Technical Notices

A&E Networks has notified NCTC that they will be migrating the following Network Services from AMC 11 Transponder 12 to AMC 11 Transponder 20.  Dual illumination will begin on July 18, 2022 and conclude no later than September 19, 2022.  No new equipment is required for this change.

  • History en Espanol (THCe)
  • Military History Channel (MHC)
  • Crime & Investigation (CI)
  • Lifetime Real Women (LRW)

If you need assistance with this change, please contact techsupport@aenetworks.com or call 866-335-8236 (option 2).

Please see attached notice for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your responsibility for performing any tasks or incurring any costs associated with  carrying out programmer changes that are part of SES’ and Intelsat’s transition plans for repurposing the lower portion of the C-band for 5G use are governed by the FCC’s C-Band Order (3/3/20) and Lump Sum Payments Public Notice (7/30/20).  For changes that are not part of the satellite companies’ transition plans, your rights and responsibilities are governed by your agreement with the programmer.  Please click here for more information on the C-Band transition costs.

Discovery Networks has notified NCTC that the following East Coast HD Services began dual illumination for phase 4 of the 5G C-Band Migration Project on June 1, 2022.  The Services are migrating from SES 11, Transponder 11 to SES 11, Transponder 19Effective October 31, 2022, the services will ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON SES 11, Transponder 19.

  • Discovery
  • TLC
  • Destination America
  • American Heroes
  • Discovery En Espanol
  • Familia
  • Investigation Discovery (ID)
  • Animal Planet
  • Science Channel

Technical one sheets and project information are available at www.discoveryaffiliateops.com.  If you have any questions about how to begin the transition, please call Discovery Networks at 240-662-7508 between 8 am and 6 pm ET Monday through Friday.  If you have project related questions, please call 240-662-7537 between 9 am and 6 pm ET Monday through Friday.

Please see attached notice for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your responsibility for performing any tasks or incurring any costs associated with  carrying out programmer changes that are part of SES’ and Intelsat’s transition plans for repurposing the lower portion of the C-band for 5G use are governed by the FCC’s C-Band Order (3/3/20) and Lump Sum Payments Public Notice (7/30/20).  For changes that are not part of the satellite companies’ transition plans, your rights and responsibilities are governed by your agreement with the programmer.  Please click here for more information on the C-Band transition costs.

Please see attached notice received from HBO regarding C-Band Reclamation - Change of Satellite/Delivery.  If you have any questions, please contact hotline@warnermedia.com.

As part of the Erotic Networks satellite migration project, they are reducing their bandwidth on the transponder. After careful consideration, they have decided to discontinue the carriage of the REAL channel as of July 15, 2022.

NCTC will invoice you for any buys made July 1-July 15.

DUAL ILLUMINATION NOW ENDS ON JUNE 15, 2022.

A&E Networks has notified NCTC of the updated timeline for the transition of the west coast feeds of A&E, History, Lifetime, LMN, FYI and Vice.  These networks will be moving from Galaxy 30 / Transponder 21 to AMC 11 / Transponder 20 beginning May 16, 2022.  Previously, AETN notified NCTC that the dual illumination period would terminate on July 11, 2022.  That date has been moved up to June 15, 2022.  The Tech Specs sheet is attached.

If you have any technical questions, please contact techsupport@aenetworks.com or 866-335-8236 (option 2).

Comcast Technology Solutions is excited to announce the addition of TVG-HD and TVG2-HD on the Managed Terrestrial Distribution (MTD) platform.  Please see attached notice for more information.

HBO has notified NCTC that they will be terminating the Cinemax GO (MAX GO) service on July 31, 2022.  Please see attached notice for more information.

The Entertainment Studios suite of services will be moving from Galaxy 13 to SES-11.  This includes Comedy.TV, Justice Central, Recipe.TV, Pets.TV, Cars.TV, MyDestination.TV, and ES.TV.  Dual illumination began on Monday, April 11, 2022 and their goal is to have the transition completed by Friday, April 29, 2022.  No new equipment needed.

Please see attached for more information.

YouToo America is moving from Galaxy 30, Transponder 10 to Galaxy 13, Transponder 22.  Dual illumination will end at midnight on April 4, 2022.  New equipment is NOT necessary.

Please see attached notice for more information.

Fox Life will cease distribution effective March 31, 2022.  Please see attached notice for more information.

Golf SD on Galaxy 17, Transponder 7 will be transitioning from a DVB-S, SD MPEG-2 delivery to a DVB-S2, HD MPEG-4 only delivery on Galaxy 18, Transponder 19.  Golf SD feeds distributed to customers must be down converted from the HD feed.  All incompatible Golf SD equipment will be replaced by NBCU.  All compatible Golf SD equipment will need to transition to Galaxy 18, Transponder 19.  Completion target date is June 30, 2022.

Please see attached notice for more information.

Newsmax TV will be moving from Galaxy 30, Transponder 10C to Galaxy 13, Transponder 22.  Dual illumination will end on April 4, 2022.  See attached tech sheet for more information.

UPDATE:  Katz Broadcasting has provided an update on this migration - please see attached update notice for more information.

Katz Broadcasting is migrating Bounce, Court TV, Court TV Mystery, Grit, and Laff to their new master control facilities.  NO ACTION SHOULD BE REQUIRED BY YOU.

TBN has notified NCTC that they will change the name of the Hillsong Channel to TBN Inspire on January 1, 2022.  Please read the attached notice for details.

DIY will become Magnolia Network on January 5, 2022 at 9:00 pm EST.  Please see attached notice for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please review the following programmer notification closely.  If there are tasks or costs associated with carrying out programmer changes that are part of SES’ and Intelsat’s transition plans for repurposing the lower portion of the C-band, then the party that is responsible for such tasks and costs is governed by the FCC’s C-Band Order (3/3/20) and Lump Sum Payments Public Notice (7/30/20). Outside of the FCC’s documents, you may have additional rights through your agreement with the programmer.  Please click here for more information on determining the party responsible for C-Band transition-related tasks and costs.

In response to the FCC’s plan to clear 280 MHz of C-band spectrum for 5G mobile services in the U.S. (the “5G C-Band Transition”), Starz will be migrating all of its channels from their current satellite transponders to new satellite transponders.  To help facilitate this migration, Starz will be providing signal delivery equipment to affiliate distribution partners affected and that continue to receive a satellite feed. 

Please see the attached notice for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If there are tasks or costs associated with carrying out programmer changes that are part of SES’ and Intelsat’s transition plans for repurposing the lower portion of the C-band, then the party that is responsible for such tasks and costs is governed by the FCC’s C-Band Order (3/3/20) and Lump Sum Payments Public Notice (7/30/20). Outside of the FCC’s documents, you may have additional rights through your agreement with the programmer.