January 10, 2002 Winona Ryder arraignment, Beverly Hills, CA
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 forbackup 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 fiber network.
UniSat maintains the only Los Angeles based unit capable of this kind of dual service. Among two frequent users ofdual 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.