SATCO DX Satellite Chart - Updates 10-16 March

SATCO DX Satellite Chart - Updates 10-16 March

This is a summary of last week's updates to the service.
More details are available at http://www.satcodx.com/

=== EUROPE: ===  http://www.satcodx.com/chart1.shtml
--- Gorizont 32:  http://www.satcodx.com/g32.html
STS has started a digital package on 11,525 R, MPEG-2/PowerVu.

--- Turksat 1B:  http://www.satcodx.com/t1b.html
Cey TV has started on 10,973 H, MPEG-2

--- Hot Bird 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/hb1.html
The Discovery Channel has started on 11,248 H, MPEG-2.

--- Eutelsat II f2:  http://www.satcodx.com/e2f2.html
AFN-TV (AFRTS) in B-MAC has moved from 11,178 V to 11,658 V.
AFRTS has started a digital package on 11,172 V in PowerVu.

--- Tele-X:  http://www.satcodx.com/sirius.html
On 14 March, TV S - Sportskanalen (Denmark) started on 12,637 L,

--- TV-Sat 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/tvsat2.html
Sci-Fi Channel has left 12,054 L due to a severe transponder fault.
The transponder has just been declared dead! A new home for the
Nordic version of Sci-Fi Channel has now to be found.

--- Home pages:
Carlton Select at http://www.carltonselect.co.uk/
Carlton Food Network at http://www.cfn.co.uk/

=== MIDDLE EAST:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart1.shtml
--- Intelsat 707 at 1W:  http://www.satcodx.com/i707.html
Channel 2 (Israel) has started on 11,013 V, still on 11,174 V.

=== ASIA: ===  http://www.satcodx.com/chart3.shtml
--- PAS 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/pas2.html
The Discovery Channel on 3,776 H has switched from B-MAC to MPEG-2.
JET - Japan Entertainment TV tests have started on 3,963 V, PowerVu.
New MPEG-2 packages on 3,707 V and 4,183 H.
PIDs added for almost all MPEG-2 channels on PAS 2.

--- Palapa C2:  http://www.satcodx.com/pc2.html
TV Brunei has started on 4,140 V, PAL, 07.00-22.30 HKG

--- Asiasat 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/asia2.html
PIDs added for almost all MPEG-2 channels on Asiasat 2.

--- Intelsat 704 at 66E:  http://www.satcodx.com/i704.html
Vijay TV is back on 4,180 R, PAL

--- Home pages:
Superbird at http://www.superbird.co.jp/
CCTV (China) at http://www.cctv.co.cn/

Zee Network (Zee TV, Zee Cinema and EL TV) at

=== NORTH AMERICA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart2.shtml
--- Orion 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/o1.html
TV Polonia has moved from PAS 1: 11,808 H to
Orion 1: 12,187 H, MPEG-2 for its American feed.

--- Spacenet 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/sn2.html
GEMS is on 3,740 V (S2-02), Digicipher

--- GE 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/ge2.html
NASA Select TV has moved from Spacenet 2 to GE 2: 3,880 V (W2-09)

--- Galaxy 7:  http://www.satcodx.com/g7.html
Complete package line-up for 4,180 V (G7-24), MPEG-2.

--- Galaxy 3R:  http://www.satcodx.com/g3r.html
Logotypes added for almost all DirecTV Latin America channels.

--- Solidaridad 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/sd1.html
--- Morelos 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/m2.html
Footprints added for Morelos 2 and Solidaridad 1

--- SBS 5:  http://www.satcodx.com/sbs5.html
Satellite Cinema 2/3/4, CNN Headline News and TBS have left SBS 5.

--- Galaxy 1R:  http://www.satcodx.com/g1r.html
CNNSI, CNN Int., TNT/Cartoon Network Latin America are
on Galaxy 1R: 4,000 H, Digicipher

=== SOUTH AMERICA: ===  http://www.satcodx.com/chart2.shtml
Nahuel 1A has replaced Nahuelsat C1/C2 at 71.8 West, new channels:
  11,956 V - Unovision
  12,000 H - Canal 9 (Rio Gallegos)
  12,050 V - Canal 7 (Rawson)

--- Home pages:
Televisa at http://www.televisa.com/
Ritmo Son at http://www.televisa.com/television/ritmoson/index.html

=== LAUNCHES: http://www.satcodx.com/launches.html
Thaicom 3 and BSAT 1A will be launched on 11 April with Ariane V95.
Thaicom 3 is to be located at 78.5 East and BSAT 1A at 110 East.

A footprint map for Superbird C (to be launched on 9 July)
is already available on the "Launches" page.

The Astra charts are the first out to have undergone a complete
refreshemnt! Even a few other things have changed today. Please
note that the changes below are still ONLY valid for the Astra
charts (unless otherwise mentioned), but will soon affect all the
other charts as well!

The radio channel field has disappeared and the info there has
moved to three other fields. The radio channel names are now
beneath the TV channel names, but with smaller letters (too small?)
and identified with a  (circle with R). The frequencies are beneath
the TV audio subcarriers, plus the addition of a language character(s)
even for radio channels! The ADR/DMX channels are shown in yellow
background, plus the names ADR or DMX in the video transmission
field. Their frequencies are still in red.

The removal of the radio field has given space to another field
containing the name of the latest contributor, including the latest
update date, and the addition of update colouring!

The last day's updates are still in blue background, but the meaning
of light blue and very light blue has changed to this:
light blue      - updated last week
very light blue - updated last fortnight (2 weeks)
This change has even affected the chart indexes.

Links to digital charts are now available by clicking on "(dig. chart)"
in Arial font just to the right of the package name.

The digital charts for Astra and Hot Bird have also got the new
source/contributor field, with update date and blue colouring.

Any comments on these layout changes are very welcome!

Best Regards,
Christian Lyngemark                 SATCO DX Satellite Chart
Christian@Lyngemark.com             webmaster@satcodx.com
http://www.lyngemark.com/           http://www.satcodx.com/

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