Primestar Free to Schools

From: Jan Wee <>
Subject: Primestar Free to Schools
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 19:06:35 -0600

Dear discuss-lfm members,

I thought I would share this posting to Kidsphere with
you in case you do not have access to cable TV.  I verified
this program -- they do offer one dish and one receiver 
free to schools who do not have access to TCI Cable.   There is
no charge involved unless you want more rooms wired and then the
cost is $10.00 per receiver.  

Primestar does not carry NASA-TV but does include PBS channels 
according to the person with whom I spoke.

If you want to contact them, call 1-800-254-3801 for more information.

Jan Wee


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>Date: Sun, 10 Nov 1996 21:29:00 -0800 (PST)
>From: Ed Berndt <>
>Subject: Re: Primestar free for schools
>Hi everyone,
>  Primestar (the satelite broadcast program) is making available a free
>connection to schools.  They give the school free the following:  a
>primestart satelite, 19 educational channels, program guide etc.  They
>will hook everything up for you.
>  Our school is getting connected tuesday,m Novemeber 12th.  We have a
>video distribution system already in our school and Primestar will be
>connected up to run thorugh it on channel 3.  We can then distribute a
>program to any number of classrooms in our school to view the program
>while other classes may be tuned to other channels to watch other programs
>or video tapes.  We can also video tape programs for showing at later
>times.  This is a good service and the Primestart people were really
>fantastic to work with. They really wanted us to be connected.  Within 5
>days of calling we will be connected.
>  For schools that don't have a video distribution system primestar will
>hooke up one area for you to use free.  After that it would cost you
>$10.00  a month for each additional receiver.
>  This is a good deal.
>Ed Berndt
>Basin City Elementary                               * *
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