Sat Nordic vol. 17 97.05.22 Eng
Sat Nordic vol. 17 97.05.22 Eng
Very delayed as always but here are the news in english (unfortunately
not spelledchecked but I hope youŽll understand most of it anyway).
Three new norwegian radiostations has started broadcastings from
Kristen Riks Radio are broadcasting two times a day on in the morning
and one in the afternoon. KRR is broadcasting from soudsubcarrier 7,92
from transponder 61U (11,016 H).
The newsradio NRK Alltid Nyheter (Always News) is broadcastin in Mono
from transponder 69U (11,679 H). NRK Alltid Nyheter is broadcasts news
from the BBC during the night. P5 is broadcasting music 24 hours a day
in Stereo from trtansponder 71 (11,001 V).
Radio Sweden has ceased its transmission on Astra 1C, Tele-X and on
Sirius 1 . It is instead available from Eutelsat II-F1 10,987 V (NBC
Europe); soundsubcarrier 7,56 MHz.
SVT 4 which will be broadcasting in MPEG 2 from Sirius 2 will be
encrypted in Viacess.
Swedish Cable Company will launch their new digital service this
authum. Telia expect to be having 1 million of its total 1,3 million
households connected (which means: have the possibility to use the
new services if the get the new digital decoder). By using the digital
technique Telia will not only be able offer are larger number of
channel with improved picture and soundquality but also interactive
service such as games and Video On Demand. Connection to the Internet
will also be offered.
Netcom-owned Kabelvision has also been testing the new digital
technique. Besides the extended program line-up the customer has also
been given the possibility to surf on the internet. Kabelvision say
that they will be able to offer interactive services like the one
Telia will offer.
The new satellite Thor II was succesfully lauched 00.39 on the 21th of
may. The new satellite that will be positioned at 0,8 degrees east
will be operational in in June.
Sky Entertainment and Sky News & Documentaries will be broadcasting
from Thor 2A. Both channels will be broadcasting in D2MAC and be a
part of the CTV package.
Sky News & Documentaries will mosttly screen documentaries from Sky
News but the Computer Channel is also expected to join in here soon.
Sky Entertainment will be a mix of the following channels CMT, Granada
Good Life, Granada Food & Wine, Granda Health & Beauty, Granada Home &
Garden and Granada Plus.
There has been rumours that a scandinavian version of the Dutch music
channel TMF will start transmission via Thor II this autumm [all
comments in this matter are welcome].
SVT is expected to launch five new digital channels next year.These
named channels are Guldkanalen (The Goldchannel), Repriskanalen (The
Rebroadcastchannel [or something like that], Lokalkanalen (The
Localchannel), Nyhetskanalen (The newschannel) and Arte!!. All these
channels will be sent out digital throught the terrestrial
transmitters. Guldkanalen is the only channel that will be
broadcasting as a Pay-TV channel.
The two home shopping networks TV Shop and TVG has gone together. TVG
has therefore ceased transmission on Sirius 1 and TV Sat 2. TV Shop
are instead presented on the previous broadcasting hours of TVG.
Nickelodeon is now broadcasting its audio on two audio channels. One
of them carries the english sound while the other track carries a
swedish/english soundtrack. Both audiochannels are broadcasting in
Hallmark Nordic which has been broadcastring in unencrypted MPEG 2 on
Astra has now encrypted there signal in Irdeto. To continue receiving
the channel you need a subscription from Multichoice.
Telenor and Canal Plus has formed a new common company called Canal
Digital. The new company will among other things try to introduce a
common for the Nordic market. Those recevers that alredy has been sold
will most likely be swithed out to the new one. since its sweem to be
to expensive to uppgrade the hardware in them. There are curently
three encryptingsystems in Scandinavia that I know of. These are
Irdeto, Viacces and Conax.
One of the Filmnet-channels will split into three regional channels
September 1 (aimed for Sweden, Denmark and Norway). Supersport will
cease as an individual channel june 30. Supersports programming will
instead be a part of National Filmnet versions (or Canal -something,
that Filmnet is likely to change name to).
The recently launced sportchannel TVS from Denmark became encrypted on
April 15. The channel will only be available in Denmark and are free
until september 1. Viwers can use their exixting Multichoice cards or
pick up a new one for free at a retailer. According to the
medianewespaper Resumé TVS did TVS have an average of 126 000 viewers
the first week 138 000 the second and 167 000 during the third week.
But other sources claims that there only are 20 000 household with a
D2MAC decoder that can watch the signal from the inclined Tele-X. I
currently donŽt have the number of people that can watch TVS by cable.
So it seems to me to be a very high rating for a newcommer as TVS.
Well I hope this wonŽt be a habit but this is the second time in a row
that I celebrate my birthday in front of a computer using the
Until next time take care!
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Richard Karlsson 1997 - email@example.com
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