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Uplink Activity for the Week of 6-27-7 ....


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#1 OFFLINE   JohnH

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 03:02 PM

We always wanted QVC in this slot: :)
137 QVC ADDED TO Tp 11 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

More HD RSNs coming "soon";
377 FOXCN ADDED TO Tp 8 ConUS beam on EchoStar 5 at 129w

378 FOXPT ADDED TO Tp 30 on EchoStar 3 at 61.5w

378 FOXPT ADDED TO Tp 8 ConUS beam on EchoStar 5 at 129w

380 FOXD ADDED TO Tp 8 ConUS beam on EchoStar 5 at 129w

381 STO ADDED TO Tp 8 ConUS beam on EchoStar 5 at 129w

Setanta Sports coming "soon", MAYBE:
406 STNTA ADDED TO Tp 6 on EchoStar 8 at 110w

Major League Baseball Extra Innings is history:
625 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 10 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

626 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 12 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

627 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 24 on EchoStar 8 at 110w

628 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 18 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

629 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 21 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

630 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 21 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

631 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 10 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

632 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 18 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

633 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 18 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

634 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 24 on EchoStar 8 at 110w

635 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 16 on EchoStar 8 at 110w

636 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 18 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

637 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 12 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

638 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 10 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

639 MLB, MLB REMOVED FROM Tp 10 on EchoStar 7 at 119w


5692 KTNL1, KTNLDT REMOVED FROM Tp 14 on EchoStar 2 at 148w

5693 KTNL2, KTNLDT2 REMOVED FROM Tp 14 on EchoStar 2 at 148w



5711 TEMP1 ADDED TO Tp 17 on EchoStar 8 at 110w

5712 TEMP2 ADDED TO Tp 17 on EchoStar 8 at 110w

Birmingham HD Locals warming up:
6495 WJSU ADDED TO Tp 9s12 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

6496 WIAT ADDED TO Tp 9s12 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

6497 WVTM ADDED TO Tp 9s12 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

6498 WBRC ADDED TO Tp 9s12 on EchoStar 7 at 119w


It's Wilmington, North Carolina warming up:
8683 WWAY ADDED TO Tp 29 Spotbeam 2 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w

8684 WILM ADDED TO Tp 29 Spotbeam 2 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w

8685 WECT ADDED TO Tp 27 Spotbeam 2 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w

8686 WSFX ADDED TO Tp 27 Spotbeam 2 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w

8687 WUNJ ADDED TO Tp 27 Spotbeam 2 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w



14516 KDEV3, KDEVDT3 REMOVED FROM Tp 21 on EchoStar 1 at 148w

14517 KDEV4, KDEVDT4 REMOVED FROM Tp 21 on EchoStar 1 at 148w

14518 KDEV5, KDEVDT5 REMOVED FROM Tp 21 on EchoStar 1 at 148w

14631 KSCI3, KSCIDT3 REMOVED FROM Tp 1s5 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

19053 TSN, REMOVED FROM Tp 14 on EchoStar 8 at 110w

36854 DNL10 ADDED TO Tp 21 on EchoStar 9 at 121w

CHANGE COUNT 64


They would not want to imply that these are actually HD Channels, so they changed the EPG names on the following channels:

TNTHD to TNT

ESPHD to ESPN

ES2HD to ESPN2

NFLHD to NFL

HBOHD to HBO

SHOHD to SHO-E

NTGHD to NTGEO

STZHD to STARZ

HGHD to HGTV



7124 KPAX2 became available with a local mapdown of 7

FPCHN 574 and 575 returned to Engineering.

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#2 OFFLINE   slowmo

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 03:22 PM

Yeaaaaahhhhhh! Birmingham HD's warming up!

Looks like they are really sticking to their near-term new markets as announced at the Team Summit meeting. Hopefully, dinner will be ready soon.

#3 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 03:29 PM

With the newer receivers already clearly marking HD channels removing the extra tag makes sense.

Thanks for the update ... more placeholders for HD sports ... let's turn on the ones already there as well! (CSNCHI)

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 03:58 PM

With the newer receivers already clearly marking HD channels removing the extra tag makes sense.

Actually necessary, as there is no room for "HBO-SG-HD" or "HBO-2E-HD" in 5 characters...
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#5 OFFLINE   Darkman

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 04:03 PM

I guess it would be LOGICALLY to assume Setanta is coming soon to DISH for sure then! :)

Would be good news for many...

Thanks for the report, John!

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 04:31 PM

Birmingham HD Locals warming up:
6495 WJSU ADDED TO Tp 9s12 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

6496 WIAT ADDED TO Tp 9s12 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

6497 WVTM ADDED TO Tp 9s12 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

6498 WBRC ADDED TO Tp 9s12 on EchoStar 7 at 119w



YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So much for them moving Spike TV.

#7 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 04:34 PM

Logical but premature. Many channels have come and gone away. :)

Still hoping for the best ... I like new channels - makes bragging easier. :D

BTW: 137 QVC is active.
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:07 PM

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#9 OFFLINE   kstuart

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:08 PM

Logical but premature. Many channels have come and gone away. :)

Still hoping for the best ... I like new channels - makes bragging easier. :D

BTW: 137 QVC is active.


I'm wondering whether QVC paid extra to be right in the middle of the dramatic channels, rather than in the shopping channels.

Back some weeks ago, I heard the following from a Dish contact:

" Dish and Setanta are in the final stages of negotiations, and expect to have positive news very soon. "

Uplinking the channel seems to be positive. :)

Given the usual $15 per month price for Setanta, and only one SD channel bandwidth needed, I can't imagine what would derail it becoming available in the next few weeks.

Remember that each HD channel takes a lot more bandwidth, and until new satellites come online, E* has to weight each HD channel addition carefully (because competitive pressures will mean they won't be getting any further income per HD subscriber for adding any particular HD channel).
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:29 PM

Thanks John !!

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:37 PM

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:51 PM

Remember that each HD channel takes a lot more bandwidth, and until new satellites come online, E* has to weight each HD channel addition carefully (because competitive pressures will mean they won't be getting any further income per HD subscriber for adding any particular HD channel).

I expect both to be weighed appropriately.

SDs are expected to be on all receivers, not just ViP receivers ... that means QPSK MPEG2 that takes up 1/12th of a transponder (or a little more) and is most likely going to be uplinked to premium space on 119° or 110°.

New HD channels are only expected to be on ViP receivers ... that's 8PSK MPEG4 with up 6 channels per transponder ... 1/6th of a transponder. They can also be uplinked to 61.5° and 129° (and space exists).

New part time sports channels take up even less space ... the only issue is the evening when more than six channels are active with HD at the same time. (Which is why a 24x7 network like CSNCHI is harder to put up than all the part time channels).
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 07:32 PM

Thanks John! Some good news and bad news for sports fans.

What was on channel "19053 TSN" that was removed?

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:32 PM

SDs are expected to be on all receivers, not just ViP receivers



What better way to push the swap to mpeg4 compression than bringing SD channels on in mpeg4 also. New additions =mpeg4 and that drives the adoption of mpeg4 hardware.

While SD is expected, it doesn't necessarily mean it makes sense at this time. It would be more advantageous to plunge in like they did with HD. You want it? You get a VIP receiver.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:34 PM

Setanta coming soon... fingers are crossed!:hurah: Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!:D

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 09:09 PM

Thanks John! Some good news and bad news for sports fans.

What was on channel "19053 TSN" that was removed?

Whatever it was .. it was something "virtual / open tv, etc" anyhow.. Not like a normal channel .. TNGTony doesn't even list those on his chart

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 06:41 AM

This is good news on Setanta. D* has had it now for over two years and they claim they reached their two-year subscriber goal in very first year. E* certainly has been missing out not mention all of the soccer fans that switched.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 06:45 AM

Still no word on Comcast Sports HD in Chicago.
And how about Golf Channel HD now that they have all the Thursday/Friday PGA coverage? Couldn't they throw that onto one of the 'special events' HD channels until a full time transponder becomes available on the new satellites?

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 09:12 AM

With the newer receivers already clearly marking HD channels removing the extra tag makes sense.

Thanks for the update ... more placeholders for HD sports ... let's turn on the ones already there as well! (CSNCHI)


Flip the switch on FSN North HD also.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 09:44 AM

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