Job Opening at Skyangel: Broadcast Engineer

mattb

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Came across this :

http://www.skyangel.com/About/Career.asp?IdS=00136B-ED74A00&x=002|007|001&~=

Looks like they plan to build an Uplink in Cleveland, TN and not Flordia. I guess that logical, you dont want your whole DBS service to go down everytime a hurricane goes thru.

If their hiring a Broadcast Engineer, I would suspect they may be closer to an uplink facility than they have been in the past.


--Matt
 
jegrant

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That is interesting. Hopefully it does indicate they're getting closer.
 
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With the current troubles getting Echostar to fix the uplink, they may have decided they need to get their own uplink going quickly.
 
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very interesting, Cleveland, TN is an hour or so drive from me. Maybe I need to check it out? they may have other plans as well brewing.
 
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Yes I was told at the Satellite Expo they were abandoning the idea of having the uplink in Florida and we going to build on in TN. I didn't say anything because I was told a press release would be coming out within a few days but I have not seen anything yet.

I do hope SkyAngel can get their uplink running ASAP, Dish Network is killing these guys by not playing nice (thats my opinion of course)
 
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The only problem is even with their own uplink facility they are still at mercy of E* until they build and launch their on DBS satellite at 61.5

If Skyangel took on uplinking their own content to E-3, wonder if E* would cut some slack and let them have a transponder back??? I would suspect that skyangel doing their own uplinking would save Echostar some resources.

If Skyangel started doing their own activations, how would that play for folks that have E* and SA* both? Wouldnt seperate authorzation systems create issues?

Will be interesting to see how things play out.
 

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