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Satellite Lineup, 1981 (November)

Satcom 1 (135W)

moved to Satcom 3R in 1984
Polarization: ODD - Vertical; EVEN - Horizontal
TR - 1 Nickelodeon - premium children's programming
TR - 1 ARTS (Alpha Repertory Television Service) - performing and cultural arts programming
TR - 2 PTL (People That Love) - religious
TR - 3 WGN-TV, Chicago^Midwest's leading independent station
TR - 5 The Movie Channel - 24 hr/day first-fun movies
TR - 6 WTBS, Aitanta - Ted Turner's Superstation
TR - 7 ESPN (Entertainment & Sports Network) - 24 hr/day sports
TR - 8 CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) - religious
TR - 9 C-SPAN - live coverage from the House of Representatives
TR - 9 USA Network - professional sporting events
TR - 9 Calliope (part of USA)
TR - 9 The English Channel (part of USA)
TR - 9 BET (Black Entertainment Network)
TR - 10 Showtime (West) - first-run movies, entertainment specials
TR - 11 MTV (Music Television) - Pop/Rock Video
TR - 12 Showtime (East) - first-run movies, entertainment specials
TR - 14 CNN (Cable News Network) - 24 hr/day news
TR - 15 Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 16 Showtime (Spare) - occasional network remote and sports events feed
TR - 16 AETN (American Educational Television Network)
TR - 16 CMN (Christian Media Network) - religious
TR - 16 NJT (National Jewish Television) - religious
TR - 17 WOR-TV, New York - the Big Apple's top independent station
TR - 18 Reuter's Monitor Service - commodity/stock market information (digital video)
TR - 18 Galavlsion - the best in Spanish oriented programming
TR - 19 The Shopping Channel - Shop-at-Home TV service
TR - 19 Spotlight - first-run movies
TR - 20 Cinemax (East) - time-structured HBO
TR - 21 HTN (Home Theatre Network) - quality G and PG movies
TR - 21 The Weather Channel (est. Spring 1962)
TR - 22 HBO (Home Box Office) (West) - first-run movies, sports & entertainment specials
TR - 22 MSN (Modern Satellite Network) - general entertainment
TR - 22 Beta - programming for women (est, 1-4-82)
TR - 23 Cinemax (West) - time-structured HBO
TR - 24 HBO (East) - first-run movies J sports & entertainment specials

Audio Services on SATCOM 1

TR - 2 Satellite Radio Network (6.2)
TR - 3 WFMT(FM), Chicago (5.8 stereo)
TR - 3 Seeburg's "Lifestyle" Music (7.6)

Comstar 4 (127W)

Polarization: ODD - Vertical; EVEN - Horizontal
TR - 20 Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news & network feeds

Westar 2 (123.5W)

Polarization: All Horizontal
TR - 2(3) Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 2(3) Independent Network News

Satcom 2 (119W)

Polarization: ODD - Vertical: EVEN - Horizontal
TR - 2 Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 5 Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 8 NBC Network Contract Channel - live/taped network feeds
TR - 9 American Forces Satellite Network - various network & independent programming
TR - 13 NASA Contract Channel
TR - 18 Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 23 Alaska Satellite Television Project - various network & independent programming

Anik 2/3 (Canadian) (114W)

Polarization: All horizontal
TR - 1(1) BCTV (British Columbia Television), Vancouver, B.C. - British Columbia's leading independent station
TR - 3(5) Daily Live Coverage of the Canadian House of Commons from Ottawa (with French translation)
TR - 3(5) CHLT - TV, Sherbrooke, Quebec - French language independent network (TV A) programming
TR - 4(7) CHCH - TV, Hamilton, Ontario - Ontario's leading independent station (6.8)
TR - 8(15) Daily live Coverage of the Canadian House of Commons from Ottawa (with French translation)
TR - 8(15) CHLT - TV, Sherbrooke, Quebec - French language independent network (TVA) programming
TR - 10(19) CITV - TV, Edmonton, Alberta - Alberta's leading independent station
TR - 12(23) Daily Live Coverage of the Canadian House of Commons from Ottawa (standard English)
TR - 12(23) CTV North - various GTV network programming

Anik B (Canadian) (109W)

Polarization: All horizontal
TR - 4(7) Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 6(11) CBC North - various CBC network programming
TR - 7(13) Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 8(15) CBC {French Channel) - French language CBC programming
TR - 9(17) CBC Occasional Transmissions
TR - 10(19) CBC (English Channel*!) - English CBC programming

Westar 1 (99W)

TR - 1(1) Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 3(5) Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 3(5) PET (Penthouse Entertainment Television) - adult-oriented programming (est Oct 1. 1981)
TR - 5(9) SELEC-TV - STV feed: first-run movies, concert specials, & sporting events
TR - 5(9) Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 6(11) Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 8(15) PBS (Public Broadcasting) - schedule A programming
TR - 9(17) PBS (Public Broadcasting) - schedule B programming
TR - 11(21) PBS (Public Broadcasting) - schedule C programming
TR - 12(23) PBS (Public Broadcasting) - schedule D programming
TR - 12(23) PBS Occasional Feeds

Comstar 1/2 (95W)

TR - 1 Occasional Transmissions - teleconferencing, sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 2 Occasional Transmissions - teleconferencing, sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 4 Occasional Transmissions - teleconferencing, sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 6 Bravo - performing and cultural arts programming
TR - 7 NCN (National Christian Network) - religious
TR - 7 Escapade - "R"-rated sex and action oriented movies only
TR - 9 Occasional Transmissions - teleconferencing, sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 10 Occasional Transmissions - teleconferencing, sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 13 Cinemax (east) - time structured HBO
TR - 13 Occasional Transmissions - remote feeds
TR - 14 Occasional Transmissions - teleconferencing, sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 15 Occasional Transmissions - teleconferencing, sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 17 TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) - religious
TR - 18 Home Box Office (east) - first-run movies, sports and entertainment specials
TR - 19 Occasional Transmissions - teleconferencing, sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 21 Occasional Transmissions - teleconferencing, sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 22 Occasional Transmissions - teleconferencing, sporting events, news & network feeds
TR - 24 Occasional Transmissions - teleconferencing, sporting events, news & network feeds

Audio on Comstar 1/2 (95W)

TR - 7 Family Radio Network (east) (5.8)
TR - 7 Family Radio Network (west) (7.7)

Westar 3 (91W)

TR - 2(3) Hughes Sports Network - sports events feeds
TR - 2(3) Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news and network feeds
TR - 3(5) XEW-TV, Mexico City - Mexico's leading network station
TR - 5(9) Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news and network feeds
TR - 5(9) Private Screenings - sexploitation "R"-rated movies
TR - 6(11) CBS Network Contract Channel - live/taped network feeds
TR - 6(11) CBS Cable Network (est Oct 12, 1981)
TR - 7(13) Robert Wold Communications - occasional transmissions, sporting ebvents, news and network feeds
TR - 7(13) HTN (Home Theatre Network) - quality G and PG movies
TR - 8(15) SIN (Spanish Information Network)
TR - 9(17) SPN (Satellite Program Network) - variety entertainment
TR - 10(19) ABC Network Contract Channel - live/taped network feeds
TR - 11(21) CNN Cable News Network Contract Channel - news and sporting events feeds
TR - 12(23) Occasional Transmissions - sporting events, news and network feeds
TR - 12(23) EWTN (Eternal Word TV Network) - religious
TR - 12(23) Studio "B" (Academy of Health Science) - medical

Sources

WESTSAT Communications, September/October 1981.
73 Magazine, November 1981 (part of it)
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