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DirecTV challenges Canadian satellite company’s plans to launch TV service in U.S.

News | 01/04/2010 6:13 pm EST

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is wading into a battle between satellite TV giant DirecTV and Ciel Satellite Group over the Ottawa company’s plan to use an orbital slot that includes the U.S. as well as Canada. Ciel’s ability to serve all of North America could depend on both the FCC, and its ability to launch a satellite on time.

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