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Archive for November 5th, 2009

HDTV – An Introduction

November 5th, 2009 by

HDTV stands for High Definition Television, and if you live in the USA, Australia, or Japan you may already have experienced it. This article explains what HDTV is and how it differs from NTSC or PAL TV.
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Construction of two new Ekspress satellites has begun

November 5th, 2009 by

At the request of the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems (ISS) has started the construction of the Ekspress-AM5 and Ekspress-AM6 telecommunications satellites.
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New order strengthens COM DEV’s UHF business

November 5th, 2009 by

International Ltd. , announced that it has been awarded a contract valued in excess of US$7 million to provide UHF equipment for a satellite payload.
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L-3 Telemetry-West to provide test software for GPS III

November 5th, 2009 by

L-3 Telemetry-West (L-3 TW), a division of L-3 Communications, announced that it has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin Space Systems company (LMSSC) to supply a Command, Control, Communications, and Monitor (C3M) system used in factory testing on the GPS III Program.
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NSS-9 connects Solomon Islands to the Internet

November 5th, 2009 by

SES World Skies announced Solomon Telekom has signed an agreement for satellite capacity to extend its broadband services across the Solomon Islands.
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Asia pay-TV figures higher than rest-of-world combined

November 5th, 2009 by

The Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) announced new data for subscription TV penetration across the Asia Pacific, noting that the region now has 326 million pay-TV, up 26 million homes in 2009.
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