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DirecTV Receives FCC Okay To Use Canadian Orbital Slot

By | August 16, 2004

      El Segundo, Calif.-based DirecTV [DTV] gained approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to relocate the company’s DirecTV 5 satellite to the 72.5 degree W orbital slot controlled by Telesat Canada. The satellite would operate at that location once DirecTV receives authorization to do so from the Canadian government. DirecTV also gained blanket authorization from the FCC to deploy 1 million receive-only earth stations that would be used to provide local-into-local signals to the company’s U.S. satellite TV subscribers.

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