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Letter from Editor Global Flash News The Demand for Satellite... Daarsat, Nigerias... Sat Mart Test Report Strong 09 for Sky Test Report Setup your Satellite Dish Test Report Satellite Reception Nilesat, Eutelsat ink... Master Codes Master Codes Mobile TV: Executing... European and US digital... Enjoy Digital TV at Chea... Indian Satellite TV... 9 10 16 18 20 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 39 40 41 42 44 Triax Digital Satellite Emerge... Korean Broadcasting... Korean Broadcasting... Pakistani Channels DMB Market in Korea Dish Network in Russia Dish Network in Russia Cable TV and Services Around the Satellite World Trouble Shooter Search Satellite Airtel Digital TV A Simple and Quick Gla... Small Satellites Directional Chart Television in the 21st ce... Digital Chart 46 47 48 49 50 53 56 57 59 60 64 67 75 76 77 78 81 83

Editor-in-Chief HABIB HADI hadi@tracksat.com Managing Editors SUROOSH IZNA Editor SUMERA HADI Associate Editor SHOUKAT IQBAL KHATTAK shoukat@tracksat.com Technical Editor HAIDER ALI dishtech@tracksat.com Advertising Manager NAVEED JAMEEL uzair_nomi80@hotmail.com Layout Designer NAVEED AHMED KHAN IRFAN SIDDIQUI Accounts Manager S.ASHRAF-UL-HAQ Legal Advisor QAZI MUNAWAR ALAM Editorial Address: Dawood Centre, 101-1st Floor, 124,R, Block-2, Main Tariq Road, P.E.C.H.S., Karachi-Pakistan. Tel. : + 92-21- 4531122, 4531133 : + 92-21- 4316529, 4316530 Fax: : + 92-21- 4528822 E-mail: channels@cyber.net.pk hadi@tracksat.com Distributors UAE Emirates Printing Publishing & Distribution Co. Tel.: (04) 2660337 Ext. 204 SAUDI ARABIA Al-Adabiya Pub & Distributors Tel.: 671 5788 KUWAIT United Company for Distribution of Newspapers & Publications Tel.: (965) 245 6198-(965) 241 2820 BAHRAIN Al Ayam Publishing Est. B.S.C. (C) Tel. : 725111 PAKISTAN Paradise Books & Distributors Tel: + 92-21-4314981-83 Fax: + 92-21-4385075 EGYPT Al-Ahram Tel.: 5796997 QATAR Naz Book Distribution Tel.: +974 4324235, +974 5562809 TURKEY Ukrainian Distribution Tel.: +38 044 261 5876 JORDAN Jordan Distribution Agency Tel.: 962 6 533 7733 IRAQ Al-Khalil Distribution NETHERLANDS Van Gelderen UNITED KINGDOM Golden Publication Ltd. KENYA National Group Ltd. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Future Empire Network Corp. Publisher HABIB HADI Dish Channels is printed on the 1st of every month by Dish Channels Karachi. Dish Channels is Non-Political & NonPatrisian Publication. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, we cannot bear responsibility for losses resulting from errors. Printed By: PRINTING IMPRESSION, KARACHI

LETTER FROM EDITOR


Dear Readers,
The United Arab Emirates is the undoubted leader in terms of offering the most technologicallyadvanced satellite systems in the Middle East. Dubai alone has more than 300 companies engaged in the installation of satellite systems, and around 150 companies involved in direct selling of satellite products. As a result, Dubai offers a wide range of products and services geared to provide excellent television reception. For African customers this translates into the convenience of finding a comprehensive range of products at competitive prices. Dubai has become a major of supplier of dish antennas, LNBs, satellite receivers and other related equipment for East Africa. Satellite television is still a relatively new concept in the East African region and there is a great demand for quality satellite systems which is being sourced from Dubai. As more and more countries in Africa join the bandwagon of satellite television, the demand for satellite receiving equipment is bound to grow in the future. Prices of dish antennas and LNBs in countries like Uganda, Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania are almost double of what they are in Dubai. As a result, a large number of African traders are buying these goods from Dubai in large quantities and selling them in their countries at a high premium. The satellite market in Dubai - a beehive of activity because of its re-export business - has been registering an increase in the number of visitors from Africa.

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GLOBAL FLASH NEWS

EUTELSAT COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVES AWARD


Eutelsat Communications has been awarded the prize for Fixed Satellite Services Operator of the Year for the second consecutive year by Euroconsult, aleading analyst and research company in satellite applications and digital broadcasting. Bestowed by a jury of experts from Euroconsult, Space News andSatellite Finance, using rigorous quantitative and qualitative standards, the prize was awarded at this week's annual World Satellite Business Week event in Paris. This annual Award distinguishes the satellite operator achieving the strongest revenue growth and best profitability for its most recent financial year and the two preceding years. Eutelsat has maintained a track record ofuninterrupted growth over the last three years, and for its financial year to June 2010 reported a record 7.2% increase in revenue to EUR940.5 million, and an EBITDA margin of 78.9%, which was maintained at the highest level ofleading satellite operators. Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A.. With capacity commercialised on 27satellites that provide coverage over the entire European continent, as well as the Middle East, Africa, India and significant parts of Asia and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world's three leading satellite operators in terms of revenues.

BSkyB is to launch a 3D television service in UK next year, offering a mix of films, entertainment and sport, the next-generation television service in the region. The new service will be available via Sky+HD settop boxes and the customers would need a "3D Ready" TV, which are expected to be on sale in the UK next year. BSkyB also confirmed the launch of its video-ondemand service next year, with the aim of offering customers greater choice and control of their viewing habits.

SKY PLANS 3D TV

Star is adding 9 channels from its bouquet to Indovision's DTH platform in a bid to expand its footprint in Indonesia. Among the lot are five Hindi language services, two Mandarin language services and two international news channels distributed by Star. While the Hindi channels are Star Plus, Star One, Star Gold, Star News and Channel (V) India, the Mandarin language services include Star Chinese Movies 2 and Channel (V) Taiwan. Star World, Star Movies and Channel(V) International are already available on the platform.

STAR ADDS 9 CHANNELS ON INDOVISION

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SES PROVIDES CAPACITY FOR NEW AFRICAN PAY-TV SERVICE


SES New Skies has inked a multitransponder deal with Pathfinder Communications, which is launching 45channel pay TV service in Nigeria. The service will be branded Infinity TV and initially reaches consumers in Nigeria. Pathfinder CEO, Tony Ikekwu, said that the plan is to extend the DTH service into Ghana and beyond West Africa. The channel line-up spans sports, lifestyle, news and kids offerings. Channels include BBC World, E! and Fox News alongside several in-house offerings such as Infinity Sports.

GLOBAL FLASH NEWS


in pay-TV and it can survive in the Middle East if it's done right.

AL JAZEERA SPORT SELECTS IRDETO


Irdeto, expert in content and business model protection solutions and services, has signed an expanded relationship with Al Jazeera Sport, part of the Al Jazeera Network and a leading provider of sports TV services in the Middle East and North Africa. Irdeto will now protect Al Jazeera Sport's premium content across its entire digital TV network and as part of the agreement, will source more than 500,000 Irdeto Smart Cards. The expanded agreement between Al Jazeera Sport and Irdeto aligns with an aggressive, industry-wide drive in the Gulf to protect content and curb prolific sales of illegal TV set-top boxes that decrypt pay-TV channels.

The demand for high definition TV services will drive the growth of pay-TV in the Middle East, according to Mohamed Youssif, the CEO of YahLive, the partnership between satellite operator SES Astra and Yahsat to offer Direct-to-Home (DTH) television capacity and services to more than two dozen countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South West Asia. Under the YahLive brand, the company will own and commercialise 23 BSS-transponders on the Yahsat 1A spacecraft to be positioned at the 52.5 degrees East orbital position and operating in the Ku-band frequency. Youssif said that the free-to-air culture in the Middle East meant that pay-TV had not performed well in the region, but that with spectacular growth in HD channel availability forecast up to 2012, YahLive would activate the market of some 9 million HD-ready TV sets looking for content. "We will target HD, pay-TV, interactive and video-on demand, working with new content providers and leveraging our parent and sister company capabilities," Youssif said. "There will still be demand on capacity that doesn't exist today. I'm a firm believer
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Bloomberg, the US-based news provider, has joined a growing number of foreign groups pushing into India's booming cable television market, by announcing a tie-up with UTV to provide business news. Bloomberg's alliance with UTV, a film, television and gaming group founded by Mumbai-based entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala, represents the most serious competition yet for CNBC TV18 the Indian franchisee of the global business channel.

BLOOMBERG VENTURES INTO INDIAN TV

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he Middle East is one of the most dynamic markets for satellite communications anywhere in the world. Blossoming pay-TV markets, strong demand for business applications and military satellite capacity, means everywhere you look, there are interesting and vibrant markets for satellite players to target. Satellite orders expected from existing and start-up operators in the Middle East in 2007, coupled with the decision by the Turkish government to develop its own satellite manufacturing capacity, are the latest signs of continued growth in a region where demand for satellite telecommunication services continues to grow. The start-up company Al Yahsat Communications Co., owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, order one midsize telecommunications satellite in 2007 after more than two years of indecision. Industry officials say the company has set a Dec. 31 deadline for proposals from

satellite manufacturers for one satellite and an option for another. The spacecraft will be placed into the 52.5 degrees east orbital slot. Egypt's Nilesat, whose two orbiting satellites are nearly filled to capacity, is leasing a Eutelsat direct-broadcast satellite, which Eutelsat agreed to move to 7 degrees west. Nilesat has announced, and then withdrawn, plans for a new spacecraft on several occasions in the past three years. Established fleet operator Arabsat of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, aware of the increased competition in the region, is considering bids for two, and possibly three, satellites were ordered in 2007. Badr4, the first of Arabsat's fourth-generation satellites, was launched in November into Arabsat's 26 degrees east orbital slot, and was followed in 2008 by Badr-6, which is being built by Europe's Astrium Satellites. Badr-6 also will be stationed at the 26 degrees east slot. Industry officials said it remains unclear whether Arabsat will order two satellites simultaneously, with a third on option, or limit itself to one firm order at a time. Nabil A. Shanti, director of sales at Arabsat, said Arabsat sign a contract for at least one satellite in the first three months of 2007. This satellite, which Arabsat refers to as Arabsat 5A, will replace the Arabsat 2B spacecraft that now operates at Arabsat's second orbital position, 30.5 degrees east longitude. Shanti said the two other next-generation satellites, currently known as Arabsat 5B and 5C, will be located at 26 degrees east and 20 degrees east, respectively. The 20degrees east slot is a new one for Arabsat.

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DAARSAT, Nigeria's first satellite pay-TV


The television, which has been the single most influential medium of communication today, has come a long way in Nigeria. But its conventional operation has been significantly altered by Pay TV providers' entry some few years ago.DAARSAT, the first satellite Pay TV platform offering service in Nigeria and operating wholly from Nigeria, went live Daarsat, a subsidiary of Daar Communication that owns the AIT/RayPower brands, is headed by Dr Raymond Dokpesi. According to his statement:DAARSAT will commence operations with 40 channels that span entertainment, sports, movies, lifestyle,
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pioneering role, DAARSAT is set to introduce to Nigeria, the world's first Integrated Decoder and LCD Television which receives both digital terrestrial and satellite television signals. Daar Communications is the first private broadcasting company listed on the Nigerian stock exchange. It went public in 2008.

news, fashion and music. A major feature of the new pay TVs is the deliberate choice of the channels to align with the expectation of the Nigerian viewing public.DAARSAT will introduce the latest compression technology MPEG4 which gives it the capability to introduce real High Definition programming to Nigeria as it will air Nigeria's first High definition broadcast content as part of its programme offering.In a bid to accelerate the transfer of technology, DAARSAT will, in its first year of operation, commence the manufacture of its decoders in Nigeria. In DAAR Communications Plc's traditional

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The T90 Wave Frontier dishes are not to be used with a rotor. Because of the multiple LNBF this dish, it is not compatable with the rotor. There are many other antennas available on the market that offer multi satellite capabilities for a limited arc range, designed based on a parabolic formula. The limitation of these multi-beam parabolic antennas comes from its original formula. Only one LNBF, which is installed at the center, is at its optimal position. In other words, the other LNBFs are not at their optimal position. Therefore, a customer may experience rain fade and weak signal strength on the channels coming off from these not-optimally located LNBFs. On the other hand, Toroidal formula makes it possible to locate all LNBFs at their optimal position due to its dual reflector design of Toroidal antenna. Therefore, Toroidal antenna provides the same signal strength and stable signal for all LNBFs under various environments.

WAVE FRONTIER TOROIDAL T90 DISH

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SAT BUDDY 2 METER


It's great for aligning a dish antenna to receive maximum signal strength, and for verifying signal presence within the inhouse cabling network. The 22 kHz and DiSEqC switching capability allows the Sat Buddy to operate through many multiswitches. The Sat Buddy 2 is built with the same rugged weather-resistant metal enclosure as the Dual Buddy that will allow it to stand tough and give years of dependable service. Heavy Duty Field Replaceable F-connectors that you can swap out with one 7/16" wrench, Durable Rubber Shock-Absorbing case with carabiner clip longer lasting than neoprene cases, Weather-resistant tough aluminum extrusion enclosure with rubber gaskets vs. cheap plastic enclosure of competition High Current Limit Level of 600mA that allows it to work with the Dish Pro Plus and Dish 1000.2 and loud audible tone.

INVACOM ANNOUNCES THE WORLD'S FIRST CP/LP LNBF

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Invacom announces another first in LNB development and products, the CP/LP LNBF. One LNBF provides simultaneous reception of both linear and circular polarized signals with an incredible 0.3dB noise figure and 55dB gain! The Quad output design allows for twin switched output of the linear signals and twin switched output of the circular signals. Receive both types of satellites with one LNBF. No more hassles of off-setting a 2nd LNBF. You will not find a more ideal LNBF for the reception of Dish Network and DirecTV in fringe signal areas.

SONICVIEW 8000 HD V2
This package features the Sonicview 8000 HD V2 PVR FTA receiver. This is the new version 2 adds a new built-in cooling fan and an upgraded Sharp tuner for an incredible high definition 1080i picture quality through the HDMI port. This HD receiver is PVR ready meaning you can directly connect a USB PVR / DVR hard drive and record in high definition or standard definition. It also has a USB port for easy factory upgrades. The Sonicview iHub (also known as the Sonicview internet hub) is Sonicview's breakthrough Serial-toEthernet converter. The Sonicview iHub dongle allows any of the RS232 serial ports on your PC or FTA Receiver to interface directly to a TCP/IP network, giving it access to the internet. The Sonicview 8000 HD 8PSK module board enables the Sonicview 8000 HD to receive high definition DVB (8PSK) free to air channels. This is a genuine, high quality, Korean made HD upgrade module, manufactured by Sonicview.
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DIRECTV R15 RECEIVER/DIGITAL VIDEO


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MOTOROLA DIGITAL DSR922


The 4dtv satellite receiver automatically stores most satellites following proper installation procedures. With the interactive program guide, which is updated daily, there is no need to physically learn the operation of receiver, and enables those that are less technically challanged equal opportunity to select their programs. The built in real time clock lets you see at a glance and stay current for program changes. One of the best features is the information or info button on remote which displays a star rating, cast description, and a much better definition, in comparison to the limited videocipher text cutoff blocks. Favorite settings A and B for mulltiple users - The 4dtv digital receiver is all setup for your HDTV channels and all you need is the Hdd200 decoder which converts your existing NTSC to High Definition channels. Since the downloaded (IPG) information is done daily there is no need to reprogram satellite name changes, since this is updated automatically. The channel delay when channel surfing takes a little getting used to, since your old analog receivers are quicker, but the quality of the picture is well worth the .5 second wait. The digital picture quality is unsurpassed, and is quite superior comparing all the small dish formats. This is probably due to the fact that the digital picture bandwidth is much wider, providing an overall better picture.

PANASONIC SA-XR700 RECEIVER

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The SA-XR700, Panasonic's first Blu-ray matching receiver, with an SRP of $999.95, delivers extraordinary sound quality for a dramatic and immersive home theater listening experience. Works great with the Panasonic DMP-BD10 Blu-ray Player. FullDigital Amplifier and Advanced Dual Amplifier with up to 7.1 channels, Powerful Stereo Mode with 100w/channel (20 kHz, 6 ohms, 0.09% THD), 192 kHz/24-bit Audio A/D Converter for Analog Input, DVDAudio Ready for High Quality Sound (88 kHz Reproduction, S/N 103dB), Wireless ready and XM satellite-ready.

HUMAX HDCI2000 RECEIVER


The HDCI2000 is a satellite receiver for free to air HD channels. Although there's not much around right now, you'll be able to impress the neighbours with the World Cup matches in glorious HD, not to mention

MATRIXSTREAM MX1020HD
The Matrixstream MX1020HD set top box is able to deliver 1080p, which is the best quality high definition, over a regular broadband connection. By utilizing a proprietary compression method, it's able to retain all the high quality HDTV information through your cable or DSL modem. IMX 1020HD is MatrixStream's latest IP STB that can support videos up to High Definition (HD) 720P, 1080i and 1080P formats. IMX 1020HD currently supports most advanced video codecs such as H.264/MPEG 4 Part 10. IMX 1020HD can support streaming video, download and push VOD.
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other BBC shows, like Bleak House and Natural World. But if you want the Sky channels, well, you'll have to pick up Sky HD. The box can receive and decrypt the latest MPEG4 HD transmissions, as well as displaying both MPEG2 HD and standard definition, free-to-air satellite signals. There's also an optical output for Dolby Digital sound, two scart connectors, a data port for software updates and HDMI video output.

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Simply plug the NextVision HD12 in to your HD-ready TV and you'll be receiving over-the-air digital HDTV programming in no time. In addition, the HD12 provides clear reception for standard definition (NTSC) and enhanced definition TV signals. Take advantage of the ability to receive CLEAR, CRISP HIGHDEFINITION (ATSC) TV SIGNALS on local broadcast stations without additional subscription feees. Get CD-quality sound right through your home entertainment system with the DOLBY DIGITAL AND MPEG audio decoding. Add the NextVision HD12 to you HD-ready TV for true HDTV with no strings attached.

VIEWSONIC HD12 HDTV DTV RECEIVER

SATELLITE RECEIVER BEETEL SD9822


Satellite Receiver Beetel the Indian company Bharti Teletech started production of telecommunications equipment in 1985 thanks to technical cooperation with Siemens. Back then, it was all about telephones, but these days the company has begun to manufacture satellite receiver as well in order to meet the increasing demand in India. We tried to find out what this receiver isall about and whether it is technically fit for the global market. At first sight the receiver looks like a DVD player, until you notice the LCD display and six buttons on the front panel. As we are talking about an FTA receiver, there is no card slot or CI slot. What we liked most about the box was its remote control. It sits very well in your hand and features a smart design for operating the receiver in an easy and efficient way. All buttons on the remote are clearly labeled. The receivers features both USALS and DiSEqC 1.2 and so we decided to connect a STAB motor to the box. The Beetel has 45 satellite positions pre-stored. For our test we first selected the correct LO frequency and then chose the NSS6 satellite at 95 East the offset antenna started to move immediately and in less than one minute the receiver had scanned all transponders, including transponders with a high symbol rate of 40700. There's hardly a way any other receiver could achieve this faster and more easily.

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SkyB has added a better-than-forecast 124,000 subscribers in the past three months, hitting a total of 9.4 million, boosted by price cuts and promotion for its high-definition TV service, with new customers joining at the fastest rate for five years. Announcing a four per cent rise in annual profits for the 12 months to the end of June, chief executive Jeremy Darroch denied that BSkyB is "recession proof", warning that "looking ahead, we expect the overall consumer environment to be challenging". But he added: "We think we are well placed to build a bigger and more profitable business in the long term." The highdefinition service also helped Sky increase ARPU at a new high of 464, (E542) up 37 on last year. For the year as a whole, Sky announced pre-tax profits of 456 million, up from 60 million last year. But the results were distorted by exceptional charges, especially related to the collapse in the value of Sky's controversial stake in ITV. This year's figures include a further 191 million write own in the 17.9 per cent stake as a result of ITV's plunging share price, while last year's

results were hit by a 616 million charge. With these write owns stripped out, operating profits were 780 million, up 4 per cent on last year's 752 million. Revenues were 5.3 billion, up from 4.95 billion last year. Sky has been trying to persuade its existing customers to expand the number of its products they take to include home telephony and broadband. So far 16 per cent of Sky's 9.4 million homes take all three services. In the three months to the end of June, Sky added 118,000 broadband customers. Sky has announced that the number of customers choosing Sky+HD, the UK's only high definition service currently capable of broadcasting 3D services, has increased to 1.313 million following record growth. In the next step in the Sky+HD journey, Sky has confirmed that it will launch the UK's first 3D channel next year. The channel will offer a broad selection of the best available 3D programming, which is expected to include movies, entertainment and sport. The service will be broadcast across Sky's existing HD infrastructure and be available via the current generation of Sky+HD set-top boxes. To watch 3D, customers will also require a new '3D Ready' TV, which are expected to be on sale in the UK next year.

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Gone are the days when you could watch up to a 50 channels at a time on your TV and the programming quality of media was also not of high standards.

You are probably wondering how FTA channels makes money. Most channels make money through advertising and sponsorship like the Japanese television broadcasters TV Tokyo and TV Asahi are doing. These channels rely on sponsorship and so does Philippine Television like GMA, and ABS-CBN. Free To Air (FTA) is mostly utilized in international broadcasting

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Occassionally, the signals would break and there would be too many disturbances on your TV. With the introduction of FTA satellite TV all that is just a thing of the past. But what is FTA? FTA stands for free to air television broadcasting. It used a FTA receiver for broadcasting TV and radio signals and you can receive hundreds and even thousands of channels on your TV sitting at home. Above all, this is free of cost! FTA is delivered through satellite television and in different parts of the world FTA television channels are broadcasted using unencrypted VHF or UHF bands. In most countries where FTA is available, it is free of cost but in some places you will be charged a small fee for some of the channels or for using FTA satellite services. In some case, you will be paying a license fee like for viewing BBC and in other cases, you will end up making a voluntary contribution like for educational broadcasters like PBS.
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and this makes it the video equivalent of shortwave radio. If you are planning to invest in FTA then you should take it from FTA authorized retailers who will provide you the list of channel guides as well as content available in your country. Different countries will have different channel content and channel guides so you need to check with the local retailer for the information. One of the important things to know about Free To Air (FTA) satellite signals is that they are available in two types: one is the Ku-Band or small dish, and the other is the C-Band or large dish. Most of the international channels that are currently available in Continental or North America are being broadcasted through the Ku-band on a Telstar-5 satellite. Of course there are other options available as well. The Kuband FTA satellite systems come with a satellite receiver, remote control and a dish, which will point towards a specific satellite.

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Satellite Reception
In a relatively short time, satellites have become an essential part of global communication. In 1960, the first TV satellite, named Echo, was launched. It was basically not much more than a reflector, which reflected the TV signals it received from earth. Two years later Telstar followed, which was the first so-called active TV satellite. Instead of only reflecting the incoming signals, it also converted the signals in order to avoid interference between the incoming and outgoing signals. Telstar had a rotational speed which was different from the rotational velocity of the earth, so it had to be followed very accurately by both transmission and reception stations. In 1964, this problem was solved, when the first earth-synchronous satellite, Syncom, was launched. Many others have followed since. The most well known is probably Intelsat I, which was launched in 1965. By 1969 the satellite net had expanded to a worldwide communication and TV network. In December 1982, the Astra I satellite was launched, which generated new interest in satellites from the general public in Europe. With its coming it has become possible for people in Europe to receive TV and radio transmissions with a small dish antenna. All current
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communication satellites are earthsynchronous or geo-stationary. This means they circle the earth in a specified orbit, at the same speed as the earth itself. As a result, they appear to stand still. All geostationary satellites revolve around the earth at a height of 36,000 km, precisely over the equator. Here, the centrifugal and gravitational forces of the earth are in equilibrium, ensuring that the satellites stay in their position and do not fall back to earth. Their speed is approximately 11,000 km per hour and the distance to Central Europe is approximately 41,000 km. As neither the distance nor the position over the equator changes, transmission and receiving stations can remain fixed, maintaining their aim at the satellite. The geo-stationary orbit where the satellites are in is also called the Clarke Belt, named after Arthur C. Clarke. He was a British writer and scientist who first proposed the idea of the geo-stationary orbit used by today's satellites. Non-geo-stationary satellites are used for applications such as weather observations, military surveillance and experiments. Most of them orbit the earth at a lower altitude than the geostationary satellites. Their orbital speed must therefore be faster, or else the earth's gravity would pull them down.

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

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MOBILE TV:

EXECUTING
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he number of Mobile TV users has reached 20 million globally, and will balloon to over two billion in 2013, according to this new report.

THE VISION
The report titled, Mobile TV: Executing the Vision says the vast majority of users currently access free-to-air mobile TV, but pay-TV will catch on as high-quality madefor-TV programming becomes widely available on subscription-based channels. Mobile TV is a killer app, said Naqi Jaffery, President and Chief Analyst, Telecom Trends International. Just as mobile voice is becoming the primary means of voice communication, mobile TV will eventually become the primary means of accessing television, Mr. Jaffery said. The momentum generated by mobile TV has surprised many industry observers, Mr. Jaffery said. Despite the multiplicity of standards and lack of uniform frequency allocation, mobile TV is making a tremendous impact on the marketplace, he said. According to the report, the market is seeing the evolution of multi-network architecture with the same device supporting more than one standard. However, the report says, DVB-H has emerged as the de facto mobile TV standard
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globally. The market is seeing the convergence of out-of-band broadcast and in-band multicast technologies into one seamless network architecture, the report says. Besides providing high-quality television reception, it says, such architecture enables interactivity that will give a significant boost to mobile commerce. The report, Mobile TV: Executing the Vision, provides a comprehensive expose and analysis of the global mobile TV market. The report discusses the status of the major mobile TV technologies in terms of their technological development and market implementation. The report analyzes the role of market drivers and market inhibitors in the growth of mobile TV. The report offers market sizing for mobile TV in terms of subscribers and revenue, and provides detailed forecasts segmented by regions and by technologies. The report has 160 pages, and provides seven-year forecasts for all the major mobile TV technologies in all the five regions worldwide. Mobile broadcasting services have already attracted tens of millions of viewers in Japan and South Korea. Mobile TV Broadcasting is a comprehensive report analysing the evolution of television for mobile devices.

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EUROPEAN US DIGITAL TV
This Review Report addresses the digital TV marketplace in the US and Western Europe. As analogue switch off looms and new entrants make strong moves into the sector, it is essential for players across the value chain to have an understanding of market trends, dynamics and industry developments. This report addresses the evolving market place and provides forecasts split by region and platform. Outlines market level trends split by national markets in Western Europe as well as highlighting developments in the US. Provides in-depth analysis on developments for each of the different TV platforms including cable, satellite, DTT and IPTV. Addresses current strategies, such as service bundling, that players are employing to boost their competitive positions. Highlights current technological developments, including HD and PVR penetration, that is set to transform the digital TV sector. Digital cable is expected to illustrate significant growth particularly as analogue cable is switched to digital services. By 2012 there will be an estimated 69 million digital cable households with a CAGR of 8.4% from 2006 in the US and Western Europe. Content producers are beginning to push content through proprietary or partnered online portals, such as the BBCs recent strategic move to deliver content via YouTube. This puts rising pressure on traditional aggregators to boost the attractiveness of their service
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offerings in order to acquire and retain customers. Datamonitor expects that moving towards MPEG-4/H.264 AVC systems will promote the entrance of additional competitors into the IPTV market. Smaller European Internet service providers (ISPs) in particular are expected to utilize the efficiencies of the coding standard to create IPTV services. Gain insight into market growth split by platform, service operator and region. Gain insight into initiatives and strategies employed by service operators to remain competitive. Understand PVR and HD adoption across Western Europe and the US. Cable and satellite TV companies are hard at work to convince consumers of their continuing value in the years ahead, as free multichannel digital TV enters the market. Premium content such as sports and movies will be one of their trump cards but advanced TV services such as video-ondemand (VOD), high-definition TV (HDTV), and digital video recorder (DVR) functions, are also likely to be important differentiators between free and pay TV services. But competition is also emerging from a different angle of the Internet. By the time most countries have switched off their analog TV signal, broadband Internet users will have enough bandwidth available to them to access high quality video over the Internet, and a whole new set of players will move into the TV market.

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ENJOY DIGITAL TV AT CHEAPEST PRICE

igital Video Broadcasting (DVB) is a combination of internationally accepted open standards for digital television. Digital Video Broadcasting system has popularized Satellite Television and Cable Television all round the globe. The Cable Television and Satellite TV has in turn revolutionized the arena of human entertainment. Now, with the help of DVB networks people can enjoy latest blockbuster movies, popular soaps and breaking news from all over the world by spending very little money. DVB is a consortium of more than 300 companies working together to promote a worldwide standard for the progression from analog to digital broadcasting. There are a wide variety of service providers who sell digital broadcasting television boxes which would enable you to enjoy a wide gamut of premier television channels from all over the world. Whether you are a movie buff, or a soap-opera addict, whether you need you need your daily dose of reality TV you can have it all with the help of these DVB service providers. There are many types DVB service providers available in the market who would provide you enticing offers which are alluring enough can make you a couch potato in a jiffy. However, the quality of service each DVB service providers varies considerably. So, while
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making your choice of a perfect Digital Television service provider you should always make sure the different offers and bouquets they are providing to their customers. To avail the services of one of the most renowned DVB companies all you need to do is to visit their website http://dvbseller.com/ and find out about their latest offers. The widely popular Dreambox of dvbseller.com has crated waves round the world in the arena of Digital Entertainment. Dreambox is an amazing DVB set top box which would provide you with a great combination of a wide array of international television channels in budget price. Their 500C and 500C Dreamboxes are state of the art digital TV boxes which are renowned all over the world for their excellent picture quality and sharp sound. Their last Dreambox from their stable, the Chinese made 800HD is also creating quite a buzz among digital TV enthusiasts. So, now you don't have to shell out astronomical amount of money to enjoy the satellite television and cable television at your home just by buying Dreambox 500S or Dreambox 500C from the above mentioned website.

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EXCELLENCE?
Kristen Langkjaer: "Our preferred material is Through close cooperation in a Europewide network of highly qualified and experienced partners, Danish Triax has gained valuable experience through more than 30 commercial FTTH projects in Denmark and the rest of Europe. "We have gained a lot of practical experience from participating in many FTTH projects in Denmark and we are now using this excellent knowledge in similar projects throughout Europe. Denmark is among the European leaders of the FTTH roll out. More than 70.000 Danish households already have access to a fibre optic network and the number is increasing every day", says Kristen Langkjaer, sales manager from Triax Cabinets. In 2007 Triax Cabinets manufactured more than 75.000 cabinets in the modern production facilities in Denmark. "We act as a system integrator that guaranties flexible delivery of ready to install solutions. If required we mount all the equipment inside the cabinets and we test it before dispatch. That way our customers can save installation time and at the same time be sure that everything is mounted properly and safely", Kristen Langkjaer adds. Triax Cabinets is specialist in creating the optimum environment and protection for sensible electronic equipment. steel. It protects effectively against vandalism and with the correct surface treatment it can withstand even very harsh weather conditions for more than 20 years." TRIAX is happy to introduce its first HD combo receiver based on MPEG4 HD chipset. The ST-HD527CI comes in black colour with glossy black front-cover to suit most LCD TV of today. It supports the MPEG4 H.264 standard and is able to decode FTA, Conax and other CAM solutions on both DVB-S2 and DVB-T platform. ST-HD527CI supports both SD and HD format programs and is able to convert HD format to SD format and HD output format simultaneously. With this receiver TRIAX enters the combo-platform on MPEG4 HD platform and extends the line of HD receivers that are on offer in the brand of TRIAX and Hirschmann.

Triax Cabinets is supplying a wide range of high quality steel cabinets for large scale commercial FTTH projects in Europe. Professional handling of in-house assembly and mounting of fibre optical equipment from a large network of carefully selected partners is another reason to choose Triax Cabinets as your preferred provider of solutions for the protection of network equipment.
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Digital Satellites Emergence

hile satellite television has been around for several years it is recently that more and more individuals have begun to switch over to satellite television. When the satellite was first introduced it was not always available in every area due to the large dish that was required to receive the signal. In the last fifteen years the satellites have become a small dish that is easily installed on porch railings, roofs, and the sides of apartment buildings. Other satellite equipment that you will find on the market includes satellite radios. Rather than listening to the regular radio most individuals find satellite radio without commercial interruptions and constant coverage more useful in their homes and cars. When you discuss digital satellite equipment with friends you often hear many reasons why converting to this new technology is worth it. First most will tell you the equipment can be a little more expensive than just having cable television when you speak about satellite television. The difference between cable and satellite lies in the purchase of equipment. In order to get the same picture from cable as you do on a satellite you have to rent the

equipment from the service provider. This makes your overall costs increase. While purchasing satellite equipment may be expensive it is worth the picture and the one time cost. You may also find that there are deals for purchasing satellite equipment, such as buying a new television and receiving the digital satellite equipment free. So while cost may be an issue many have found it more cost effective to switch to satellite television. There are downsides to satellite television unless you have receivers for each room. The satellite is still based on having each television hooked up to the one receiver and therefore each room will have the same channel. This can be a problem when you have teenagers, but then again there are several reasons for having satellite television. While it does not make sense to most individuals, cable television tends to have more problems with weather than a satellite. Yes, rain, snow, and wind can interfere with your satellite signal, but it usually lasts a few minutes or during the worst of the storm. Cable tends to lose service because of the coaxial cable that is run all over. The cable can be cut, the weather can knock over the poles, or any number of reasons that could take days to fix.

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PAKISTANI CHANNELS DIRECTORY


Waseb TV TV-One, News One Aaj News PTV Home, News, World
Geo News ATV A Lite / A Plus PTV National PTV Global USA Hum TV Masala TV Style 360 Madani Channel KTN News KTN / Kashish TV Awaz TV DM Digital Global AJK TV ZAM TV
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Music Channel

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Sohni Dharti TV Sabzbaat Balochistan Kohenoor TV


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DMB Market in Korea


According to the latest report, the number of Satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (S-DMB) subscribers has reached 440,000 since the service launch in May 2005, as of February 2006, while the number of Terrestrial Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (TDMB) subscribers has reached 110,000 since the service launch in December 2005.
T-DMB service is offered at no charge, allowing users with DMB device to freely watch TV programs on their handsets. Based on the current number of DMB subscribers, the DMB market in Korea will grow to the amount of 136.9 billion KRW in 2006, says David Kim, chief consultant. Since the commercial launch of Satellite DMB and Terrestrial DMB, a wide array of DMB devices has been released. The DMB device manufacturers are focusing on developing devices with more than two functions such as Terrestrial DMB, Satellite DMB, WiBro and HSDPA. The major manufacturers include LG, Pantech and Samsung but there are also many smaller manufacturers offering diversified devices, such as USB and PMP-type DMB devices. The report, titled DMB Market in Korea Service, Device and the Future, forecasts the development of Korean DMB market
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Service Device and The Future


by covering the market environment, related issues, the development status, the outlook, and devices of Korean DMB service. In addition, the report aims to set a direction for the better environment in mobile TV service by showing the development status and outlook of the Korean DMB service to market players such as overseas communications providers, broadcasters, device vendors, contents providers, etc. Digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) services based on two different technologies, terrestrial DMB (TDMB) and satellite DMB (S-DMB), have been in commercial operation since 2005. Despite their similarity in terms of consumer experience, enabling users to watch TV on the move, T-DMB and SDMB are undergoing different development scenarios. Suran Seong examines the current development of the two mobile broadcasting technologies and identifies the lessons for deployment in other markets. Since the launch of the first satellite digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) service in May 2005, Korea has been a trailblazer for mobile broadcasting services. While sales of DMB-enabled mobile devices are growing, service providers' financial results have shown little improvement. Suran Seong assesses the progress and issues so far.

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CABLE TV
C
able TV is a method of providing homes with television using laid cables rather than the more common broadcasting method with radio waves. The signal is usually sent through coaxial cables which are laid and then connected directly to the customer's television allowing them to receive the Cable TV signal. Cable TV is usually provided by private companies, many of them offering their customers a cable TV package that will allow them access to many more TV channels than the standard terrestrial signal. Recently, with the rise of broadband internet technology a number of companies providing cable TV services will also incorporate a broadband connection into the deal. The technology used for Cable TV has been available for many years, however it was not until the late eighties that Cable TV became commonplace in the UK. In the USA cable TV is extremely popular and it is estimated that almost 60% of homes in America are subscribed to at least a basic Cable TV service. Cable TV has been available in American since 1948, but it was initially used to allow people living in remote areas where the radio signal broadcast by TV stations was weak access to TV.

AND SERVICES
Since its early inception Cable TV has become big business in America, and there are a number of private companies offering cable TV services who are in direct competition with each other. The number of companies offering a broadband and telephone connection with their cable TV packages has increased significantly. An increasing number of television and internet companies are able to provide their customer with cable services directly to their homes, allowing them access to a wide range of cable TV stations or high speed internet. Some companies are able to provide both of these services in one package, and this is becoming a very popular option for many homeowners, as the bills for their internet service, television and telephone are all combined into one monthly payment which is very easy to keep track off. One of the reasons that cable services are becoming so popular; especially cable internet is the fact that it is generally very reliable. Many of the TV companies that were previously only available through a satellite connection have moved into the cable industry. Cable TV is considered to be much more effective and efficient than satellite as there is less chance of loosing the connection.

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RUSSIA TO LAUNCH TWO TRANSMITTER SATELLITES


Meeting the demand of sending telemetric and research data, two transmitter satellites, Luch 5A and Luch 5B, will be launched by the end of 2011 to fully cover the International Space Station (ISS), Federal Space Agency officials have said. Currently, the US space shuttles deliver cargo that will stop flying in 2010-2011. "We hope to launch the first satellite next year," manned programs department head Alexei Krasnov told Itar-Tass. Russian Soyuz spaceships flying cargo have limited capacities - they can return up to 250 kilograms of cargo to the Earth. "Thus, the focus will shift onto satellite transmission of research data," Krasnov said. At present, the information is being transmitted via American satellites. National satellites become a priority of Russia, he said.

ISRO PLANS TO BUILD TWO SATELLITES


ISRO is planning to build two new satellites especially for environmental monitoring even as it is stepping up efforts to use its

assessment on agriculture conditions and weather to effectively help people on the ground in co-ordination with other government agencies. "One (satellite) is mainly for studying aerosols and related things and another one for trace gases (carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitric oxide and sulphur dioxide, among others)," Indian Space Research Organisation chairman G Madhavan Nair said. He said the satellites are in line with what Union ministry of environment and forests wants. Nair recently had a discussion with Union minister of state Jairam Ramesh, who is now expected to submit a note to Prime Minister on the subject. Nair said while Bangalore-headquartered ISRO would build these satellites, it would work with the Ministry to put together a competent team to analyse the data from the missions and study the climate change.
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SATELLITE

TROUBLE SHOOTER

TV ON A LAPTOP
Is it possible to monitor satellite TV on a laptop. Free to air or others? (Fazal Kamal, Karachi) A: Yes, if you have a TV tuner card in your PC, you can hook it up to the beneficiary for your satellite service. However, you can't just plug the satellite cable directly to the laptop.

SATELLITE CHANNELS
able receive satellite Q:2Why am Iwhen Itodon't have a channels satellite?" (Moeen Khan, via e-mail) A: When we hooked up our new HDTV and expected "it" to find our cable channels that we pay for, we also are able to receive many satellite channels. Some of them are those lowlife "secret" channels that nobody should want...much less pay extra to receive, and I don't WANT them coming into my house. My cable company says there is nothing they can do. Any ideas about where these "things" are coming from? My next door neighbor and across the street neighbor both have satellite dishes, but don't know how I could receive the channels if I don't have anything related to satellite service in my home.

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HDTV TUNER
any channel Q:3Can we watch HDTV tuner if you don't have the yet? (Touseef Ahmed, Dubai) A: Sure. HDTV is available with any UHF antenna. And the best part is, it's uncompressed, whereas that Satellite receiver has to compress the signal due to bandwidth issues.

DISH ANTENNA
an apartment. Can I still Q:5Ia live in (M.S Hassan, Karachi) get dish? A: Generally - yes, if you have a balcony. The law demands that your landlord must give you permission. FCC rules permit residents of rental property to install a dish only in areas that are subject to the renter's exclusive control and use. This means an area that you may use, but that is not available for the general use of all tenants. Such an area include a balcony, yard, patio, deck or other area that only you have the right to use. If you have such an area, there's no problem, you may install a dish.

HDTV
the Difference Q:4What isTV and HDTV?Between via Digital (Lal Jan, e-mail) A: Here is where things may start to get confusing for the consumer. All HDTV is digital, but not all Digital TV is HDTV. As stated previously, in the answer to question #1, the same bandwidth for digital TV broadcasting can either used to supply a video signal (or several) and other services, or can be used to transmit a single HDTV signal.

DTV
we switching Q:6 Why areIqbal, Duabi) to DTV? (Amjad A: DTV is a more flexible and efficient technology than the current analog system. In the same bandwidth in which WZZM provides one analog programming channel, we may provide a super sharp "high definition" (HDTV) program or multiple "standard definition" DTV programs simultaneously. Providing several program streams at one time is called "multicasting." The number of programs we can send on our digital channel depends on the level of picture detail, also known as "resolution," desired in each programming stream.

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TV SERVICE
service? Q:7 What is satellite TV(Wajahat How much does it cost? Hakeem, Hyderabad) A: Satellite TV service gets its TV signals from satellites in geosynchronous orbit. Because they stay in the same position relative to the earth's surface at all times, once a satellite antenna (usually, a dish of some kind) is properly aimed, it can be left as-is thereafter. Satellite signals are broadcast from a ground station to multiple satellites, which then broadcast those signals back to the earth across huge expanses of territory.

SATELLITE PROVIDERS
bundled Q:10What kinds offrom cableservices are available providers? Satellite providers? Who else gets involved? (Waqar Ahmed, Abbotabad) A: When it comes to channel lineups, both satellite and cable providers apparently compete on the same playing field. Both offer all kinds of family channels, lifestyle channels, sport channels, news channels, movie channels and HDTV packages. Generally, cable takes the edge on local channel offerings and on-demand services, and satellite takes the edge on sports and movie packages, as well as for high-ticket pay-per-view and entertainment offerings.

TV SIGNAL
service Q:11 How doescable andavailability differ for satellite? What effects does this have on my TV signal? (Qasim Shah, via e-mail) A: The biggest difference between cable and satellite is availability. Cable is available only in neighborhoods where the provider can run a cable into your home. Satellite is available anywhere you can put an antenna that can see one of the satellite provider's satellites in orbit (this does require a line of sight to that satellite). In most metro areas, cable is a viable option and worth comparing to satellite. In most rural areas, satellite is the only option, because cable isn't available.

SATELLITE TV the Q:8 What arecableprimary differences between and satellite TV


services? (Khalid Usman, Peshawar) A: That's tough to say, because the hundreds of cable TV providers that exist all have somewhat different offerings, and because even the offerings from the two primary satellite providers also differ substantially. Conventional wisdom is that satellite TV offers more and better for-a-fee sports and entertainment packages, and a broader selection of HDTV channels, while cable TV offers more and better local stations (they will often rebroadcast all of the OTA channels in a viewing area on cable, and usually operate one or more stations of their own including news, weather, and public access programming).
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Airtel
On October 9, 2008, the leading telecommunications services provider of India Bharti Airtel Limited claimed to have changed the world of digital home entertainment forever by launching its Direct To Home (DTH) Satellite TV service- Airtel Digital TV. The service available in 150 cities across the country promises to give a whole new experience for home entertainment. If you are tired of low quality performance by your old DTH provider, you can happily choose the new Airtel Digital TV as it offers exceptional picture clarity, good quality audio and High Definition ready interactive content due to the latest MPEG4 standard with DVB S2 technology that it uses. The Airtel Digital TV also stands out in terms of better performance even during bad weather conditions such as heavy rains. It uses a 20% larger dish antenna as compared to the other services which ensures a much better performance even during rain pours. Apart from these technologi cal advancem ents, Airtel has
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Digital TV
also brought a string of features which will tempt even the most loyal of all the subscribers for other DTH services. Let's take a look at what could interest you as a user. If you are the kind of person for whom even juggling through two remotes is dealing with 'technology', then Airtel has simplified it for you. With the Airtel Digital TV, you get complete freedom from two remote controls and have the convenience of operating your TV with only a single remote. The Set Top Box that Airtel Digital TV Provides also claims to have the highest memory which means a larger number of interactive applications. These also include some really cool applications like Travel (allowing you to book tour and travel packages), iShop (which provides a great shopping experience right on your TV sets), iCity (which gives you relative city information), and iMatinee (allowing you to book movie tickets). There is also some awesome news for the gaming enthusiasts. Airtel Digital TV come pre loaded with a range of entertaining games and the bonus is that these games keep refreshing every six weeks. So if you have got bored of playing the same set of games over and over again, just leave it to the experts to put up new ones for you all the time!

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A SIMPLE AND QUICK GLANCE AT FTA RECEIVERS

nown as a special kind of satellite receiver that is developed to detect unencrypted signals from different satellite dishes, Freeto-Air (FTA) receiver has the capacity to receive data that follow MPEG-2 formats. Since this receiver was created for this sole purpose, FTA receiver does not have the capacity of decoding satellite transmissions from DirecTV and Dish Networks. However, this receiver has distinct functions that individuals may find useful and helpful when it comes to television and radio broadcasting. The most common type of FTA receiver looks like a typical hardware box and is similar with DirecTV receivers, as well as Dish Networks. Meanwhile, the other type of FTA receiver allows people to receive free-to-air satellite transmissions in their computer systems. By just looking at the appearance of FTA receivers, individuals can already determine its type. Before purchasing and installing an FTA receiver there are some factors that people should first consider to assess the efficiency, reliability, and functionality of the equipment. For instance, it is best to know if the receiver that they like to install features an Electronic Program Guide. It is also advantageous if it has the capacity to
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zoom pictures. Additionally, people should also consider whether the receiver can decode picture-in-picture transmissions and if it features a Personal Video Recorder. When it comes to radio frequencies, an FTA receiver must have the capacity to see and copy two differing channels at the same time. Moreover, people should also know if the receiver features interfaces for S-Video and Dolby Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format. In addition, this receiver should also feature Blind Search Power Scan to detect the different channels from a single satellite. Finally, it is advantageous if people choose FTA receivers that have On Screen Displays. For those who have interest in purchasing FTA receivers they should buy from manufacturers that have good reputation in developing such equipment. Some of the best FTA receiver developers in the world are Pansat, Viewsat, and Fortec. Other manufacturers that also excel in creating such equipment are Coolsat, BlackBird, and Ariza. Consumers can also purchase receivers from UltraStar, Twinhan, and Digiwave. To enhance the functionalities of FTA satellite receivers, people can add several advance equipment. For those who want to get transmissions that follow KuBand and C-Band format, they should equip the receivers with a satellite dish.

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In the 1990s, the space community witnessed the revolution that is now the Small Satellite market. Small satellites were initially written off as not being large enough to have any real practical function; however, since the early 2000s, space companies large and small have been falling over themselves to get involved in Small Satellites. This class of spacecraft has proven to be much more useful than the skeptics proffered. With the Small Satellite market experiencing brisk business, many of us within the Small Satellite community are now wondering where the next revolution will come from. Most think that the smart money is on Picosatellites and Nanosatellites, but this class of spacecraft has yet to prove its technical capability, ye it is clear that it is fast becoming the most economically viable method of accessing space. Following a rapid growth in the number of picosatellite and nanosatellite missions over the last 12 to 18 months, the number of offthe-shelf subsystems and services available for microspacecraft missions has also grown dramatically. This growth in demand for microspacecraft related hardware is leading to changes in the way that spacecraft hardware is being bought and sold. In 2007, Clyde Space completed the development of their first Cubesat subsystem. It was an Electrical Power System (EPS) that was physically and electrically compatible with the standard Cubesat format, and also compatible with the Cubesat Kit from Pumpkin, Inc. This standardisation of size and electrical connections has meant that it was possible for Clyde Space to produce the EPS in relatively large numbers; for example, our current production run is for 50 units. Due to the ability to mass produce a satellite subsystem such as this, the cost of the system is now low enough to be purchased outright with a credit card. In fact, the author would love to say that the idea of credit card sales for Cubesat systems was his, but the reality is that most of our Cubesat customers want to pay with credit card and regularly request to do so. Therefore, it is the market that is driving the change in the way that these systems are sold, but with this change will come opportunity to make significant steps forward in microspacecraft cost, schedule and engineering design.
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TELEVISION IN THE 21ST CENTURY


Its not just about Entertainment. In the more than sixty years since television was adapted for commercial use and first started appearing in American homes, TV programming has always been primarily about entertainment, not education.
he entire concept of television had a single purpose: entertain people in their homes, get their attention and, when you have accomplished that sell them products and services. After all, corporations that sponsored the programs paid the bills. It was important to television executives (make that critically important) that corporate sponsors make money. These executive believed back then, and still believe today, that entertainment draws audiences and that educational or instructional TV is not always entertaining. Audiences, the larger the better, of course, help corporate sponsors of TV programming sell products and services and make money. It is as simple as that and always has been. And yet, the formerly locked-in mindset of TV network
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executives and programmers is beginning to change. Thats because educational TV has become entertaining. Oh, it cant be said that every show that attempts to educate viewers is fun or interesting to watch. Thats still not true. But many of todays shows that are built around instruction or education are enjoyable. The people who produce such programming understand that it is essential that the shows they sell to networks, shows that receive a television time slot, must be entertaining or there will be no viewers (or, at the very least, just a few viewers). So now in the 21st century, shows that are meant to impart information or instruct or educate (and there are lots of them) have found a way to captivate and involve their viewers by making the programming entertaining. Its evident in shows that cover human history show and tell how products are manufactured cover political discourse and current events teach about government enter American courtrooms and so much more. It began as a kind of classroom in a picture tube, but today, in the 21st century, educational TV is finally entertaining. Satellite TV too can sometimes be the main cause for enjoying a good time together. For example, on a gaming night you can invite some of your friends to watch the game on your HDTV. The dish HD connection will allow you to get the best quality true to life picture on TV.

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