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Satellite TV

Satellite TV


For those looking for English speaking TV in Los Cabos, the options can seem quite daunting and confusing. Since we have over 20 years’ of experience in the Satellite TV business and are constantly keeping up to date on the latest changes, we can give you all the current options. You can be sure that cabosat.net is your best contact for the ever changing Satellite TV industry.

We can provide you will the US Locals, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and PBS, from several locations. Since these locations change from time to time, you will need to contact us for the current options available.

Among the many options that people have used in the past is Shaw Direct from Canada and Dish Network from the United States. Contact us today for more information.

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Dish Network


Dish Network has three Satellites that are currently within the range of Southern Baja. Two of them (119 West and 129 West) have English language channels and one (77 West) has Spanish Speaking channels.

Shaw Direct


Shaw Direct broadcasts on two satellites, only the Anik F2 at 111.1 West is within range of Baja Sur

Important update regarding Shaw Direct
According to shawbroadcast: “ANIK F2 will reach end of life December 2025, at which time Shaw Broadcast will only have signals available on one satellite, ANIK G1.”

Satellite Foot Prints and Technical Data


Satellite Name: Echostar 14 (Echostar XIV)
Position: 119° W (119° W)
Launch date: 21-Mar-2010
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.

Echostar 14 (Echostar XIV) Foot Prints

Satellite Name: Ciel 2 (Ciel II)
Position: 129° W (129° W)
Launch date: 10-Dec-2008
Expected lifetime: 16 yrs.

Ciel 2 (Ciel II) Foot Prints

Satellite Name: Anik F1R
Position: 107° W (107.3° W)
Launch date: 9-Sep-2005
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs

Anik F1R Foot Prints

Satellite Name: Anik G1
Position: 107° W (107.3° W)
Launch date: 15-Apr-2013
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.

Anik G1 Foot Prints

Sun outage or Sun Transit effects on Satellite TV


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"A Sun outage, Sun transit, or Sun fade is an interruption in or distortion of geostationary satellite signals caused by interference (background noise) of the Sun when it falls directly behind a satellite which an Earth station is trying to receive data from or transmit data to. It usually occurs briefly to such satellites twice per year and such earth stations install temporary or permanent guards to their receiving systems to prevent equipment damage." [...]

"Sun outages occur before the March equinox (in February and March) and after the September equinox (in September and October) for the Northern Hemisphere, and occur after the March equinox and before the September equinox for the Southern Hemisphere. At these times, the apparent path of the Sun across the sky takes it directly behind the line of sight between an earth station and a satellite. The Sun radiates strongly across the entire spectrum, including the microwave frequencies used to communicate with satellites (C band, Ku band, and Ka band), so the Sun swamps the signal from the satellite. The effects of a Sun outage range from partial degradation (increase in the error rate) to the total destruction of the signal. The effect sweeps from north to south from approximately 20 February to 20 April, and from south to north from approximately 20 August to 20 October, affecting any specific location for less than 12 minutes a day for a few consecutive days."

Useful links:

Satellite Calculations - Sun Outage / Sun Interference Prediction for Geostationary Orbit Satellites
Satellite Calculations - Sun Outage Visualizer Simulator for Geostationary Satellites