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Satellite & National HD - Status/Notification: WeatherNation HD (361) added 12/16/13

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Mar 27, 2010.

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  1. Sixto

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    For those that would like to be notified of any "significant" DirecTV Satellite or DirecTV National HD News, you can subscribe to this Thread.

    This thread will remain CLOSED, but the posts below will always contain the most recent "significant" news items.
     
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  2. Sixto

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    D12 FCC Filing (3/31/2010):
    "DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC requests an extension of its Special Temporary Authority to drift the DIRECTV 12 satellite from the 76 degree W.L. orbital location to its licensed orbital location. DIRECTV accepts the same terms and conditions applicable under the STA currently in force."

    D12: http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=808653

    Earth Station E090076: http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=808649

    Earth Station E070027: http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=808651

    Here's the original STA:
    This may just be an indication that the Drift will begin shortly.

    All discussion here:
     
  3. Apr 5, 2010 #3 of 68
    Sixto

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    Since mid-February, there's been guide data that hints at prep work for D12.

    There's now guide data to further suggest that the following HD channels may eventually make their way to 24x7 on DirecTV.
    AMC HD (#2)
    ESPNU HD (#4)
    HBO2 East HD & HBO2 West HD (#5)
    MSNBC HD (#7)
    WGN HD (#9)
    IFC HD (#10)

    GolTV HD (#52)
    TMC Xtra HD East (#56)
    FSN Cincinnati HD (#67)
    FSN Ohio HD (#78)
    FSN Florida HD (#60)
    3D PPV HD (#84)

    (D12 Poll Ranking in parenthesis)​

    While it's not a guarantee that these channels will appear, it does seem likely, just based on their names appearing in the guide data.

    With the recent return of Versus, and the list above, it would satisfy 7 of the top-10 HD channels from the recent D12 Poll: All discussion in this thread: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=174546
     
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    With today's approvals, now have all the approvals for completion of testing and the Drift:
    At 76°, there's D12 testing and earth station communication, total of 3 STA's.
    D12 was approved 2/13/2010 to 3/15/2010.
    Then extended 3/19/2010 to 4/19/2010.
    Then extended 4/18/2010 to 5/18/2010. Approved today.

    Earth Station (2) Communication was approved 2/12/2010 to 3/12/2010.
    Then extended 3/19/2010 to 4/19/2010.
    Then extended 4/22/2010 to 5/22/2010. Approved yesterday.
    For the Drift, there's D12 and earth station communication, total of 3 STA's.
    D12 was approved 3/8/2010 to 4/6/2010.
    Then extended 4/26/2010 to 5/26/2010. Approved today.

    Earth Station (2) Communication was approved 3/8/2010 to 4/6/2010.
    Then extended 4/7/2010 to 5/7/2010.
    May also still need another request for Drift past 5/7/2010 if necessary.

    The only other possible requirement is an approval past 5/7 for earth station communication during the Drift.
     
  7. Sixto

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    Two new national HD added today (4/28).

    Univision East HD (402) and Telefutura West HD (408).

    Univision HD is on D11 Transponder 14, replaced Cinema HD 130.

    Not yet sure which satellite Telefutura West HD is on. It's not on D10/D11.

    All discussion/comment should be in the appropriate thread.
     
  8. May 4, 2010 #8 of 68
    Sixto

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    The D12 Drift to 103° has begun!

    D12 is at 87.8°.

    Discussion here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2444313#post2444313

    Code:
    Name			DirecTV-12
    NORAD #			36131
    Epoch (UTC)		05-04-2010 04:32:39
    Orbit # at Epoch	134
    Inclination		0.085
    RA of A. Node		60.602
    Eccentricity		0.0013857
    Argument of Perigee	253.640
    Revs per day		0.99591243
    Period			24h 05m 54s (1445.90 min)
    Semi-major axis		42 357 km
    Perigee x Apogee	35 920 x 36 037 km
    Element number / age	171 / 0 day(s)
    
    Lon			87.7679° W
    Lat			0.0352° N
    Alt (km)		35 999.660
    
    [B][U] # [/u] [u] Date[/u] [u]GMT  [/u] [u]Perigee[/u]  [u]Apogee[/u] [u]  Gap [/u] [u]Chg-Hrs[/u] [u]  Day  [/u] [u]  Long  [/u] [u]  Lat  [/u] [u]Inclin[/u][/B]
    171 05-04 04:32 35,920 x 36,037    117+114.46H 126.17D  87.77°W  0.04°N  0.09°
    170 04-29 10:05 35,777 x 35,796     19 +24.24H 121.40D  76.03°W  0.06°S  0.09°
    169 04-28 09:50 35,776 x 35,797     21 + 7.49H 120.39D  76.03°W  0.05°S  0.09°
    168 04-28 02:20 35,779 x 35,795     16 +19.15H 120.08D  76.01°W  0.05°N  0.08°
    167 04-27 07:12 35,778 x 35,795     17 + 1.98H 119.28D  75.99°W  0.01°S  0.08°
    
    [URL="http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=164555"]Post#1[/URL] has the complete history. The last 5 updates are above.
    
     
  9. May 7, 2010 #9 of 68
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    And now we have the answer ... :)

    Big news (5/7/2010):
    "DirecTV 10 is currently operating at the 102.815° orbital location. As DirecTV has previously informed the Commission, that satellite suffered a post launch anomaly that has limited the capacity available in certain local markets. DirecTV believes that it can ameliorate this condition, but will need to discontinue commercial service from the satellite and relocate it slightly so that it is not within the cluster of it's other operational satellites. Accordingly, DirecTV intends to move DirecTV 10 to the 102.6° position to conduct the restorative procedure. During this migration, DirecTV 10 will continue to provide service to subscribers. However, over the course of this migration, DirecTV intends to transfer all traffic from DirecTV 10 to DirecTV 12, DirecTV's newest satellite which has just completed in-orbit testing and is expected to arrive at the nominal 103° location on or about May 11, 2010. At the conclusion of the STA period, the satellite will be in a position for the corrective procedure to be attempted."

    http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=815158

    GREAT news in the long term.

    All discussion here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=176796
     
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    It's looks like D12 is Home Sweet Home!

    The data does have one of those funky time stamps, so we might see an update, but it looks like D12 has reached it's final destination.

    All discussion here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2451022

    WooHoo!
     
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    Boeing Completes On-orbit Handover of DirecTV-12 Satellite:
    Discussion here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2459254#post2459254

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    DIRECTV to Offer Local Channels in 172 Markets Including 16 New Markets in HD

    More Than 97 Percent of U.S. TV Homes Will Have Access to Local Channels from DIRECTV; Roll Out of New Local Markets to Begin in June:

    Discussion here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=177320
     
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    D10 FCC Filing (5/25/2010):
    This is the D10 Special Temporary Authority (STA) for testing after the D10 corrective action is complete.

    "DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC requests Special Temporary Authority for 30 days to repeat an abbreviated set of in-orbit tests on the DIRECTV 10 satellite at the 102.6 WL location"

    Application: http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws...=V_SITE_ANTENNA_FREQ.file_numberC/File+Number

    Details: http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=819358

    All discussion here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2472963
     
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    14 new HD today:
    • Lifetime HD - 252 LIFEHD D12 14 1010
    • Hallmark HD - 312 HALLHD D12 12 1020
    • HBO2 East HD - 502 HB2eHD D12 13 1040
    • HBO Zone HD - 509 HBOZHD D12 16 1040
    • Starz in Black HD - 530 SBLKHD D12 19 1030
    • Starz Cinema HD - 531 SCINHD D12 14 1030
    • Encore East HD - 535 ENCeHD D12 19 1040
    • Showtime Beyond HD - 550 SHBYHD D12 19 1010
    • Showtime Next HD - 551 SHNXHD D12 17 1040
    • Showtime Women HD - 552 ShWmHD D12 18 1030
    • The Movie Channel XTra HD - 556 TMCXHD D12 18 1040
    • FSN Florida HD - 654 FSFLHD D12 17 1010
    • CSN Bay Area HD - 696 CSNBHD D12 18 1050
    • CSN California HD - 698 CSCAHD D12 19 1050
    2 new SD:
    • Free Speech TV - 348 FSTV FT D12 17 1030
    • Golden Eagle Broadcasting - 363 GEB FT D12 14 1050
    All discussion here:
     
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    D10 has now returned to it's originally assigned location.

    All should now be back to normal.

    D10, D11, and D12 are now fully "live" with no outstanding activities scheduled ... other then launching new stuff! :)

    All discussion here:
     
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