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when did dishnetwork launch their sat 129 ?


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#1 OFFLINE   jaytin

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:38 PM

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 OFFLINE   BobaBird

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:47 PM

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.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:48 PM

E*5 was owned by Echostar hence the name.
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#4 OFFLINE   jaytin

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:42 PM

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 ?

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:57 PM

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 ?

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."

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:46 AM

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.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:24 AM

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.


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.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:44 PM

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.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:11 PM

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).
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:20 PM

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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