ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Planet Earth, you're on the air.
Beginning Wednesday evening, a new channel on Dish Network Corp.'s satellite TV service will give subscribers live views of Earth, 24 hours a day.
The channel Dish Earth gets its feed from a camera installed on Dish Network's EchoStar 11 satellite, which launched last year. Images from the camera also are for sale through Give the World, a service offered jointly with Houston-based Space Services Inc.
The camera was developed by the EchoStar Spacecraft Operations Team, Ecliptic Enterprises Corp. of Pasadena, Calif., and Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, Calif. It is operated under a license from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Dish Network is based in Englewood, Colo.
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