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óÐÕÔÎÉËÏÙÅ ÎÏÏÓÔÉ ÉÚ íÏÓËÙ, 27.04.1997
Satellite news from Moscow, 27.04.1997
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úÇÏÌÏËÉ / Headlines:
ðÏÖÒ  ÚÄÎÉÉ AB Sat - ÎÅÓÞÓÔÎÙÊ ÓÌÕÞÊ ÉÌÉ ÏÊÎ ËÏÎËÕÒÅÎÔÏ ? /
Fire in AB Sat building - lack of fortune or war of the rivals ?
ðÅÒÙÊ  òÏÓÓÉÉ pay-tv ÐËÅÔ - ÐÏÌÎÑ ÒÅÏÒÇÎÉÚÃÉÑ /
First Russian pay-tv package - full reorganization
ÓÔÒÅÞÊÔÅ TELE-Satellit  íÏÓËÅ ! / Welcome TELE-Satellit in Moscow !
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ðÏÖÒ  ÚÄÎÉÉ AB Sat - ÎÅÓÞÓÔÎÙÊ ÓÌÕÞÊ ÉÌÉ ÏÊÎ ËÏÎËÕÒÅÎÔÏ ? /
Fire in AB Sat building - lack of fortune or war of the rivals ?
***
ó ÏÄÎÏÊ ÓÔÏÒÏÎÙ, ÄÎÎÏÅ ÓÏÂÙÔÉÅ ÎÅ ÚÔÒÇÉÅÔ "ÓÐÕÔÎÉËÏÙÅ ÉÎÔÅÒÅÓÙ"
íÏÓËÙ ÉÌÉ òÏÓÓÉÉ,  Ó ÄÒÕÇÏÊ - ÅÓØÍ ÉÎÔÅÒÅÓÎÏ  ÓÉÌÕ ÓÏÅÊ ÕÎÉËÌØÎÏÓÔÉ.
îÅÒÎÑË ÍÎÏÇÉÅ ÉÚ ÔÅÈ, ËÔÏ ÉÍÅÅÔ ÎÔÅÎÎÙ "Î Hot Bird", ÚÍÅÔÉÌÉ,
ÞÔÏ Ó ÅÞÅÒ ÞÅÔÅÒÇ Î ÞÓÔÏÔÅ 11.766 V (ÇÄÅ ÏÂÙÞÎÏ ÐÅÒÅÄÅÔÓÑ
Promo-ËÎÌ
AB Sat)  ÓÔÌ ÐÅÒÅÄÔØÓÑ ÓÔÒÎÎÑ ËÒÔÉÎË, ÅÓØÍ ÎÐÏÍÉÎÁÝÑ 
ËÒÔÉÎËÕ "ÚÓÔÏÐÏÒÉÛÅÇÏÓÑ" ÃÉÆÒÏÏÇÏ ÒÅÓÉÅÒ, ËÏÔÏÒÙÊ ÎÅÚÐÎÏ ÐÏÔÅÒÑÌ
ÓÉÇÎÌ. ôË ÏÎÏ É ÐÒÏÉÚÏÛÌÏ.  ÞÅÔÅÒÇ ÅÞÅÒÏÍ ÃÉÆÒÏÏÊ ÒÅÓÉÅÒ,
ÕÓÔÎÏÌÅÎÎÙÊ Î ÓÐÕÔÎÉËÏÏÊ Up-Link ÓÔÎÃÉÉ  éÔÌÉÉ (ÔÒÎÓÐÏÎÄÅÒ
ÐÒÉÎÄÌÅÖÉÔ RAI) ÐÅÒÅÓÔÌ ÐÏÌÕÞÔØ ÃÉÆÒÏÏÊ ÓÉÇÎÌ Ó ÃÉÆÒÏÙÈ ÓÔÏÌÏ AB
Sat ÓÐÕÔÎÉË Eutelsat II F1. ôÒÎÓÐÏÎÄÅÒÙ ÐÒÏÓÔÏ ÏÐÕÓÔÅÌÉ. þÔÏ ÖÅ ÓÌÕÞÉÌÏÓØ
?
äÌÑ ÔÏÇÏ, ÞÔÏÂÙ Ï ÜÔÏÍ ÕÚÎÔØ, ÐÒÉÛÌÏÓØ ÐÒÏÅÓÔÉ ÎÅÂÏÌØÛÏÅ ÒÓÓÌÅÄÏÎÉÅ.
ÓÅ ÒÓÓÙÌÏÞÎÙÅ ÌÉÓÔÙ TELE-Satellit ÎÅ ÒÂÏÔÁÔ ÄÏ ÐÏÎÅÄÅÌØÎÉË ÉÚ-Ú
ÕÓÔÎÏËÉ ÎÏÏÊ ÅÒÓÉÉ ÐÒÏÇÒÍÍÙ Î ÓÅÒÅÒÅ, ÐÏÜÔÏÍÕ ÚÄÅÓØ ÉÎÆÏÒÍÃÉÁ
ÉÓËÔØ ÂÙÌÏ ÂÅÓÐÏÌÅÚÎÏ. úÊÄÑ Î web-ÓÅÒÅÒ AB Sat, Ó ÐÏÍÏÝØÁ ÜÌÅËÔÒÏÎÎÏÇÏ
ÐÅÒÅÏÄÞÉË Ñ ÓÍÏÇ ÐÒÏÞÉÔÔØ ÓÌÅÄÕÁÝÅÅ (ÓÍ Ñ ÆÒÎÃÕÚÓËÉÍ ÑÚÙËÏÍ ÎÅ ÌÄÅÁ,
ÐÏÜÔÏÍÕ ÚÒÎÅÅ ÐÒÉÎÏÛÕ ÉÚÉÎÅÎÉÑ Ú ÏÚÍÏÖÎÙÅ ÎÅÔÏÞÎÏÓÔÉ):
"24 ÐÒÅÌÑ 1997 ÇÏÄ  17:30 ÐÏ ÍÅÓÔÎÏÍÕ ÒÅÍÅÎÉ  ÚÄÎÉÉ AB Sat ÐÒÏÉÚÏÛÅÌ
ÓÅÒØÅÚÎÙÊ ÐÏÖÒ. ÓÅÍÕ ÐËÅÔÕ AB Sat ÐÒÉÛÌÏÓØ ÐÒÅËÒÔÉÔØ ÅÝÎÉÅ.
4 ÓÏÔÒÕÄÎÉË AB Sat É 2 ÐÏÓÅÔÉÔÅÌÑ ÚÄÎÉÑ ÐÏÓÔÒÄÌÉ, ÎÏ ÒÞÉ ÎÅ ÏÌÎÕÁÔÓÑ
- ÏÎÉ ÂÕÄÕÔ ÖÉÔØ.
ÓÅ ÜÔÉ ÐÒÏÂÌÅÍÙ ÒÚÒÅÛÉÍÙ. ïÂÏÒÕÄÏÎÉÅ AB Sat ÍÏÂÉÌØÎÏ, ÐÏÜÔÏÍÕ ÍÙ
ÓÍÏÖÅÍÏÚÏÂÎÏÉÔØ ÅÝÎÉÅ  ÂÌÉÖÊÛÅÅ ÒÅÍÑ.
ûÇ Ú ÛÇÏÍ,  ÜÆÉÒ ÅÒÎÕÔÓÑ 18 ËÎÌÏ AB Sat.
âÌÇÏÄÒÉÍ ËÌÉÅÎÔÏ Ú ÔÅÒÐÅÎÉÅ".
äÅÊÓÔÉÔÅÌØÎÏ, ÓÅ ÏËÚÌÏÓØ ÎÅ ÔË ÓÅÒØÅÚÎÏ. AB Sat ÓÎÏ ÐÕÓÔÉÌ  ÜÆÉÒ
Promo-ËÎÌ, ÚÔÅÍ AB 1, AB Animaux É Nostalgie.  ÓÍÏÅ ÂÌÉÖÊÛÅÅ ÒÅÍÑ
(ÄÏ ÔÏÒÎÉË) ÐÌÎÉÒÕÅÔÓÑ ÅÒÎÕÔØ ÅÓØ ÐËÅÔ Î Eutelsat II F1.
îÕ  ÞÔÏ ÖÅ ÓÔÏÑÌÏ Ú ÜÔÉÍ ÐÏÖÒÏÍ ? ðÒÏÓÔÑ ÓÌÕÞÊÎÏÓÔØ  ÉÄÅ ËÏÒÏÔËÏÇÏ
ÚÍÙËÎÉÑ, ÎÅÏÓÔÏÒÏÖÎÏÓÔØ ÓÏÔÒÕÄÎÉËÏ ÉÌÉ ... ÏÊÎ ËÏÎËÕÒÅÎÔÏ ?  ÞÅÍ ÖÅ
ÐÒÉÞÉÎ ?
ïÆÉÃÉÌØÎÏ ÐÒÉÞÉÎ ÐÏË ÎÅ ÎÚÙÅÔÓÑ. ðÏ ÓÌÏÍ ÓÉÄÅÔÅÌÅÊ, ÙÓÏÔÎÏÅ
ÚÄÎÉÅ AB Sat ÓÇÏÒÅÌÏ ÂÏÌØÛÅ, ÞÅÍ ÎÐÏÌÏÉÎÕ. îÏ ÓÅ-ÔËÉ ÅÒÎÅÍÓÑ Ë
ÐÒÉÞÉÎÅ. äÌØÛÅ Ñ ÎÐÉÛÕ ÐÒÏ ÓÏÂÓÔÅÎÎÙÅ ÐÒÅÄÐÏÌÏÖÅÎÉÑ, ËÏÔÏÒÙÅ ÑÌÑÁÔÓÑ
ÔÏÌØËÏ ÐÒÅÄÐÏÌÏÖÅÎÉÑÍÉ, Ñ ÎÅ ÎÓÔÉÁ Î ÉÈ ÉÓÔÉÎÎÏÓÔÉ É ÎÅ ÍÏÇÕ ÏÔÅÞÔØ
Ú ÎÉÈ. îÅÄÎÏ Ï æÒÎÃÉÉ ÂÙÌ ÂÏÌØÛÏÊ ÛÕÍ ÐÏ ÐÏÏÄÕ ÔÏÇÏ, ÞÔÏ ÒÅÓÉÅÒÙ AB
Sat ÍÏÇÕÔ ÐÒÉÎÉÍÔØ ÐÒÏÇÒÍÍÙ ÄÒÕÇÏÇÏ ÉÚÅÓÔÎÏÇÏ ÆÒÎÃÕÚÓËÏÇÏ pay-tv ÐËÅÔ
É ÎÏÂÏÒÏÔ ÄÏ ÐÒÅÌÑ (!) 1997 ÇÏÄ. áÐÒÅÌØ ÐÏÄÈÏÄÉÌ Ë ËÏÎÃÕ, ÏÄÎËÏ
ËÏÍÐÎÉÉ, ÄÖÅ ÓÏÇÌÓÉÛÉÓØ ÉÓÐÏÌØÚÏÔØ ÏÄÉÎËÏÙÅ ÄÅËÏÄÅÒÙ, ÏÔÅÒÇÌÉ
ÏÚÍÏÖÎÏÓÔØ ÏÂßÅÄÉÎÅÎÉÑ É ÓÏÔÒÕÄÎÉÞÅÓÔ. éÎÔÅÒÅÓÅÎ ÉÍÅÎÎÏ ÆËÔ, ÞÔÏ
ÄÏÇÏÏÒ Ï ÄÅËÏÄÅÒÈ ÚËÎÞÉÌ ÄÅÊÓÔÉÅ  ËÏÎÃÅ ÐÒÅÌÑ, ËÏÇÄ É ÐÒÏÉÚÏÛÅÌ
ÐÏÖÒ  ÚÄÎÉÉ AB Sat, ÕÎÉÞÔÏÖÉÛÉÊ ÅÝÔÅÌØÎÕÁ ÔÅÈÎÉËÕ É ÎÅ ÔÏÌØËÏ. ÅÌÉË
ÅÒÏÑÔÎÏÓÔØ ÔÏÇÏ, ÞÔÏ ÌÉÑÔÅÌØÎÙÊ ËÏÎËÕÒÅÎÔ ÐÏÐÙÔÌÓÑ ÐÒÏÓÔÏ ÒÚÄÅÌÔØÓÑ Ó
ÎÞÉÎÁÝÉÍ, ÎÏ ÏÞÅÎØ ÐÅÒÓÐÅËÔÉÎÙÍ ÐËÅÔÏÍ. ëË ÏËÚÌÏÓØ,
ÎÅ ÕÄÌÏÓØ. îÏ ÓÑ ÜÔ ÛÕÍÉÈ ÐÏÊÄÅÔ, Î ÍÏÊ ÚÇÌÑÄ, ÔÏÌØËÏ Î ÒÕËÕ AB Sat,
ÄÏËÚÛÅÍÕ, ÞÔÏ ÏÎ  ÏÇÎÅ ÎÅ ÇÏÒÉÔ. 
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From one point of view has nothing to deal with Russian satellite scene,
but from another it is very intereting because it is unique. Lots of
people, who have "Hot Bird" dishes could notice the strange picture on
11.766 V from Thursday evening.
That picture reminded the picture from "confused" digital satellite
reciever, which 
suddenly lost signal. As a matter of fact, it was exactly this way. On
thursday evening 
the digital reciever  installed at the satelltie uplink station in Italy
(the owner of transponder is RAI) stopped recieving digital signal from AB
Sat transponders
of Eutelsat II F1. Transponders just became empty. But what have really
happened ?
To find out more, I had to make a little investigation. All mailing-lists
on TELE-Satellit are inactive this weekend because of MAJORDOMO upgrade, so
no chance to find anything here, "at home". But after entering the AB-Sat
web server, with help
of french-russian electronic translator, I was able to read the following
(sorry for any 
mistakes, I don't know french by myself) :
"On april 24th, 1997 at 17:30 CET there was a serious fire in AB Sat
building. The entire AB Sat package had to stop broadcasting.
4 AB-Sat employers and 2 visiters of the building were hurt, but doctors
think they'll survive.
All those problems are solvable. AB Sat equipment is mobile, so we will be
able
to re-start broadcasting very soon.
Step-by-step, 18 channels will be back on-air.
Thanks for patience".
Really, everything is not so serious. AB Sat let the promo-channel back
on-air,
later AB 1, AB Animaux and Nostalgie followed. In the very nearest time 
(till tuesday) the complete package is planned to be back on Eutelsat II
F1.
But what stood behind that fire ? Just a short curcuit, unaccuracy of one
of employers,
or ... the rivals war ? What was the cause ?
All official sources are still silent. According to people, who saw all
that, the biggest part of AB Sats' multi-storeyed building burned out.
But let's return to the possibe cause. In next sentences I will say some
words I can't 
be responsible for. This is just a possible expectation.
Not long ago in France there was a big advertising campaign about
possibilites to
watch two digital boquets using one decoder - AB Sat and one other
very-well-known french digital package - till april (!) 1997. But evenly
with that deal companies were not talking about any other cooperation.
The very interesting fact is that decoders should be working on both
packages till
the late-april 1997, when fire destroyed most of AB Sat's broadcasting
equipment.
It's still possible that well-known and powerfull rival just attempted to
get rid of 
beginning, but very perspective, rival pay-tv package. But it turned out to
fail. 
All this mess will give AB Sat only free advertisement - it have prooved
that it can stand evely the fire.

ðÅÒÙÊ  òÏÓÓÉÉ pay-tv ÐËÅÔ - ÐÏÌÎÑ ÒÅÏÒÇÎÉÚÃÉÑ /
First Russian pay-tv package - full reorganization
***
ãÉÆÒÏÏÊ ÐËÅÔ òôò-ôÅÌÅÓÅÔØ, ÅÝÁÝÉÊ ÓÏ ÓÐÕÔÎÉË Intelsat 604  ÐÏÚÉÃÉÉ
60 ÇÒ. .Ä., ÚÐÌÎÉÒÏÌ ÐÏÌÎÕÁ ÒÅÏÒÇÎÉÚÃÉÁ.  ÂÌÉÖÊÛÅÍ ÂÕÄÕÝÅÍ
ÐËÅÔ ÓÍÅÎÉÔ ÓÔÎÄÒÔ ÅÝÎÉÑ Î MPEG-2 DVB PowerVu (ÔÏÔ ÖÅ ÓÔÎÄÒÔ,
ÞÔÏ É Õ óôó). ó 1 ÉÁÎÑ 1997 ÇÏÄ "ÏÂÎÏÌÅÎÎÙÊ" ÐËÅÔ ÄÏÌÖÅÎ ÎÞÔØ ÅÝÎÉÅ
ÔÒÅÈ ËÎÌÏ - ãÅÎÔÒ-ô (ÂÅÓÐÌÔÎÙÊ), íÅÔÅÏÒ-ëÉÎÏ É íÅÔÅÏÒ-óÐÏÒÔ
(ËÏÄÉÒÏÎÎÙÅ). 
ó ÍÏÅÊ ÔÏÞËÉ ÚÒÅÎÉÑ, òôò-ôÅÌÅÓÅÔØ ÄÅÌÅÔ ÏÞÅÎØ ÐÒÉÌØÎÙÊ ÛÇ, ÅÄØ,
ÐÏÈÏÖÅ, PowerVu ÓÔÎÏÉÔÓÑ ÐÏ-ÎÓÔÏÑÝÅÍÕ "òÕÓÓËÉÍ ãÉÆÒÏÙÈ óÔÎÄÒÔÏÍ".
îô-ðÌÁÓ ÐÏË ÅÝÅ ÎÅ ÓÏÏÂÝÉÌ, ËËÏÊ ÓÔÎÄÒÔ ÂÕÄÅÔ ÉÓÐÏÌØÚÏÔØ,
ÏÄÎËÏ ÂÕÄÅÔ ÓÏÓÅÍ ÎÅÕÄÉÉÔÅÌØÎÏ, ÅÓÌÉ ÜÔÏ ÂÕÄÅÔ PowerVu.  ÜÔÏÍ ÓÌÕÞÅ 
ÂÕÄÅÔ ÏÚÍÏÖÅÎ ÐÒÉÅÍ ÄÕÈ ÐËÅÔÏ Î ÏÄÉÎ ÒÅÓÉÅÒ. ... ôÏÌØËÏ ÎÅ ËÏÎÞÉÌÏÓØ
ÂÙ ÓÅ ÜÔÏ ËË Ï æÒÎÃÉÉ ...
***
Digital package RTR-Teleset, which broadcasts from Intelsat 604, located at
60 east,
planned the full reorganization. In the nearest future, the package will
switch to MPEG-2 DSS PowerVu (the same standart is used by STS). From June
1st  "renewed"
package should start broadcasting three channels - Center-TV (free),
Meteor-Kino
and Meteor-Sport (both encrypted).
From my point of view, RTR-Teleset makes the very correct step. Looks like
PowerVu becomes a "Really Russian Digital Standart". 
NTV + have not yet decided what digital standart it will use. But it will
not be surprising if it will use PowerVu. In this case, two packages could
be picked up using one reciever ... My God, don't let it all end like in
France ...

ÓÔÒÅÞÊÔÅ TELE-Satellit  íÏÓËÅ ! / Welcome TELE-Satellit in Moscow !
***
ï ÜÔÏÍ ÇÏÏÒÉÌÉ, ÜÔÏ ÐÒÅÄÉÄÅÌÉ, ÜÔÏÇÏ ÖÄÌÉ. ä, TELE-Satellit ÐÒÉÅÚÖÅÔ
 íÏÓËÕ ! óÍÙÊ ÉÚÅÓÔÎÙÊ  ÍÉÒÅ ÖÕÒÎÌ Ï ÓÐÕÔÎÉËÏÙÈ ÔÅÈÎÏÌÏÇÉÑÈ
ÐÒÅÄÓÔÉÔ ÓÔÅÎÄ Î ÙÓÔËÅ "óÑÚØ-üËÓÐÏËÏÍÍ '97", ËÏÔÏÒÑ ÐÒÏÊÄÅÔ 
íÏÓËÅ,  ÙÓÔÏÞÎÏÍ ËÏÍÐÌÅËÓÅ Î ëÒÓÎÏÊ ðÒÅÓÎÅ Ó 19 ÐÏ 23 ÍÑ 1997 ÇÏÄ.
ÙÓÔË ÕÖÅ  ËÏÔÏÒÙÊ ÒÚ ÐÒÏÏÄÉÔÓÑ Î ëÒÓÎÏÊ ðÒÅÓÎÅ  íÏÓËÅ É ÉÍÅÅÔ
ÏÐÒÅÄÅÌÅÎÎÙÊ ÕÓÐÅÈ, ÓÔÎÏÑÓØ ÓÏÅÏÂÒÚÎÏÊ ÍÏÓËÏÓËÏÊ "Cable & Satellite".
***
This was a rumor, many people talked about it, now it became a fact ! Yes,
TELE-Satellit comes to Moscow ! The most well-known magazine about
satellite technologies in the whole world will present a stand at
"Sviaz-Expocomm '97" exhibition, which will take place from may 19th till
may 23d, 1997 in "Krasnaya Presnya" exhibition center in Moscow. This
exhibition will be "on-air" already not for the first time, and already
earned it's success. It became something like the Moscow's 
version of "Cable and Satellite".
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Copyright (C) DX Nickolas, 1997. 
áÔÏÒÓËÉÅ ÐÒ (C) DX Nickolas, 1997.
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