SATCO DX Satellite Chart - Updates 14-27 April

SATCO DX Satellite Chart - Updates 14-27 April

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 31 at 40.5E:  http://www.satcodx.com/g31.html
Classics! promos have started on 3,875 R, PAL

--- Astra:  http://www.satcodx.com/astra.html
Channel 5 (UK) has started on 10,921 H (tp 63), PAL/Videocrypt 1
This is UK's 5th terrestrial national channel, soft-encrypted via

A lot of PIDs have been added to the remaining missing channels.

--- Eutelsat II f3:  http://www.satcodx.com/e2f3.html
Euro 7 was on both 11,080 H and 11,678 H, 12-13 CET for a while,
but has now left these tps temporarily.

--- Eutelsat II f1/Hot Bird 1/2:  http://www.satcodx.com/hotbird.html
RTM 1 has replaced VH-1 on 12,708 V, MPEG-2

- AB Sat on fire!
AB Sats digital service was halted by damage from a fire, which broke
out at approximately 17.30 CET, on Thursday, 24 April. Transmissions
from the AB Sat digital DTH service has been temporarily halted,
but Groupe AB expected to resume transmissions by Saturday.

AB Sat's digital transmission equipment and tape storage facility were
not damaged by the fire, though the satellite uplink facility had minor
damage and will have to be repaired. Neither AB Sat's subscriber
management service, which is externally provided by France Telecom,
nor the delivery of decoders to retailers were disrupted.

--- Intelsat 707:  http://www.satcodx.com/i707.html
TV Danmark has started on 11,187 V, MPEG-2/clear

--- Amos 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/amos1.html
Babylon Blue has started on 11,344 H, PAL/clear, Hungarian beam,
23-02 CET

--- Intelsat 601:  http://www.satcodx.com/i601.html
The Adult Channel has started on 11,012 H, PAL/Videocrypt

--- Hispasat 1A/1B:  http://www.satcodx.com/hispasat.html
Telefonica's package on 12,591 H and 12,631 H has ceased.
It was there only for test purposes.

--- Orion 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/o1.html
BAZTAB (Iran) has started on 12,685 H and Arabsat 2B: 4,085 R
Apna TV is back on 11,625 V, MPEG-2

--- Home pages:
DSF - Deutsches SportFernsehen at http://www.dsf.de/
Canal + Polska at http://www.it.com.pl/canal/
BFBS TV (x-SSVC TV) at http://www.bfbs.com/
RDV - Rendez-Vous TV at http://members.aol.com/rdvtv/
3+ (Denmark) at http://www.mtg.dk/tv33.html
Phoenix (Germany) at http://www.msn.de/phoenix/

=== MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart1.shtml
--- PAS 4:  http://www.satcodx.com/pas4.html
A complete update on Multichoice DStv South Africa on the Ku band
Please take a look at the digital package chart at
http://www.satcodx.com/dig/mcsafrica.html for more details.

--- Arabsat 2B:  http://www.satcodx.com/a2b.html
BAZTAB (Iran) has started on 4,085 R and Orion 1: 12,685 H

--- Home pages:
TGRT at http://www.tgrt.com.tr/
TGRT FM at http://www.tgrt-fm.com.tr/

=== ASIA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart3.shtml
--- PAS 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/pas2.html
ART Australia has left 3,745 H after only 4 days of transmission
Bloomberg Information TV has started on PAS 2: 12,595 V, PAL/clear

--- Asiasat 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/asia2.html
Sky Racing/Sky Channel are on 4,020 V, MPEG-2/enc.

--- Home pages:
WOWOW at http://www.wowow.co.jp/
Eisei Gekijo at http://www.shochiku.co.jp/cstv/eisei-gekijo_index.html

=== NORTH AMERICA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart2.shtml
--- Galaxy 6:  http://www.satcodx.com/g6.html
CNN Headline News has left 4,100 V (G6-20)
ANA - Arab Network of America has left 3,900 V (G6-10)

--- Telstar 4:  http://www.satcodx.com/t4.html
Telstar 402R has been officially renamed to Telstar 4
The Canadian Alphastar channels have been added to Telstar 4

--- Galaxy 7:  http://www.satcodx.com/g7.html
Four Discovery channels are on 11,870 V, Digicipher 2

--- Anik E2:  http://www.satcodx.com/ae2.html
Five Canadian channels have started on 3,775 V, PowerVu
ASN - Atlantic Satellite Network has left 12,096 H

--- Anik E1:  http://www.satcodx.com/ae1.html
CTV TV Network is on 3,980 V (E1-14), PowerVu

--- Galaxy 1R:  http://www.satcodx.com/g1r.html
The Encore package has left 3,960 H (G1-13)
The Turner package has left 4,000 H (G1-15)
The HBO package has left 4,060 V (G1-18)

--- Satcom C3:  http://www.satcodx.com/sc3.html
Court TV has started on 3,820 H (C3-06), Digicipher 2
Jones Inter Cable package has left 4,100 H (C3-20)

A Discovery package has replaced Your Choice package
on 4,140 H (C3-22), Digicipher 2

--- Home pages:
CNNSI at http://cnn.com/SPORTS/cnnsi/index.html
HGTV - Home & Garden TV at http://www.hgtv.com/
NESN - New England Sports Network at http://www.sportscircuit.com/
TNT Latin America at http://www.turner.com/tntla/
KING-TV at http://www.king5.com/
YTV - Youth TV at http://www.ytv.ca/
Showcase at http://www.screen.com/showcase/
MuchMusic Canada at http://www.muchmusic.com/muchmusic/
RDI - Reseau de l'Information at http://www.radio-canada.com/rdi/
RDS - Reseau des Sports has a home page at http://www.rds.ca/
CPAC - Canal Parlementaire at http://www.cpac.ca/
Venus at http://www.xtc-com.com/venus/index.htm
True Blue at http://www.xtc-com.com/true_blue/index.htm
Primestar at http://www.primestar.com/
Vision TV at http://www.visiontv.ca/

=== SOUTH AMERICA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart2.shtml
--- PAS 3R:  http://www.satcodx.com/pas3r.html
Fox Sports Americas is on 3,716 V, MPEG-2/PowerVu
MTV Latino and Nickelodeon are on 3,863 V, MPEG-2/PowerVu
CNN en Espanol is on 4,053 V, B-MAC
CNN International is on 4,026 V, B-MAC
ESPN on has moved from 4,109 H (B-MAC) to 4,106 V, MPEG-2/PowerVu
Major updates and corrections among the digital channels on PAS 3R,
please take a look at the chart for more details.

--- Brazilsat B1:  http://www.satcodx.com/bb1.html
Four new channels on Brazilsat B1: (all in PAL/clear)
4,130 V - Cultura,     4,150 V - CNT
4,150 H - Rede Mulher, 4,170 H - Canal Rural

--- LAUNCHES:  http://www.satcodx.com/launches.html
Thaicom 3 and BSAT 1A were successfully launched with Ariane V95
on 16 April at 23.08 UTC. Thaicom 3 will replace Thaicom 1 at 78.5
East in May, while Thaicom 1 will move to 120 East. BSAT 1A will
replace BS 3B at 110 East.

Tempo 2 has moved to its final location at 118.8 West,
after testing at 109.5 West.

- New launch dates: (only the changes)
Dongfanghong 3 in early May with Long March
Thor 2A on 9 May with Delta
PAS 6 on 13 May with Ariane V96
Telstar 5 on 24 May with Proton
Insat 2D on 29 May with Ariane V97
Mabuhay 1 and Apstar 2R, after July with Long March
Eutelsat W1, after 10 December with Atlas
ST 1 (Taiwan) in February 1998 with Ariane 5
Sky 2 in March 1998 with Atlas
Galaxy 10 in April 1998 with Delta
PAS 8 in 2nd quarter 1998 with Proton
Agila 1 in 1998, to be located at 161 East
Garuda 1 (Indonesia) in late 1998

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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