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Topic # 58748 18-Mar-2010 12:59
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Hi all,

Does anyone know what satellite the last Tua fight feed was on?
I know it possibly won't be on again this next bout on March 31st, but would like to know what satellite to blind scan....

Cheers.

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  Reply # 308727 18-Mar-2010 13:16
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i thought it was going to be live on maori tv as part of their deal with tua. i could be wrong though.

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  Reply # 308728 18-Mar-2010 13:19
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heres the link to the article on maori tvs website
http://media.maoritelevision.com/default.aspx?tabid=209&pid=948



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  Reply # 308746 18-Mar-2010 13:54
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Mate that sounds awesome, thanks for the link and heads up!

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  Reply # 308784 18-Mar-2010 15:07
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I take it from your original post that it was possible to watch the Tua / Cameron fight via the sat back feed and avoiding PPV fees?



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  Reply # 308810 18-Mar-2010 15:49
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Yup. That's the nature of using satellites to distribute video around the world. Temporary feeds are established to send this to Australia etc and often they are unencrypted. All you need is a suitable dish for the satellite, a dish that can blind scan, and the time/motivation to go looking for it.

I heard this was the case with the Tua fight but can't find the page I read it on now, but yeah I was pretty yanked to hear it may have been possible.

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  Reply # 310073 23-Mar-2010 09:30
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Now and then there are fights uplinked via Ku band from Australia, but i haven't ever seen any out of New Zealand. Quite often now, the fights on Main Event will now be encrypted.

A lot of the fights in New Zealand are uplinked via fibre or microwave uplinks. Now and then the fight will be uplinked out of New Zealand via C-band. I think the Tua fight was on Intelsat 5, but I can't quite remember.

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