FCC grants VOOM more capacity

AndyMon

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FCC grants VOOM more capacity

The FCC denied Echostar's request to renew its temporary authority
on the two unassigned transponders at 61.5 degrees, and granted
Rainbow's request to use these two transponders (23 & 24).

Dish has HDTV PPV and standard PPV channels on these two
transponders, which must be vacated by October 8, 2003.

Rainbow will now have 13 transponders (rather than 11) with which to
work at 61.5
 

AndyMon

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From FCC Daily Digest:

ECHOSTAR SATELLITE CORPORATION AND RAINBOW DBS COMPANY, LLC. Granted
Rainbow's request for special temporary authority. Denied EchoStar's
request to renew its special temporary authority. Action by: the
Commission. Adopted: 10/01/2003 by O&A. (DA No. 03-3024). IB
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_publ...A-03-3024A1.doc
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_publ...A-03-3024A1.pdf
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_publ...A-03-3024A1.txt

This is lifted from John H's post at DBSTalk
 

Stargazer

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It seems as if the FCC seen that Rainbow's Voom needed the capacity a lot worse than Dish especially considering they are getting more space at 105 and 121.
 

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