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Released: April 19, 2013

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DA No.


Report No. SAT-00943

Friday April 19, 2013

Policy Branch Information

Actions Taken

The Commission, by its International Bureau, took the following actions pursuant to delegated authority. The effective
date of these actions is the release date of this Notice, except where an effective date is specified.


E S2888
DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC
Launch and Operating Authority
Grant of Authority
Effective Date:

Nature of Service:

Direct to Home Fixed Satellite, Fixed Satellite Service
On April 18, 2013, the Satellite Division granted, with conditions, the application of DIRECTV Enterprises LLC to construct, launch, and operate
a geostationary orbit space station, to be known as DIRECTV KU-76W, at the 76.0° W.L. orbital location. DIRECTV is authorized to provide
Fixed-Satellite Service, including direct-to-home service, using the 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space)
frequency bands. The grant also authorizes DIRECTV to conduct telemetry, tracking, and command operations necessary to maintain DIRECTV
KU-76W at the 76.0° W.L. orbital location using the following center frequencies: 11.704 GHz and 11.705 GHz (space-to-Earth); and 14.005 and
14.495 GHz (Earth-to-space).
For more information concerning this Notice, contact the Satellite Division at 202-418-0719; TTY 202-418-2555.
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