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WELCOME TO SAT-CORFU 24/6

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* We are still waiting on the new bill governing digital satellite TV to be passed by the Greek
Parliament by the end of June, as promised by the Government. After it has become  Law, then all the
applications will be processed and licenses will be granted to the ones who meet  the requirements.
Obviously, Nova, which up to now is the only applicant ready to launch its services, will get the
license , the question remains when. Unofficial info say that the company has set September as the
month the package will hit the market, since summer season is not the best for promoting TV
subscriptions etc.
*German music channel Viva has started on a second freuency on Hotbird 3, this time using the same
with its sister channel Viva Zwei on Antenna Hungaria digital package - 12,149 V (VPID 120 APID
121). Up to now its audio seems to be on the low side and only in one channel.(compared with the
other frequency).It is not known whether it will keep its older position on Telespazio's 12,111V.
* Another succesfull launch has taken place on midnight of June 18th. Intelsat 805 which carries 3
Ku and 28 C transponders will be positioned at 55,5W. The 3 Ku transponders of 72 MHz bandwidth
will aim at Central America, whereas the  C-band (36 and 72 MHz) has two beams - America and Europe,
which usually are used for relays between the two continents. The satellite will become operational
next month.
* French WBPM (WAT - Beats Per Minute), which specializes in Techno music, has started on Eutelsat
II f1, 13Å, 11,055 H, PAL/clear, 6,65/7,02:7,20 MHz, super beam ( the old Fashion TV transponder).
The channel has started officially on June 21st, after a week of tests. It will probably go digital
soon. Its reception in Greece requires a large dish (2.4+m), since it uses the weakest beam towards
Greece. Good thing that  Eutelsat II f1 will be replaced by Hotbird 5 in October and we hope that we
will be able to enjoy all channels that are out of reach today.
* ERTSat decision to scramble its digital transmition to America and start offering it on a
subscription basis through EABC has risen many complaints by Greeks living in America and Canada.
The complaint is mainly because ERT had promised that it will offer the service for free to
expatriot Greeks.
Pelopas Kiatou Korinthias sent us the following info that he got from the company:
Thank you for your interest in ERT programming. The service will be available on or about July 8,
1998 through DIRECTV and SkyView. To receive the service you will need to have the new DSSII system
which is available through SkyView. This DBS system will allow you to receive all the programming
offered by DIRECTV, USSB, and EABC through one satellite dish and receiver. The cost of ERT
programming is $14.99 monthly and $12.00 for equipment rental.  We are anxious to provide you with
the latest technology and the highest quality customer service.
Sincerely,
Customer Service
Many letters from Greeks and ERT have been sent to us and you can read them (some in Greek) at:
http://www.sat-net.com/greeksat/letters/letters.html

* A new promo channel, Digi Promo, has started in analog on Hotbird 4. On frequency 10,892 Ç there
are promos about the new Telepiu mini package,Digi which will offer 7 TV and 20 radio channels. It
will be much cheaper than the existing Telepiu package, adding to the companys efforts to attract
new subscribers, who will be able to buy or rent the decoder.
* Italian state network RAI, announced that it has plans for encrypting its free-to-air digital
channels transmitted from 13Å. The decision affects RaiSat 1, RaiSat 2, RaiSat 3, RaiSat Nettuno
along with RAI Uno, Rai Due and RAI Tre.
RAI stated that is driven to this action after the new Italian Media law has been in effect and from
now on Italian citizens are not obliged to pay the Television Fee, and after a survey it was found
that more than half of Telepiu subscribers don't pay that fee anymore. Therefore RAI is trying to
protect its interests by encrypting its channels.
* The new Intelsat 801 has been added to our maps http://www.sat-net.com/greeksat/intel31w.html .
Up to now there is some activity on two analog and two digital frequencies, used by ITV for the
World Cup feeds. The downlink pattern shows that Greece is covered quite well, in Corfu all 4
frequencies are picked up easily with a 1.4m dish.
* Italian TMC (Tele Monte Carlo) returned to Eutelsat II F3 at 16Å frequency 11,024 H,
MPEG-2/clear, SR 6110, FEC 3/4, PIDs 4096/4097. Frequency is the same but PIDs have changed. Audio
seems to have some problems with one audio channel producing an annoying tone, forcing anyone who
wants to watch to cut it out.(if possible)
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* êüìá ðåñéìÝíïõìå ôï íïìïóÝäéï ðåñß øçöéáêÞò äïñõöïñéêÞò Ôçëåüñáóçò íá ðÜåé ãéá øÞöéóç óôç ÂïõëÞ,
ïðùò õðïóÝèçêå ç êõâÝñíçóç ïôé èá ðñÜîåé ìÝñé ôï ôÝëïò Éïõíßïõ. öïý ãßíåé íüìïò ôïõ êñÜôïõò, ôüôå
èá åîåôáóôïýí ïé áéôÞóåéò ãéá Üäåéåò êáé èá äïèïýí óå üóïõò ðëçñïýí ôéò ðñïûðïèÝóåéò. ÂÝâáéá ç Nova,
ðïõ åßíáé êáé ç ìüíç åôïéìç ãéá íá ðñïóöÝñåé ôéò õðçñåóßåò ôçò, åßíáé óßãïõñï ïôé ðëçñåß ôéò
áðáéôÞóåéò, ôï èÝìá åßíáé ðüôå èá ðÜñåé ôçí Üäåéá. íåðßóçìåò ðëçñïöïñßåò áíáöÝñïõí ïôé ç åôáéñßá
ðñïóáíáôïëßæåôáé íá îåêéíÞóåé ôï ÓåðôÝìâñéï áöïõ ôï êáëïêáßñé äåí åßíáé êáôÜëëçëï ãéá íá ãßíåé
äéáöçìéóôéêÞ åêóôñáôåßá þóôå íá ðñïóåëêýóåé óõíäñïìçôÝò.
* Ôï Ãåñìáíéêü ìïõóéêü êáíÜëé Viva åêðÝìðåé êáé óå äåýôåñç óõíüôçôá ôïõ Hotbird 3, áõôÞ ôç öïñÜ
óôçí ßäéá ìå ôï áäåëöü êáíÜëé Viva 2 óôï ðáêÝôï ôïõ Antenna Hungaria - 12,149 V (VPID 120 APID 121).
ÌÝñé óôéãìÞò ï Þïò ôïõ åßíáé áìçëüò êáé óôï Ýíá ìüíï êáíÜëé ( óýãêñéóç ìå ôçí Üëëç óõíüôçôá)
Äåí åßíáé ãíùóôü áí èá ðáñáìåßíåé Þ üé óôçí Üëëç óõíüôçôá 12,111V ôïõ Éôáëéêïý Telespazio.

* ëëç ìéÜ åðéôõÞò åêôüîåõóç äïñõöüñïõ Ýãéíå ôá ìåóÜíõôá ôçò 18çò Éïõíßïõ. Ï Intelsat 805 ðïõ
ìåôáöÝñåé 3 Ku êáé 28 C transponders èá ôïðïèåôçèåß óôéò 55,5W. Ïé 3 Ku transponders ôùí 72 MHz,
óôïåýïõí óôç ÊåíôñéêÞ ìåñéêÞ åíþ ãéá ôïõò C-band (36 êáé 72 MHz) õðÜñïõí äýï äÝóìåò- ìåñéêÞ êáé
Åõñþðç, ðïõ óõíÞèùò ñçóéìïðïéïýíôáé ãéá ìåôáöïñÝò óçìÜôùí áíÜìåóá óôéò äýï çðåßñïõò. Ï äïñõöüñïò èá
åßíáé åðéåéñçóéáêüò ôïí åðüìåíï ìÞíá.
* Ôï Ãáëëéêü ìïõóéêü êáíÜëé WBPM (WAT - Beats Per Minute), ðïõ åéäéêåýåôáé óôçí Techno ìïõóéêÞ,
îåêßíçóå óôïí Eutelsat II f1, 13Å, óõíüôçôá 11,055 H, PAL/clear, 6,65/7,02:7,20 MHz, super beam.
Âñßóêåôáé äçëáäÞ óôïí transponder ðïõ ñçóéìïðïéïýóå ôï Fashion TV. Ôï êáíÜëé îåêßíçóå êáíïíéêÝò
åêðïìðÝò óôéò 21 Éïõíßïõ, ýóôåñá áðï ìßá åâäïìÜäá äïêéìþí, åíù óýíôïìá èá áëëÜîåé óå øçöéáêÞ
åêðïìðÞ. Ç ëÞøç ôïõ óôçí ÅëëÜäá åßíáé ìÜëëïí äýóêïëç êáé áðáéôåß ìåãÜëá ðéÜôá, Üíù ôùí 2.4 ãéá ôç
ÄõôéêÞ ÅëëÜäá êáé 3.5ì ãéá ôçí èÞíá. Åõôõþò ðïõ ï äïñõöüñïò áõôüò , ï ðéü áäýíáìïò ôçò ïìÜäáò óôéò
13Å ãéá ôçí ÅëëÜäá, èá áíôéêáôáóôáèåß ôïí Ïêôþâñç áðï ôïí Hotbird 5.
* Ç êßíçóç ôçò ÅÑÔ íá êùäéêïðïéÞóåé ôç øçöéáêÞ ìåôÜäïóÞ ôçò óôçí ìåñéêÞ êáé íá ôï ðñïóöÝñåé óôïõò
áðüäçìïõò Åëëçíåò ôçò ìåñéêÞò ìå óõíäñïìÞ, Ýåé îåóçêþóåé ðïëëïýò ößëïõò ôçò ÅëëçíéêÞò ÄïñõöïñéêÞò
Ôçëåüñáóçò êáé ôá ãñÜììáôá äéáìáñôõñßáò åßíáé óåäüí êáèçìåñéíÜ. Ï ÐÝëïðáò ÊéÜôïõ Êïñéíèßáò ìáò
Ýóôåéëå íÝá ðïõ Ýìáèå áðï ôçí åôáéñßá EABC:
Thank you for your interest in ERT programming. The service will be available on or about July 8,
1998 through DIRECTV and SkyView. To receive the service you will need to have the new DSSII system
which is available through SkyView. This DBS system will allow you to receive all the programming
offered by DIRECTV, USSB, and EABC through one satellite dish and receiver. The cost of ERT
programming is $14.99 monthly and $12.00 for equipment rental.  We are anxious to provide you with
the latest technology and the highest quality customer service.
Sincerely,
Customer Service
ÐïëëÜ áðï ôá ãñÜììáôá ôùí áíáãíùóôþí ðïõ áíáöÝñïíôáé óôï èÝìá åßíáé åíäéáöÝñïíôá êáé Ýïõí
ìåôáöåñèåß óôï site. ÄéáâÜóôå ôá http://www.sat-net.com/greeksat/letters/letters.html
ÐåñéìÝíïõìå êáé ôéò äéêÝò óáò áðüøåéò ðÜíù óôï èÝìá ôçò êùäéêïðïßçóçò ôçò ÅÑÔ êáé èá áñïýìå íá ôéò
äçìïóéåýóïõìå.
* Îåêßíçóå íá åêðÝìðåé åíá äéáöçìéóôéêü Éôáëéêü êáíÜëé, ôï Digi Promo áðï ôïí Hotbird 4. Óôç
óõíüôçôá 10,892 Ç åêðÝìðåé promo êáé åéêüíåò áðï ôá 7 êáíÜëéá ðïõ ðåñéëáìâÜíïíôáé óôï íÝï øçöéáêü
ðáêÝôï ðïõ ðñïóöÝñåé ç Telepiu, óôçí ðñïóðÜèåéÜ ôçò íá ðñïóåëêýóåé êáé Üëëïõò óõíäñïìçôÝò. Ôï ìßíé
ðáêÝôï Digi ìå 7 ôçëåïðôéêÜ êáé 20 ñáäéïöùíéêÜ êáíÜëéá èá åßíáé ðïëý öôçíüôåñï áðü ôo õðÜñïí ôçò
Telepiu, åíþ ïé óõíäñïìçôÝò èá ìðïñïýí íá áãïñÜóïõí, áëëá êáé íá íïéêéÜóïõí ôïí áðïêùäéêïðïéçôÞ.
* Ç ÉôáëéêÞ RAI áíáêïßíùóå ïôé óåäéÜæåé íá êùäéêïðïéÞóåé ôá ìÝñé óôéãìÞò "åëåýèåñá" øçöéáêÜ
êáíÜëéá ôçò ðïõ ìåôáäßäïíôáé áðï ôéò 13Å. Ç áðüöáóç áöïñÜ ôá RaiSat 1, RaiSat 2, RaiSat 3, RaiSat
Nettuno êáèþò êáé ôá êýñéá êáíÜëéá RAI Uno, Rai Due êáé RAI Tre. Ç RAI äéêáéïëïãåß ïôé ïäçãåßôáé óå
áõôÞ ôçí êßíçóç, êáèþò ìå ôïí íÝï Éôáëéêü íüìï ðåñß ÌÌÅ, äåí åßíáé ðëÝïí õðïñåùôéêÞ áðï ôïõò
ðïëßôåò ç êáôáâïëÞ ôïõ ôÝëïõò êáôïÞò ôçëåüñáóçò êáé ìåôÜ áðï Ýñåõíá áðïäåßôçêå ïôé ðåñéóóüôåñïé
áðï ôïõò ìéóïýò óõíäñïìçôÝò ôïõ Telepiu, äåí ðëçñþíïõí ðëÝïí ôï ôÝëïò áõôü. Ãéá áõôü ç RAI ðñïóäïêÜ
ïôé ìå ôçí êùäéêïðïßçóç èá ðñïóôáôÝøåé ôá óõìöÝñïíôÜ ôçò.
*ÐñïóôÝèçêå óôïõò Üñôåò ï äïñõöüñïò Intelsat 801,(http://www.sat-net.com/greeksat/intel31w.html ðïõ
ðñüóöáôá ôïðïèåôÞèçêå óôéò 31.5W. ÌÝñé óôéãìÞò Ýåé ðáñáôçñçèåß êßíçóç óå äýï áíáëïãéêÝò êáé äýï
øçöéáêÝò óõíüôçôåò. Êáé ïé ôÝóóåñåéò åîõðçñåôïýí feeds ôïõ ããëéêïý êáíáëéïý ITV ìÝ ìåôáäüóåéò áðï
ôï ÌïõíôéÜë.
Ï Üñôçò êÜëõøçò ôïõ äïñõöüñïõ äåßíåé íá êáëýðôåé åðáñêþò ôçí ÅëëÜäá, óôçí ÊÝñêõñá êáé ïé äõï
óõíüôçôåò ëáìâÜíïíôáé åýêïëá ìå 1.4ì ðéÜôï.
* To Éôáëéêü TMC (Tele Monte Carlo) åðáíÞëèå óôïí Eutelsat II F3 óôéò 16Å êáé óôç óõíüôçôá 11,024
H, MPEG-2/clear, SR 6110, FEC 3/4, PIDs 4096/4097. Ç óõíüôçôá åßíáé ç éäéá ìÝ áõôÞí ðïõ åßå áëëá
ôï bit rate êáé ôá PIDs åßíáé áëëáãìÝíá. Êáé áõôü ôï êáíÜëé áõôü ôïí êáéñü äåßíåé ôá ðáéãíßäéá ôïõ
ÌïõíôéÜë, áëëÜ óõãñüíùò ãéá ôïõò Éôáëïìáèåßò äåßíåé êáé êáëÝò ôçëåïðôéêÝò óåéñÝò. Ï Þïò ôïõ ïìùò
ìÝñé óôéãìÞò äåßíåé íá Ýåé ðñïâëÞìáôá áöïý óôï Ýíá êáíÜëé áêïýãåôáé åíá ìïíüôïíï óÞìá áêïõóôéêÞò
ãåííÞôñéáò, áíáãêÜæïíôáò üóïõò èÝëïõí íá äïýí ôï êáíÜëé íá ñåéÜæåôáé íá ôï áðïêüðôïõí.
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