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#1 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 11:42 AM

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.

Edited by Sixto, 02 July 2012 - 09:05 AM.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:09 AM

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...ment_key=808653

Earth Station E090076: http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=808649

Earth Station E070027: http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=808651


Here's the original STA:

Request: http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=784407

Grant: http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=805050


This may just be an indication that the Drift will begin shortly.

All discussion here:

http://www.dbstalk.c...d.php?p=2409058


Edited by Sixto, 31 March 2010 - 11:45 AM.
Added the Earth Station information

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:11 PM

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:

http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=172832

All discussion in this thread: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=174546

Edited by Sixto, 05 April 2010 - 07:38 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 10:14 PM

There has been another STA filed today for an extension of 30 days for testing.

DirecTV 12 - SAT-STA-20100415-00077
Earth Station - SES-STA-INTR2010-01188
Earth Station - SES-STA-INTR2010-01189
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:50 AM

With all the news, didn't update the thread!

DIRECTV Extends Its HD lead With Over 160 HD Channels

MSNBC HD, ESPNU HD, Travel Channel HD, Hallmark Channel HD, Lifetime HD and Univision HD Are Among the New HD Channels to Begin launching in May

http://www.directv.c...ssetId=P6770018


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http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=175952


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Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:01 PM

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.
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 06:58 AM

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.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:52 PM

The D12 Drift to 103° has begun!

D12 is at 87.8°.

Discussion here: http://www.dbstalk.c...313#post2444313

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.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:35 PM

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...ment_key=815158


GREAT news in the long term.

All discussion here: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=176796

Edited by Sixto, 07 May 2010 - 04:27 PM.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:56 AM

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.c...d.php?p=2451022

WooHoo!
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:04 PM

We have signal from D12!

All discussion here: http://www.dbstalk.c...d.php?p=2452524
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:11 AM

D12 is officially in operation, per this filing with the FCC:

http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=816778


The first HD channels are expected from D12 next Wednesday (5/19) 6am ET.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:23 AM

Boeing Completes On-orbit Handover of DirecTV-12 Satellite:

http://boeing.mediar...?s=43&item=1208


Discussion here: http://www.dbstalk.c...254#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:

http://investor.dire...eleaseID=470358


Discussion here: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=177320

Edited by Sixto, 17 May 2010 - 12:46 PM.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:06 AM

D12 is "live"!

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 01:19 PM

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...erC/File Number

Details: http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=819358


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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:29 PM

Another FCC Filing to clarify that the new D10 STA from yesterday, hopefully effective 6/2/2010 for 30 days, will include the movement of D10 back to it's original location.

FCC Filing (5/26/2010):

http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=819504


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Posted 16 June 2010 - 06:05 AM

The D10 amelioration process is now complete, and D10 is back online.

All national HD from D10, that was temporarily on D12, is now back on D10.

Details here: http://www.dbstalk.c...d.php?p=2501307

Discussion (for only a short remaining time) here: http://www.dbstalk.c...d.php?p=2501309
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:15 AM

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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Posted 24 June 2010 - 03:30 PM

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:

http://www.dbstalk.c...904#post2511904


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:33 AM

7 Cinema HD added today (6/28/2010):

http://www.dbstalk.c...d.php?p=2515257


130-134 and 159-160.

128-129 (2) switched to 1080p.
New 130-134 (5) are also 1080p.

Still expect 1 more at 135 (D12 9407 TEST).

All discussion here:

http://www.dbstalk.c...d.php?p=2515266


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