SATELLITE UPLINK SERVICES
PMN owns a satellite uplink in Albuquerque, New Mexico, operated by Westlink Satellite Operations--a service of PMN member station KNME-TV. Westlink provides national satellite access at reasonable uplink rates to PBS stations and independent producers. Station programmers in every area of the nation have an opportunity to record and use programming distributed by Westlink. Westlink’s goal is to provide an outlet for educational as well as entertainment programming for a reasonable fee.
The Westlink distribution process involves previewing the program, setting a feed date, making a formal program offer to all public television stations, uplinking the program, and after the program has been fed, requesting carriage information from the stations. Distribution by Westlink does not assure carriage by public television stations, but its programming can be accessed nationwide by all public television stations.
For further information about Westlink services, contact:
Coordinator, Satellite Uplink Service
1130 University Boulevard, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 277-4426
Fax: (505) 277-9584