Earth on TV: New channel offers views of earth

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Englewood, Colo. (AP) - Planet Earth, you're on the air.

Beginning Wednesday evening, a new channel on Dish Network Corp.'s Satellite TV service is giving subscribers live views of Earth, 24 hours a day.

The channel Dish Earth gets its feed from a camera installed on dish network's Echostar 11 Satellite, which launched last year.

Images from the camera also are for sale through Give the World, a service offered jointly with Houston-based Space Services Inc.

The camera was developed by the Echostar Spacecraft Operations Team, Ecliptic Enterprises Corp. of Pasadena, Calif., and Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, Calif. It is operated under a license from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Dish Network is based in Englewood, Colo.
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