PBS Satellite Service

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PBS Satellite Service (formerly PBS Schedule X in Eastern Time, with the west coast delay signal designated PBS-XD) are feeds relayed from PBS by satellite. The service provides a mixed variety of programming selected from PBS's regular network services. In the X/XD years a satellite feed was multicast by some PBS member stations on an over-the-air DTV subchannel along with their regular programming, or during overnight hours on their main channel to provide a second opportunity for viewers to watch or record primetime programming.

As of 2018, the PBS satellite feeds can be received unscrambled using a satellite receiver set to these coordinates:

The defunct PBS-X (east/west, with the western feed tagged "XD") and other secondary PBS services (such as PBS Kids (in standard definition) are or had been also on the AMC-21 satellite as Ku-band, unencrypted.

Currently, select stations broadcast the feed, usally overnight, like KGTF (PBS Guam, broadcasts most of the channel as a localised feed). The channel is also available over satellite providers like DirecTV (Channel: 389). This channel along with a national feed of Ion Television (Channel: 305 east, 306 west) is available to viewers of DirecTV (and other providers). PBS stations provide all of their channels free to TV providers who do not receive local channels.

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Currently, PBS Satellite uses the national PBS logo.

Scheduling[edit]

PBS Satellite Service is freely and nationally available from the designated Ku broadcast satellites using free-to-air satellite dishes as small as three feet, and from the designated C-band broadcast satellite.

The following feeds are in 1080i high-definition digital: Channel name HD01 (on Eastern U.S. timezone) and channel name HD02 (on a three-hour delay, West Coast timezone)

Various videos of the network[edit]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTvdHsI3VzY (1994, PBS indent and looped message saying, "You watching PBS Satellite on this satellite.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phF2IsbBt84 (1990, electronic programming guide showing various programs, like, This Old House)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0peKirF1SI (1995, 5-second indent saying, "Your watching PBS. Viewer supported public television.")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwiCfrngm-Q (2018, PBS Promos before Mr. Rogers Neighborhood)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF2DCyBd18c (2001, PBS Kids promos before PBS Newshour)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZWZe9M9x08 (2001, During 9/11 PBS Kids promos before Zoom)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K6YiPSEsvU (2001, During 9/11 Newshour credits before PBS Kids)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps9w_Q8POfo (2016, Test Pattern before Charlie Rose)

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Lyngsat - AMC 21 at 124.9°W". Lyngsat.com. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  2. ^ "Lyngsat - SES 2 at 87.0°W". Lyngsat.com. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  3. ^ "Lyngsat - SES 3 at 103.0°W". Lyngsat.com. Retrieved 2018-12-08.