadcast for 8K (Super Hi-Vision).

Singapore: Box sellers charged with copyright infringement

From https://advanced-television.com/2018/01/12/singapore-box-sellers-charged-with-copyright-infringement/

Singapore pay-TV operators Singtel and StarHub have teamed up with Fox Networks Group and the English Premier League to take two Android TV box sellers to court, alleging that they “wilfully infringed” copyright to a significant extent by helping people access pirated content via media streaming boxes, charging them under Section 136 (3A) of the Copyright Act.

In court on January 12, retail firm Synnex Trading and its director Jia Xiaofeng, and trading firm An-Nahl and its director Abdul Nagib Abdul Aziz faced several charges in what has been suggested could be a landmark case to determine the legality of media streaming boxes.

Neil Gane, general manager of the Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), a major initiative to coordinate industry resources in the fight against rampant content theft, appeared in court on behalf of the content providers and pay-TV operators.

Synnex and its director each face four charges for helping customers “make unauthorised copies” of programmes – including English Premier League matches, and other content on Fox’s cable channels – by using the media boxes, as well as the possession of 104 media boxes specifically adapted for making copies of the copyrighted content.

An-Nahl and its director face two charges each of helping a customer use the media box to make unauthorised copies of English Premier League matches and Fox programmes, and carrying 12 media boxes.

Conviction carries a jail term not exceeding six months, a fine of up to SG$20,000 (€12,472) or both.

In a joint statement, Singtel, StarHub, the English Premier League and Fox said: “The alarming proliferation of piracy and illicit streaming devices that are used to view copyright protected content hurts both consumers and producers,” confirming that they would continue to take “concerted and decisive action against content piracy through public education as well as via legal channels to uphold intellectual property rights”.

Cord Cutters Get Local TV Stations With Locast.org

From https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/locast-cord-cutters-nyc/2018/01/12/id/836861/

Cord cutters and web TV viewers in New York are getting access to local network TV stations without paying fees or subscribing to cable.

And such service may soon be available nationwide.

Locast.org is a nonprofit, public service to New Yorkers that provides the local broadcast signals of 14 New York City broadcast stations over the Internet.

Viewers must be within the NYC Nielsen Designated Market Area (DMA) to receive the service.

Typically, viewers can’t get local CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and other television stations without a sophisticated digital antenna or subscribing to paid cable or satellite services.

One might ask how such a free service exists.

Locast.org claims to have found a loophole in the law.

Nonprofit organizations have always provided "translator" TV stations as a public service.

When a primary broadcaster cannot reach a receiver with a sufficiently strong signal — as in the case of being too great a distance or if the viewer lives in a basement apartment — the translator amplifies that signal with an additional transmitter, enabling viewers who otherwise could not get the over-the-air signal to receive programming.

The pertinent copyright statute (17 U.S.C. 111(a)(5)) allows the nonprofit translator services to rebroadcast local station signals without receiving a copyright license from the broadcaster and without having to pay a “retrans” fee to cable operators.

Indeed, under the law the nonprofit may even charge a fee to cover the cost of operations.

Locast.org provides the same beneficent public service as a translator, but instead of an over-the-air signal, it is a "digital translator" that redistributes TV content by sending the local broadcast signal to consumers via streaming over the Internet.

Like a nonprofit translator, Locast.org can improve the image and sound quality and expand the availability of local broadcast programming throughout a local market.

Locast.org is owned by the nonprofit Sports Fans Coalition NY (SFCNY).

The service went live on Jan. 11 at 3 p.m. in advance of the weekend’s American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC) divisional round matchups.

David Goodfriend, SFCNYs chairman, says his audience is "anyone who 'cuts the cord' — cable or satellite — but cannot receive an over-the-air signal from broadcasters and don't want to pay for a bundle of channels on an OTT service, like DIRECTV NOW or YouTubeTV."

He adds, "This could include people living in basement apartments who don't have access to a rooftop or balcony antenna, or people who don't own a TV set but want to watch video on a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

"Today, while I was in New York City, I met with young adults who run their own local blog and every single one of them said they had cut the cord but have trouble getting their local broadcast TV programming.”

One obvious question is how such a service can make money.

"We don’t," says Goodfriend. "We break even, as a non-profit, and as contemplated by the copyright statute we operate under, which allows us to charge a fee to cover costs."

Attempts to get around retrans payments have been done before and failed.

In 2012, a start-up company called Aereo leased to subscribers an antenna and DVR kept in “the cloud” (a remote warehouse) that could be accessed over the Internet. Subscribers could view live and time-shifted broadcast television and record it.

But Broadcasters sued and on June 14, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled against Aereo, finding that the company infringed upon the rights of copyright holders.

Asked if he expected to be sued, Goodfriend — who is also an attorney and adjunct professor at The Georgetown University Law Center in Communications and Technology Policy — says, "Aereo is instructive for two reasons. First, it proved that there really is a consumer demand for broadcast signals online, especially in New York where, as I said above, it's unusually hard to get a broadcast signal indoors or on a portable device.

"Second, Aereo failed at the Supreme Court mostly because it too closely resembled a cable operator — it charged a fee, made a profit, and in the opinion of the majority, looked too much like what Congress was trying to call a cable operator for purposes of requiring a distributor to secure permission from the broadcasters.

"But just a few sentences away in the same copyright statute, there's a provision saying that no permission from a broadcaster is required if the entity doing the retransmission is a nonprofit."

Goodfriend says there is no case law on his form of re-transmission and fully expects litigation that will resolve the matter.

To partake of Locast.org’s offerings, you must have a broadband Internet connection for optimal performance.

Using a laptop, smartphone, or computer connected to the Internet, just point your browser to www.Locast.org to sign up online.

Broadcasters “sceptical” on Locast streaming service

From https://advanced-television.com/2018/01/15/broadcasters-sceptical-on-locast-streaming-service/

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has suggested that a streaming service in New York that rebroadcasts local TV stations without their consent is unlikely to survive legal scrutiny because of copyright concerns.

Sports fans advocacy organisation the Sports Fan Coalition (SFC) has incorporated the Sports Fans Coalition New York, its first separate local chapter, with the stated intention of tackling all the issues it claims plague the country’s largest sports market. As such, it has decided to kick things off with a major project designed to revolutionise the media landscape in New York by offering Locast.org, an Internet streaming service that will bring live, local broadcast television straight to users on their computer or mobile device.

“Broadcasters use licences worth billions of dollars and got those licences for free from the American public,” said David Goodfriend, Chairman of SFCNY and Founder of Locast.org. “Some people can’t receive their local broadcaster’s over-the-air signal, either because they live too far from the transmitter or in a household where broadcast signals won’t reach, like a basement apartment. Locast.org provides a solution where viewers can watch local broadcast stations online without paying an arm and a leg for it.”

The SFC claims that today’s media landscape — especially with sports — has become over-corporatised. “Large companies are merging with other large companies, ISP and pay-TV providers are raising rates, and at the end of the day, it’s the sports fan who suffers the most. It was never supposed to be like this. Local broadcast television was supposed to be a public service to the community. Locast is about bringing back that public service,” it says.

Locast.org claims to have found a loophole in the law which allows non-profit “translator” services to rebroadcast local station signals without receiving a copyright licence from the broadcaster and without having to pay a retransmission fee to cable operators.

In a Statement, NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton noted that over the years, numerous services from Aereo to FilmOn had tried to find creative ways to skirt the communications and copyright laws that protect local broadcasters and tens of millions of viewers. “Without more details, this effort by the Sports Fan Coalition sounds like the latest such effort. We are deeply sceptical that this service will survive legal scrutiny where its predecessors have failed,” he added.

Yahlive to add 35 South Asian TV channels

From https://www.rapidtvnews.com/2018011550456/yahlive-to-add-35-south-asian-tv-channels.html#axzz54ErZVQrI

Yahlive is partnering with Karachi-based Entertainment and Reality TV Hub (EARTH) to create a South Asian TV platform on its network, comprising 35 satellite TV channels.

Aimed at South Asians residing in the Gulf States, the move supports efforts to curb piracy and eliminate illegal viewing platforms in the Middle East, the companies say.

“Our goal is to partner with as many South Asian broadcasters as possible to cater to the viewing needs of the audience,” said Sami Boustany, CEO of Yahlive.

“With the South Asian community in the GCC and its neighbouring countries growing at an exponential rate, we observed a gap in this market and committed to develop premium content to cater to the demand, while keeping in mind the available resources for television viewing and respecting all legal requirements.”

Yahlive, headquartered in Abu Dhabi, was launched in 2011 as a joint venture between the global satellite operator SES and UAE satellite operator Yahsat. Its network broadcasts free-to-air satellite TV channels across the Middle East, North Africa and central Asia, where it serves Farsi and Kurdish speakers. It also offers Balkan content for viewers in the Middle East Balkans.

The South Asian direct-to-home service is expected to feature premium content in local languages and broadcast via Yahlive’s east beam, covering South West Asia and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum opens CABSAT 2018

From http://gulftoday.ae/portal/864872c9-a801-4267-ba81-be598ca34fdf.aspx

DUBAI: Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai's Department of Information, today opened CABSAT 2018, the definitive event for broadcast, satellite and entertainment content sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA).

Following the official opening, Sheikh Hasher toured the exhibition halls, meeting with exhibitors who have gathered in Dubai for the 24th edition of the event, running between 14-16 January, 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

"Our goal is to provide a platform for experts and professionals in the industry to meet and explore the cutting edge of technology," said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Events Management, DWTC. "With a burgeoning regional TV market set to reach $15 billion by 2021, as well as host of new solutions for content creation and delivery to be discussed at the content congress, there’s a wealth of content readily available for individuals and organisations attending this year."

Bringing together the latest innovations and developing trends in the delivery of global content, the GVF Satellite Summit, part of the Satellite Communications Conference, will host local and international experts spearheading positive change in the satellite industry.

An expansion of CABSAT’s broadcast-related satellite profile, the co-located satellite communications conference is set to deliver satellite communication solutions to industries across the region.

Irdeto to Provide Content Security to India's Satellite PayTV Provider, Tata Sky

From http://www.satnews.com/story.php?number=511396658

Irdeto has expanded their long-term security partnership with Tata Sky, India's leading content distribution platform providing satellite payTV services.

The highly competitive satellite payTV market in India requires operators like Tata Sky to continue innovating in order to meet consumer demand for premium solutions and services. With Irdeto, Tata Sky has a reliable and trustworthy security partner to ensure the secure delivery of content onto any device across its satellite and OTT platforms in India.

Tata Sky will implement Irdeto Cloaked CA and Middleware to deliver an improved customer experience while ensuring that their valuable content remains secure. In addition, Tata Sky recently selected Irdeto to enhance its end-to-end solution for OTT services. Irdeto's OTT solutions simplify the operations and workflow of supporting multiple digital rights management (DRM) systems.

Irdeto Cloaked CA, the mostly widely deployed software CA in payTV across the globe , and Irdeto Middleware will provide Tata Sky with the flexibility to easily evolve their service and business models to meet changing demands. As Tata Sky's trusted security partner, Irdeto manages the planning and deployment of the project for Tata Sky to ensure the seamless integration of both Irdeto security technology and third-party solutions.

Harit Nagpal, MD & CEO, Tata Sky said that too provide consumers with greater choice and convenience, the company needed a security partner that offers the freedom to innovate without fear. At Irdeto, the company is working with a strong security partner with a forward-looking approach and future-proof solutions. This enables us to continue innovating solutions and services while offeringthe peace of mind that our content is secure.

Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto, noted that this deal further reinforces Irdeto's commitment to the dynamic and fast-growing media market in India.


Sunday, no update


Saturday, no update


Satellite update

The old, newly replaced Eutelsat 172A has been moved to 174E and renamed to Eutelsat 174A

"Previously operating at 172° East, EUTELSAT 172A has been redeployed to 174° East.
The satellite has been rebranded EUTELSAT 174A and provides coverage of Asia Pacific."

Footprints are here, it looks like they will only be using KU, as there is no cband footprint shown


FCC report



11/22/2017 16:14:44:69300
Date Filed: ES 172 LLC

ES 172 LLC, Inc. requests modification of the license for the EUTELSAT 172A space station to specify operations at the 174° E.L. orbital location instead of at the 172° E.L. orbital location. ES 172 LLC seeks authority to operate EUTELSAT 172A at 174° E.L. with an east-west station keeping tolerance of +/- 0.1 degrees.

EUTELSAT 172A operates in the 3700-4200 MHz (space-to-Earth) and 5925-6425 MHz (Earth-to-space) bands, and the 10.95-11.20 GHz, 11 .45-11.7 GHz and 12.2-12.75 GHz bands (space-to-Earth) and 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands. Telemetry, tracking, and command is conducted using center frequenci es located at 11200.6 MHz and 12250.1 MHz (space-to-Earth), and 14499.8 MHz (Earth-to-space).

New signals

Palapa D 113E 4120 H Sr 663 Fec 1/2 DVB-S QPSK "Thazin FM Radio" Sid 1 Apid 100 FTA
The above is good test of most receivers ability to lock onto low SR signals

Intelsat 19 12526 H Sr 30000
"TEST-CHM (TV PLUS)" replaced MEGA-VISION (encrypted)
"TEST-CHU (TV PLUS)" replaced UCTV (encrypted)

Intelsat 19 4022 H Sr 3921 8PSK DVB-S2 Fec 5/6 "BBC World" it is fta here

Lyngsat lists it as 4016 H? it must have moved?

Friday Feeds

ABS 6 159 E 3887 V Sr 6666
2018 PBA Philippines cup basketball
SNG 1 (ESPN 5)
SNG 2 (ESPN 5)

Asiasat 5 4076 H Sr 7200 "DSNG3-A" Golf Eurasia Cup

Asiasat 5 4147 H Sr 7000 "Critics Choice 59.94" 23rd Annual Critics Choice Award's show
Asiasat 5 4156 H Sr 7000 "Critics Choise 59" 23rd Annual Critics Choice Award's show

Same video, One is frame rate 30 other is framerate 25.

From my email

From Anil

Dear Admin;

I managed to scan HBO HD and Discovery Science on above sat (138E Telstar 18) (tp 12272H/33333), but I don’t see it in your daily updated.. pls have a look on the below screen shot taken from my Vu+ SOLO SE

Unfortunatly it is not still active (SID not found in PAT)

From the Dish

From asiatvro site

东经166度轨道位置的国际19号卫星C频段,Al Jazeera替换PNG TV(英语)频道,设置3880 V 30000参数免费接收。[01-12]
东经75度轨道位置的ABS-2号卫星Ku频段,Sahara One(印度)等全组频道消失,设置12555 H 16854参数无效接收。[01-12]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,Raaz News(测试)频道消失,设置3751 V 2333参数无效接收。[01-12]
东经96.5度轨道位置的快车AM33号卫星C频段,1 Kanal(+5h)(测试)等2个频道新增,设置3675 R 33483参数免费接收。[01-12]
东经88度轨道位置的中新2号卫星C频段,i News替换三立财经(中华电信)频道,设置3590 H 36000参数有条件接收。[01-12]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,Gawahi TV(巴基斯坦)频道开播,设置4065 H 4296参数免费接收。[01-12]

东经85.2度轨道位置的国际15号卫星Ku频段,Erox(俄罗斯)频道消失,设置12600 V 30000参数无效接收。[01-11]
东经113度轨道位置的帕拉帕D号卫星C频段,Saling Sapa(印尼)频道消失,设置3984 H 3636参数无效接收。[01-11]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,Gawahi TV替换Mehak(测试)频道,设置4065 H 4296参数免费接收。 [1月11日]

From cnsat

国际19号(166.0°E)卫星,BBC World News HD频点重现,设置参数4023 H 3920开锁播出。(2018-01-12)
(俄)快车AM33(96.5°E)卫星,3675 R 33483一组新增1 Kanal(+5h)等2个测试频道开锁播出。(2018-01-12)
亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,3750 V 2333一组组黑屏状态Raaz News消失。(2018-01-12)

亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,4065 H 4296一组Gawahi TV开播,开锁播出。(2018-01-11)

帕拉帕D(113.0°E)卫星,3984 H 3636一组Saling Sapa频道消失。(2018-01-10)
亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,4065 H 4296一组Gawahi TV测试替换Mehak TV频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-10)
老挝1号(128.5°E)卫星,新增LNTV1频道,设置参数3640 H 2915开锁播出。(2018-01-10)


Speedcast ousts Telstra with $4 million satellite deal in Australian Antarctic

From https://www.crn.com.au/news/speedcast-ousts-telstra-with-4-million-satellite-deal-in-australian-antarctic-480917

Sydney-based Speedcast has replaced Telstra as the provider of satellite communications for the Department of the Environment and Energy’s Australian Antarctic Division (AAD).

Speedcast is an Australia-based multinational communications and IT services provider. Telstra had been providing satellite services to the division since December 2006.

An AAD spokesperson cited cost efficiency, effectivity and upgraded bandwidths as its reason for selecting Speedcast, which won a “very competitive” open tender process.

According to AusTender, the contract is valued at $4.36 million, and runs from December 2017 to September 2020.

The satellite communications will help connect AAD’s head office in Tasmania to all of its Antarctic and subantarctic stations — Davis, Casey, Macquarie Island, Mawson and Wilkins Aerodrome — and Speedcast will also provide equipment maintenance support and capability development for the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions Satellite (ANARESAT).

ANARESAT is a communication solution that has been used by the Australian Antarctic Division since 1987 to communicate between its remote sites, which includes a 7.3 metre dish antenna and a protective dome.

It was installed at the Davis, Mawson, Casey and Macquarie Island stations between 1987 to 1988.

As part of the contract, there will also be an ongoing review and analysis of the Australian Antarctic Division’s satellite telecommunications business processes.

In March last year, Speedcast was awarded a contract to restore wireless and 4G network services to Christmas Island, after incumbent ISP Christmas Island Internet Administration (CiiA) ceased services due to a dispute with NBN Co and its Sky Muster geostationary communications satellite service.

Netflix, Amazon and Hollywood Sue Kodi-Powered Dragon Box Over Piracy

From https://torrentfreak.com/netflix-amazon-and-hollywood-sue-kodi-powered-dragon-box-over-piracy-180111/

Several major Hollywood studios, Amazon, and Netflix have filed a lawsuit against Dragon Media Inc, branding it a supplier of pirate streaming devices. The companies accuse Dragon of using the Kodi media player in combination with pirate addons to facilitate mass copyright infringement via its Dragon Box device.

More and more people are starting to use Kodi-powered set-top boxes to stream video content to their TVs.

While Kodi itself is a neutral platform, sellers who ship devices with unauthorized add-ons give it a bad reputation.

In recent months these boxes have become the prime target for copyright enforcers, including the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), an anti-piracy partnership between Hollywood studios, Netflix, Amazon, and more than two dozen other companies.

After suing Tickbox last year a group of key ACE members have now filed a similar lawsuit against Dragon Media Inc, which sells the popular Dragon Box. The complaint, filed at a California federal court, also lists the company’s owner Paul Christoforo and reseller Jeff Williams among the defendants.

According to ACE, these type of devices are nothing more than pirate tools, allowing buyers to stream copyright infringing content. That also applies to Dragon Box, they inform the court.

“Defendants market and sell ‘Dragon Box,’ a computer hardware device that Defendants urge their customers to use as a tool for the mass infringement of the copyrighted motion pictures and television shows,” the complaint, picked up by HWR, reads.

The movie companies note that the defendants distribute and promote the Dragon Box as a pirate tool, using phrases such as “Watch your Favourites Anytime For FREE” and “stop paying for Netflix and Hulu.”

When users follow the instructions Dragon provides they get free access to copyrighted movies, TV-shows and live content, ACE alleges. The complaint further points out that the device uses the open source Kodi player paired with pirate addons.

“The Dragon Media application provides Defendants’ customers with a customized configuration of the Kodi media player and a curated selection of the most popular addons for accessing infringing content,” the movie companies write.

“These addons are designed and maintained for the overarching purpose of scouring the Internet for illegal sources of copyrighted content and returning links to that content. When Dragon Box customers click those links, those customers receive unauthorized streams of popular motion pictures and television shows.”

One of the addons that are included with the download and installation of the Dragon software is Covenant.

This addon can be accessed through a preinstalled shortcut which is linked under the “Videos” menu. Users are then able to browse through a large library of curated content, including a separate category of movies that are still in theaters.

According to a statement from Dragon owner Christoforo, business is going well. The company claims to have “over 250,000 customers in 50 states and 4 countries and growing” as well as “374 sellers” across the world.

With this lawsuit, however, the company’s future has suddenly become uncertain.

The movie companies ask the California District for an injunction to shut down the infringing service and impound all Dragon Box devices. In addition, they’re requesting statutory damages which can go up to several million dollars.

At the time of writing the Dragon Box website is still in on air and the company has yet to comment on the allegations.

Pentagon mum on fate of secret satellite

From https://www.yahoo.com/news/pentagon-mum-fate-secret-satellite-220404648.html

This still image from video courtesy of SpaceX shows the launch of SpaceX's secretive US government payload known as Zuma, on January 7 from Cape Canaveral, Florida (AFP Photo/Douglas CURRAN)

Washington (AFP) - The mystery surrounding the fate of a secret military satellite deepened Thursday when the Pentagon refused to answer even simple questions about whether the mission to launch it had gone awry.

On Sunday, private space firm SpaceX blasted a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying the secret government satellite, known as Zuma.

US media this week reported that the billion-dollar payload did not make it into orbit and was presumed to have been lost.

SpaceX said Tuesday that the rocket worked fine, but its statement left open the possibility that something could have gone wrong after the launch.

When asked at a press briefing if the Pentagon considered the launch a success or a failure, two officials declined to provide any information whatsoever because of the classified nature of the mission.

"I would have to refer you to SpaceX, who conducted the launch," Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said.

When pushed on the matter, fellow spokesman Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said: "I'm done. We're not going to be able to give you any more information."

Northrup Grumman, the maker of the payload, has said it was for the US government and would be delivered to low-Earth orbit, but offered no other details.

SpaceX has launched national security payloads in the past, including a spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office, and an X-37B space plane for the US Air Force.

The CEO of SpaceX is Elon Musk, the South African-born inventor and entrepreneur who is also behind electric car-maker Tesla.

Some leak that the launch was a failure but there is no confirmation and nothing big plummeted to Earth. Yawn. Classic non-denials. It was likely a big success, so whatever it is, such as part of Space Defense, etc. the North Korean dictator won't like it. :-)

Licensee fined for illegal Sky Sports

From https://advanced-television.com/2018/01/11/licensee-fined-for-illegal-sky-sports/

A pub licensee from Huddersfield in the north of England has pleaded guilty to six offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports football matches to customers without a commercial agreement from Sky.

Casa Events Ltd, premises licensee of The Casa, Huddersfield , was fined £2,500 (€2,800) on each offence, plus ordered to pay a £200 victim surcharge and costs of £9,131.21 making a total of £24,331.21.

UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) brought the criminal prosecution on January 10th 2018 at Kirklees Magistrates Court against Casa Events Ltd for showing Sky Sports to customers without having valid commercial viewing agreements in place. Sky Sports is only available to licensed premises in the UK via a commercial viewing agreement from Sky Business. Licensees that show Sky broadcasts without a commercial viewing agreement risk criminal prosecution.

“These cases should send a clear warning to pub owners and licensees who show Sky broadcasts without a commercial subscription,” declared Stephen Gerrard, Prosecuting Manager, FACT. “If convicted, fines for this offence are unlimited and you may have to pay substantial legal costs, as well as putting yourself at risk of having your licence suspended or revoked.”

“We take piracy very seriously and remain committed to protecting our legitimate Sky customers who are unfairly losing business due to this illegal activity,” added George Lawson, head of commercial piracy at Sky. “Those licensees who choose to televise content illegally should be aware that they are at high risk of being caught and face substantial penalties and a criminal conviction. The only legal way to show Sky Sports programming in licensed premises in the UK is via a commercial viewing agreement from Sky.”

This prosecution was brought by FACT. Working with FACT forms a key part of Sky’s commitment to protecting pubs and clubs who invest in legitimate Sky Sports subscriptions. Sky is committed to visiting every licensed premises reported by other publicans and/or organisations for illegally showing Sky and has made arrangements to visit hundreds of pubs each week in towns and cities across the UK during 2018.

Vivicast: “Prepare for 4K/HDR”

From https://advanced-television.com/2018/01/11/vivicast-prepare-for-4k-hdr/

While CES very much focuses on the hardware needed to best display 4K (and perhaps even 8K) content, the production end of the value chain is also looking to boost availability of 4K programming.

Stuart Smitherman, president of Vivicast Media, says that a year or so ago Ultra HD was very much about scenic landscapes and wildlife. That is now changing for the better, he says. He adds that while Live Sports will continue to lead the way, he told Studio Daily that the majority of Vivicast’s production partners are not shooting live sports and instead are creating works of art, and programming that needs to remain timeless or at least relevant for years to come.

The difference, says Smitherman, is the addition of High Dynamic Range to the portfolio of benefits that 4K allows. He told delegates at MIPtv in April almost 2 years ago that content, however beautifully [shot], must have a story or narrative that is capable of holding a viewer’s attention but still showcases Ultra HD.

Vivicast Media has for some time been supplying 4K content into DirecTV for their UHD output. But he tells producers that even if their clients are today only requesting 1080 HDTV then it is time to improve their image capture to 4K/UHD. “You can always downgrade to HD but if you have the source material in the highest quality resolution you are more likely to be able to sell that content in the future.”

ISRO Successfully Launches India’s 100th Satellite and 29 Others

From https://thewire.in/212994/isro-successfully-launches-indias-100th-satellite-cartosat-2-29-others/

The launch comes four months after ISRO’s mission to launch the IRNSS-1H navigation satellite failed.

Sriharikota: India today successfully launched a Cartosat-2 series cartographic satellite and 29 others onboard its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from its launchpad here.

The successful launch and completion of the PSLV C-40 mission comes four months after ISRO’s mission to launch the IRNSS-1H backup navigation satellite on the PSLV C-39 mission ended in a rare failure.

A jubilant A.S. Kiran Kumar, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), announced that the Cartosat-2 satellite, the seventh in the series, and a nanosatellite and 28 commercial payloads were successfully injected into orbit by the PSLV C-40, in the space of 17 minutes after liftoff.

Kumar added that a microsatellite belonging to India would be injected in orbit after about 90 minutes following the re-ignition of the fourth stage. The foreign payload comprised three other microsatellites and 25 nanosatellites from six countries: Canada, Finland, France, Korea, the UK and the US.

Earlier, at the end of the 28-hour countdown, the 44.4-metre-tall PSLV-C40 lifted off at 9:29 am and soared into a cloudy sky from the first launch pad for its 42nd flight.

The opening mission of 2018 was considered crucial for ISRO as the previous PSLV launch had been a setback to scientists. The IRNSS-1H satellite it was carrying could not be placed in the orbit following a snag in the final leg of the mission in August 2017. Specifically, the rocket’s heat shield did not separate during the launch sequence, trapping the satellite inside.

A visibly relieved Kumar, on his final mission as the chief of the space agency, said he was happy to provide the Cartosat-2 satellite as a New Year’s gift for the country. “ISRO is starting 2018 with the successful launch. … All customer satellites (besides Cartosat and the nanosatellite) were released and the microsatellite [was released] after one hour. So far Cartosat performance has been satisfactory,” he said at the mission control room.

Referring to the previous launch, he had confirmed the heat shield snag, adding that an ISRO committee had addressed it and taken steps to ensure the vehicle was ‘robust’ for subsequent launches.



From my Email


From the Dish

Palapa D 113.0E 3600 V "Inspira TV" is Fta.
Palapa D 113.0E 3780 V Da Vinci Learning Asia, Metro TV, Rajawali TV and Net have started on, Irdeto. Top Hits, Nick Jr Asia, Aljazeera English, EWTN Asia-Pacific, Dubai Sports 3 and Lejel Home Shopping have left.
Palapa D 113.0E 3960 H Toonami Asia has left .

Palapa D 113.0E 12590 H "Disney Channel Asia has started on , Irdeto. Top Hits, MTV China, Aljazeera English, Macau Lotus TV, CCTV 4 Asia, Arirang World, Zhejiang Satellite TV, Golden Eagle Cartoon, Egg Network, Channel NewsAsia, Jak TV, Da Ai TV Indonesia, Lejel Home Shopping, Quran TV, SBS In and SBS Shop" have left.
Palapa D 113.0E 12710 H "Sinema Indonesia, C Music TV, Disney Channel Asia, Nick Jr Asia, You Man Cartoon Channel, Zing Asia, CGTN, EWTN Asia-Pacific, Xing Kong China, Hunan TV, Jiangsu TV, E! Asia & Pacific, Fashion One Asia, Dubai Sports 3, EuroNews English, YTN World, NHK World TV, TV Edukasi, TVRI Nasional, JTV and O Channel" have left .

Apstar 7 76.5E 10973 V "Eurosport News Asia" has left .
Apstar 7 76.5E 12521 V "Beautiful Life TV has replaced Taiwan Macroview TV" on , Fta.
Apstar 7 76.5E 12604 V "LTV Animation and Top TV" have started on .
Apstar 7 76.5E 12604 V "Azio TV" is Fta.
Apstar 7 76.5E 12604 V "TTV, Super TV and TVBS News" have left .
Apstar 7 76.5E 12719 V "CCTV 10 has replaced Videoland Sports" on , Betacrypt.

ABS 2A 75.0E 12555 H "Sahara One, Joo Music and Manoranjan TV" have left .

Intelsat 20 68.5E 12602 V Theos TV, Camnet TV, Firehouse TV and LoveWorld Sat have started on , Fta.

From asiatvro site

东经128.5度轨道位置的老挝1号卫星C频段,LNTV 1(MPEG-4)频道新增,设置3640 H 2915参数免费接收。[01-11]

东经100.5度轨道位置的亚洲5号卫星Ku频段,DD Bharti、DD Kisan(Dish TV)等4个频道加密,设置12522 V 40700参数有条件接收。[01-10]
东经78.5度轨道位置的泰星5号卫星C频段,Cartoon Kids、Cns(泰国)等全组频道解密,设置3840 V 12500参数免费接收。 [1月10日]
东经138度轨道位置的亚太5号卫星Ku频段,AXN(数码天空)高清频道改格式,设置12538 V 45000参数有条件接收。 [1月10日]
东经113度轨道位置的帕拉帕D号卫星C频段,Da vinei Learning替换Universal(印尼)频道,设置3780 V 29900参数有条件接收。 [1月10日]
东经78.5度轨道位置的泰星6号卫星C频段,Nhung Channel(泰国)频道新增,设置4120 H 30000参数有条件接收。 [1月10日]
东经68.5度轨道位置的国际20号卫星C频段,Times Now、Zoom(印度)等全组频道加密,设置3802 H 10800参数有条件接收。 [1月10日]

From cnsat

亚太V号(138.0°E)卫星,数码直播12538 V 45000一组索尼动作影视娱乐频道升级为高清格式,依旧锁码播出。(2018-01-10)
泰星5/6号(78.5°E)卫星,3840 V 12500一组CNS、Horror Channel等全组开锁播出。(2018-01-10)
帕拉帕D(113.0°E)卫星,3780 V29900一组Da vinei Learning替换Universal等频道,锁码播出。(2018-01-10)
泰星5/6号(78.5°E)卫星,4120 H 30000一组新增Nhung Channel,锁码播出。(2018-01-10)
国际20号(68.5°E)卫星,3802 H 10800一组Romedy Now HD等全组恢复锁码播出。(2018-01-10)


Arianespace prepares for a busy 2018

From http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Arianespace_prepares_for_a_busy_2018_999.html

The past year saw Arianespace carry out 11 successful launches; sign 19 additional launch contracts, including three for Vega C and two for Ariane 6; and enter a new governance structure alongside ArianeGroup.

Building on these achievements, Arianespace is targeting a record number of launches in 2018, while actively focusing on the next decade with its Ariane 6 and Vega C launchers.

New operational and business successes in 2017

20 satellites placed in orbit with 11 launches, including five dual missions with Ariane 5 and one with Vega

During the year, Arianespace carried out 11 successful launches from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana (South America), composed of six launches by Ariane 5, two with Soyuz and three by Vega. Dual payloads were carried on five Ariane 5 flights and one Vega mission. Overall, Arianespace's 2017 launches generated a turnover of 1.3 billion euros, and were performed for 18 different customers - both institutional and commercial - based in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America.

Highlights in 2017 included the following:
+ A new Ariane 5 payload lift performance record in June, with a total 10.865 metric tons injected into geostationary transfer orbit (9.969 metric tons for the satellites alone). Exceptional reliability, with the 82nd successful launch in a row by Ariane 5 in December, and Vega's 11th success with the 11 launches since it was introduced at the Guiana Space Center in 2012.

+ Exemplary launcher availability and staff responsiveness, enabling Arianespace to carry out three launches in less than a month - between May 4 and June 1 - and therefore uphold its commitments to customers.

+ Highly versatile services offering and adaptability, based on a family of launch vehicles suited to all orbits and all missions, and - for the first time from the Guiana Space Center - two Soyuz launches performed to geostationary transfer orbit, as well as two launches of all-electric satellites, utilizing both Soyuz (with SES-15 on May 18) and Ariane 5 (with EUTELSAT 172B on June 1).

+ Innovation in action, with the new generation of "out of autoclave" fairings built by RUAG, equipping an Ariane 5 launched on June 28, and a Vega launched on August 1. These types of fairings will also be used on all upcoming Ariane 6 and Vega C launchers.

+ Improved competitiveness, with implementation of Vega's delivery by industrial prime contractor Avio to Arianespace just prior to liftoff (H0), and the preparation of a similar evolution with ArianeGroup as of January 2018 for Ariane 5.

19 new launch contracts, including the first sales of Vega C and Ariane 6

Arianespace announced that it has signed a contract with Intelsat to launch two communications satellites, along with a service satellite. The first launch involves Galaxy 30, which will share the upper position on an Ariane 5 with Orbital ATK's Mission Extension Vehicle 2 (MEV-2). These two missions into geostationary transfer orbit for Intelsat are planned for 2020 and will use the Ariane 5 launcher.

In 2017, Arianespace signed a total of 19 launch contracts - six more than in 2016. These contracts represent 27 new satellites to be placed in orbit.

Despite a launch market where opportunities for launches of geostationary orbit (GEO) satellites are limited, Arianespace reaffirms its leadership in the telecommunications spacecraft segment. The company has 30 GEO satellites in its order book, including eight new ones added in 2017.

Arianespace is capitalizing on sustained business in the global connectivity, Earth observation and meteorology markets. As a result, Arianespace signed 11 new launch contracts in 2017 for non-GEO satellites, to be handled by the Ariane, Soyuz and Vega launchers, including the first contracts for Vega C (three launches) and Ariane 6 (two launches for the Galileo satellite navigation constellation).

Therefore, Arianespace's order book in early 2018 stood at five billion euros, comprising 58 launches for 29 customers, distributed as follows (in value): 34% governmental, 66% commercial 40% for GTO missions and 60% for non-GTO missions 62% for telecommunications, 24% for Earth observation, 7% for navigation, and 7% for science and technology. Arianespace is positioned for an intense 2018 and looks ahead to the next decade with confidence, thanks to Ariane 6 and Vega C

Revamped governance for even greater competitiveness
Arianespace became a 74%-owned subsidiary of ArianeGroup in 2017, following the transfer of shares from the French CNES space agency at the end of 2016. The remaining European shareholding did not change; ESA and CNES are censors on Arianespace's board. Reflecting the decisions made at ESA's Ministerial-level council meeting in 2014, this evolution supports the development of a more highly integrated and competitive launch industry, while also acknowledging the specific qualities of the Vega and Soyuz launch vehicles.

Up to 14 launches
Arianespace has identified 14 launches in 2018. If all 14 are performed this year, it will set a record for the Arianespace family of three launchers.

Up to seven Ariane 5 launches:

Up to five dual commercial launches into geostationary transfer orbit; the first is scheduled for January 25 to orbit the SES-14 and Al Yah 3 satellites.

Two iconic institutional launches, with the third and final Galileo launch using an Ariane 5 ES, on behalf of the European Commission and ESA; and the BepiColombo planetary exploration mission, also for ESA.

Up to four Soyuz flights, including launches for the O3b/SES and OneWeb constellations.

As many as three Vega launches, carrying a science satellite (ADM Aeolus for ESA) and two Earth observation satellites.

Arianespace shifts into higher gear for Ariane 6 and Vega C
Along with ArianeGroup, Arianespace took an active role in the Exploitation Readiness Key Point (ERKP) review organized by ESA from October to December 2017. This review was designed to check the robustness of the objectives concerning operating conditions for Ariane 6, both during the Ariane 5/Ariane 6 transition phase and during stable operation. The results of the review, which concluded positively, will allow the preparation of decisions to be submitted to the ESA Board in March 2018 on the start-up of Ariane 6 operations.

In this context, Arianespace and ArianeGroup have decided to engage the production of a final batch of 10 Ariane 5 launchers. This "PC lot" extends the competitiveness efforts of the entire industry applied in the previous PB+ batch. The 10 additional Ariane 5s will be launched from 2020, in parallel with Ariane 6 (14 Ariane 6 launches are planned between 2020 and 2022, followed by the full capacity as soon as 2023).

Arianespace also signed a contract in 2017 with Avio, the Vega industrial prime contractor, for the acquisition of 10 Vega and Vega C launchers, to be utilized beginning in mid-2019.

Launches with both Ariane 6 and Vega C will continue to be marketed in 2018. Due to the large number of the European institutional missions starting in 2020, it will be possible to implement a grouped acquisition policy for future European launchers. From the commercial standpoint, Ariane 6 and Vega C will benefit from the opportunities offered by satellite global connectivity projects and Earth observation systems, within a context that forecasts unprecedented growth in the space sector over the next two decades.

During a press conference held in Paris with French and international journalists, Arianespace Chief Executive Officer Stephane Israel said: "With 11 successful launches from the Guiana Space Center in 2017 - six by Ariane 5, two by Soyuz and three by Vega - Arianespace is very proud to have met its commitments to all customers, thanks to the exceptional reliability, performance and availability of our launcher family.

"Following the signature of 19 launch contracts with the value of more than 1.1 billion euros in new orders, Arianespace enters 2018 with the outlook for intense activity involving up to 14 launches, based on the strength of an order book totaling five billion euros and representing 58 launches in total. Arianespace is now fully focused on the future to gear up for the coming successes of Ariane 6 and Vega C - the new spearheads of European independent access to space, and cornerstones to seize the unprecedented growth opportunities of the commercial market in the next decade."

Panasonic Avionics unveils 3rd generation satellite communications network

From https://www.telecompaper.com/news/panasonic-avionics-unveils-3rd-generation-satellite-communications-network--1226915

Panasonic Avionics introduced a major evolution of its satellite connectivity service with the introduction of its third generation communications network. Panasonic’s third-generation network is built to meet the growing connectivity demands of airlines and their passengers. Aircraft from a number of airlines will be transitioned to Panasonic’s new network throughout the first quarter of 2018. In addition, Panasonic subsidiary, ITC Global, will leverage Panasonic’s new broadband network to deliver connectivity to its energy, maritime and enterprise customers.

The new communications network is built on Panasonic’s high throughput satellite service. When combined with the rollout of the company’s new satellite modem, developed in conjunction with Newtec, Panasonic said it now offers bandwidth up to twenty times greater than previously available.

The network is backed by a range of new measures Panasonic launched to provide higher levels of support to its customers.

In addition, Panasonic is offering new business intelligence tools and reports that provide customers with the data and analytics to deliver targeted pricing and advertising campaigns.

At present, over 1,800 aircraft flying routes all around the world use Panasonic’s global high-speed inflight connectivity service. The company expects more than 10,000 aircraft to be connected to its global high-speed communications network by 2025.

Zattoo enables cross-border TV streaming

From https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2018/01/10/zattoo-enables-cross-border-tv-streaming/

Zattoo customers can now use the internet TV service in other EU countries following the new EU regulation enabling cross-border content portability.

To enable streaming without borders, internet users have register for a Zattoo account in their home country before the start of the journey and sign up for a Premium subscription.

“For our users, the new regulation enabling EU-wide streaming is a great start into the new year,” said Jörg Meyer, Chief Officer Content & Consumer at Zattoo. “TV streaming is no longer subject to any digital borders within the EU. Streaming, thus, offers considerable advantages over conventional TV reception methods.”

“Almost everyone has a mobile phone or tablet while on holiday, but cable or satellite TV is not that easy to take with you on vacation,” added Meyer. “We assume that a major event such as the Football World Cup will be a reason to opt for TV streaming for many users while on holiday.”

The EU content portability regulation removing geo-blocking is introduced across all EU countries this year and enables subscription fee based digital services to be used just like at home during temporary stays in other EU countries.

Sun Direct may add 20 HD, 100 SD channels

From http://www.indiantelevision.com/dth/dth-operator/sun-direct-may-add-20-hd-100-sd-channels-180109

MUMBAI: Sun Direct, the DTH service from Sun Network, is likely to add 20 new high definition (HD) and 100 new standard definition (SD) channels and has been allocated 144 MHz of spectrum on the recently launched Measat-3B satellite.

A social media user by the name of ‘Raja Chennai‘ shared a screenshot of the application made by the company informing the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) about the allocation of the new satellite capacity, according to an article on Ultra News.

Once these channels find a home on the new Measat satellite, Sun Direct will be able to add an extra 20 HD channels to take its total HD channel count to 80 while increasing total SD channel list to 320.

The company was forced to halt its HD channel expansion on GSAT 15 two months ago due to the termination of its channel-sharing deal with Reliance Digital TV and divert some of the HD capacity to handle the fallout.

In the application, the company is shown informing the DoT that four new transponders of 36 MHz each have been allocated to it by the Department of Space for use on its DTH service.

Sun Direct has been facing a severe spectrum crunch due to a fire on an ISRO satellite that knocked out most of its satellite capacity in 2010. The fire forced the company to move satellite to Malaysian-owned Measat 3A, and manually realign the dish antennae of millions of its customers.

Some relief was in sight when Measat launched a second satellite at the same location in 2014, boosting capacity.

Sun Direct was widely expected to book extra capacity on the new satellite, particularly after it lost a sharing deal two months ago with Reliance Digital TV. Reliance Digital TV changed hands when the Anil Ambani Group sold it to another group as part of a fire sale.

The DTH service is expected to start adding new channels in a matter of days.

The new capacity is expected to lead to the addition of around 100 new SD channels while another 50 channels are expected to be moved to it from GSAT 15—the HD satellite for Sun Direct.

Countdown begins for ISRO’s 100th satellite launch

From http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/countdown-begins-for-isros-100th-satellite-launch/article22419041.ece

ISRO's PSLV C38 carries earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 Series and 30 co-passenger satellites of various countries. | Photo Credit: PTI

The 28-hour countdown for the launch of ISRO’s 100th satellite along with 30 others in a single mission, from the space port of Sriharikota, about 110 kms from here, began on Thursday.

On its 42nd mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) trusted workhorse ‘PSLV-C40’ will carry the weather observation ‘Cartosat-2’ series satellite and 30 co-passengers (together weighing about 613 kg) at lift-off at 9.28 am on Friday.

As the Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board cleared the countdown, the space body said, “The 28-hour countdown activity of PSLV-C40/Cartosat2 Series Satellite Mission has started at 05.29 hours IST today.”

At present, the scientists are involved in propellant filling operation to carry out various stages of the flight, it said.

The 44.4 metre tall rocket is all set to lift off from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.

The co-passenger satellites comprise one micro and nano satellite each from India as well as three micro and 25 nanosatellites from six countries — Canada, Finland, France, Korea, the United Kingdom and United States of America.

The total weight of all the 31 satellites carried on-board PSLV-C40 is about 1,323 kgs.

The 28 international customer satellites are being launched as part of the commercial arrangements between ISRO and its commercial arm ‘Antrix Corporation Ltd’.

Of the total number of satellites carried by PSLV-C40, 30 satellites will be launched into a 505 kms polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).

Scientists would bring down the height by twice restarting the fourth stage of the PSLV-C40 for launch of Microsat satellite, which will be placed in a 359 kms polar SSO, ISRO said.

The entire launch of satellites is expected to happen over a period of 2 hours and 21 seconds, it said.

According to ISRO, the Cartosat-2 series satellite launch is a follow-on mission with the primary objective of providing high resolution scene specific spot imageries.

It carries panchromatic and multi-spectral cameras operating in Time Delay Integration mode and is capable of delivering high resolution data. This will be the third satellite in the Cartosat-2 series.

ISRO had successfully launched Cartosat-2 Series satellite on June 22, 2016.

The images sent by Cartosat-2 series satellite will be useful for cartographic applications, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation, road network monitoring, water distribution, creation of land use maps and change detection to bring out geographical Land Information Systems and Geographical Information System applications.

ISRO Satellite Centre Director M. Annadurai had recently said the launch of 28 satellites from abroad and three Indian satellites during the mission would mark the roll out of the 100th satellite by the space agency.

Friday’s launch also marks the first launch for ISRO in 2018 following the unsuccessful mission of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H last year.

On August 31, 2017 India’s mission to launch its backup navigation satellite IRNSS-1H on board PSLV-C39 failed after the heat shield did not separate in the final leg of the launch sequence and as a result, the satellite IRNSS-1H got stuck in the fourth stage of the rocket.

Tata Sky Appoints Irdeto for Next Generation Over-the-Top Media Services

From https://irdeto.com/news/tata-sky-appoints-irdeto-for-next-generation-over-the-top-media-services.html

Irdeto will enable Tata Sky to launch a secure OTT service, supporting a variety of connected devices

IBC 2017, AMSTERDAM - 16 September 2017 - Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, has been selected by Tata Sky, India's leading content distribution platform providing pay TV and over-the-top (OTT) services, to enhance its end-to-end solution for OTT services. Tata Sky aims to launch the most innovative online video service in India to give consumers greater choice and convenience. Irdeto’s OTT solutions simplify the operations and workflow of supporting multiple digital rights management (DRM) systems, configuring consistent business policies across different devices and managing a massive library of media assets. Irdeto will enable Tata Sky to not only rapidly re-launch their service, but also have the flexibility to easily adapt their service and business model to meet changing demands.

The pay TV market in India is highly competitive, yet there is tremendous growth potential for OTT services as disposable incomes rise. According to Tetra Pax Index 2017, 82% of the Indian population spends their time on mobile phones, and 2017 saw a 23% rise in internet users who spend an average of eight hours a day online compared to 2016.

“To take advantage of the growing trend of consumption of video on-the-go, in India, it is important for us to offer our customers the best user experience on their devices. This means a high quality, multi-lingual viewing experience of live channels and on-demand content with superior navigation within a reliable and scalable service,” said Pallavi Puri, Chief Commercial Officer, Tata Sky. “We are confident that we can deliver the best Tata Sky OTT experience to our customers quickly with the help of Irdeto’s solutions, expertise and support. Irdeto’s long-standing presence in India is also a testament to their strong commitment in helping the industry mature and develop.”

“There is a tremendous growth opportunity for OTT services in India, which brings about fierce competition in the industry. As such, it is crucial for operators like Tata Sky to have the freedom to innovate and the confidence to take risks and be in control of their future,” said Bengt Jonsson, Senior Vice President of Sales & Services, Irdeto. “This will be our first time working with Tata Sky and we are heavily invested in helping them meet their business goals. We can offload the complexity of managing security, fragmented technologies and backend workflow for them, and enable them to focus on delivering value to their customers.”

The first phase of the project has been launched with Android devices, and the follow-on phases will extend Tata Sky’s OTT service to PC and iOS devices. Irdeto manages the planning and deployment of the project for Tata Sky, including both implementing Irdeto’s own solutions and working with third parties to ensure successful end-to-end integration.

Tata Sky Customer Win

Tata Sky and Irdeto sign contract to launch next generation OTT media services at IBC 2017. From Left to Right - Sanjiv Kainth, Country Manager for India at Irdeto; Doug Lowther, CEO of Irdeto; Harit Nagpal, CEO of Tata Sky; and A. Arun Kumar, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Services at Tata Sky.

About Irdeto

Irdeto. Building a Secure Future.™

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for media & entertainment, connected transport and IoT connected industries. Our solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With nearly 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyber services protect over 5 billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best known brands. Our unique heritage as a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (JSE: NPN) means that we are a well-established and reliable partner to help build a more secure future. Please visit Irdeto at www.irdeto.com.

For further information about Irdeto please contact:

Jon White
PR Manager, EMEA, Irdeto
Phone: +44 (0)7384 234942
Email: jonathan.white@irdeto.com



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The Masters to be ad free in 2018

From http://www.pga.org.au/news/international/majors/the-masters/the-masters-to-be-ad-free-in-2018

Golf’s most celebrated event, the Masters Tournament, will remain on FOX SPORTS and, for the first time, viewers will enjoy ad-break free coverage in a new agreement announced today.

Magnolia LaneThe new partnership will see start-to-finish coverage broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS and streamed on Foxtel Now along with the Nine Network, who becomes the free-to-air broadcast partner in 2018.

FOX SPORTS CEO, Patrick Delany, said: “The Masters is one of those special sporting events that captures our imagination; an event that the nation stops and watches.

“Since we began broadcasting the Masters Tournament live in 2014, we have constantly innovated our coverage. Our subscribers can now enjoy high definition, multi-camera coverage every day, all on a dedicated Masters channel.

“This year viewers will see our coverage improve even further, now having the ability to watch ad-break free during play for the first time.

“It’s great to see the Masters remain on Foxtel, the home of golf.”

China Unicom, Eutelsat team for inflight comms

From https://www.rapidtvnews.com/2018010950387/china-unicom-eutelsat-team-for-inflight-comms.html#axzz53kwt5c2A

China Unicom is partnering satellite operator Eutelsat to enhance inflight connectivity services across the Asia-Pacific.

China Unicom Eutelsat 10 JanPart of the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, the agreement covers the use of capacity on Eutelsat 172B satellite to improve airlines’ communications services from the west coast of North America to Asia and south to Australia. Further cooperation to develop satellite communications services around the world is also under consideration.

State owned communications operator China Unicom provides mobile and IPTV services across the populous country.

“China Unicom is an ideal partner for promoting satellite communications in Belt and Road regions,” said Rodolphe Belmer (pictured, right), CEO of Eutelsat. “This agreement builds on the cooperation that started in 2008, when Eutelsat provided satellite transmission services to China Unicom during the Beijing Olympic Games. This cooperation also highlights the quality and reach of Eutelsat’s in-orbit resources, in particular at the 172° East orbital position. This reinforced partnership will allow both companies to leverage on their own strengths in order to address future opportunities in the connectivity markets.”

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Paris-based satellite operator and Chinese communications operator was signed on 9 January to mark the state visit to China by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Classified satellite fell into ocean after SpaceX launch, official confirms

From http://abcnews.go.com/US/classified-satellite-fell-ocean-spacex-launch-official-confirms/story?id=52246100

Following its launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Sunday night, the satellite, codenamed Zuma, failed to remain in orbit, the official said.

Northrop Grumman, the defense contractor that manufactured the payload -- reportedly a billion-dollar spy satellite -- told ABC News its mission is classified and declined to comment on the loss of the satellite.

But SpaceX suggested that it was not at fault, telling ABC News its rocket, named Falcon 9, "did everything correctly."

"The data reviewed so far indicates that no design, operational, or other changes are needed," SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said in a statement.

The mishap comes on the heels of a particularly productive year for the private space company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, who plans to launch Falcon Heavy, designed to carry humans into space, later this year.

The Zuma indent won't impact the schedule of SpaceX's upcoming launches, including the maiden flight of Falcon Heavy, the company said.

Boeing investigating antenna glitch on ViaSat-2 satellite

From http://spacenews.com/boeing-investigating-antenna-glitch-on-viasat-2-satellite/

WASHINGTON — An on-orbit antenna issue identified during testing of the ViaSat-2 high-throughput satellite has Boeing and ViaSat searching for answers.

Satellite operator ViaSat said Jan. 9 that the ViaSat-2 satellite launched in June to provide some 300 Gbps of throughput will need additional testing to find what’s causing “some spot beams to perform differently than they did during ground testing.”

Boeing, manufacturer of the ViaSat-2 satellite, is working with ViaSat to identify the problem and find a solution.

“Our advanced ground network, coupled with the flexibility features of the ViaSat-2 satellite, will help us manage the impact from the identified antenna issue if needed,” Mark Dankberg, ViaSat’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “We look forward to launching commercial service next month and bringing new higher-speed fixed and mobile services to market.”

ViaSat has been waiting on ViaSat-2 to provide fresh growth potential, building on the nearly oversubscribed ViaSat-1 satellite. Initial measurements suggest the antenna problem “will not impact the coverage area of the satellite, or materially impact the planned services and the expected financial results from the ViaSat-2 system,” ViaSat said.

Dankberg, during a Jan. 9 investor conference, said the malfunction is with “some of the antennas,” but did not quantify how many. ViaSat spokesperson Christina Phillips told SpaceNews the company doesn’t disclose the number of antennas on ViaSat-2 for competitive reasons. Publicly released artist’s renditions of the satellite differ from the actual design, she said.

“It is indicative of some kind of deployment-type of issue, which we are trying to address,” Dankberg said. “But I think the overall positive message is we have so many elements of the system that have come together really well that we have more than enough maneuvering room to deal with that issue if it turns out that it can’t be resolved in a better performance way.”

A Boeing spokesperson told SpaceNews the manufacturer “integrates the antenna subsystem with parts built by Boeing and our suppliers,” and is “not able to disclose specific supplier names at this time.” Harris Corp., a top supplier of antenna reflectors for commercial telecom satellites, deferred questions about ViaSat-2 to Boeing.

A February commercial service start date remains unchanged, ViaSat said, adding that demonstrations with consumer user terminals show internet downlink speeds exceeding 100 Mbps. Testing has also shown ViaSat-2’s ground network of multiple small gateways — meant to boost throughput and ensure redundancy — is performing better than initially planned.

When ordered from Boeing in 2013, Dankberg described ViaSat-2 as having a unique spot beam design that had “never been done before.” The satellite covers North America, the Caribbean, some of South America, and a swath of the Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe frequented by aircraft and maritime vessels.

APT mounts Chinese IPO

From https://advanced-television.com/2018/01/09/apt-mounts-chinese-ipo/

Bermuda-incorporated (but operating from Hong Kong) APT Satellite, and backed by China Satellite Communications (CSCC), has issued new shares which will be traded on the Chinese mainland. Its shares were already listed on the Hong Kong exchange.

CSCC is itself involved in its own expanded float and restructuring on the Shanghai exchange.

APT is perhaps best known for its Apstar satellites and their broadband and Internet connectivity services.

Back in November 2017 APT’s shareholders approved the Chinese move. According to trade news-site Space Intel Report, APT and CSCC have already signed a 3-year contract covering transponder capacity and related services worth $44.1 million (HK$345m) annually for bandwidth over China and a further HK$220 million annually for capacity outside China.

TeamCast Introduces Automatic Satellite Link Optimization

From http://www.tvtechnology.com/equipment/0005/teamcast-introduces-automatic-satellite-link-optimization/282524

Uses feedback channel through internet connection to optimize link budget

Feedback information elaborated by the downlink Neptune receiver is used by the uplink Vyper modulator to pre-correct the linear and non-linear impairments of the on-board transponder chain. The optimization is automatic and transparent for the user and can be used while the link carries user data, without needing to put the transmission on hold.

The link budget automatically increases while the link is used, allowing for the link margin to either secure the link against unexpected adverse conditions or increase the useful bandwidth by adjusting the modulation parameters.

TeamCast reports that the new solutions meets DVB-S2/S2X requirements.


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AsiaSat 7 105.5E 4065 H "Global Pashto and Star 1" have started on , Fta. MLQ Movies has left.
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Measat 3a 91.4E 3717 H "IBC 13" has started on , PowerVu+.

Horizons 2 84.8E 11838 V "Fan TV" has started on , Fta

From asiatvro site

东经138度轨道位置的亚太5号卫星Ku频段,浙江卫视、深圳卫视(高清)等7个频道改格式,设置12416 V 45000参数有条件接收。[01-09]
东经76.5度轨道位置的亚太7号卫星C频段,澳门莲花(高清)频道消失,设置3780 V 30000参数无效接收。[01-09]
东经110.5度轨道位置的中星10号卫星C频段,MTV、More TV替换三沙卫视(Skynindo)等频道,设置3560 V 30000参数免费接收。[01-09]
东经113度轨道位置的帕拉帕D号卫星C频段,Toonami、TV One(印尼)等4个频道消失,设置3960 H 30000参数无效接收。[01-09]
东经138度轨道位置的亚太5号卫星Ku频段,东森亚洲新闻(数码天空)频道新增,设置12660 V 45000参数免费接收。 [1月9日]
东经76.5度轨道位置的亚太7号卫星Ku频段,纬来体育、东风卫视替换人间卫视(华人卫视)等频道,设置12604 V 30000参数免费接收。 [1月9日]
东经76.5度轨道位置的亚太7号卫星Ku频段,CCTV-10替换纬来体育(华人卫视)频道,设置12719 V 45000参数有条件接收。 [1月9日]

东经166度轨道位置的国际19号卫星C频段,PNG TV替换Al Jazeera English(MPEG-4)频道,设置3880 V 30000参数免费接收。 [1月8日]
东经76.5度轨道位置的亚太7号卫星Ku频段,东风卫视(华人卫视)频道解密,设置12604 V 30000参数免费接收。 [1月8日]
东经76.5度轨道位置的亚太7号卫星C频段,Afghan TV(外语)频道新增,设置3684 V 2400参数免费接收。 [1月8日]
东经76.5度轨道位置的亚太7号卫星Ku频段,纬来电影(华人卫视)频道加密,设置12719 V 45000参数有条件接收。 [1月8日]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,Raaz News(巴基斯坦)频道改频率,设置3915 V 7260参数免费接收。 [1月8日]
东经128.5度轨道位置的老挝1号卫星Ku频段,东森电影替换TRT World(高清)频道,设置10910 H 45000参数有条件接收。 [1月8日]
东经75度轨道位置的ABS-2号卫星Ku频段,Travelxp HD、中天亚洲(MPEG-4)等频道新增,设置12287 V 44000参数有条件接收。 [1月8日]

From cnsat

亚太7号(76.5°E)卫星,3780 V 30000澳门莲花卫视高清频道消失。(2018-01-09)
中星10号(110.5°E)卫星,3560 V 30000一组MTV音乐台替换三沙卫视,开锁播出。(2018-01-09)
亚太V号(138.0°E)卫星,数码天空12660 V 45000一组新增东森亚洲新闻,开锁播出。(2018-01-09)
帕拉帕D(113.0°E)卫星,3960 H 30000一组Toonami、TV One等4个频道消失。(2018-01-09)
亚太7号(76.5°E)卫星,华人直播12719 V 45000一组中央电视台科教频道替换纬来 体育,锁码播出。(2018-01-09)
亚太7号(76.5°E)卫星,华人直播12604 V 30000一组纬来体育、东风卫视分别替换、东方卫视、人间卫视,开锁播出。(2018-01-09)
亚太7号(76.5°E)卫星,新增Afghan TV频道,设置参数3684 V 2400开锁播出。(2018-01-08)
亚太7号(76.5°E)卫星,华人直播12604 V 30000一组东风卫视开锁播出。(2018-01-08)
亚太7号(76.5°E)卫星,华人直播12719 V 45000一组纬来电影恢复锁码播出。(2018-01-08)


Duke to Go HD on Thursday

From http://www.screenscribe.net/channels/duke-to-go-hd-on-thursday/

Duke will become New Zealand’s newest HD channel on Thursday.

TVNZ confirmed today the channel will broadcast in true 1080i (1920 x 1080) from January 11.

The changeover means shows like The Mick, Doomsday, Bare Knuckle Fight, Bar Rescue, Ultimate Vehicles, Travel Man, Black-ish, Swamp People, Duck Dynasty, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Family Guy should be among the first week’s HD highlights.

Movies you can expect to see in HD over the same period include Devil’s Advocate, Clown, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Unbreakable.

Sports fans will be able to enjoy 1080i coverage of NFL, Formula E, NBA and Asia Pacific Rally Champs in the first week, with wall-to-wall coverage of the Commonwealth Games to follow in April.

Duke is the last of the key free-to-air channels to switch to HD, although Sky continues to transmit Prime in HD only on its satellite platform and not Freeview’s UHF service.

US spy satellite believed destroyed after failing to reach orbit

From https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20180109/world/us-spy-satellite-believed-destroyed-after-failing-to-reach-orbit.667507

The satellite failed to separate from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket

The rocket was launched successfully but the satellite failed to deploy properly.

A US spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two officials briefed on the mission said.

The classified intelligence satellite, built by Northrop Grumman Corp, failed to separate from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket and is assumed to have broken up or plunged into the sea, said the two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The satellite is assumed to be "a write-off," one of the officials said.

The presumed loss of the satellite was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Northrop Grumman built the multibillion-dollar satellite, code-named Zuma, and was responsible for choosing the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle, both officials said.

An investigation is under way, but there is no initial indication of sabotage or other interference, they said.

SpaceX spokesman James Gleeson said: "We do not comment on missions of this nature; but as of right now reviews of the data indicate Falcon 9 performed nominally."

Space Exploration Technologies Corp, led by entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched its first satellite for the U.S. military with its Falcon 9 rocket in May of last year.

China launches remote sensing satellites

From http://gulftoday.ae/portal/5544c531-bead-4f27-a277-1003db560c14.aspx

BEIJING: China launched a pair of 0.5-metre high-resolution remote sensing satellites Tuesday.

The satellites, SuperView-1 03/04, blasted off at 11.24 a.m., on the back of a Long March 2D rocket, from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in Shanxi province, reports Xinhua news agency.

The satellites, which are able to provide commercial images at 0.5-metre resolution, are expected to offer remote sensing data to customers worldwide and provide services to land and resource surveys, mapping, environmental monitoring, finance and insurance as well as the internet industry, according to authorities.

The satellites were developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

It is the second launch of the corporation's commercial remote sensing satellites, followed by the launch of SuperView-1 01/02 in December 2016.

Intelsat begins Galaxy fleet refresh with Orbital ATK satellite order

From http://spacenews.com/intelsat-begins-galaxy-fleet-refresh-with-orbital-atk-satellite-order/

WASHINGTON — Satellite fleet operator Intelsat kicked off the beginning of a partial constellation replenishment focused on replacing the company’s Galaxy line of satellites with a Jan. 8 order to Orbital ATK for the Galaxy-30 satellite.

Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital ATK will build Galaxy-30 in anticipation of an early 2020 launch with a yet-to-be-named launch provider.

In a prepared statement, Intelsat’s senior vice president of space systems Ken Lee said the Galaxy-30 satellite “will be the 11th satellite Orbital ATK has built for Intelsat, and represents the first satellite in the Galaxy fleet replacement program.”

“Galaxy 30 demonstrates our commitment to our Galaxy cable distribution neighborhood, which has an unmatched penetration of headends in the U.S.” he said. “Our next-generation video distribution fleet will excel at traditional broadcast applications, such as ultra-high definition distribution while at the same time will be capable of supporting new network solutions for applications such as over-the- top video and other distribution requirements.”

Intelsat’s North America-focused satellites are all branded “Galaxy.” Most came from acquiring Loral Space and Communications’ North America fleet 2004 and PanAmSat and its fleet in 2006.

Galaxy-30 will carry a C-band payload for television broadcasts, along with Ku- and Ka-band capacity for broadband connectivity. It is the first new Galaxy satellite since 2005. Intelsat’s Galaxy fleet consists of 13 satellites, comprising roughly a quarter of the operator’s total constellation.

Intelsat in October mentioned that its next replacement cycle would be less costly than the EpicNG high-throughput satellite (HTS) constellation the company has been investing in since 2012.

“Our heavy investment phase related to our high-throughput satellites is now nearing completion,” Intelsat told investors Oct. 26. “The lower capital expenditures associated with our next replacement cycle are expected to support an improved cash flow profile and financial flexibility over the next several years.”

Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler said in July that the company was in the early stages of planning three new satellites, which would include the start of a refresh for the operator’s North American fleet.

One factor playing into the payloads carried on those satellites will be the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s decision on C-band spectrum rights in the United States.

The FCC is reevaluating mid-band spectrum, which includes 500MHz of C-band spectrum predominantly used by Intelsat and competitor SES in the United States for television broadcasts. Intelsat, with Intel as a partner, proposed to the FCC what they called a market-based approach to the spectrum, whereby satellite operators would voluntarily clear out of some C-band frequencies so that fifth-generation mobile networks, or 5G, can use the spectrum without causing interference. Mobile networks desiring to use C-band spectrum for 5G would compensate satellite operators for the cost of relocating customers and lost business opportunities.

Fleet operator SES, who with Intelsat controls more than 90 percent of C-band in the U.S., told the FCC in November that Intelsat and Intel’s plan would require SES to buy and launch new C-band satellites at a cost of $150 million to $250 million each. SES estimated it has spent $2.8 billion already on C-band satellite capacity authorized for the U.S. market.

SES said it would only consider backing Intelsat and Intel’s plan if it does not open up the entire 500 MHz from 3.7 to 4.2 GHz. Without SES, Intelsat and Intel may face an uphill battle in seeking to realize their plan.

What the FCC decides on C-band usage will have a direct impact on telecommunications satellites designed to cover the U.S. and North America. FCC spokesperson Neil Grace told SpaceNews Jan. 8 that the agency is still reviewing comments and does not yet have an update on the timeline for a decision.

India to launch 31 satellites on January 12

From http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/india-to-launch-31-satellites-on-january-12/article22400333.ece

The rocket launch, to carry India’s Cartosat-2 and other satellites including 28 from the U.S. and five other countries, will take place at Sriharikota

India will launch 31 satellites, including earth observation spacecraft Cartosat, on January 12 instead of its earlier tentative schedule on January 10, a space official said on Monday.

“The rocket launch to carry Cartosat and other satellites, including 28 from the U.S. and five other countries, will take place on January 12 at 9.30 a.m.,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Public Relations Director Devi Prasad Karnik said.

“There is no delay in the schedule as the earlier stated launch date of January 10 was merely tentative,” stated Karnik.

The rocket launch would take place from ISRO’s spaceport located at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

The first space mission in 2018 on board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) comes four months after a similar rocket failed to deliver the country’s eighth navigation satellite in the earth’s lower orbit on August 31.

The mission’s payload will include one each nano and micro satellite from India, besides Cartosat-2.

As an observational satellite, Cartosat will beam high-quality images for cartographic, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation and utility management like road network monitoring.IANS


Optus D2 updates, these have moved to Intelsat 19

RTS SAT (Optus) has left 12608, H, 22495 -
Radio Belgrade 1 has left (Optus) 12608, H, 22495 -

Monday feeds

Optus D2 12662 V Sr 7500 "008TBS - MORUYA RACES (Telstra Broadcast Services)" Horses
Optus D2 12671 V Sr 7500 "002TBS - ENC1 (Telstra Broadcast Services)" Horses

Optus D1 12652 V Sr 7200 Fec 3/4 DVB-S QPSK "7BCS Slot 2 QPSK Low Delay (Seven Network)" Golden Globes

Asiasat 5 3711 H Sr 15000 "Golden Globes"

Asiasat 5 3934 H Sr 7200 "Service-1" KLH Ice Hockey

Sunday feeds

Optus D2 12661 V Sr 7500 "TBS 7 (Telstra Broadcast services) Cycling
Optus D2 12670 V Sr 7500 "TBS1 GILGANDRA (Globecast Oz) Horses
Optus D2 12679 V Sr 7500 "002TBS - ENC2 (Telstra Broadcast Services) Horses

Saturday feeds

Optus D2 12675 V SR 15000 "TBS8 wnbl tounswille vs Sydney uni (Telstra Broadcast Services)"

From the Dish

Intelsat 19 166.0E 4180 H "TFC Asia-Pacific" has left

Palapa D 113.0E 3880 H "Ruai TV" has started on , Fta.
Palapa D 113.0E 3960 H "Trans 7" is back on , encrypted.

Koreasat 5A 113.0E 12530 H Silver TV, Mountain TV, TV Chosun, OUN, National Assembly TV, Billiards TV, EBS Plus 1, EBS Plus 2, EBS English and Hwan Kyung TV have left .
Koreasat 5A 113.0E 12602 H "Eco TV has replaced Hwan Kyung TV" on , BISS.
Koreasat 5A 113.0E 12602 H "EBS Plus 1 has replaced EBS 1" on , Fta.

ChinaSat 11 98.0E 12560 V "TV Edukasi, My Cinema and My Cinema Asia" have started on.

Koreasat 5 113.0E 12665 H "MBC" is still on , Fta.

Intelsat 20 68.5E 3732 V "Mojo TV" has started on , Fta.
Intelsat 20 68.5E 3922 V "India TV" is Fta.

Intelsat 17 66.0E 3876 H "Satkar and No. 1 News" have started on , Fta. Pooja TV has left.

NSS 12 57.0E 11007 H "BW TV" has left .

From asiatvro site

东经75度轨道位置的ABS-2号卫星Ku频段,Travelxp HD、中天亚洲(MPEG-4)等频道新增,设置12287 V 44000参数有条件接收。[01-08]
东经98度轨道位置的中星11号卫星Ku频段,Diamond Kids、Arek TV替换JTV(印尼)等频道,设置12500 V 43200参数免费接收。[01-08]

东经78.5度轨道位置的泰星5号卫星C频段,Thaicom 14(泰国)频道新增,设置3600 H 26667参数有条件接收。[01-07]
东经78.5度轨道位置的泰星5号卫星C频段,GNTV Aspac(泰国)频道新增,设置3856 V 5925参数有条件接收。 [1月7日]
东经75度轨道位置的ABS-2号卫星Ku频段,IBC 24、Zee 24 Ghanta(印度)等频道消失,设置11790 H 44000参数无效接收。 [1月7日]
东经75度轨道位置的ABS-2号卫星Ku频段,Sahara Filmi、Sahara One(印度)等11个频道消失,设置11735 H 44000参数无效接收。 [1月7日]
东经75度轨道位置的ABS-2号卫星Ku频段,World Music(印度)频道新增,设置12523 H 30000参数免费接收。 [1月7日]
东经80度轨道位置的快车AM22号卫星Ku频段,1 Kanal(俄罗斯)测试频道新增,设置10981 V 33483参数免费接收。 [1月7日]
东经128.5度轨道位置的老挝1号卫星Ku频段,TRT World替换东森电影(LaoSat)频道,设置10910 H 45000参数有条件接收。[01-07]
东经128.5度轨道位置的老挝1号卫星Ku频段,Thai PBS(LaoSat)高清频道解密,设置10850 V 45000参数免费接收。 [1月7日]
东经84.8度轨道位置的Horizons 2号卫星Ku频段,7 Kanal(俄罗斯)频道消失,设置11720 H 28800参数无效接收。 [1月7日]
东经84.8度轨道位置的Horizons 2号卫星Ku频段,Dom Kino、Rodnoe Kino(俄罗斯)频道新增,设置11920 H 28800参数有条件接收。 [1月7日]
东经78.5度轨道位置的泰星8号卫星Ku频段,Moviesat(IPM)频道新增,设置11640 H 30000参数免费接收。 [1月7日]

东经132度轨道位置的越南1号卫星Ku频段,VTC 14替换VTV 1(越南)频道,设置11472 H 23200参数有条件接收。 [1月6日]
东经78.5度轨道位置的泰星8号卫星Ku频段,Happy TV 65替换东盟卫视(老挝)频道,设置11600 H 30000参数免费接收。 [1月6日]
东经95度轨道位置的新天6号卫星Ku频段,CGNTV 1(韩国)等全组频道消失,设置12514 V 10740参数无效接收。 [1月6日]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,Life News替换Jesus Plus TV(巴基斯坦)频道,设置4070 H 2963参数免费接收。 [1月6日]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,Geet TV(巴基斯坦)频道重现,设置4082 H 3185参数免费接收。 [1月6日]
东经108.2度轨道位置的SES 9号卫星Ku频段,Arirang替换Living(Arirang)频道,设置12461 H 45000参数有条件接收。 [1月6日]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,Kashmir Vojk TV(巴基斯坦)等3个频道消失,设置3902 V 2963参数无效接收。 [1月6日]
东经132度轨道位置的越南1号卫星Ku频段,VTC 16、VTC 9替换HBO(VTC)等频道,设置11008 H 28800参数有条件接收。 [1月6日]

东经100.5度轨道位置的亚洲5号卫星C频段,Fox、Channel V(美国)频道消失,设置4040 H 29720参数无效接收。 [1月5日]
东经132度轨道位置的越南1号卫星Ku频段,Fox HD等替换Sony Gem(高清)等频道,设置10968 H 28800参数有条件接收。 [1月5日]
东经100.5度轨道位置的亚洲5号卫星C频段,安琪电视(SatLink)频道消失,设置3960 H 30000参数无效接收。 [1月5日]
东经100.5度轨道位置的亚洲5号卫星C频段,也门电视、Alekhbariyah TV(突尼斯)频道消失,设置3820 V 27500参数无效接收。 [1月5日]
东经57度轨道位置的新天12号卫星C频段,浙江卫视、湖南卫视(国际)等7个频道消失,设置4096 R 30000参数无效接收。 [1月5日]
东经78.5度轨道位置的泰星8号卫星Ku频段,SUHD TV(4K)频道新增,设置11009 H 30000参数免费接收。 [1月5日]
东经68.5度轨道位置的国际20号卫星C频段,Mojo TV替换Tulasi TV(印度)频道,设置3732 V 7200参数免费接收。 [1月5日]
东经57度轨道位置的新天12号卫星C频段,Special Events(高清)频道开播,设置4096 R 30000参数有条件接收。 [1月5日]

From cnsat

泰星8号(78.5°E)卫星,11640 H 30000一组新增Moviesat HD C-sat 标清频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-07)

新天6号(95.0°E)卫星,CGN TV 日本 等全组频道消失,设置12514 V 10740无信号。(2018-01-06)
亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,4084 H 3185一组Geet TV恢复,开锁播出。(2018-01-06)
SES-7/9(108.2°E)卫星,环宇卫视12460 H 45000一组阿里郎电视替换LIVING,锁码播出。(2018-01-06)
亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,4070 H 2960一组Life News替换Jesus Plus TV,开锁播出。(2018-01-06)
亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,3902 V 2961一组GOD Bless TV、Channel 4、Service 8三个频道消失。(2018-01-06)

新天703(57.0°E)卫星,4095 R 30000一组Special Event升级为高清格式,锁码播出。(2018-01-05)
新天703(57.0°E)卫星,4095 R 30000一组浙江卫视、江苏卫视等7套节目消失。(2018-01-05)
国际20号(68.5°E)卫星,3733 V 7200一组Mojo TV替换Tulasi频道开锁播出。(2018-01-05)
泰星8号(78.5°E)卫星,11010 H 30000一组新增SUHD TV(4K)频道,开锁播出。同组福克斯体育高清1台等消失。(2018-01-05)


Sky TV needs to keep 'firm hold' on subscribers, broker warns

From https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/100354774/sky-tv-needs-to-keep-firm-hold-on-subscribers-broker-warns

Morningstar noted Sky TV boss John Fellet had been at the company "for more than two decades".

Sky Television can expect to lose about 12,000 satellite television customers each year for the next five years, Australian analyst Morningstar has forecast.

The broker predicted in a research report that the pay TV company would see its traditional customer base decline by 2 per cent a year until 2022.

Morningstar forecast revenue losses could to some extent be offset by growth in Sky's internet television services Neon and FanPass, but said its profit margins would fall.

Subscriber losses of the order forecast by Morningstar would represent a significant improvement on the haemorrhage of almost 34,000 satellite subscribers in the year to June.

Sky chief executive John Fellet said then that "now was not the time for a massive conversion of its core business" to a video-on-demand model.

Sky surprised some onlookers by removing weekly and monthly options to its online FanPass sports service in May.

But Morningstar said it was imperative that Sky played in the internet space given the challenges to its traditional business.

"Only by keeping a firm hold of its subscribers can Sky maintain its intrinsic value and perhaps appeal to a potential acquirer, whether it be a telecom player or a consolidator."

It speculated Australian pay-TV company Foxtel could be interested in acquiring Sky TV if Foxtel listed on the Australian stock exchange later this year.

Competitive pressure on Sky TV is expected to increase as United States retail giant Amazon edges closer to entering the New Zealand market.

Speculation was intensifying of Amazon's interest in New Zealand rugby broadcasting rights, Morningstar said.

"The five-year rugby rights to Sky expire in 2021 and the process for the rights from 2022 will begin in April 2018 – an early start we believe has been designed to provide Amazon plenty of lead-time to prepare the infrastructure if it wins."

Morningstar attributed a fair value on the ASX of A$2.70 for Sky shares, which is slightly above its closing price on Friday of A$2.61.

Video on demand critical for Sky TV, say analysts

From http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11971430

Sky Television needs to focus on its video-on-demand offering to keep customers and maintain its company value, says Australian analyst Morningstar.

The research firm predicted the pay TV company would lose two per cent of its traditional customer base per year for the next five years, however it has forecast this will be offset by its growing subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) customer base.

SVOD customer numbers are expected to increase to 176,000 in the next five years, boosting Sky TV's total subscriber numbers to about 838,000 by 2022 - slightly up on its current subscriber base of 825,000.

With fibre being rolled out across the country, there was no reason New Zealand could not replicate the US model of unduplicated video-on-demand reaching 50 per cent market penetration in five years time, Morningstar said.

"This would imply [an] additional 315,000 potential new households for the existing SVOD players, and our 176,000 subscribers for Sky in five years' time would represent a market share of around 20 per cent," it said.

Morningstar's forecast losses of two per cent would represent a significant improvement from Sky TV's loss of almost 34,000 satellite subscribers in its last financial year.

Sky chief executive John Fellet earlier said "now was not the time for a massive conversion of its core business" to a video-on-demand model, however the research firm said Sky needed to be significantly more aggressive in expanding beyond the traditional pay TV set-top-box, and become a platform-agnostic content distributor.

"The key to this lies in leveraging Sky's comprehensive stable of content to beef up its SVOD products, and marketing them more actively to streaming-hungry Kiwi consumers," Morningstar said in its research note.

"It is imperative that Sky actively plays in this [SVOD] space as a subscriber retention move, as traditional satellite-delivered pay-TV services are structurally destined to be challenged."

It suggested Australian pay-TV company Foxtel could be interested in acquiring Sky TV, if Foxtel listed on the Australian stock exchange later this year.

Speculation was also intensifying around rumours online giant Amazon may bid for the rugby broadcasting rights when Sky's contract for this expired.

"The five-year rugby rights to Sky expire in 2021 and the process for the rights from 2022 will begin in April 2018," Morningstar noted.

"An early start we believe has been designed to provide Amazon plenty of lead-time to prepare the infrastructure if it wins."

Sky TV did not wish to comment.

Morningstar attributed a fair value on the ASX of A$2.70 for Sky shares - slightly above its closing price on Friday of A$2.61.

Sky urged to be more aggressive

From https://www.odt.co.nz/business/sky-urged-be-more-aggressive

Sky Network TV needs to be significantly more aggressive in expanding beyond the traditional pay television set-top box and become a platform-agnostic content distributor, analysts say.

Morningstar analyst Brian Han says the key lies in leveraging Sky’s comprehensive video-on-demand (Svod) products and marketing them more actively to streaming-hungry New Zealand customers.

Although placing additional pressure on the satellite-distributed business, self-cannibalisation was still preferable to losing those customers altogether to the likes of Netflix and Lightbox.

"Given Sky’s brand awareness and the incumbent position in pay TV, its 800,000 customer base is pitiful compared with 400,000 for Netflix and 260,000 for Lightbox."

Mr Han noted Disney’s decision to include the 39% shareholding in Sky PLC (a pan-European equivalent to Sky TV, with 23million subscribers) as part of the recent $US52billion ($NZ72.6billion) deal to acquire certain assets of Fox.

The deal recognised the value in having a direct relationship with consumers, even if mostly through satellites.

Unfortunately, that could be cold comfort to shareholders in Sky Network if it continued to lose traditional pay-TV subscribers in New Zealand at the rate of the past three years — down 15%, or 128,000, to 737,000 at the end of the 2017 financial year. It could be worse if Sky did not recapture many of those customers through its own streaming product, he said.

Subscriber retention through a more aggressive digital streaming strategy will come at a cost. Compared with a traditional pay-TV subscriber assessing Sky’s content through a set-top box, an Svod subscriber accessing through broadband paid only $20 for Neon, but higher for Fan Pass, depending on options. Customer churn came more frequently, all reflective of the competition forces brought on by Netflix and Lightbox, Mr Han said.

At the same time, cost of programming to populate those products was unlikely to fall.

Morningstar expected Sky’s operating earnings margin to fall to 28.6% in five years’ time, a significant step down from the eight-year historical average of 38.9%.

On the other hand, digital streaming was still growing in New Zealand, he said.

The estimated 800,000 Svod subscribers equated to a 46% penetration of households, although the real penetration was probably more like 30% to 35% if households who subscribed to multiple offers from different providers were counted.

With a robust fibre broadband infrastructure being rolled out, there was no reason why New Zealand could not follow the US experience and see non-duplicated Svod penetration reach 50% within five years. That would imply an additional 315,000 potential new households for the existing Svod players. Morningstar’s predicted 176,000 Svod subscribers for Sky in five years’ time would represent a market share of about 20%, Mr Han said.

"It is imperative Sky actively plays in this space as a subscriber retention move, as traditional satellite-delivered pay-TV services are structurally destined to be challenged."

Only by keeping a firm hold of its subscribers could Sky maintain its intrinsic value and perhaps appeal to a potential acquirer — whether it be a telecom player, such as Vodafone trying again, or a consolidator — Foxtel after it listed on the Australian exchange this year, he said.

In the meantime, Sky was expected to adopt a conservative stance on its balance sheet. The dividend per share was expected to be 20c for the next two years before edging down to 18c from 2020. Such a payout would soak up about $70million to $80million of Sky’s expected $90million-$100million annual free cashflow, allowing the group to maintain a "still solid" net debt/operating earnings margin, Mr Han said.

Long March 2D to send a duo of SuperView-1 satellites into orbit

From http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/organizations/china-national-space-administration/long-march-2d-send-duo-superview-1-satellites-orbit/

China is gearing up to conduct its first orbital flight of 2018. The mission, scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, will employ a Long March 2D booster to send two SuperView-1 Earth-observing satellites into space.

The rocket is currently scheduled to lift off at around 3:20 GMT (10:20 p.m. EST on January 8) from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC) located in China’s Shanxi Province.

The launch of SuperView-1 duo opens up what could be a busy 2018 launch manifest for China. The nation has plans to fly some 35-40 orbital missions. Among the flights of communications and Earth-observing satellites, Beijing also aims to launch this year the Chang’e 4 lander – the first spacecraft to attempt a soft landing on far side of the Moon. The country is also working toward the debut of its new light-lift launcher, Kuaizhou-11, and plans to perform the first orbital launch from a sea platform as well.

Preparations for the launch of the two newest SuperView-1 satellites started in November of last year (2017), with the liftoff initially scheduled for December 25. However, China decided to launch a Long March 2C from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center instead, and postponed the flight of the Long March 2D by two weeks.

As is typical for most Chinese space missions, very little information has been made available about the launch and about the flight’s timeline. The Long March 2D rocket will most likely fly for about 10 minutes in order to send its two passengers into a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) at an altitude of about 310 miles (500 kilometers).

SuperView-1 03 and SuperView-1 04 (also known as GaoJing-1 03 and GaoJing-1 04), are the final two of four satellites of the first generation of the SuperView constellation. They are identical spacecraft, built by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). The satellites are based on the CAST3000B platform and are fitted with two deployable solar arrays.

If everything goes as it is currently planned, the pair of newest SuperView-1 spacecraft will be operated by the Beijing Space View Technology Co., Ltd. They will provide imagery with 1.64-foot (0.5-meter) panchromatic resolution and 6.56-foot (2-meter) multispectral (blue, green, red, near-infrared) resolution.

The first pair of SuperView-1 satellites were launched on December 28, 2016, however some problems occurred during the separation of the duo from a Long March 2D booster, that resulted in the spacecraft being placed into a lower-than-intended orbit. The issue was finally corrected in mid-January of 2017.

The plan for the SuperView-1 quartet is to have the four satellites phased 90 degrees from each other on the same orbit to collect imagery for clients worldwide. The satellites are designed to work in multiple collection modes including long strip, multiple strips collect, multiple-point targets collect, and stereo imaging. They are expected to deliver highly-detailed imagery for precise map creation, change detection, and in-depth image analysis.

“The SuperView-1 constellation works in multiple modes, such as imaging at nadir, rolling imaging, long strip, multiple strip collect, multiple target collect and stereo imaging,” the SuperView-1 brochure states.

The SuperView-1 spacecraft feature a data collection capability of two terabytes of storage on board and, if in the proper orbit, are able to obtain images covering 270,300 square miles (700,000 square kilometers) across the globe per day.

The full SuperView constellation is planned to consist of 24 Earth-observing satellites that will be orbited by 2022. China hopes that the network will become one of the world’s largest commercial providers of space imagery and geospatial data.

The Long March 2D launcher that has been selected for Tuesday’s flight is a two-stage rocket developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology. It is mainly used to launch satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO). The 135 foot (41.15 meters) tall booster can launch payloads of up to 3.5 metric tons to LEO and has an SSO capability of up to 1.3 metric tons.

The rocket was launched for the first time on Aug. 9, 1992, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, orbiting the Fanhui Shei Weixing FSW-2-1 recoverable satellite.

SpaceX launches secret satellite Zuma on first flight of year

From https://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/spacex-launches-secret-satellite-zuma-first-flight-year-n835591

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has launched a secret satellite code-named Zuma on its first flight of the new year.

The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral on Sunday night, carrying the satellite toward an undisclosed orbit.

SpaceX launches a secretive U.S. government payload known as Zuma at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday. Douglas Curran / AFP - Getty Images

SpaceX ended launch commentary five minutes into the flight because of the classified nature of the U.S. satellite. But the company continued to broadcast the return of the first-stage booster to Cape Canaveral, where it landed upright as part of a recycling effort.

Northrop Grumman provided the satellite, for which government agency it wouldn't say. The name "Zuma" refers to a Southern California beach.

Last year was a banner year for SpaceX, with 18 launches. It's aiming for more this year.

Pearl TV, Sony develop first ATSC 3.0 EPG

From https://advanced-television.com/2018/01/08/pearl-tv-sony-develop-first-atsc-3-0-epg/

Pearl TV, a grouping of US broadcast companies with a shared interest in exploring forward-looking broadcasting opportunities, is collaborating with Sony Electronics to develop an essential viewer navigation ingredient for next-generation television – a new type of on-screen television programme guide that will be responsive to consumer commands. The new channel navigation tool, part of the larger interactive content environment for next-generation ATSC 3.0, is being developed for the Phoenix Model Market project that is supported by 10 Phoenix market TV stations.

“Our finished product for the Phoenix Model Market will be the first Electronic Service Guide with programme information from both broadcasters and multichannel providers built with ATSC 3.0 technology. This innovative platform will bring a state-of-the-art experience to the viewer with interactivity, personalisation and voice command support, both directly to the TV and indirectly through companion devices, such as tablets and mobile phones,” said Anne Schelle, Managing Director of Pearl TV. Pearl is a business organisation of US broadcast companies with a shared interest in exploring forward-looking broadcasting opportunities, including innovative ways of promoting local broadcast TV content and developing digital media and wireless platforms for the broadcast industry.

Phoenix will serve as the first ‘model market’ for deployment of next-generation TV, a sweeping improvement designed to greatly enhance over-the-air services for viewers and provide new options through smart TVs and other Internet-connected devices.

“Sony appreciates the vision and leadership that Pearl and the Model Market participants have demonstrated in establishing the Phoenix open test bed. As a result, next-generation TV will greatly expand consumer choices as ATSC 3.0 can be used to deliver pristine Ultra HDTV with expansive audio and also bring together broadcast and broadband sources,” suggested Mike Fasulo, President and COO of Sony Electronics Inc. “We believe this work will lead to better viewer experiences for consumers as well as provide a great resource for the industry at large.”

“This will be the first fully-compliant implementation of an ATSC 3.0 interactive environment. New applications developed for the ATSC 3.0 platform will control interactive advertising and offer consumers new capabilities, such as accessing digital coupons,” advised Schelle. “The system will bring together broadcast over-the-air signals, cable and satellite retransmission, and streaming over-the-top channels for viewers of next-gen TV. Recognizing that broadcasting needed to evolve, Sony has played an integral role in the development of ATSC 3.0 since the beginning of its development more than seven years ago as a key contributor of technology and industry leadership.”

“ATSC 3.0 is essential to the future of the terrestrial broadcast industry. Sony believes strongly in the convergence of broadcast, broadband, and mobile viewing made possible by ATSC 3.0,” said Paul Hearty, Vice President of Technical Standards at Sony Electronics Inc.

As part of this partnership, Sony will be involved in Pearl’s Phoenix Model Market later in 2018. As a preview of that collaboration, Pearl will be demonstrating Sony’s prototype implementation of the full, ATSC 3.0-compliant protocol stack to interested broadcasters at the CES show in Las Vegas.

Separately, Sony Semiconductor Solutions is in the advanced stages of development of a demodulator chip for ATSC 3.0 receivers. Sony already has carried out field testing in North Carolina and Maryland. The company also is planning additional field tests at WJW, the experimental station in Ohio.

“ATSC 3.0 can operate in many transmission modes, ranging from high-capacity modes optimised for fixed reception to high-robustness modes optimised for mobile or deep-building reception,” added Hearty of Sony Electronics Inc. “ATSC 3.0 also shares many elements of its technology stack with what is used in telco/mobile services, which promotes content and service interoperability.”

CBS All Access on Amazon Channels

From https://advanced-television.com/2018/01/08/cbs-all-access-on-amazon-channels/

CBS All Access, CBS’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, and Amazon have launched the ability for Amazon Prime members to add CBS All Access’s commercial-free offering to their Prime membership with Amazon Channels.

“CBS All Access on Amazon Channels offers a seamless way for Amazon Prime members to get all the benefits of CBS All Access, including their favourite CBS shows plus premium original series like Star Trek: Discovery, No Activity and The Good Fight,” said Rob Gelick, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Platforms, CBS Interactive Entertainment. “As the first Amazon Channels partner to offer a linear feed of a subscriber’s local broadcast station in addition to video on demand, we’re thrilled to bring live programming to Prime members.”

“CBS has produced some of the most popular shows in television history – they have a fantastic selection of hit series,” said Greg Hart, Vice President, Amazon Video. “Amazon Prime members can now add CBS All Access to their Prime membership and watch the latest episodes of critically-acclaimed series, sports programming and award shows. We’re thrilled to work with CBS to bring their cutting-edge content to Amazon Prime members with Amazon Channels.”

For an additional $9.99 (€8.30) a month, Prime members will have access to:
•More than 10,000 commercial-free episodes on demand, including current primetime, late night and daytime CBS shows in addition to CBS classics such as Star Trek, Cheers, Medium and more.
•Full building seasons of all current CBS primetime series such as The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, NCIS and Scorpion.
•All past seasons of 14 hit CBS series including The Good Wife, NCIS and Hawaii Five-0.
•A live stream of their local CBS station, including NFL on CBS programming and specials such as The 60th Annual Grammy Awards and The Academy Of Country Music Awards.
•Access to the service’s original series including Star Trek: Discovery, The Good Fight and No Activity, as well as upcoming originals $1, Strange Angel, The Twilight Zone and others.
•Prime members in the US will be able to watch CBS All Access across more than 600 devices on the Prime Video app for TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, including Apple TV, and connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV, mobile devices and online.
•In addition to the commercial-free plan, CBS All Access’s limited commercial plan ($5.99/month) will also be available to Prime members in the coming months.


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Foxtel Owners Reach Agreement On Sky News

From https://www.channelnews.com.au/foxtel-owners-reach-agreement-on-sky-news/

Foxtel’s owners – Telstra and News Corp – have reportedly reached an agreement on Sky News’ carriage fees, thereby allowing the broadcaster to remain on air.

Some market commentators had forecast that a delay in the deal, could stall the proposed merger of Foxtel and Fox Sports.

Whilst Telstra & News Corp failed to reach an agreement before the deal’s expiry date on December 31st, 2017, Mumbrella has revealed that new terms have been agreed upon and will be finalised soon.

A spokesperson for Sky News offered their confirmation:

“Telstra has agreed to new terms”.

When queried by media, both Telstra and News Corp could not confirm whether the Foxtel and Fox Sports merger was affected by the negotiations.

Duke to Go HD for Commonwealth Games

From http://www.screenscribe.net/channels/duke-to-go-hd-for-commonwealth-games/

TVNZ’s third free-to-air channel, Duke, is expected to go HD “within a matter of weeks”, the broadcaster has confirmed.

According to Screenscribe reader and contributor Leo, Duke is promoting the switchover as happening this month.

“It will be a matter of weeks,” a TVNZ spokesperson says. “Earlier in 2018 is the plan.”

That would mean the channel would be HD ready for TVNZ’s marathon Commonwealth Games coverage, which will air on TVNZ 1 and Duke from April 4-15.

There will also be live streaming and TVNZ is setting up a dedicated TVNZ Games Extra channel.

The spokesperson wouldn’t confirm if this would be in HD, too. But it’s highly likely given, as Leo also reports, TVNZ is testing an HD service on Freeview channel 600 (although the spokesperson says TVNZ 1 uses this for “technical testing … it’s not earmarked for a new channel”).

Duke’s upgrade to 1080i is great news. The channel’s patchwork of entertainment, reality and sport still feels like a work in progress but it’s an important part of TVNZ’s reach and is a useful platform for free-to-air sport, be it American football, AFL, NBA or Formula E racing.

It’s just a pity that Sky’s acquired the rights to Duke’s DC series and is soon to screen them in SD on The Box when fans could have seen them in HD on Duke.

But it’s good news for fans of TVNZ 2 series that are being relegated to Duke, like The Exorcist, Family Guy and The Mick (season two of which will air 9.55 Fridays from next week).

TVNZ is betting heavily on the XXI Commonwealth Games given the Gold Coast location means the time difference will be only a couple of hours.

TVNZ 1 will provide predominantly live daily coverage from 9am-6pm and 7.30pm-1am while Duke will be a 24-hour Games channel, with a mix of live/delayed coverage and overnight repeats.

TVNZ Games Extra will screen live/delayed coverage from 7am-1am, and there will also be live/delayed coverage on-demand.

“Our goal is to bring the nation every moment of the XXI Commonwealth Games in 2018 on the Gold Coast,” TVNZ promises advertisers.

It points out 1.3 million viewers watched the America’s Cup live on TVNZ 1 in 2013 compared to the 400,000 who tuned into the 2017 coverage on Sky and Prime.

Duke’s Rio Paralympics coverage doubled Duke’s viewership while more than 400,000 viewed the Superbowl live on TVNZ 1 and Duke.

SpaceX to launch secret US Govt satellite Friday

From http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/SpaceX_to_Launch_US_Government_Mystery_Satellite_Friday_999.html

Technology pioneer Elon Musk's aerospace firm, SpaceX, is preparing to launch a secretive spacecraft for an unnamed branch of the US government this week after postponing the event in November.

Codenamed Zuma, the launch was initially scheduled for November from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at Merritt Island, Florida. SpaceX delayed sending Zuma into space after concerns emerged about the nose cone protecting the payload from dynamic pressure and aerodynamic heating on its way out of the atmosphere.

Multiple media outlets reported that Zuma would take off on Thursday, January 4, but SpaceX pushed the event date back again to Friday at the earliest, the California-based company announced on Twitter.

SpaceX is "targeting [a] January 5 launch of Zuma," the company said Wednesday.

The classified government satellite may have been built by defense giant Northrop Grumman, the only company besides SpaceX known to be involved with the project.

"The US government assigned Northrop Grumman the responsibility of acquiring launch services for this mission," the Virginia-based aerospace and defense firm said in November.

"Working closely with our customers and suppliers, these [aerospace] systems and technologies are used for a wide range of missions from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; protected communications; battle management; strike operations; electronic warfare and missile defense to Earth observation, space science and space exploration," according to a company description of Northrop's aerospace products.

Little else is known about the Zuma project, including under which government agency umbrella the project falls. The National Reconnaissance Office seems to be a likely candidate since it is a US government agency tasked with developing and maintaining spy satellites, but the NRO denied involvement when pressed on the Zuma launch last October.

SpaceX launched a satellite for the NRO last May and the agency did not shy away from claiming ownership of the payload. Nevertheless, "one source told Ars Technica that SpaceX is launching the payload for the National Reconnaissance Office," a January 2 report in the technology publication asserted.

The Zuma launch will clear the way for SpaceX to test Falcon Heavy, a rocket "with more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff - equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft at full power," according to the private space firm.

Nigeria orders 2 satellites from China

From https://advanced-television.com/2018/01/04/nigeria-orders-2-satellites-from-china/

Nigeria’s minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, says that Nigeria is ordering two communications satellites from China, and will pay $550 million (€456m) for the pair. China would part-own the satellites.

Shittu, speaking in Nigerian capital city Abuja, said that the China Ex-Im Bank and the Chinese manufacturer, China Great Wall, have agreed to pay for the new satellites after Nigeria renegotiated an earlier deal that had required it to cover 15 per cent of the cost. China is now funding the complete costs of the satellites.

The minister added that the satellites would be ready for launch two years after the contract was formally signed, which was likely by the end of January.

He said the Chinese company would take an equity stake in Nigcomsat, a limited liability company owned by the Federal Government and responsible for managing satellite communications.

He said the Chinese would help market satellite communication services to other African countries which would compete with current providers from Israel, Britain and the United States. “The first thing is that we want to make a profit, we want to capture the local market and we also want to capture the African market,” he said.

Satellite channel owned by Egyptian intelligence faces legal action

From https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180105-satellite-channel-owned-by-egyptian-intelligence-faces-legal-action/

Severe financial crises have cast their shadow on Al-Hayat TV network, which was acquired by the Egyptian intelligence agency-owned Falcon Company last September.

Moves have been taken to recover its debts to MBC TV network, which has seized Al-Hayat’s property to cover the amount owed for the rights to broadcast television programmes. The Cairo Court of Appeal has issued a ruling to lift the confidentiality of the network’s bank accounts to facilitate the debt recovery.

In the same context, Sony Pictures of Lebanon has implemented a judicial ruling to seize Al-Hayat in order to obtain the $1,000,000 owed to it for several television programmes, including “Who wants to be a Millionaire”.

In another blow, businessman Alaa El-Kahky, owner of Media Line and Al-Nahar television network, was granted a ruling allowing him to seize Al-Hayat assets as the company did not pay the debts owed to him by its former owner, which total around $5.6 million.

Sources have revealed that ownership of Al-Hayat was transferred to Tawasul, one of Falcon’s companies, due to the complaints filed against the network. This meant that all responsibilities and debts were transferred to the new owner.

MBC Egypt’s legal advisor, Tharwat Abdelshaheed, said that Al-Hayat is behind in its repayments and several requests and warnings were sent without any response. “All friendly attempts failed,” he explained, “and so we resorted to international arbitration. This acknowledged our entitlement to $6 million. Al-Hayat tried to get a decision nullifying the rulings, but it lost all of these cases.”

Dish keeps pressure on piracy sites with two new lawsuits

From https://www.fiercecable.com/operators/dish-keeps-pressure-piracy-sites-two-new-lawsuits

Dish Network has reportedly filed separate lawsuits in Maryland and Texas targeting two operators of online platforms Dish said are stealing its linear programming and illegally streaming it over the internet in the U.S.

According to Torrent Freak, Dish is suing Maryland corporation Dima Furniture Inc. and its principal, Mohammad Yusif, which it said are doing business as “Spider-TV.”

Dish accuses Spider-TV of “capturing broadcasts of television channels exclusively licensed to Dish and unlawfully retransmitting these channels over the internet to their customers throughout the United States, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.”

Dish said Spider-TV is selling a set-top box and 13 months of service for $199. Dish said that in July 2015, Yusif registered Spider-TV as a trade name of Dima Furniture with Maryland state tax officials, describing the business as “Television Channel Installation.”

“Defendants capture live broadcast signals of the protected channels, transcode these signals into a format useful for streaming over the internet, transfer the transcoded content to one or more servers provided, controlled, and maintained by defendants, and then transmit the protected channels to users of the service through OTT delivery, including users in the United States,” the lawsuit said.

A second suit, filed in Texas, similarly targets Mo’ Ayad Fawzi Al Zayed and his Shenzhen Tiger Star operation, which Dish said sells a set-top and a year of service for $179. Dish also accuses Shenzhen of basing the U.S. service off its stolen content.

Last year, Dish filed a similar suit against the operators of two add-ons to the popular online piracy platform Kodi, ZemTV and TVAddons.ag.

ISRO Ready For First Satellite Launch In 4 Months After Failure In August

From https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/isro-ready-for-first-satellite-launch-in-4-months-after-august-failure-1796378From news

Since August last year, ISRO had an agonising four months fixing the problem on its rockets. The space agency now says the problem has been resolved and it is ready to fly its rockets again with 31 satellites.

ISRO Ready For First Satellite Launch In 4 Months After Failure In August

ISRO's launch of a satellite was declared unsuccessful in August 2017. (File)

For more than four months, all Indian rockets have been grounded after the country's first private-sector manufactured satellite was declared unsuccessful in August last year. ISRO, the country's premier space agency that handled the launch seems to have regained confidence and is ready for a lift-off on January 12, if all goes well.

In what is seen as a big embarrassment to ISRO, the 41st mission of the PSLV, which carried the satellite, failed on August 31 as the satellite's protective heat shield did not drop off. A group of scientists and experts were investigating what went wrong.

Since then, the space agency had an agonising four months fixing the problem on its rockets. ISRO now says the problem has been resolved and it is ready to fly its rockets again with 31 satellites.

"We will be carrying our Cartosat Series satellite, a microsatellite and a Nanosatellite. Apart from that we are taking 28 customer satellites in this launch," ISRO chairman Dr AS Kiran Kumar told NDTV. Asked if foreign vendors still have confidence in ISRO, Dr Kumar said, "Yes, they have great confidence and they are not all perturbed by what has happened because they understand that in launch vehicle activities, there could always be some issues once in a while."

ISRO has fixed the problem in the heat shield that failed to open during the August launch, killing the satellite in space. The upcoming mission this month will see satellites from the USA and Finland, among others, fly into space.


Updates & Catchups

Duke TV is going HD on Freeview NZ in Mid January!

Delayed coverage of Big Bash games have been spotted on EMTV Intelsat 19 (Cband)

Intelsat 19 4180 H Sr 30000 "LIGA HD" started testing (powervu)

Intelsat 19 12726 H 28066 Fec 3/4

"RTS SAT (GLOBECAST)" started here Sid 100 Vpid 1001 (H264) FTA Apid 1002
"Radio Beograd 1 (TelekomSrbija)" started here SID 110 Apid 1102 (Fta)

ABS 6 159E 3619 H Sr 30000 DVB-S2 QPSK Fec 1/2
Living asia channel is new , Sid 23 Vpid 4050 (H264) FTA Apid 4051

Thursday feeds

D2 12661 V Sr 7200 "Default" Womans basketball

Wednesday Feeds

Intelsat 19 12436 H Sr 15000 "STS 9" Womans Basketball

Asiasat 5 3934 H Sr 7200 "Service-1" Ice Hockey

From my Email

Dream Satellite TV Closes

via Facebook


Effective December 31, 2017 at exactly 11:59PM, Dream Satellite TV will cease broadcast operations after 16 years of serving Filipinos and abroad due to financial problems as well as the intense competition from rival Direct-to-Home Satellite TV providers such as Cignal, Sky Direct and G Sat. Nonetheless Dream still value and appreciating each loyal subscriber for fighting rights on DTH lines and flashing delicate TV programs as well us competitive and highly active customer service during the day until its last journey. We also give our sincere apologies for many issues regarding its services. We hope that we still give you our very best to reached and meet your satisfactions. Once again, thank you very much!


From the Dish

Intelsat 19 166.0E 3880 V "PNG TV" is still on , Fta.
Intelsat 19 166.0E 3920 V "Daystar TV has replaced Comedy Central Asia" on , encrypted.
Intelsat 19 166.0E 4180 H "ABS-CBN Sports+Action HD" has left .

Intelsat 19 166.0E 12726 H "RTS Satelit" has started , Fta.

ABS 6 159.0E 3619 H "Living Asia Channel" has started on, Fta.

Telstar 18 138.0E 12272 H "Lkha TV" has left .
Telstar 18 138.0E 12272 H "TV 4" has started on , encrypted.

Palapa D 113.0E 3960 H "TVOne, Trans 7 and Trans TV" have left .

Koreasat 5 113.0E The Dream Satellite TV package has left 12390 V, 12430 V and 12470 V.
Koreasat 5 113.0E 12310 V "Red by HBO" has started on , Fta.
Koreasat 5 113.0E 12310 V "Discovery Channel Philippines, Boomerang South East Asia, Aljazeera English, ETC, IBC 13, Aksyon TV, Sari Sari Channel, CT, INC TV and UNTV" have started on, Fta.
Koreasat 5 113.0E 12501 V "CGN TV, CGN TV Japan and CGN Korea" have left again.

SES 7 108.2E 2565 V "Berita Satu HD has replaced Indovision VOD" on , Videoguard.
SES 7 108.2E 2595 H "Animax Asia" on is now encrypted.
SES 7 108.2E 2595 V "Jak TV" has started on, Videoguard.

AsiaSat 7 105.5E 3750 V "47 News HD and Raaz News HD" have started on Fta. Sky Cinema has left.
AsiaSat 7 105.5E 4070 H "Praise TV" has started on, Fta.

AsiaSat 5 100.5E 3820 V "Yemen TV" has left .
AsiaSat 5 100.5E 3840 H "Angel TV India" has started on , Fta.
AsiaSat 5 100.5E 3980 V "Fox Business" has started on , Irdeto.

AsiaSat 5 100.5E 12354 H "SET I News" has started on , Fta.

G-Sat 17 93.5E 3925 H "DD India has replaced DD Sports" on , Fta.

G-Sat 15 93.5E 11590 H "Zee Bihar Jharkhand has replaced Zee Purvaiya" on , Conax.

Measat 3a 91.4E 4000 H "AMC Korean" has started on , Irdeto.

Yamal 401 90.0E 3969 L "Telekanal 2x2, Pyatnitsa!, TV 3, TNT 4, Shop 24, Telekanal Zvezda, Super and Kaleidoskop TV" have started on, Fta.

Yamal 401 90.0E 11385 H "Super" has started on , Fta.
Yamal 401 90.0E 11385 H "NTV" has started on , Fta.

ST 2 88.0E 11050 V "Rose TV has replaced Naaptol Green" on , encrypted.
ST 2 88.0E 11164 H "EZMall and Vrinda TV" have started on , Fta.
ST 2 88.0E 11164 H "Sahara One, HBN and Den Snapdeal TV-Shop" have left .
ST 2 88.0E 11609 V "Zee 24 Kalak, Mirror Now, D2h Sajda and Alankar TV" have started on , encrypted.
ST 2 88.0E 11609 V "Star Movies Action" has left.

Insat 4A 83.0E 3756 H "Swaraj Express SMBC has replaced NewsTime 24x7" on, Fta.
Insat 4A 83.0E 3805 H "Ashirwad" has left .

Thaicom 5 78.5E 3585 V "Major Channel Asian" is now encrypted.
Thaicom 5 78.5E 3585 V "Miracle has started on , BISS. Horror Channel" has left.

Thaicom 5 78.5E 12355 V "Thai PBS, BBTV Channel 7 and PPTV HD 36" have started on , BISS.

Apstar 7 76.5E 12719 V "Videoland Movie has replaced TVBS" on , Fta.

ABS 2 75.0E 11605 V Super has started on , clear. Oruzhie, Feniks+Kino and Anekdot TV are now in clear.

ABS 2A 75.0E 11559 V "Super" has started on , Fta.
ABS 2A 75.0E 12533 V HTV, Mongolian News Channel, MNBA Sports and MNB Mongolyn Medee have started on, ABV.
ABS 2A 75.0E 12533 V "MNB" is Fta.

Intelsat 20 68.5E 3936 V "Movies Now +, Romedy Now, Movies Now, MNX and Movies Now" are Fta
Intelsat 20 68.5E 4006 H "Dunya News" has left .
Intelsat 20 68.5E 4112 H "Samaa TV" has left .

Intelsat 20 68.5E 12522 H "FilmBox Africa" is encrypted again.
Intelsat 20 68.5E 12562 H "Yadah Miracle Gospel Channel" has started on , Fta
Intelsat 20 68.5E 12638 H "ACBN Movie" has left .

Intelsat 17 66.0E 12614 V "DocuBox HD has replaced Dalkom TV" on, Fta

From asiatvro site

东经138度轨道位置的亚太5号卫星Ku频段,TV 8(蒙古)频道加密,设置12690 H 43200参数有条件接收。 [1月4日]
东经166度轨道位置的国际19号卫星C频段,Eurosport News(高清)频道消失,设置4080 V 30000参数无效接收。 [1月4日]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,Sky Cinema替换Life News(巴基斯坦)频道,设置4070 H 2963参数免费接收。 [1月4日]
东经113度轨道位置的韩星5号卫星Ku频段,Thrill、Net 25(Cignal)等频道重现,设置12310 V 29976参数有条件接收。 [1月4日]

东经132度轨道位置的越南2号卫星Ku频段,VGS Shop(越南)等21个频道新增,设置11295 V 15000参数有条件接收。 [1月3日]
东经132度轨道位置的越南2号卫星Ku频段,M Channel、Phim(越南)等全组频道消失,设置11300 V 30000参数无效接收。 [1月3日]
东经132度轨道位置的越南1号卫星Ku频段,VTV 3、VTC 1(越南)等全组频道消失,设置11135 H 9600参数无效接收。 [1月3日]
东经132度轨道位置的越南2号卫星Ku频段,HTV 9 HD、HTV 7 HD(越南)等4个频道新增,设置11260 V 30000参数有条件接收。 [1月3日]
东经113度轨道位置的韩星5A号卫星Ku频段,DMAX替换Eurosport News(蒙古)频道,设置11613 V 43200参数有条件接收。 [1月3日]
东经113度轨道位置的韩星5A号卫星Ku频段,Hollywood Bagts替换Test-805(蒙古)频道,设置11613 V 43200参数有条件接收。 [1月3日]
东经101.4度轨道位置的中星9A号卫星Ku频段,CCTV-1、CCTV-2(户户通)等频道新增,设置12020 R 28800参数有条件接收。[01-03]
东经101.4度轨道位置的中星9A号卫星Ku频段,CCTV-3、CGTN(户户通)等全组频道消失,设置11800 L 28800参数无效接收。 [1月3日]
东经101.4度轨道位置的中星9A号卫星Ku频段,北京卫视、东方卫视(户户通)等全组频道消失,设置11720 L 28800参数无效接收。 [1月3日]
东经132度轨道位置的越南2号卫星Ku频段,The Nghi M(AVG)频道新增,设置11260 V 30000参数免费接收。 [1月3日]
东经75度轨道位置的ABS-2号卫星C频段,Much TV、Much TV(台亚卫星)等4个频道消失,设置3700 V 33000参数无效接收。 [1月3日]
东经83度轨道位置的印星4A号卫星C频段,Ashirwad(印度)频道消失,设置3805 H 28500参数无效接收。 [1月3日]
东经113度轨道位置的韩星5号卫星Ku频段,天映频道、Thrill(Cignal)等频道消失,设置12310 V 29976参数无效接收。 [1月3日]
东经88度轨道位置的中新2号卫星C频段,纬来日本(标清)频道消失,设置3632 V 30000参数无效接收。 [1月3日]
东经84.8度轨道位置的Horizons 2号卫星Ku频段,FAN TV(泰国)频道新增,设置11838 V 45000参数免费接收。 [1月3日]
东经140度轨道位置的快车AT2号卫星Ku频段,Russian Extreme TV(NTV)频道消失,设置12322 R 27500参数无效接收。 [1月3日]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,DM News+替换AS News(巴基斯坦)频道,设置4146 H 5317参数免费接收。 [1月3日]

东经124度轨道位置的日本通信4B号卫星Ku频段,Toel Ch戏剧(高清)频道加密,设置12718 V 23303参数有条件接收。[01-02]
东经138度轨道位置的亚太5号卫星Ku频段,MTV(数码天空)频道加密,设置12294 V 45000参数有条件接收。[01-02]
东经91.5度轨道位置的马星3号卫星C频段,MTV Ph替换Jack TV(菲律宾)频道,设置4011 V 10000参数有条件接收。[01-02]
东经138度轨道位置的亚太5号卫星Ku频段,河南卫视替换江西卫视(数码天空)频道,设置12416 V 45000参数有条件接收。[01-02]
东经138度轨道位置的亚太5号卫星Ku频段,高点综合(高清)频道改格式,设置12660 V 45000参数有条件接收。[01-02]
东经138度轨道位置的亚太5号卫星Ku频段,壹电影、金鹰卡通替换八大综合(数码天空)等频道,设置12660 V 45000参数有条件接收。[01-02]

东经138度轨道位置的亚太5号卫星Ku频段,天映频道(艺华卫视)频道消失,设置12354 V 43000参数无效接收。[01-01]
东经132度轨道位置的越南1号卫星Ku频段,VTC 10替换Red By HBO(VTC)频道,设置11008 H 28800参数免费接收。[01-01]
东经76.5度轨道位置的亚太7号卫星C频段,Nagorik TV HD(高清)频道加密,设置4128 V 4600参数有条件接收。 [1月1日]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,PTV World(巴基斯坦)频道消失,设置4096 H 2894参数无效接收。 [1月1日]
东经105.5度轨道位置的亚洲7号卫星C频段,PTV Global USA(巴基斯坦)频道消失,设置4092 H 2894参数无效接收。 [1月1日]
东经76.5度轨道位置的亚太7号卫星C频段,TVB 8(高清)频道加密,设置4155 H 7200参数有条件接收。 [1月1日]
东经166度轨道位置的国际19号卫星C频段,Utility 1 HD、Utility 2 HD(TVB)频道加密,设置3851 V 10800参数有条件接收。 [1月1日]
东经108.2度轨道位置的SES 9号卫星Ku频段,Liga替换Reserved(菲律宾)频道,设置12531 V 30000参数有条件接收。 [1月1日]
东经76.5度轨道位置的亚太7号卫星Ku频段,人间卫视替换宏观卫视(华人卫视)频道,设置12521 V 30000参数免费接收。 [1月1日]
东经138度轨道位置的亚太5号卫星Ku频段,高点综合替换世界电视(数码天空)频道,设置12660 V 45000参数免费接收。 [1月1日]
东经76.5度轨道位置的亚太7号卫星C频段,GMA Life TV、GMA Pinoy TV(GMA)等全组频道加密,设置3856 V 5925参数有条件接收。 [1月1日]
东经138度轨道位置的亚太5号卫星C频段,GMA Life TV、GMA Pinoy TV(GMA)等全组频道加密,设置3840 H 4444参数有条件接收。 [1月1日]

From cnsat

国际20号(68.5°E)卫星,4184 V 21600一组Green TV频道消失。(2018-01-04)
亚太V号(138.0°E)卫星,蒙古直播12690 H 43200一组TV8(蒙古)恢复锁码播出。(2018-01-04)
韩星5A号(113.0°E)卫星,12310 V 30000一组Thrill、Net 25等频道重现,锁码播出。(2018-01-04)

国际19号(166.0°E)卫星,4080 V 30000一组欧洲体育新闻消失。(2018-01-03)
亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,3902 V 2963一组新增Heavens TV频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-03)
越星1/2号(132.0°E)卫星,11262 V 30000一组新增胡志明市电视高清7台(HTV7 HD)等频道,锁码播出。(2018-01-03)
亚太V号(138.0°E)卫星,蒙古直播12272 H 33333一组新增Hollywood Bagts频道,锁码播出。(2018-01-03)
韩星5A号(113.0°E)卫星,蒙古直播11613 V 43200一组新增Hollywood Bagts频道,锁码播出。(2018-01-03)
国际19号(166.0°E)卫星,3880 V 30000一组PNG TV替换卡塔尔半岛电视台国际频道,开锁播出。(2018-01-03)
ABS-2(75.0°E)卫星,3700 V 33000一组东风卫视、非凡商业等四个频道消失。(2018-01-03)

亚太V号(138.0°E)卫星,蒙古直播12630 H 43200一组DDISHLive频道恢复锁码播出。(2018-01-02)
日本通信4A(124.0°E)卫星,12718 V 23300一组AT-X等频道锁码播出。(2018-01-02)
日本通信4A(124.0°E)卫星,12688 V 23300一组20 Shop Channel等频道锁码播出。(2018-01-02)
泰星5号(78.5°E)卫星,3585 V 30000一组MVLAO替换INM频道,开锁播出,Major Channel密替换Asian Mix Channel,锁码播出。(2018-01-02)

亚太V号(138.0°E)卫星,艺华12354 V 43000一组天映频道消失。(2018-01-01)
亚太7号(76.5°E)卫星,4128 V 4600一组Nagorik TV HD锁码播出。(2018-01-01)
亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,PTV Global频道消失,设置参数4092 H 2894无信号。(2018-01-01)
亚洲7号(105.5°E)卫星,PTV world频道消失,设置参数4096 H 2894无信号。(2018-01-01)
亚太7号(76.5°E)卫星,4156 H 7200一组香港无线8高清频道恢复锁码播出。(2018-01-01)


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