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Radio Martí to Be Part of BBG Satellite Tests to Cuba

Radio Martí to Be Part of BBG Satellite Tests to Cuba
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Radio Martí signals would be part of a new video transmission planned by the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors to Cuba.
BBG Chairman Kenneth Tomlinson said the organization will begin testing "to see if TV Martí can be sent to the Cuban people via satellite," unencrypted and viewable to anyone with a dish and receiver.
"According to various commercial sources, satellite dishes are being used by more and more Cubans, and the numbers continue to rise," he stated.
Other recent changes to the services cited by Tomlinson: Major League Baseball games are broadcast on TV and Radio Martí, including the playoffs and World Series; and Voice of America's half-hour radio program "Ventana a Cuba" will switch from a weekend to a daily schedule.

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