tried a novel marketing strategy to attract more eyeballs (or eyesore) on a new Prime Video show: it showed the first episode of the sci-fi series Night sky out of the Earth’s atmosphere. Today, the company stopped doing stunts earlier for what it calls “the first intergalactic premiere for a feature-length television series.”
Satellite service companies SES and Intelsat used their ground stations and geostationary satellites to send the episode beyond the reach of our planet. The main video is noted in that the transmission will not be captured by the broadcast satellites and sent back to terra firma, as usual. “This theoretically makes broadcasting available to anyone receiving satellite signals 384,000 kilometers from Earth and beyond – the equivalent distance from Earth to the Moon,” it said.
Main video claims it is not only the first streaming service to send its content into space, but also marks “the furthest distance a TV series has been intentionally distributed.” Episodes are transmitted using Ku-band and C-band frequencies, commonly used for satellite television, media distribution, and communications. So if anyone or anyThing get out there with the right equipment, they’ll be able to watch the first episode of what sounds like a compelling movie.
Night sky premieres on Prime Video today. It revolves around a couple (played by Sissy Spacek and JK Simmons) who have been hiding a secret for years: there’s a room buried in their backyard linked to a desolate planet. However, everything changes when a young man (who they believe may be an alien) enters their lives.
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