TS News - Orbit To Split Service, Begin PPV

TELE-satellit News, 19 November 1996

Orbit To Split Service, Begin PPV
  CAIRO, Egypt, 96/11/19 (SatME) -- The Orbit Satellite Television & Radio
Network will be introducing Pay-Per-View (PPV) services to the Arab world
as early as the first half of 1997.

  Orbit has announced plans to split its transmissions between two
satellites: Intelsat 705 at 18 West, reaching North Africa and Europe, and
Intelsat 703 at 57 East reaching the Middle East. The line-up of each
service will be specifically tailored for the geographical area targeted,
and will be available on small dishes. Orbit has acquired additional
transponder capacity on Intelsat 703 in order to accomodate the PPV service
and the additional line-up of nine STAR TV channels.

  By: Henk C. Room
  Source: Sat-Mideast
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