It is called "must carry" suddenly they have to put on a bunch of channels that they thought they could get by not putting on... They lost the court cases... now it is pack em in until more birds get up to handle it.
Maybe, maybe not. E* could vacate some TPs at 110, test there, and put E*8 into service quicker. Instead of testing at 129, then moving to 110, then testing further.Originally posted by Marcus S
Channel shuffling would be premature as E*8 is going to sit at 129 for awhile.
There is just as much chance that they could do the same thing to the Telstar 7 bird at 129. In other words, the chance is slim enough that it's just not a factor in the decision on where to test it.Originally posted by Marcus S
I don't think E* would want to take a chance and knock down say *D's bird if solar panels did not deploy, boosters did not fire correctly, or onboard computer problems surfaced.