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DirecTV launches satellite for 4K Ultra HD

Monday 8 December 2014 | 13:25 CET | News
DirecTV has launched DirecTV 14, a satellite that will deliver 4K Ultra HD, from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle. The nearly seven-ton spacecraft was designed and built by Space Systems/Loral. Controllers at the ground station at Hassan, India have confirmed that all systems are functioning properly. The satellite will being operating in the second quarter, the first commercial satellite to use the Reverse Band Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) spectrum, providing additional capacity for the delivery of more 4K Ultra HD programming and other

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: DBS / DirecTV / Space Systems/Loral
Countries: World
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