Hughes Communications' Galaxy X satellite
Business Editors/High Tech Writers
TEMECULA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 1996--Management
of Global Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:GLRS) Thursday announced it
acquired satellite capacity from Hughes Communications Inc. (HCI) to
distribute The Outdoor Channel to more than 14,000 cable television
head-ends across the United States.
The Outdoor Channel will transmit from a C-band transponder on
HCI's new Galaxy X satellite, following its launch in 1998.
"The Outdoor Channel delivers an exciting and extremely
high-quality niche programming service, and we're delighted that
Galaxy X will be its satellite cable neighborhood of choice," said
Carl A. Brown, senior vice president Galaxy Satellite Services for
Hughes Communications. "With The Outdoor Channel on-board, Galaxy X
offers cable systems a programming lineup of great diversity -- and
even greater profit potential."
Among the other cable networks committed to Galaxy X are The
Movie Channel, MTV, Nickelodeon, Showtime, Sundance Channel,
Computer Television Network and others pending.
"We're very happy to be joining the other networks on Hughes'
new cable bird," said Christopher B. Forgy, president and chief
executive officer of The Outdoor Channel. "As more and more
operators add us to their lineups, it's appropriate that we be
located in a first-class cable neighborhood."
Based in Temecula, The Outdoor Channel has been on the air
full-time since April 1994. It presently reaches more than
7 million homes through satellite dishes, broadcast syndication
and cable subscriptions. The channel is growing at a rate of
approximately 100,000 new viewing homes per month. For more
information, visit The Outdoor Channel's Web page at
Hughes Communications is the United States' leading provider of
cable and broadcast television satellite distribution services, and
a pioneer in the fields of direct-to-home entertainment
distribution, mobile communications and high data rate transmission.
For more information, visit HCI's Web page at
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