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#21 OFFLINE   rcwilcox



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Posted 20 April 2005 - 11:16 PM

. This is one of those quiet nights where I'd like to put on Worship TV or one of the music video channels.


To me Worship alone is worth it good luck

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#22 OFFLINE   Michael P

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:05 PM

I thought that MPEG4 was only being used for HD transponders. Nothing on SA is in HD (heck with the amount of compression they use it's a stretch to say the current offerings are SD :lol: )

#23 OFFLINE   rvd420



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Posted 12 May 2005 - 05:08 PM

Good point but actually SA owns several more transponders so they could have had more bandwidth now they just decided to lease them to E* rather than use that bandwidth themselves.

SA did not decide to "lease" the TPs to E*. SA worked out a barter arrangement where SA allows E* to use some of the TPs (6 if I remember correctly) in exchange for the remaining SA TPs to be carried on E3 as well as uplink and billing.

The arrangemt with SA is for the life of E3. Without E* SA would not be in business. They don't have the funds to built their own bird, not the money to built an uplink facility or handle billing. (all of which is done by E*)

So in a nut shell without E* SA would be dead.

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