Telesat’s Anik F1, the world’s most
powerful communications satellite, will be launched today. When it goes into
service early in the new year, Anik F1 will expand the frontiers of Canadian
television and enable Telesat to serve customers across all of North and South
America for the first time.

While the launch is taking place in Kourou, French Guiana, Canadian and
U.S. TV stations can tune in without leaving home – as Telesat broadcasts
launch programming and footage via satellite, beginning at 6:36 p.m. EST.

Pre-launch programming, followed by the launch and post-launch show will
be broadcast via satellite starting at 6:36 p.m. EST, on November 21, 2000:

In Canada: Anik E1, Ku-band, Transponder 10

In the U.S.: Telstar 5, C-band, Transponder 5 (NEW COORDINATES)