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DIRECTV Completes Testing of DIRECTV 4S

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  1. raj2001

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    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/aboutus/headline.jsp?id=12_19_2002A

    DIRECTV Completes Testing of DIRECTV 4S; Spot Beam Satellite Ready for Local Channel Service Dec. 27
    DIRECTV announced today that it has completed testing on DIRECTV 4S, its new spot beam satellite, and all systems are performing as expected.


    El Segundo, CA Dec 19, 2002 The satellite, a Boeing 601HP, is being maneuvered into position at the primary DIRECTV orbital slot at 101 degrees West Longitude (WL) where it will be handed over to DIRECTV by Boeing mission control and ready for service by year end. DIRECTV 4S is scheduled for hand-over on Dec. 21 and will begin transmission of nearly 400 DIRECTV local channels to 41markets on Dec. 27. DIRECTV 4S was launched from the Guiana Space Center on Nov. 26 and will enable DIRECTV to meet the federal must carry requirement by the Jan. 1, 2002 effective date.


    DIRECTV is the nation's leading digital satellite television service provider with more than 10.3 million customers. DIRECTV and the Cyclone Design logo are trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of Hughes Electronics Corporation. HUGHES is the world's leading provider of digital television entertainment, broadband services, satellite-based private business networks, and global video and data broadcasting. The earnings of HUGHES, a unit of General Motors Corporation, are used to calculate the earnings per share attributable to the General Motors Class H common stock (NYSE: GMH). Visit DIRECTV on the World Wide Web at DIRECTV.com.
     
  2. Curtis0620

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    This is an old press release from last year with the wrong year.
     
  3. AJ2086

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    This isnt true, dont you think we would have heard all the big news already, espeacially about the launch.
     
  4. James_F

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    This was HUGE about a year ago. Do a search on this site or the other one and see what happened. Remember the addition of more locals on DirecTV? That was this guy...
     
  5. jch464

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    That press release appears on directv.com dated 12-19-02
     
  6. James_F

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    And it should be dated 12-19-01.
     
  7. jch464

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    I agree with that, if you search the archives it appears dated 12 - 27 - 01 with the same exact text. Somehow it was regenerated on 12-19-02.
     
  8. James_F

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    They redesigned their website a couple days ago. Something must have happened to that press release during that upgrade. :shrug:
     
  9. lba02

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    I E-Mailed DirecTV about the press release getting re-dated. DirecTV has taken the press release off of their website.
     
  10. Geronimo

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    The same release went out on the YAhoo boards.
     
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