Technical Notices

Effective May 3, 2021, Sinclair will be making several changes to the multicast lineup for WACH in Columbia, SC.

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.

Sony Movies (formerly Sony Movie Channel) and Sony Cine (formerly Cine Sony) are moving transmission/uplink from Encompass, Atlanta facility to Comcast Dry Creek Facility, Centennial, CO.  As part of this transition, Sony Movies and Sony Cine will move from Galaxy 30, Transponder 10 to SES-3, Transponder 12.  Dual illumination will begin on July 1, 2021.  The transition should be completed by September 30, 2021.

Please see attached notice for more information.

ABC O&O will be replacing their D3 Multiplex Laff TV with THIS-TV effective April 1, 2021.

Please see attached notice for more information.

Newsy will be ceasing distribution and operations as a pay network at 11:59:59PM EST on June 30, 2021.

Please see attached notice for more information.

Please see attached notice regarding multicast changes for WSFL effective 3/1/21 and 7/1/21.

NCTC received a notice from OlympuSAT that PTL Network will make a satellite technical change.  The feed will move from SES-1 transponder 18 to SES-1 transponder 10.  Some sites may need a different IRD.

OlympuSAT needs to have all sites moved off the current transponder no later than April 2, 2021.

Please see attached notice and tech sheet 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.

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.

 

Effective March 1, 2021, WSYX - D4 - Antenna TV will change to Stadium Network.  Please see attached notice for more information.

UPDATE:  Sinclair has notified NCTC that this change has been delayed to April 15, 2021.

Effective March 1, 2021, WPTV in West Palm Beach and WHDT in Stuart will have a change in their Digital Multicast programming.  Please see the attached notice for more information and the new lineups effective 3/1/21.

Please see attached notice regarding multicast changes for WFTX effective 3/1/21.

Effective February 1, 2021, WXMI .4 will carry Court TV Mystery instead of Charge!.  Effective March 1, 2021, WXMI .3 will carry Bounce TV instead of Court TV.

Please see attached notice for more information.

Effective September 1, 2021, Nashville's WTVF 5.3 station will carry programming from Bounce TV instead of LAFF TV.  Please see attached notice for more information.

 

NBCU Networks (Golf HD, NBC Sports Network HD, E! West, Universal Kids West, Telemundo West SD) will be transitioning from Galaxy 14 Transponder 14 to Galaxy 18 Transponder 19 beginning February 16, 2021, to be completed by April 28, 2021.  The Galaxy 14/4 signal will be terminated on May 2, 2021.

Please see attached notice and tech sheet 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.

On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, between the hours of 2:30 am to 4:00 am EST, ESPN and Disney services that currently reside on Galaxy 14 will transition to Galaxy 30.  Routine maintenance will be performed on Tuesday Feb 2 and Wednesday Feb 3 in anticipation of this satellite transition.

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.

Sony Movie Channel and Cine Sony will be transitioning from Galaxy 14 to Galaxy 30 on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 08:00 GMT/03:00 EST/ 00:00 PST.  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.

AETN will be replacing Galaxy 14 with Galaxy 30 on February 3, 2021 at 4:45 am EST.  

No action is required on the part of AETN affiliates and existing equipment will continue to be utilized for AETN services.  However, affiliates should anticipate temporary interruptions on all transponders during the scheduled work window.   

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.

Message from Crown Media:

On Thursday January 21st at 01:00 to 04:00 EST, Hallmark networks will be performing some maintenance on our primary uplink satellites.  During this time we’ll be uplinking from our backup facility. 

Affiliate receivers may experience some minor downlink signal strength fluctuation but nothing that should affect playout.  

Should you experience any issues that affect Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, or Hallmark Drama, please give us a call at Globecast N.A. 877-456-2322, option 2.  

Please see attached notice from Sinclair regarding the acquisition of the Fox affiliation for KFDM, KGAN, WCHS, WKEF, and WSYX effective January 1, 2021 (or January 7, 2021 in the case of WSYX).

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.

Outside TV is transitioning to a new transponder and will be providing dual illumination through December 31, 2020.  Any IRDs that were previously authorized to receive Outside TV on the old transponder, are authorized currently to receive Outside TV on the new transponder.

Please refer to the attached transponder spec sheet for details and contact information.

URGENT MESSAGE FROM OUTSIDE TV:

We are less than two weeks away from the end of dual illumination and your carrier on G14/5 will be dropped at that time.   Because this is a regulatory mandated change by the FCC, Intelsat who is our satellite supplier, does not have any flexibility to extend these services past 12/30/2020. 

We will be dropping carrier in short periods to help prioritize moving to the new location.

Wednesday 23-Dec-2020 13:00 EST to 13:30 EST

Thursday 24-Dec-2020 13:00 EST to 14:00 EST

Friday 25-Dec-2020 – Christmas – No scheduled drops

Saturday 26-Dec-2020 13:00 EST to 15:00 EST

Sunday 27- Dec-2020 13:00 EST to 16:00 EST

Monday 28-Dec-2020 13:00 EST to 17:00 EST

Tuesday 29-Dec-2020 09:00 EST to 18:00 EST

Wednesday 30-Dec-2020 07:00 EST to 19:00 EST

Final carrier drops at 23:59 EST 30-Dec-2020