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Are the Spaceway's full?
Posted 10 July 2007 - 07:16 AM
With only 59? markets launched, even best case at 5 channels per market, that is less than 300 channels.
Are the Spaceway's full? Or was D* waiting to see if D*10 launched before using up the additional capacity on the Spaceway's just in case.
It seems D* has not announced any new HD LIL markets since October. (The ones launched this year were part of that announcement.)
Posted 10 July 2007 - 07:45 AM
Now that D10 is launched, once they get that thing working you will see a pretty agressive HD roll-out; nationals AND locals.
Posted 10 July 2007 - 08:21 AM
Posted 10 July 2007 - 03:14 PM
I figured they were keeping the capacity in case of a failure of D*10, but 75 markets is just 16 more than they have now. I would think they would have the capacity and contingency space to add more than 16 mare markets once D*10 is up and running.
The Spaceway birds are far from being fully utilized. From what I have been able to gather - they have not added more DMA's or more channels to existing lit markets in order to leverage their capacity in the event of a delay or some issue with D10. ........ They still say that they are working towards 75 markets for HD lils by end of 2007, and should have no problems getting there with a successful deployment of D10 in September as expected..
Of course, I am in market #67, so I am hoping for sooner and not later.