NBC Affiliates on Ku-Band Satellite (1997)

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  1. comfortably_numb

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    New York State Lottery, Oregon Education Network and NY Net. That's it.
     
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    No. Look at the charts.

    None.

    Must be some sort of conspiracy. Did you forget your helmet on the short bus this morning, son?
     
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    just that? but what about the ABC affiliate/SNG feeds on Telstar 4 Ku and G-Star 4, Fox SNG feeds on Telstar 5 Ku (before Echostar's Sky Vista DBS service resided on the dish), and the CBS & Chris-Craft TV News (UPN) feeds on G-Star 4? (I'm not sure what the G-Star 3 satellite had before it reached end of service in Sept. 1998).
     
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    You just said it. Feeds. They come. They go. Randomly. That's what happens, my dude.

    Thank you. Please drive thru.
     
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    wait!, before I drive thru what about the G-Star 3 feeds before it reached end of service in Sept. 1998?
     
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    Go look at the charts, Joseph. Maybe the reptilian elite illuminati overloads hijacked all the signals as part of their master plan?.
     
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    Oh, but were there any WB news feeds on Ku? especially after the G4 communications satellite failure? (KTLA/Los Angeles, WGN/Chicago, KWGN/Denver, WPHL/Philadelphia, WPIX/New York City, WLVI/Boston, WCKF/Orlando, WBZL/Miami Ft. Lauderdale (newscast produced by NBC6), KPLR/St. Louis etc...), the brackets I've mentioned above were the only WB stations that had news divisions at the time (KPWB/Sacramento was one of them, but they became a UPN affiliate after Paramount bought the station & renamed it KMAX-TV).
     
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    I have a question for you, Joseph. There was an occasional RCA Communications feed on Satcom K1 Tr 22 Ku @85w on 5/15/1988. Where did it move to after 2002? Please, I need to know for my research purposes and archive documentation reasons.
     
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    +bill1 by the way Satcom K1 went out of service in late-June 1997. I'm not sure where the RCA Communications feed moved to, but I'm looking into that.
     
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    ‘RCA’ Communications was long gone by 1997.

    General Electric bought RCA in 1986, what had been RCA Americom had became GE Americom long before then.
     
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    +bobvick Oh, I see but what about the WB Network feeds (which moved over to Galaxy 6 (after the G4 shutdown), but was reserved for C-Band viewers) especially the news feeds? (KTLA/Los Angeles, KWGN/Denver, WGN/Chicago, WPIX/New York City, WPHL/Philadelphia, WKCF/Orlando, WLVI/Boston, KPLR/St. Louis, WBZL/Miami Ft. Lauderdale, KNVA/Austin) since that's what Ku was mainly for.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that transponderman is a user that was banned fron Rick's before and is now using another user name. That or a strange coincidence that they type exactly the same way with way too many commas and a lot of unnecessary caps.
     
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    I'm not trolling, but I'd still need to know which Ku transponders carried the WB news feeds at the time? (KTLA/Los Angeles, WPIX/New York City, WGN/Chicago, KWGN/Denver, WPHL/Philadelphia, WLVI/Boston, KPLR/St. Louis, WKCF/Orlando, KNVA/Austin, WBZL/Miami Ft. Lauderdale etc...)
     
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    Why do you "need to know" this information? There must be some purpose to all your inquiries beyond simply increasing your knowledge of the industry's history. Writing a book, thesis, etc?
     
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    +NYDutch I'd like to know all this information because it can't be found anywhere, plus it's part of my hobby (other than it being for research & archival purposes).
     
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    So the correct term would be "I'd like to know..." then, rather than "I need to know...". Ok, I can understand that.
     
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    +NYDutch corrected it.
     
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    I’ll make a statement regarding your ‘curiosity’ about, I assume TVRO in the 1990s. You seem to be under the impression that Ku-Band reception was what the average satellite user went after, nothing could be farther from the truth. I couldn’t guess a percentage, but very few installations had Ku band capability in the 1980s and 1990s, and any Ku only reception was practically non existent, the only exceptions being commercial and some educational use. The average home satellite user used a C-Band system. ALL VCII and in the clear cable programming was on C-Band. To my knowledge, outside of message boards and BBS boards, there were NO wild feed lists for Ku-Band feeds in the 1990s. There were wild feed lists for C-Band in Orbit, OnSat, and SatelliteTV Week. You are asking questions that NO ONE REMEMBERS the answers to. If you were more interested in C-Band, and were more upfront about what you are wanting with all of this information, and didn’t try to CORRECT and second guess people who were THERE at the time, before you were probably even ALIVE, then you might get a bit more help. Frankly, the things you are asking about, no one probably even knew, and if they did, it has been 20 plus years, and no one REMEMBERS the answer to.


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