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In the newly found “B footage” of The Who’s performance, you can actually see the moment when the feed goes down. About 0:41 seconds in.

 

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Interesting topic, I wonder how much standards conversion between PAL and NTSC (and vice versa) was involved between the steps!

Seems like that Intelsat bird at 34.5°W was the go to for C-Band connectivity between Europe and North America. Spanish television also apparently used that slot for two permanent feeds (of TVE-1 and TVE-2) to the Canary Islands from 1982 onwards until Hispasat took over in the early-mid 1990s. That must have cost them a penny or two!
 

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Spanish television also apparently used that slot for two permanent feeds (of TVE-1 and TVE-2) to the Canary Islands from 1982 onwards until Hispasat took over in the early-mid 1990s. That must have cost them a penny or two!

It was a very very weak signal. I remember someone interested in TVE, not able to get those two feeds with massively large dishes (maybe 3.7m or more).
 

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It was a very very weak signal. I remember someone interested in TVE, not able to get those two feeds with massively large dishes (maybe 3.7m or more).

Ahh, I think I’ve seen a video on YouTube from a satellite enthusiast in Finland, recording in the very early 90s, where they were received extremely weakly (very noisy image) on a dish around 4m in diameter.

I suppose they only needed to be strong enough to be downlinked by the huge dish at the earth station at La Isleta on Gran Canaria! At least the current feeds, including for the Canaries on 30°W are much easier to receive nowadays. :)
 
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