News


Television Direct-To-Sailors (TV-DTS) (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The Television Direct-to-Sailors (TV-DTS) program provides capability for a continuous worldwide Armed Forces Radio and Television System (AFRTS) television, audio, and data broadcast to Navy forces. TV-DTS uses leased 36-mHz C-band 92dBw global satellite transponders from INTELSAT to broadcast a 3.712 Mbps signal to 1.2 meter shipboard receive only terminals. Shipboard terminals will also have a Ku capability to receive satellite television broadcasts directly from commercial providers such as Direct TV, UBSS, etc.

Details (U):

Description User Impact Programmatics Images
Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements
Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC  


Description (U):

(U) Television Direct-to-Sailors (TV-DTS) provides capability for a continuous worldwide Armed Forces Radio and Television System (AFRTS) television, audio, and data broadcast to Navy forces. TV-DTS uses leased 36-mHz C-Band 92dBw global satellite transponders from INTELSAT to broadcast a 3.712 Mbps signal to 1.2 meter shipboard receive only terminals. Shipboard terminals will also have a Ku capability to receive satellite television broadcasts directly from commercial providers such as DirectTV, UBSS, etc. AFRTS programming will originate from facilities at March AFB, CA and will be relayed to uplink facilities located in Hawaii, CONUS east coast and Europe.

(U) Implements television at sea requirement of ORD 428-06-96.

User Impact (U):

(U) To be supplied.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Programmed.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U): None.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
Leased ServicesLeased Services
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
MILSATCOMSPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: MILSATCOM
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

(U) None.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Navy.

(U) DoD: OASD(C3I), Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Service Staff: OPNAV (N63/N631J) Arlington, VA
(U) Major Command: COMNAVSPACECOM, Dahlgren, VA
(U) Program Management:
- (U) COMSPAWARSYSCOM, Washington, DC
- (U) Armed Forces Information Service, Alexandria, VA
- (U) Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, Alexandria, VA

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 01 October 1997





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999