STAR-TV'S BADMINTON REACHES PART OF THE U.S.A.
February 10, 1997 (New Shuttlenws) - Star-TV, the Hong Kong-based television
broadcast company who are in their third year of showing top badminton events,
reaches far more countries than one usually thinks of.
Because it is based in Hong Kong, one usually thinks that Star-TV and their
badminton telecasts only reach Asian countries. However, sources at Star-TV
point out that their signal is carried on three satellites - Asiasat1,
Asiasat2 and Palapa. With these three satellites, Star-TV's footprint covers
a third of the globe. Viewers as far north as Russia, as far east as the
Ukraine and as far south as Australia and New Zealand can watch Star-TV's
world-class badminton telecasts as long as they have the right equipment or
their cable-TV company chooses to carry Star-TV on their channel line-up.
With tongue-in-cheek, these sources also say that their signal reaches
the U.S.A. And so it does. The island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, a
territory of the U.S.A. whose residents are American citizens, lies within
the Star-TV footprint. That makes the Guamanians the only Americans who are
lucky enough to watch all that world-class badminton on TV in the comfort of
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