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Thursday, August 20, 2015

SITE... the First experiment in community TV

40 years back, starting 1st August 1975, For the first time in the world an experiment to transmit signals directly from the satellite to a community TV was conducted using a US satellite ATS-6 and Direct Reception sets ( DRS )  in over 2000 TV sets in India.

Called SITE ( Satellite Instructional Television Experiment ), this experiment provided data base for studies in Community TV.

One of the managers of this experiment compiles the facts here.

The B/W picture on left shows one of the first large antennas in India, a starting point of career in satcom for many youngsters then ( including yours truly ).

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