[opendtv] Re: AFRTS broadcasts NTSC around the world..

  • From: Richard Hollandsworth <holl_ands@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 20:48:57 -0800 (PST)

FYI: U.S. Military (not NATO, but can be on a NATO or other base) operates 
AFRTS (Armed Forces Radio and Television System), which primarily consists of 
several satellite transponder channels, which are in NTSC format for 
compatibility with U.S. Service member's TVs.  They can be received either 1) 
directly via a SAT Receiver (e.g. SciAtl D9234 et.al.), 2) via an on-base cable 
system via STB or in some places 3) via low power on-air transmissions:

Hence on-air NTSC broadcasts can be found in fol. locations around the world:

At the U.S. Military Exchange, they sell TVs that can receive both local PAL 
broadcasts as well as the NTSC AFRTS channels, which are both carried via the 
on-base cable system.

So, no matter where Our Boys (and their families) go, they can still get OPRAH 
and JUDGE-JUDY.....


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