China Central Television - One billion viewers daily

In the late 1970's, China had less than one television receiver per 100 citizens with fewer than ten million Chinese people having access to a television set. Today it is estimated that there are now about 25 television sets per 100 people and that roughly a billion Chinese have access to television. To feed this massive audience there are over 700 conventional television stations now in China. Read more ...
Television New Zealand - Kiwi news for Antarctica?

A feed of Television New Zealand's TV One News has become a welcome addition to the free-to-air television offerings to be found on Panamsat 2. The feed is not intended for direct-to-home viewing, in fact the exact reason why the 6PM nightly news from Auckland is being transmitted across the Asia-Pacific is yet to be confirmed by us here at Satdirectory. Some satellite viewers have conjectured that the daily broadcast is intended for the inhabitants of New Zealand's Antarctica outpost, Scott Base.  Read more ...
Satdirectory is all about guiding you to interesting and exotic media that can be received by back-yard dishes in Australia and New Zealand. Profiles of selected free-to-air satellite broadcasters  are regularly added here to complement the DVD-ROM content on the Satdirectory DVDs. Visit this page frequently to see the latest media offerings.
Apstar VI - A new hotbird for the Asia-Pacific region

Following the successful launch of the Apstar VI satellite on April 12th, Australia and New Zealand has gained access to an even wider selection of mainland Chinese media including radio and television from a number of provinces that have unavailable to dishes in South Eastern Australia in the past. Read more ...
NASA TV - Join the Shuttle crew as they return to space

The grounding of NASA's Space Shuttle fleet following the Columbia accident in 2003 is about to be lifted. NASA will return Space Shuttles to flight with the coming mission on the Shuttle Discovery. Free-to-air satellite television offers a detailed insight into spaceflight activities including shuttle missions via NASA Television. Around six hours before the launch the continuous mission coverage commences which extends right through until the mission ends some hours after the Shuttle landing. Read more ...
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Sahara One - A daily escape to Bollywood

Bollywood cinema is very different to Western cinema in that almost all films are musicals. At any given time, the actors can be expected to break out into song, something that often leaves Western audiences in fits of laughter or puzzlement. Bollywood movies are pure escapism, to the point where life loses touch with reality and everyone in the world dances like Michael Jackson. Read more ...
Grand Prix - Live coverage of Formula One racing

Without a doubt Formula One Grand Prix Motor Racing is one of the most popular televised sports around the world. Unfortunately for viewers of terrestrial and cable television in Australia the sport often takes a second place to other programing. Diehard Formula One fans need not settle for delayed coverage of the race late at night, a number of digital satellite stations available in Australia and New Zealand offer live coverage of both days of qualifying action as well as the race itself. Read more ...
Earth TV - The live global video-cam network

Most people are familiar with the concept of a web-cam on the Internet; a static image that is updated frequently. Unfortunately web-cams often only present a low resolution image which may only be updated every thirty to sixty seconds. A dramatic improvement on the web-cam concept is the Earth TV Network, a series of un-manned, live, high quality video cameras that pan and zoom across some of the most interesting views on the planet. Read more ...
NASCAR - tune into live southern style entertainment

NASCAR stock car racing is arguably the lowest-tech type of motorsport on the planet. The cars run with big V8 engines that use pushrods and carburetors. Many detractors of NASCAR don't even consider it to be a legitimate sport, critics argue that NASCAR is simply repetitive driving of low-tech hotrods around an oval. Well that said, if you are looking for spectacular car accident entertainment you can't go past the NASCAR racing feeds live from the southern states of the USA on Panamsat 2. Read more ...
Inner Mongolia -  the land of Xanadu and true alternative sport

Imagine a sports news program that doesn't even acknowledge the existence of rugby! The programs on Nei Monggol Television cater to a very different type of  fan. Archery, Mongolian wrestling, camel and horse racing are the most popular sports in Inner Mongolia. The daily coverage features both athletes and spectators in colourful outfits on barren sports fields which appear to be simply roped off areas of the vast grazing lands. Yurts, Mongolian tents which are a blend of igloo and tepee, are scatted around the playing fields adding to the exotic feel of the television coverage. Read more ...
France Ô - Caribbean, African & Pacific voices in French

France Ô, a 24 hour, French language multicultural channel is one of the most watched channels here at the Satdirectory HQ. The station draws from programing produced by the various French overseas broadcast operations worldwide. France Ô presents the identity, personalities and culture of the overseas outposts to viewers in continental France as well as the wider French speaking community. Read more ...
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