Technical Notices

3ABN - Satellite Transition

3ABN has notified NCTC that they have decided to stay with MPEG-2 delivery for the AMC-11 migration, due to the majority of affiliates not yet supporting MPEG-4 HD and or IP. The attached document contains dual illumination dates for AMC-11, as well as the parameters for AMC-11 and MPEG-2 SD. No signal down conversion or new equipment is necessary, unless found faulty. Affiliates are welcome to migrate upon receipt of this notification. 

Dual Illumination Schedule: AMC-11 starts on January 20, 2020. Galaxy 23 ends on April 30, 2020.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Todd with 3ABN at