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How's this for a silver lining to a cloud? EchoStar picked up a $41-million insurance claim for its winged bird, the AMC-14. Sure, a loss like that is always hard, but it's safe to say that with the successful EchoStar XI launch, DISH has picked itself right up again (we're sure the insurance chec

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If it sounds like you've heard this same 'ole song and dance before, it's because you have. Just days after the AMC-14 was officially dubbed \"a total loss,\" and merely hours since the satcaster underwhelmed subscribers everywhere by adding CNN HD to its national HD lineup (instead of, say, SciFi HD

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Despite hopes to the contrary, it looks like SES AMERICOM is treating the AMC-14 satellite mishap like the time you rear-ended that bus full of nuns in your Suzuki X90. Stranded at a less than advantageous orbit after an anomaly in its second burn of the fourth stage on March 15, the company decided

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Surely by now you've heard about DISH Network's satellite launch issues, but don't worry, the channels planned to roll out over the next few months are still on track. Thanks to the Satelliteguys.us, we've got a list of markets still getting local HD in April and May, while the rest of the planned 1

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Just in case you haven't had your fill of satellite launch news in the past 72 hours, here's yet another spoonful. In a release posted today on SES AMERICOM's website, it not only affirms that the recently launched AMC-14 satellite didn't reach its intended orbit, but that things may not be as bad

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Not like it comes as any real surprise or anything, but it seems as if the unfortunate failure experienced by DISH Network's AMC-14 satellite over the weekend will leave those waiting anxiously for more HD in a world of hurt. According to an 8-K filing with the SEC, the company has stated that the

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Tough news, DISH Network subscribers. The AMC-14 satellite that lifted off from Kazakhstan just hours ago failed to reach orbit. Reportedly, an \"anomaly occurred during the second burn of the Breeze M upper stage,\" causing it to never reach its final destination. As it stands, a Russian State Commi

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Guess what, DirecTV subscribers? Your satellite provider isn't the only one launching a new bird into orbit next month. On March 15, the AMERICOM-14 (AMC-14) will blast off from Kazakhstan and begin its mission of providing DISH Network with \"the bandwidth resources needed to increase the number of

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