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2013-01-17 08:23:27

LONDON, January 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky today steps up its commitment to original British drama with the announcement of a world-class line up of brand new, original drama, featuring stars including Dominic Cooper, Vanessa Redgrave, David Harewood and Kylie Minogue. The diverse slate - the biggest in Sky's history - includes a drama based on the life of Ian Fleming, a season of films from acclaimed female screenwriters and the directorial debuts of actors Idris Elba, Matt...

2012-11-20 12:25:05

PARIS, November 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting on 12 December, TV viewers across metropolitan France will be able to watch six new DTT channels broadcast exclusively in HD: Cherie 25, HD1, L'Equipe 21, Numero 23, RMC Decouverte and 6TER. The launch of these brand new channels marks another milestone in the expansion of free-to-air digital broadcast services in France and the progressive take-up of High Definition. Only 25% of French homes in metropolitan France will be...

2012-11-13 16:24:02

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Cable Satellite Corporation, owner of C-SPAN, the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, is the target of an antitrust lawsuit filed today by Sky Angel U.S., LLC, the Naples, Florida-based operator of the multichannel internet-cable TV service, FAVE-TV(SM). The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, claims that C-SPAN violated the antitrust laws when it withdrew its programming from Sky Angel in 2009...

2012-10-30 11:24:00

LONDON, October 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of Sky homes can access their favourite BBC shows, on-demand, directly on their TV BBC iPlayer, the BBC's video on demand service, has today launched on Sky+, bringing the best of the BBC's TV programmes directly to the living room. Up to 6.7 million homes with a Sky+HD box and broadband connection will be able to enjoy the best of the BBC on demand in a familiar, easy-to-use...

2012-09-04 22:21:12

AMSTERDAM, September 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 7-11 September, RAI Amsterdam, Stand H1 - D59 Highlights - NewsSpotter service via KA-SAT: a new way to transmit video from the field using IP Streaming - Satellite Triple-play: transforming broadcast and broadband in the home - Ultra HD: satellites partnering 2k and 4k - Sky Italia showcases latest innovation: Sky on Demand using satellite for on demand content...

2012-08-15 06:25:29

LONDON, August 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- -Update to Sky+ app lets Sky TV customers use iPad as remote control- -Sky TV customers can use app to manage recordings on their Sky+ planner- Sky has today unveiled an update to the popular Sky+ app for iPad which allows Sky TV [http://www.sky.com/shop/tv ] customers to use their iPad as a remote control. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120815/554682 ) From today, Sky customers...

Future Of Lighting Could Change Color Of The Night Sky
2012-08-08 12:33:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Light pollution has been a growing problem recently, and as skylines continue to grow, the night sky becomes dimmer and dimmer. A new shift is taking place in lighting though, and researchers estimate that the color of the night sky may be changing as well. Scientists writing in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society said they have used a new instrument to study how clouds affect sky brightness in urban areas,...

2012-07-26 06:21:06

PARIS, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dubai-based Sky-Stream has selected capacity on two satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) to respond to connectivity demands from customers engaged in the marine and oil & gas sectors. Sky-Stream has contracted for a total of 70 MHz of bandwidth which will be progressively deployed on two Eutelsat satellites: EUTELSAT 3C and EUTELSAT 10A. Their combined footprint provides coverage across Europe and the...

PBS Documentary To Explore The Effects Of Light Pollution
2012-07-05 14:08:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world may start to look a little darker if the Public Broadcasting Service's new campaign has an influence in the matter. PBS will be joining the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) by airing "The City Dark" - documentary that explores the problems of light pollution. IDA has been working for nearly 25 years to raise awareness about the problems light pollution causes by drowning out the night sky. Many of the issues IDA...

New Zealand's Aoraki Mackenzie Named World's Largest International Dark Sky Reserve
2012-06-10 03:00:04

Over 1,600 square miles of New Zealandʼs South Island have just been proclaimed as an International Dark Sky Reserve, making it the largest in the world. The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR), comprised of the Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park and the Mackenzie Basin, is the fourth such dark sky reserve in the world. International Dark-Sky Associationʼs Executive Director Bob Parks remarks, “The new reserve is coming in at a...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Sky -- Although almost everyone have seen it, sky is hard to be defined precisely. Generally, sky is the space seen when one looks upward from the surface of a planet. Some people define sky as the denser gaseous zone of a planet's atmosphere. Clouds, rainbows and weather all occur amongst a planet's sky. In astronomy, the sky is divided into many regions, called constellations. The blue colour of the daytime sky results from the selective scattering of light rays. When the sunlight...

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