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October 28th, 2015

PacTV Is Dishing Up Additional Downlink Capabilities

[Satnews] Pacific  Television  Center  (PacTV), an independent transmission  and  production  company,  has  increased its global downlink capabilities by 24 percent with its recent developments in London.

Since  launching  in  2012,  PacTV’s  DOD  has  been  providing  unlimited  downlinks  to  its clients from a wide assortment of fixed satellite dishes at the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles. PacTV offers these services for a flat monthly rate, converting a daunting, variable cost into a very manageable fixed value.

In 2014, PacTV launched a strategic alliance with MediaCorp, which expanded the product offering into Singapore. As for PacTV London, six  fixed  dishes have been commissioned at  its new,  larger facility that the company recently moved into. Included at the new location are four fixed dishes on Eutelsat 7A/7B, Eutelsat 10A, Hot Bird 13, Intelsat 10-02 and THOR 5/6/7.

While not included in Downlinks on Demand, there are two additional steerable dishes in  London  with an arc ranging from 37.5 degrees West  to 45 degrees  East.  This  arc includes  broadcast  critical  satellites  such  as Amos  2/3, Astra  2,  Hispasat 1D/1E, Eutelsat  5W (Ku-),  Eutelsat  8  and  NSS-7.

PacTV  has  also  made steerable downlinks available at an additional charge. With this  enhancement, PacTV London will have the  capability  of  s eeing  THOR  at .8 degrees West and  eeing Ku-  satellites from  Telstar 11 at 37 degrees West to  Intelsat-12  at  45 degrees.

Meanwhile,  the  PacTV  Los  Angeles  facility  has  the  capability  of  seeing C-/Ku-  satellites from Galaxy 11 at 55 degrees West to AMC-8 at 139 degrees West and the company’s East Singapore location, in cooperation  with  MediaCorp,  has  the  capability  of seeing  IS-20  at  68.5 degrees East, Apstar-7 at 76.5 degrees East, Thaicom-5 at 78.5 degrees East, Measat-3 at 91.5 degrees East, Asiasat-5 at 100.5 degrees East, Chinasat-6B at 115.5 degrees East and IS-19 at 166 degrees East.

Executive Comment

“With the expansion of PacTV London’s downlink capabilities, we can now see more of the European Arc than ever before. PacTV has become  the  only  broadcast  service provider in the world where clients can access a global satellite arc with a single phone call,” said Nick Castaneda, VP of Development, PacTV.  “If it is visible in Asia, Europe, or the US, chances are we can access it. ”