Technical Notices

TV One HD is transitioning to Galaxy 14, Transponder 4, beginning December 11, 2019 and anticipated completed date of February 19, 2020.  Please see attached notice for more information.

Gracenote will be updating DMA rankings for the 2019 - 2020 television season.  Please see attached notice for more information.

Discovery has notified NCTC that they will be changing the satellite location for the legacy Scripps networks and transitioning the SD feeds to an HD/SD down conversion model.  Effective 1/1/20, all HD feeds will only be available on SES-1, Transponder 14.  SD feeds will only be available via down-conversion from the HD feed.  Please see attached notice for more information.

At the end of September, the Fall Equinox Sun Outage Period will start and may affect some cities.  Please see attached for more information.

Sinclair has entered into an agreement with the CW Network to launch CW on the fourth digital multicast channel of WJAC (Johnstown, PA).  The CW Network will launch on WJAC-D4 on September 16, 2019.  To accommodate the launch of the CW Network on WJAC-D4, effective September 16, 2019, WJAC-D4 will no longer broadcast TBD.  Please see attached notice for more information.

American Heroes HD will be launching on the HITS Quantum HD (QHD) platform effective October 1, 2019.  It will be available on QHD 9 (SES-11, transponder 6).  Please see attached notice from HITS for more information.

EVINE Live will become ShopHQ on August 21, 2019.  This is a service rename only.  Please see attached notice from HITS for more information.

Quincy Media has notified NCTC that as a result of the post-auction transition, WVVA will change from R.F. channel 46 to R.F. channel 17 at 10:00 AM ET on October 15, 2019.  Please see attached notice for more information and technical details.

ABC has notified NCTC that as a result of the post-auction transition, WLS-Chicago will change from R.F. channel 44 to R.F. channel 22 at 1:00 AM ET on October 18, 2019.  Please see attached notice for more information and technical details.

Quincy Media has notified NCTC that as a result of the post-auction transition, WSJV will change from R.F. channel 28 to R.F. channel 30 at 1:00 AM ET on October 18, 2019.  Please see attached notice for more information and technical details.

Canal 24 Horas and TVE Internacional will be transitioning from Intelsat Galaxy 23 to a new carrier in April 2020.  Please see attached notice for more information.

Military History, History en Espanol, Crime & Investigation, and Lifetime Real Women are moving from Galaxy 13, Transponder 7 to AMC 11, Transponder 12.  Dual illumination is available now and will cease as of December 1, 2019.  Please see attached notice for more information.

Due to changes in the industry standards, the modulation of DVBS will no longer be supported as of January 2020.  This affects Tennis Channel SD distribution on SES-3 Transponder 5C.  Tennis Channel will need you to redirect your downlink to Galaxy 13 Transponder 13C so you can move from DVBS to DVBS2 modulation.  Please see attached notice for more information and action required.

Hope Channel is launching an HD feed on 7/1/19.  Satellite information is provided below.  The SD feed will continue to be offered on its current satellite.

We will notify you as soon as sign up is available in PPS, for those members who are interested in launching the HD feed.

Satellite Name: SES 3 (@103ºW)
Transponder: 22
Downlink Frequency: 4140
Polarity: V 
Symbol Rate: 30.000 MSps
FEC: 5/6
Standard: DVB-S2
Modulation: 8PSK

Effective September 1, 2019, Fuse SD East and West Feeds will be moving to Galaxy 13, Transponder 6C.  The Fuse HD East Feed will move to the same satellite on January 1, 2020.  Please see attached notice for more information.

For members currently receiving GSN SD from AMC-11, AMC-11 is at end of life this year.  To ensure that your GSN SD Feed remains uninterrupted, you will need to replace your AMC-11 feed with one of two options, no later than September 1, 2019.

Please see attached notice for more information and steps to begin this transition.

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, during their standard 4 AM ET - 7 AM ET maintenance window, NBCU will be changing the FEC on their satellite uplinks from 3/4 to 5/6.  Please see attached notice for networks affected and more information.

UPDATE:  This scheduled FEC Change has been delayed to Thursday, June 27, 2019 for some of the networks.  The other networks are TBD.  Please see attached updated notice for more information.

Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama are moving off AMC-11 TX5 to the new satellite location, SES-1 TX17 @ 101o West, beginning June 17, 2019.

If your receiver is authorized on the current satellite, it will already be authorized for use on the new satellite, SES-1.  You will have until October 15, 2019 to move onto SES-1 when Crown Media will permanently discontinue the AMC-11 feed.

Please find Tech Sheet and FAQ's about the migration, attached.  For assistance with your move to SES-1, Crown Media has a 24/7 helpline available at 203-965-6100.

Stingray Music will be updating the stations included in their 25-channel package to include their most popular channels effective May 1, 2019.  Changes and new lineup is attached.  Please contact your EPG provider to update your TV lineup in the guide.