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The first episode of a new sci-fi drama series has been beamed into space, available to anyone open to receiving satellite signals.

Prime Video, Amazon Web Services (AWS), satellite services providers SES and Intelsat “beamed” the first episode of the new sci-fi drama series Night Sky from Legendary Television into outer space, “marking the first-ever intergalactic premiere for a TV series,” stated a Prime Video press statement.

Night Sky follows Irene (Sissy Spacek) and Franklin York (J.K. Simmons), a couple who, years ago, discovered a chamber buried in their backyard which inexplicably leads to a strange, deserted planet.

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Space streaming

Intelsat and SES leveraged AWS modernized cloud infrastructures to securely receive a pre-release of the first episode of Night Sky. Using ground stations and geostationary satellite fleets, a 360-degree broadcast was performed of the show’s first episode into space.

“This marks not only the farthest distance that a TV series has been intentionally distributed, but also makes Prime Video the first streamer to distribute its content directly into space,” adds the press statement.

For more information on Night sky, go to:

https://press.amazonstudios.com/us/en/original-series/night-sky/1

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