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Satellite Update

Intelsat North America LLC filed an application requesting a waiver of FCC rules to allow it to operate Intelsat 704 at 66.0 degrees east longitude with a station-keeping tolerance of +/- 0.1 degrees until the satellite’s end of life, which is expected to occur in February 2009. From FCC Report SAT-00520.

The FCC granted EchoStar Corp. special temporary authority (STA) to operate its EchoStar 12 direct broadcast service (DBS) satellite over Channels 23 and 24 at 61.5 degrees west longitude for a period of 180 days from April 1, 2008 to Sept. 29, 2008. From FCC Report SAT-00521.

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. He has been with NBC since 1985 and is currently vice president of broadcast technology for NBC/Telemundo stations.