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post #196 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-16, 03:20 AM
 
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when can we start phoning Shaw Direct and start bugging them about when we get the HD channels
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post #197 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-16, 04:34 AM
 
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Good stuff!
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post #198 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-16, 08:49 AM
 
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ILS Proton Successfully Launches Anik G1 for Telesat

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The ILS Proton lifted off from Pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 12:36 a.m. today local time (April 15: 6:36 p.m. GMT and 2:36 p.m. EDT). Utilizing the standard 5-burn Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) mission design, the Breeze M successfully released the Anik G1 satellite into orbit after a 9 hour and 13 minute mission.
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Anik G1 will be positioned at 107.3 degrees West longitude where it will be co-located with Telesat’s Anik F1 satellite effectively doubling both the C-band and Ku-band transponders serving South America from the 107.3 degrees West orbital location.
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post #199 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-16, 08:56 AM
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I believe Telesat takes over from here. They usually are making adjustments and testing for 3-4 weeks. I'd imagine by Mid-May Shaw Direct will be able to start utilizing the transponders.
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post #200 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-16, 09:14 AM
 
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On channel 988 it says June month but I hope it's sooner. It says launching over 100 New HD channels this June.
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post #201 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-16, 10:14 AM
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15 years is typical.

Shaw is just a tenant. Telesat is who has to plan for a replacement.

AFAIK, The X-Ku license is a one time thing, so unless they get an exception, any replacement satellite may not have Canadian X-Ku capability.
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post #202 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-16, 11:17 AM
 
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There is 1 Reverse DBS transponder on G1 for testing purposes. If Shaw Direct is still in business when F2 is to be replaced (2022 to 2023 timeframe); Telesat wants the option of launching a Ku/Reverse DBS satellite to offer 64 transponders.

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post #203 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-17, 03:05 PM
 
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Shaw has launched more info on their website about Anik G1

http://www.shawdirect.ca/promotions/...c_id=m1_launch
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post #204 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-17, 03:13 PM
 
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ROTFLMAO...

I don't think I have ever used that acronym, but this time it's appropriate. Glad I wasn't drinking coffee or it would have gone out my nose.

According to the SD marketing people the new satellite is "carrying a full payload of the best HD content in the solar system."
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post #205 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-17, 05:26 PM
 
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Glad to hear it really didn't blow up , you guys have been awhile for new channels.
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post #206 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-17, 08:45 PM
 
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even more awesomely hilarious, Shaw's answer to Peter Puck....Beam!

http://www.shawdirect.ca/promotions/english/beam/

I think beam sorta looks like Eve from wall-e. call me humanist, i think all robots kinda look alike.
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post #207 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-17, 09:27 PM
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Beam is the "newest member of the team" then you click on the link and "he's been up here for 15 years" tending to their satellites.

Who writes this stuff? 16 year olds for 8 year olds?

Or do 30 somethings actually believe a robot has been floating around in space maintaining Telesat satellites on behalf of Shaw!!!

Anyway we won't get anymore info until it's "in orbit".

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post #208 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-17, 10:06 PM
 
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It's a marketing strategy, and if people are talking about it - regardless of whether it's positive or negative - it seems to be working!
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post #209 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-18, 01:18 AM
 
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Is it any different from when Bell used the beavers? Gzink, as snickerdoodles stated, it's a marketing strategy. Grab yourself a beer and take life a little less seriously
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post #210 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-04-18, 03:15 PM
 
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looking at that ''Beam'' promo I think Shaw marketing department thinks most clients are retarded... I really think they do it's totally ridicullous
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