ABC Affiliates on Ku-Band (1998)

JosephHolloway1998

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As shown in that link, ABC had Full time Ku-Band Transponder Services on Telstar 4, transponder 9, Telstar 4, transponder 12 and GSTAR-4, transponder 11. Those feeds on Telstar 4 Ku and GSTAR4 were mostly for Satellite Newsgathering feeds. Their primary satellites on Ku-band were SBS-6, Telstar 4, Telstar 5 and GSTAR-4.
 

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Speaking of all that, WJXX had a newsmagazine program called "ABC 25 Tonight" leading to the launch of a full-fledged news department in December 1997, that program was also being simulcast on WBSG Brunswick, GA as a semi-satellite of WJXX (which had it's own-standalone 11PM newscast prior to WJXX's news launch) whose WB affiliation moved over to WJWB-TV (formerly WJKS-TV which discontinued its ABC affiliation in February 1997).
 

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The Ku side of Spacenet 3R also carried newsfeeds from Florida (including WJXX Jacksonville/WBSG Brunswick (owned by Allbritton Communications at the time), WCJB Ocala/Gainesville, WPLG Miami, WPBF West Palm Beach, WFTV Orlando, WEAR Mobile-Pensacola (owned by Sinclair), WTXL Tallahassee, WMBB Panama City, WZVN Naples, WFTS Tampa Bay, WWSB Sarasota, Central Florida News 13 (Cable), Bay News 9 (Cable) etc....) in addition to the NyNet/Sunnysat, Oregon Ed-Net and NY State Lotto feeds.
 

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