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March 31, 2000
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Duke University and Microspace Communications Announce New Direct Interconnect For Nationwide Satellite Broadcasts
Raleigh, N.C. — Duke University and Microspace Communications Corporation have announced that a direct fiber link has been established between Duke and Microspace’s satellite teleport facility in Raleigh. The dedicated link will allow satellite broadcasts to originate from multiple campus locations for immediate nationwide distribution to television stations and national cable and broadcast networks.
Other possible applications include distribution of live programming and coursework for distance learning participants at remote locations, sports programming, including football and basketball broadcasts, student news, as well as public and international affairs, news and interviews. The advance in technology was made possible by recent upgrades in Time Warner fiber from Durham and Raleigh.
The new link will serve as an outlet for both domestic and international distribution via Microspace’s satellite uplinks and fiber circuits. Questions regarding satellite services may be directed to Bonnie Southard at Microspace, 919-850-4500.
Microspace is the world’s largest provider of broadcast data and audio satellite services for business applications with over 300,000 downlinks. For the past decade, Microspace has specialized in broadcast-quality video uplinking for a broadcast base of corporate, news, sports, educational and governmental clients.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL-Digital, WRAL-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, DTV Plus, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Sports Management in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WFVT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and the Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club in Myrtle Beach, SC; Capitol Broadcasting Company also founded Local TV on Satellite in Raleigh, NC.