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Linguistic space : satellite television and languages around the world and in the European Union 1

@inproceedings{Amezaga2007LinguisticS,
  title={Linguistic space : satellite television and languages around the world and in the European Union 1},
  author={Josu Amezaga},
  year={2007}
}
Nowadays there are about 160 satellites broadcasting television signals around the world. Since 1957, when the now defunct Soviet Union put into orbit a ball no bigger than a beach ball, called Sputnik, to broadcast radio signals, thousands of devices have been sent into space with different aims. They have been mostly used for telecommunications, that is, to amplify and bounce off a satellite a signal broadcast from a given point on earth so that it can reach one or several parts of the planet… 

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