PanAm Launching Satellite for HDTV

John Corn

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Sep 6, 2003
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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut company is launching a satellite this week as a platform for distributing high definition television programs in the United States.

PanAmSat Corp., based in Wilton, Conn., on Wednesday will launch Galaxy 13/Horizons-1, which will be home to the first grouping, or neighborhood, of high definition programs in the United States on one satellite, company officials said.

Creating the neighborhood will encourage cable systems to set aside more capacity for high definition programing, said Tom Watts, a satellite analyst with SG Cowen.

The satellite would serve content providers who could ultimately provide high definition television programs to as many as 50 million households, company officials said.
This means more HD content for both cable and satellite I am guessing. It is now up to the cable or satellite provider to come up with the extra bandwidth for those HD channels.

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