Satellite Update – Jan. 6, 2011

From FCC Report SAT-00746:

  • •The FCC granted an application from Hispamar Satelites SA to modify the conditions placed on the inclusion of Amazonas-2 located at 61 degrees west longitude (WL) on the FCC's Permitted Space Station List. The Brazilian licensed Amazonas-2 satellite is now authorized to provide Direct-to-Home (DTH) service to, from, or within the United States.
  • •Hughes Network Systems LLC met the first milestone – Contract Execution – associated with authorization S2753 for Ka-band Spaceway 4 at 107.1 degrees WL.
  • •Information on transfer of control actions for a number of satellites was also provided in this document.
Doug Lung

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.