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Transponder NEWS vom 27./28. August 1999
* Two more tv-channels from Yugolslavia plan to start on AMOS and EUTELSAT
* KOPERNIKUS DFS 1 FM3: New frequency for NTV International
* ASTRA 1 C: TNT/Cartoon Network plan to switch to "soft" videocrypt
* ASTRA 1 F: TNT/Cartoon Network Nederlands has stopped
* ASTRA 1 F: Turner Classic Movies Spain is testing in MPEG2 clear
* ASTRA 1 G: TM3 has launched digital service
* ASTRA: Several transponders has transfered to new birds
* Hot Bird 2: F.U.N. promo-trailer has launched in MPEG2
* SIRIUS 2: TV8 Danmark seems to has stopped
* EUTELSAT W2/TV SAT 2: New frequency on "Atlantic Gate"-positon on-air

>NEWS IN BRIEF
> Nezavisna TV plan to start:  (Satelit-TV-Video) A new Independent TV
(Nezavisna TV) station will be launched in Pristina, Kosovo on 1 September.
The founder of the station is the European broadcasting Union (EBU), whose
secretary general Jean-Bernard Munch announced that the new TV station
would air two hours of programs daily - news, commercial programs and
sports. The entire program will be broadcast over the EUTELSAT W2 satellite
at 16 degrees East.

> New tv from Yugoslavia: (Satelit-TV-Video) A new satellite channel named
Televizija Jugoslavija, on AMOS 1, will be launched soon - maybe in Septem-
ber. The new channel, that was originally going to be named RTJ (Radio-Te-
levizija Jugoslavija) will be aired from a digital transponder 11.421 Ghz h
(SR 3440, FEC 3/4). The founder of the new service is the Yugoslav Federal
government which will also finance the new channel from the federal budget.
Televizija Jugoslavija will be aired around the clock and will include 6
hours of in-house production (news, documentaries and culture programs).
The channel will be rebroadcast terrestrialy, over a large transmitter net-
work, so the station will be present in 85% of the Yugoslav territory al-
ready in the first stage of the project.


> KOPERNIKUS DFS 2 FM2, 28,5 degrees East
- DIGITAL UPDATE
On Saturday, "AKK DSNG2 Freiburg" provided pictures of German's bundesliga
on 11.630 Ghz h (SR 6111, FEC 3/4, V-PID 308, A-PID 256).
Encoded transmissions under the lable "BPT B3/B4" have been observed on
11.533 Ghz v and 12.580 Ghz v (SR 6855, FEC 7/8, V-PID 308, A-PID 256).
The feed of "Top 10"-series for DSF provided on 12.580 Ghz v (SR 6111, FEC
3/4, V-PID 33, A-PID 34).
SAT1 ran (boxing-event) was broadcasting Saturday evening on transponder
12.598 Ghz v (SR 6111, FEC 3/4).
PDS election campaign in Eastern Germany: feed for Phoenix is on various
transponders - like 11.641 Ghz h and 12.598 Ghz v (SR 6111, FEC 3/4, V-PID
4194/33, A-PID 4195/34).

> KOPERNIKUS DFS 1 FM3, 23,5 degrees East
- DIGITAL UPDATE
NTV International from Russia seems to has moved from transponder 11.646
Ghz h to 12.727 Ghz v (SR 27500, FEC 3/4).

> ASTRA 1 A-D, 19,2 degrees East
The Cartoon Network/TNT plan to encode it's signal in next time. From 15
October 1999, the signal on ASTRA 1 C-transponder 11.022 Ghz h will have
encoded in "soft" videocrypt.
To the same time TNT will rename to Turner Classic Movies.
For the reception you need a videocrypt-decoder, but no smartcard.
(Thoralf Polet)
Transponder 11.739 Ghz v and 11.817 Ghz v have transfered to ASTRA 1 G.

> ASTRA 1 E-H, 19,2 degrees East
- DIGITAL UPDATE
Cartoon Network Netherlands seems to has stopped on transponder 12.168 Ghz
v (SR 27500, FEC 3/4).
A promo-programm of Turner Classic Movies Spain (TCM) is now available on
this place.
TM3 seems to has launched it's digital service on ASTRA 1 G, 12.610 Ghz v
(SR 22000, FEC 5/6, V-PID 46, A-PD 47).
Several transponders seems to have transfered to ASTRA 1 H:
12.070 Ghz v, 12.090 Ghz h, 12.129 Ghz v, 12.148 Ghz h, 12.207 Ghz v,
12.226 Ghz h, 12.324 Ghz v, 12.402 Ghz v, 12.480 Ghz v.
An English-speaking promo-channel by KirchGruppe is on ASTRA 1 F, 12.421
Ghz h (SR 27500, FEC 3/4).

> EUTELSAT W2, 16 degrees East
- DIGITAL UPDATE
Pictures of Athletics World-Championship 1999 in Sevilla have been received
at 12.545 Ghz h (SR 5632, FEC 3/4).
A rugby-transmission from Italy provided on 11.003 Ghz h (SR 5632, FEC 3/4,
V-PID 1110, A-PID 1211).

> Hot Bird 1-5, 13 degrees East
- DIGITAL UPDATE
F.U.N. promo-trailer seems to has added to Antenna Hungaria-platform on Hot
Bird 2, 12.149 Ghz v (SR 27500, FEC 3/4). For reception you need a special
digital decoder which allows to download F.U.N. applications.

> EUTELSAT II-F4M, 10 degrees East
- DIGITAL UPDATE
Press briefing by "Telepiu ITA 61" has seen on 11.050 Ghz h (SR 5632, FEC
3/4, V-PID 308, A-PID 256).
Athletics World-Championship 1999 in Sevilla: Feed for RTP Portugal on
11.103 Ghz h (SR 9999, FEC 3/4, V-PID 4130, A-PID 4131).
"Globecast ad-hoc" feeds are occasionally on 11.132 Ghz h (SR 5698, FEC
3/4), MPEG2/encrypted.
BBC Sport provided a rugby-game on transponder 11.141 Ghz h (SR 5632, FEC
3/4, V-PID 308, A-PID 256).
Final mission of Russian's "space-station" MIR: Pictures from arrival of
last team have been noted on 11.164 Ghz h (SR 5632, FEC 3/4, V-PID 33, A-
PID 36).

> EUTELSAT W3, 7 degrees East
Athletics World-Championship 1999 in Sevilla: Feed for RAI Sport Satellite
broadcasted on 11.178 Ghz h.
- DIGITAL UPDATE
ZTE vs KHFC from Hungary's football-league transmitted on 11.086 Ghz h (SR
6856, FEC 7/8, V-PID 308, A-PID 256).

> SIRIUS 2, 5 degrees East
- DIGITAL UPDATE
However the test-transmissions of TV8 Danmark in transponder 12.630 Ghz v
(SR 4701, FEC 3/4) seems to have stopped.
"Teracom OB 25" reported on 12.590 Ghz v (SR 6111, FEC 3/4, V-PID 308,
A-PID 256).
An blank carrier with the lable "C-Uplink" is now on 12.597 Ghz v (SR 5632,
FEC 3/4, V-PID 289, A-PID 290).
SVT Sport (Sweden) provided on 12.615 Ghz v (SR 7028, FEC 3/4, V-PID 4194,
A-PID 4197).
Pictures of a motorsport-event, may be from Sweden, have been noted on
12.630 Ghz h (SR 6111, FEC 7/8).
Occasional news from Danmark on 12.672 Ghz v (SR 7028, FEC 3/4, V-PID 308,
A-PID 256).

> TELECOM 2 C, 3 degrees East
Football for Television par Satellite (TPS) provided on 12.648 Ghz v,
French sound 6.60 MHz.
Auxerre vs Le Havre was broadcasting Saturday, 20:00 - 22:00 CET, 12.648
Ghz v.
- DIGITAL UPDATE
Several transmissions in MPEG2 4:2:2 have been received on 12.532 Ghz v and
12.578 Ghz h (SR 13844, FEC 7/8).

> TELECOM 2 B/D, 5 degrees West
- DIGITAL UPDATE
"Intrax Hol 12" broadcasted football from the Netherlands on 11.509 Ghz h
(SR 5632, FEC 3/4, V-PID 308, A-PID 256).
Two more matches from Switzerland and Italy have been received on channels
11.509 Ghz h and 11.550 Ghz h (SR 6111, FEC 3/4).

> EUTELSAT II-F2/TV SAT 2, 12,5 degrees West
- DIGITAL UPDATE
An unknown carrier was temporary seen at 11.156 Ghz v, no parameters known.

> INTELSAT 705, 18 degrees West
- DIGITAL UPDATE
Business-TV by ThyssenKrupp (identification: Mediagate BTV) you can find on
11.586 Ghz v (SR 4267, FEC 3/4). However the signal is mostly encoded.

> NSS K, 21,5 degrees West
- DIGITAL UPDATE
For some times I saw encoded transmissions by "Solo Sat Comms" on 11.598
Ghz v (SR 6099, FEC 3/4).
Occasional feeds of horse ride-events in Germany could be received at
11.684 Ghz v (SR 6111, FEC 3/4, V-PID 33, A-PID 36).
Pictues of a swimming-event has provided on transponder 11.615 Ghz v (SR
5698, FEC 3/4, V-PID 1160, A-PID 1120).

> INTELSAT 801, 31,5 degrees West
- DIGITAL UPDATE
Football of British "Premier League" provided on transponder 10.955 Ghz v
(SR 5632, FEC 3/4). ID: "BT Tes 36".

(c) 1999
Stefan Hagedorn


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