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The satellite was used as the launching ground for many cable TV services including TBS Superstation and the ABC Family Channel (then the CBN Cable Network).
A notable legal battle involved Ted Turner suing RCA to get a Satcom 1 transponder in 1980 for the launch of CNN on June 1, 1980. CNN had been scheduled for a Satcom 3 transponder but that satellite had been destroyed upon launch on December 7, 1979.
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