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Dec 06

Channels face blackout as INSAT 2E span ends

After DTH operators, now broadcasters face spectrum crunch and lack of Indian satellites. With its 12-year life having ended four days ago, there is panic among three-dozen regional and national broadcasters hosted on Indian Space Research Organisation satellite INSAT-2E.

Launched in April 1999, INSAT-2E’s 12-year life span has now ended as a result these broadcasters now face a real threat of a blackout unless they manage to shift to foreign satellites.

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