TS News - The Golf Channel "Puts" Its Signal On PAS-2

TELE-satellit News, 15 October 1996

The Golf Channel "Puts" Its Signal On PAS-2
  TOKYO, Japan, 96/10/14 (SJI Newswire) -- The Golf Channel is now using
PanAmSat's PAS-2 satellite for full-time program distribution in the
Asia-Pacific Region. The Golf Channel commenced the service in Asia on
October 1 with distribution to television viewers in Japan via the PerfecTV
digital service.  The new PanAmSat service marks The Golf Channel's first
foray outside of the domestic U.S. television market.

  The Golf Channel is transmitted in digital form using the PAS-2 C-band
Pacific Rim Beam via PanAmSat's temporary earth station in Sylmar,
California. In December, the digital transmissions will be transferred to
PanAmSat's permanent Pacific Ocean Region teleport under construction in
Napa, California.

  The PAS-2 satellite currently transmits more than 20 television channels
throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to The Golf Channel, other
digital channels transmitted from PanAmSats California teleport include
Country Music Television, BBC Worldwide Television and Bloomberg Television.

  The Golf Channel offers a variety of golf-related programming such as
how-to programs, interviews and extensive tournament coverage.

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