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    Can't imagine they'll want to make changes right...

    Can't imagine they'll want to make changes right before Thanksgiving, so looks like it'll have to be December.

    I'm still curious to see whether after the "big bomb" they leave the channels...
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    I would guess there are two types of aircraft...

    I would guess there are two types of aircraft antennas, those that can 'see' a single slot at once, and those that can see multiple locations simultaneously. "Resetting" an antenna capable of seeing...
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    I don't think they actually need to broadcast any...

    I don't think they actually need to broadcast any programming from 119 to hold onto their license. Just broadcasting SOMETHING (i.e. a carrier signal) would be good enough as I understand it. They...
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    Well there were two examples I was provided -...

    Well there were two examples I was provided - aircraft and oil rigs. Some aircraft might be 101 only (those flat phase array antennas they use can be made capable of 'seeing' both satellite positions...
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    Directv just filed for another 180 day STA for...

    Directv just filed for another 180 day STA for T8, but the interesting thing is that they mention in the writeup they anticipate relocating it to 119 in 2020.

    That's interesting - T7S currently at...
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    It was expedient and money saving to take this...

    It was expedient and money saving to take this shortcut for now, but being able to end their lease for 95 will save a lot more money than whatever the additional statmuxes would cost to "do it right"...
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    Not really. They just used the same transponder...

    Not really. They just used the same transponder layout they had on 119 for 103ca - despite using MPEG4 compression which is more efficient, and having about 5 Mbps additional bandwidth on Ka. There...
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    So these are all the channels that are on 119,...

    So these are all the channels that are on 119, and currently mirrored on 99cr, right? It looks like many of them are also on SW2's transponders for PR, so once these go live on 103ca they can...
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    Since they have to use software bonding on the...

    Since they have to use software bonding on the older (first rev HR54 & HS17, the revisions use DVB-S2X chips) I think they may have no choice in that "inefficiency". The way the tuner chips normally...
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    I'm still skeptical of the idea they will bond...

    I'm still skeptical of the idea they will bond across three transponders, since the only public statements they've made about it stated it would be across two. They have no need of bonding for many...
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    10 new test channels on 99cr? Can't be 4K, guess...

    10 new test channels on 99cr? Can't be 4K, guess they're adding more internationals?
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    I remember reading a couple years ago there was...

    I remember reading a couple years ago there was some concern in the broadcast industry they wouldn't be able to make that schedule, since it would require a lot of new transmitters being built (the...
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    I don't think they quite finished. They had a...

    I don't think they quite finished. They had a handful of DMAs (plus Puerto Rico) remaining last I recall. At least one of the ones they hadn't done was going to be repacked soon, so maybe they were...
  14. Thread: ESPN in 4K

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    It doesn't matter what resolution the cameras in,...

    It doesn't matter what resolution the cameras in, there are a lot of other pieces to the production chain that have to ALL be in 4K. Just one 1080p only device and it is downscaled. Fox's and NBC's...
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    It was built before the venting requirements were...

    It was built before the venting requirements were made, so it lacks the ability to do so. This was mentioned in the narrative when they applied for the license extension back in 2011.
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    They filed a STA to use Castle Rock for one of...

    They filed a STA to use Castle Rock for one of the two TT&C earth stations (Bakersfield is the other) for the D4S deorbit, and it mentioned CR could see as far as 40W. So if your theory is correct,...
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    Couple new filings on the FCC site for extensions...

    Couple new filings on the FCC site for extensions on de-orbiting D4S. Nothing mentioned about moving it prior to deorbiting, though they mention using Earth stations that can 'see' as far east as...
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    It would only look the same as your TV...

    It would only look the same as your TV upconverting if they used the same ~30 Mbps HEVC for 1080p. That far far higher bandwidth is why it looks so much better than 720p/1080i, even though there is...
  19. Streaming not having a contract requirement is a...

    Streaming not having a contract requirement is a decision of the company offering, not a law. If they wanted to offer NFLST as a standalone streaming product they could say the price is $300, either...
  20. They could, and I imagine "another exclusive, but...

    They could, and I imagine "another exclusive, but this time AT&T gets to offer streaming NFLST to all comers" would be a possible option on the table. There are a lot of ways this may shake out.
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    I didn't realize these channels were duplicates...

    I didn't realize these channels were duplicates of channels available in the US where that was an option. Obviously it makes sense to use the NAT+PR (and second audio PID where necessary) since they...
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    According to "inclined orbit" on satelliteguys...

    According to "inclined orbit" on satelliteguys who used to work at Directv in one of their uplink centers and knows people who still do, they are having some "equipment trouble" this week and the...
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    It is licensed through Sept. 27 2020, maybe...

    It is licensed through Sept. 27 2020, maybe someone has a short term need for it? Don't see a filing for this move, guess it hasn't shown up on the FCC site yet.
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    They had already tested them during IOT so I...

    They had already tested them during IOT so I guess all they had to do was to turn them on once T15 was parked. I wonder if they've already cut 119 over from RB or their engineers decided they earned...
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    I'm curious if they will later reorganize those...

    I'm curious if they will later reorganize those seven mirrors from 119, since between being in MPEG4 and having more bandwidth in the Ka transponders they could probably fit those in three...
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