Foreign Satellite In Oz
Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:27 PM
I can buy the equipment outright and setup a subscription/payment method but is it as simple as having it installed correctly and away u go?
Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:10 PM
Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:02 PM
Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:21 PM
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Cignal available?
Cignal is available nationwide and can reach even remote areas (mountains or beach fronts) and provinces. Because we transmit via satellite, our service is not dependent on cable infrastructure. All that is needed is the installation of our satellite dish and a clear line of sight to our Satellite.
From the link you provided, it doesn't tell us much, so if you obtain that info from the provider, then we can give you a better indication.
On the support page, it gives some info on frequency and they supply a universal Ku Band LNB, but no mention of which satellite they use.
If you have the equipment and a valid subscription, it will work providing the satellite signal is beamed into your area of Australia..... so you'll need to find out which satellite is used.
Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:08 PM
I found this.....
For subscribers to receive Cignal broadcasts, they must acquire upon subscription the satellite dish antenna, remote control, and the set top box (Integrated Receiver-Decoder). Cignal’s prepaid electronic loading system, is powered by the prepaid loading platform of Smart Communications, Inc. Cignal uses VideoGuard encryption system to protect its content from signal piracy. MediaScape is utilizing the NSS-11 satellite of SES to provide optimal coverage directly to the target markets.
Cignal Digital TV uses the DVB-S2 digital television broadcast standard to accommodate both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) TV broadcasts, as well as interactive services offered on their satellite TV service.
I tried googling it but not sure which site will give me the correct info
Is this what I need to know?.......looks like a no
Edited by Baboy, 27 May 2013 - 11:13 PM.
Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:27 PM
The gear was cheap as chips , subscription was only about $25 a month for a load of channels and my wife would have had her Filipino TV.
Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:10 AM
Google Lyngsat SES-7 and see if airtel has the channels you want on the South Asia transponders.If you poke around the
Lyngsat SES-7 page there should be a footprint for the Ku band transponders for South Asia . I did see a footprint map that covered Australia but i'm not sure whether it was for C band or Ku band signals may have been for NSS-11, can't find it at the moment.
I have not had to look for NSS-11 or SES-7 so can't tell you if they are possible in Australia, they may be too low in the sky for Tasmania , someone on the big island will know or contact say Melbourne Satellites or a satellite supplier in your area or contact the pay tv people in Asia.
Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:23 AM
I was in a bar in Shanghai and they had a Cignal STU as they had the required sports channels (ie Australia Network for the AFL and Setanta for the soccer)