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Eutelsat 21B satellite lofted in space, commercial launch by mid-Dec

MUMBAI: Eutelsat 21B satellite, which will have a fleet of 40 transponders, was lofted into space on Sunday by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana.

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DTH players facing severe transponder shortage

It is a case of demand outstripping supply. There is a sudden rush to start direct-to-home (DTH) services but space on satellites just isn't available to meet the requirement.

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Thaicom bug rectified; channels back on air

MUMBAI: The hitch in Thaicom transponder, which affected the transmission of some of the TV channels during the last couple of days, has been resolved. Channels including Star News, Vijay TV, SS Music, Raj TV and ETC Music have resumed their normal transmission now. The problem occurred on...

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EBU signs agreement for additional C-band capacity on AsiaSat 2

Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) has signed a new lease agreement with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). This will give C-band more capacity on AsiaSat 2 and allow Asiasat to offer the EBU better transmission services of live sports and news events in Asia.

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Zee Network switches satellites for channels

On 27 March the Zee Network took its music channel Zee Music digital. However, the process was not all that simple. The network had to do some jugglery to ensure the transition. It switched off the Panamsat-4 beam for Zee Music retaining only the digitised beam from Asiasat-3S for Indian cable...

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