In anticipation of possible rule making by the FCC to expand the use of the Video Descriptive Service (VDS) to more networks, AETN has recently added additional audio PIDS to all their services to ensure they have a second audio service available. Please see attached notice for more information and the IRD upgrade instructions.
Fight Network and Game+ (formerly FNTSY Sports Network) are changing satellite effective April 30, 2020. Both channels will be moving to AMC 11- TR24C, with dual illumination running from January 20, 2020 to April 30, 2020. Please see attached notice for more information.
Investigation Discovery will be airing a special film titled IN MEMORIAM next month. IN MEMORIAM will air on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 9:00-10:30 PM EST. Due to the unusual significance of the program, IN MEMORIAM will be airing commercial-free. Please see attached notice for more information.
ABC's Live Well Network will be rebranded to the Localish Network effective February 17, 2020. Please see attached notice for new logo and call letter information.
Olympusat will be rebranding Upliftv to Living Faith Network effective February 4, 2020. See attached notice for more information.
The Viacom programming services currently on the Arris DCII platform are being transitioned to the Synamedia (fka Cisco) PowerVu platform. As a result of this change, the affected services will need to be acquired from a different satellite and/or transponder and the indicated SD services will need to be sourced from an HD down-convert. You may begin the transition at your earliest convenience, however, it must be completed no later than July 31, 2020.
Please see attached notice regarding this transition. More details to come.
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.
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.
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)
Downlink Frequency: 4140
Symbol Rate: 30.000 MSps
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.