UniSat's TES 1 was called out by Pacific
Television Center in service for E! Entertainment. The news event was the
arraignment of Hollywood Starlet Winona Ryder at the Beverly Hills courthouse.
In order to minimize transmission delay and reduce cost, 6.5 GHz microwave was
the preferred method of transmission with KU satellite available for
backup in case line-of-sight could not be realized. The signal was
transmitted to Mt. Wilson then relayed to PAC-TV where it joined the Los Angeles
UniSat maintains the only Los Angeles based unit capable of this kind of dual
service. Among two frequent users of dual mode transmission is ABC
and Network Entertainment, who require a backup path in case of signal
interruption. UniSat holds a valid FCC common carrier license to operate remote
microwave equipment nationwide.