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when did dishnetwork launch their sat 129 ?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by jaytin, May 5, 2009.

  1. May 5, 2009 #1 of 10
    jaytin

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    I was curious to know the date of dishnetwork launched their sat 129 aka ceil2 ?
    By the way why they call it ceil2 ? I heard they call it echostar5 as well.
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  2. May 5, 2009 #2 of 10
    BobaBird

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    The company they lease it from calls it Ciel II. It was launched on Dec 10 and we first saw channels from it on Feb 3.

    E*5 is a different satellite that had been providing service (using the term loosely here) at 129° until a few weeks ago. Last week it started its move to 148° which is being discussed in another thread.

    More at http://www.dishuser.org/satellites.php
     
  3. May 5, 2009 #3 of 10
    jclewter79

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    E*5 was owned by Echostar hence the name.
     
  4. May 6, 2009 #4 of 10
    jaytin

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    Bobabird, So you mean they will move all channels from 129 to 148 sooner or later. Wondering what about the dish customs have their dishes already pointed at 129 ?
    It must be a big job for them.
    But why dish want HD channels on 148 in the first place ?
     
  5. May 6, 2009 #5 of 10
    phrelin

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    No, they moved all the HD off of E-5 and put them on Ceil II while both were at 129°, then they started moving E-5. For all intents and purpose E-5 was nearly dead. The speculation is that it is being moved to 148° as a "placeholder."
     
  6. May 6, 2009 #6 of 10
    Raymie

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    EchoStar has an about-dead bird at 148, E*1. E*2 went last year and E*1 is likely to depart us soon too.
     
  7. May 6, 2009 #7 of 10
    rocatman

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    E-1 is suppose to be moved to 77 W to help out E-8 after E-5 arrives at 148 W. E-2 went dead just before it was to be moved to 77 W so I am sure Dish is crossing its fingers that E-1 won't meet the same fate. As a side note E-5 was also known as Ciel-1 since it was flagged as a Canadian satellite at 129 W, a Canadian DBS slot.
     
  8. May 8, 2009 #8 of 10
    shadough

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    So all programming migrated to Ciel2. Was anything else changed? Encryption? or anything of that nature? I have a customer who lost all service to 129 earlier this week. Curious why.
     
  9. May 8, 2009 #9 of 10
    scooper

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    More details on the customer would be nice -

    But yes - there is a new Encryption going out that requires new Smartcards for all but the very latest receivers (in terms of manufacture date).
     
  10. shadough

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    he has some weird receiver I've never heard of. I think it has the 1000.2 dish? that sound right? (I think 1000.4 was eatern arc; its been awhile:). Not sure if he has a DP-44 or not, I know he was looking for one.
     

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