African Satellite World and Sat Gear

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    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    All about Satellite tv, both FTA free to air and paytv available in Africa.

    Sat gear in use plus more....
     
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    My current location is Limuru, Kenya.

    I specialize in fringe satellite reception.

    Some of the satellites i have tracked of late in Kenya Include:

    Measat 3/3a @91.5°E C band on 2.4 meter prime focus,
    Thaicom 5 @78.5°E C band on 1.8 meter prime focus
    Apstar-7 @76.5°E C band on I.8 meter prime focus
    ABS-1 @75.0°E C band on 2.4 meter prime focus
    Intelsat 7/10 @68.5°E C/KU band on 2.4 meter prime focus and 90cm offset
    Intelsat 17 @66.0°E C/Ku band on 2.4 meter prime focus and 90 cm offset
    Intelsat 906 @64.2°E C band on 1.8 meter offset
    Intelsat 902 @62.0°E C band on 2.4 meter prime focus
    Intelsat 904 @60.0°E C band on 2.4 meter prime focus
    NSS-12 @57.0°E C/Ku band on 1.8 meter prime focus and 90cm offset
    Yahsat 1A @52.5°E Ku band on 1.5 meter offset
    Intelsat 26 @ 50° East C band on 1.8 meter prime focus
    Paksat 1R @38.0°E C band on 1.8 Prime focus
    Eutelsat 36A/36B @36.0°E Ku band on 90cm offset
    Intelsat New Dawn @ 32.9°E Ku band on 90cm offset
    BADR 5/6 @26.0°E on 2.4 meter offset
    Amos 5 @17.0°E C/Ku band on 1.8 meter prime focus and 90cm offset
    Eutelsat 16A @16.0°E Ku band on 90cm offset
    Eutelsat 7A @7.0°E Ku band on 90cm offset plus 1.5 meter for fringe satellite recption of Eutelsat 7A Europe B footpring
    Astra 4A 4.8°E Ku band 90cm offset
    Rascom-QAF1R @2.8°E C/Ku band on 1.8 meter prime focus and 90cm offset
    Intelsat 10-02 @1.0°W C band on 1.8 meter prime focus
    Eutelsat 5 West A @5.0°W C abnd on 1.8 meter prime focus
    Eutelsat-7WA and Nile201 @7.0°W on 1.5 meter offset
    SES-4 @22.0°W on 90cm offset
    Plus more satellites,
     
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    A year-long investigation, run jointly by the Irdeto Anti-Piracy and Forensics Unit, MultiChoice Africa Anti-Piracy Department and Botswana Police has led to the arrest of two Chinese nationals.

    The operation began in December 2011, when a piracy operation purporting to be a refrigerator sales and repair company was discovered to be extracting “control words” from MultiChoice Africa smart cards and then distributing them to consumers that had bought a pirate circumvention devices, such as Magicbox, Avatar, Hawk, Microbox and Eagle.

    Control Word Sharing piracy takes place when a pirate steals and retransmits a regularly changing control word that is passed between a smart card and a set-top-box.

    The illegal operation was thought to be distributing illegal control words and selling Magicbox pirate circumvention devices to subscribers in Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. During the raid, the police found and confiscated Magicbox pirate circumvention devices (1800 units), computers, a laptop computer, a smart card reader, MultiChoice Africa smartcards and a large amount of money.

    Commenting on the raid, Frikkie Jonker, Senior Africa Piracy manager for MultiChoice Africa, said, “With the support of the Irdeto Anti-Piracy and Forensics Unit and the Botswana Police, the raid was very successful and sent a firm message that this kind of criminal activity will not be tolerated and that strong action will be taken against those who illegally abuse MultiChoice Africa content.”

    Irdeto’s senior director of the Irdeto Anti-Piracy & Forensics Unit who has maintained anonymity, said, “As long as there are consumers who are prepared to pay for illegal content, pirates will continue to try to hack encryption systems and turn a profit. One very effective way of addressing this form of piracy is to use technology to disrupt the pirate offering, thereby upsetting the pirate viewer and destroying the pirate credibility. Together with MultiChoice Africa, we will relentlessly fight these illegal businesses on the African continent, using technology and the law to its fullest extent.”

    Irdeto says it continues to work with customers around the world to help combat piracy and to bring down the organizations and individuals involved in the illegal distribution of pay TV content.
     
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    asante sana mkuu nice one..
     
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    Kenyan (DTT) Digital terrestrial television are [FONT=arial, sans-serif]available[/FONT] on Intelsat 22 C-Band frequency

    3732 L DVB-S2 SR 30000 8psk

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    One would require a 2.4 meter prime focus dish to track the bird.

    Happy hunting.
     
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    National Geo Channel (NAGE, Currently free to air (FTA) on Eutelsat 7 west A (Nilesat) Frequency..
    FREQ:12302 H 27500
    FREQ:11454 V 27500

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    For those who want the best satellite offering FTA (free to air) channels, go for Nilesat ( Eutelsat 7 West A/Nilesat 201

    With free to air channels, the are no monthly payments as in the case of pay tv like Dstv.

    All you require in kenya is a 1.2 meter offset dish which is available in Satellite shops located at luthuri avenue.
    KU lnb called Samson twin.
    Satellite receiver like Srt 4922HD.

    On Nilesat ( Eutelsat 7 west A/ Nilesat 201) the are free to air channels like>>>

    News Channels>>>> CNN, BBC, Euronews, CCTV 9, Al Jazeera News, Bloomberg, Press tv plus more..
    Sports channels>>>> Al jazeera sports 1,2, Dubai sports, Baharain sports 1,2, plus more
    Movie channels like>>> MBC 2, 3, 4, MBC MAX, MBC Action, FOX Movies, FOX sereis, Dubai One, Panaroma Movirs, HD, Dubai one, MBC persia, Kanal 4, Top Movies plus more.

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    Yahsat 1A @ 52.5°E offers an array of high definition (HD) channels.

    Most of the channel on the sat are under HD format.

    Some of the HD channels include>>>>>

    Dubai one HD
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    Dubai Sports HD
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    AD Sports 1&2 HD
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    National Geo Abh Dhabi HD in Arabic
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    Cartoon Network HD in Arabic
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    RT HD (news/documentaries)
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    SD standard defination channels include>>.

    FOX Movies
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    Fox series/Baby tv
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    Star World (series) open under B*ss Key
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    Star World Movies open under B8ss key
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    The said channels are achievable in Nairobi using an offset dish measuring between 90 to 120 cm.

    The above channels are (FTA) Free to Air

    SO MUCH MORE FOR FREE!!!!!!
     
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    You can also watch alternative Live EPL matches on PAK sports on Paksat 1R @ 38° East Frequency 4004 V 3333.
    Here in Kenya i get the bird on a 1.8 meter prime focus dish.

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    The channel is coded under B*ss Key.
    Key available via Google.

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    The channel mainly televises three main game of the day live.

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    Happy viewing
     
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    What is the price of 120cm ku dish in Nairobi
     
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    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    Good Morning KIBURUDISHO,

    A 120 cm offset dish (KU) costs between 6000/= to 6500/=Ksh at the sat shops located along Luthuri Avenue.

    Also 160 cm offset dishes are available at a cost of 20,000/= Ksh

    Blessed Weekend.
     
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    Kibukila JF-Expert Member

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    Hi Kungu1,thanks for this useful information,can you track intelsat 22 using normal receivers? On lyngsat the tp is showing to be stream format.I thought this is for Terrestrial reception only please shed more light on this.
     
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    Thank you Mr Kungu1
    What is price for MPEG4 Receiver
     
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    NGUVUMOJA JF-Expert Member

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    Kungu 1. Where did you get 2.4meter offset dish, and for howmuch.
     
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    Good Evening NGUVUMOJA,

    I got the 2.4 meter offset dish from an NGO company who were working in Southern Sudan before the moved base to Kenya.

    The NGO were using the dish for internet access but

    The were using the dish for internet access.

    The dish was sold to me for 300 dollars.

    I use the dish to access Badr 5/6 sat.
     
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    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    Good Evening KIBURUDISHO,

    An mpeg 4 receiver costs around between 8000/= to 9000/= ksh in the sat shops based in Nairobi along luthuri avenue. Main make Astrovox

    At Eastleigh based near Nairobi city you can get Astrovox VSR 9155 at 4500/=

    The best receiver i have come across of late is Strong Srt 4922 HD being sold in Mombasa, Kenya @ 8500/= ksh.

    You get more info on where to buy your sat receivers in Kenya from the following link.....BUY and SELL Satellite Equipment and Accesories

    Will post more info on Srt 4922 HD
     
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    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    Good Evening Kibukila,

    Am currently not on Intelsat 22 C-band.

    You can get the said channels using a 2.4 meter prime focus dish plus Mpeg 4 receiver like Srt 4922.

    Below snapshots taken by members of Dishworld forum based in German.
    Most of the dishworld members are using a 2.3 meter prime focus dish in German to access the Kenyan DTT channels on Intelsat 22.

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    Keep you posted once i lock on the bird again.

    Blessed Week All
     
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    NGUVUMOJA JF-Expert Member

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    Good Evening Kungu 1
    I need same size 2.4 meter (or more) offset dish for tracking badar 5/6 can you please help me getting one?
     
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    NGUVUMOJA JF-Expert Member

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    Good Evening Kungu 1
    I need the same size, 2.4 meter (or more) offset dish for tracking badr 5/6. Could you please help me get one? Which type of lnb you are using in that dish?
    For the time being, Iam using 16 feet kti mesh type prime focus dish for tracking badr 4 but the signal is not good enough and the picture is not stable. Please help.
     
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    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    Good Afternoon Kibukila,

    I also forgot to mention that you would require a receiver with Multi Input Stream capability to handle the Multistream 1&2 aspect of the frequency.

    I have only come across 2 tuner cards that handle this modulation aspect.

    1. TBS6925 DVB-S2 Professional TV Tuner PCIe Card

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    TBS6925 PCI-E DVB-S2 Professional TV Tuner card, built with the highest industry standard, with its rock reliability is the device that any personal enthusiasts or engineers in digital satellite TV industry dream to have.
    The applying of an unique DVB-S2 demodulator chipset makes it possible to receive special streams broadcasted with ACM, VCM, Multi Input Stream, 16APSK,32APSK or Generic Stream Mode.
    The built in hardware blind scan feature allows scanning of unknown satellite transponder with symbol rate as low as 200ksps, while most satellite receiving device can receive no less than 1Msps symbol rate. Such blind scan feature can be achieved by dedicated TBS tool or Crazyscan tool.

    2.TBS5925 DVB-S2 TV Tuner USB

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    TBS5925 is a Professional level digital satellite TV Tuner box with USB2.0 connection to PC. TBS5925 supports not only normal DVB-S2/DVB-S QPSK, 8PSK which is supported by normal satellite receivers, but also ACM, VCM, Multi Input Stream, 16APSK and 32APSK mode, which most satellite receiving devices can’t support. With use of dedicated TBS tools, those special streams can be captured. Both Windows BDA driver and Linux driver up to the latest kernel 3.X are provided.

    The price of each goes for about 250 dollars.

    You can purchase the tuner cards from either, Aliexpress,http://www.tbsdtv.com/ or http://www.buydvb.net/
     
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    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    MOVIES NOW HD is currently free to air on Intelsat 20 @ 68.5° East,C-band, Frequency 4178 V
    DVB-S2/QPSK SR 7200

    Happy Viewing
     
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    MOVIES NOW HD on intelsat 20 @ 68.5 is now scrambled
     
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    Television sports rights business MP & Silva has trumped larger rivals Abu Dhabi Media (ADM) and Al Jazeera to win a three-year contract to distribute English Premier League football in the Middle East and North Africa.

    The Premier League announced the agreement with the international media agency on Thursday, the latest in a series of rights deals expected to bring the League a total windfall of more than 5 billion pounds in 2013 through 2016.

    ADM previously held the rights and had been expected to fight hard to retain them, since Premier League Champions Manchester City are owned by Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of Abu Dhabi's ruling family.

    Qatar-based Al Jazeera has also been building up its sports broadcasting business, launching channels in France and the United States, and had been expecting to bid strongly for the Premier League rights in its home region.

    MP & Silva CEO Andrea Radrizzani said the big two broadcasters did not bid as aggressively as he had feared.

    "Our price was quite near what ADM paid in the past," Radrizzani told Reuters. "Even though the price was quite high, we thought it was killer content for the region."

    The rights cover all 380 Premier League matches per season and extend across 23 countries from Iran to Morocco, taking in the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

    Having bought the rights, MP & Silva will seek to do its own deals with broadcasters in the region to show live action.

    Viewers in some countries may not need to adjust their television sets to receive new channels because MP & Silva plans to negotiate with ADM and Al Jazeera.

    The Premier League is the richest in the world in terms of TV revenue and outperforms Spanish and German rivals when it comes to selling overseas.

    "There is a lot of appetite for football and the Premier League is the best league in the world," said Radrizzani.

    "The format is very good for the region in terms of time slots at the weekend," he added.




    Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said:

    “We know MP & Silva well as they have acquired other Premier League rights for the 2013-2016 period, and in previous seasons. We are pleased to be working with them again and are confident that they will distribute all the best Barclays Premier League action in a comprehensive and innovative manner to fans in the Middle East and North Africa.”

    Andrea Radrizzani, MP & Silva Group CEO, said:

    “We are extremely excited to extend the distribution of BPL to the MENA region. With this new addition, MP & Silva is now partnering with the Premier League in 40 countries across Asia, Pacific and MENA. It is a very distinctive and strategic partnership for us. We are glad that the Premier League recognises our leadership in the market and we are looking forward to using our network of broadcasters to improve audiences of top-class English football in MENA.”

    MP & Silva will be the exclusive distributor of the Barclays Premier League TV rights, mobile and digital media for the territories of Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Algeria, Chad, Libya, Morocco, Somalia, Tunisia, Egypt and Djibouti.
     
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    Kibukila JF-Expert Member

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    Thanks Kungu1 for the information on tuner cards looking forward to get more information on that.I have seen on your posts you always use Off set dishes in hunting most satellites,are they more effective compared to the prime focus ones.
     
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    @ Kungu it is Good to see you in your element. I am happy that you have started this thread. It is of paramount importance that we enlighten ourselves of what we can access in the world of satellite technology. Cheers bro
     
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    Good to be here, I think it being focused on our borders will get us at a better position and help us make a mark in the FTA fraternity. kudos :)
     
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    Welcome Bro,
     
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    Welcome Bro,
     
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    Good Morning Kibukila,

    Offset dishes measuring same size as a prime focus are more effective when it come to KU Band.

    From experience, a 1.2 meter offset is equivalent to a 1.8 meter prime focus.

    A 1.6 meter offset will give you better results than a 2.4 meter prime focus.

    I will post some of the fringe satellite i am getting using different measurements of offset dishes.
     

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