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 on: October 29, 2018, 06:38:27 PM 
Started by Hyper - Last post by Hyper
Intelsat begins Galaxy fleet refresh with Orbital ATK satellite order

by Caleb Henry — January 8, 2018

WASHINGTON — Satellite fleet operator Intelsat kicked off the beginning of a partial constellation replenishment focused on replacing the company’s Galaxy line of satellites with a Jan. 8 order to Orbital ATK for the Galaxy-30 satellite.

Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital ATK will build Galaxy-30 in anticipation of an early 2020 launch with a yet-to-be-named launch provider.

In a prepared statement, Intelsat’s senior vice president of space systems Ken Lee said the Galaxy-30 satellite “will be the 11th satellite Orbital ATK has built for Intelsat, and represents the first satellite in the Galaxy fleet replacement program.”

“Galaxy 30 demonstrates our commitment to our Galaxy cable distribution neighborhood, which has an unmatched penetration of headends in the U.S.” he said. “Our next-generation video distribution fleet will excel at traditional broadcast applications, such as ultra-high definition distribution while at the same time will be capable of supporting new network solutions for applications such as over-the- top video and other distribution requirements.”

Intelsat’s North America-focused satellites are all branded “Galaxy.” Most came from acquiring Loral Space and Communications’ North America fleet 2004 and PanAmSat and its fleet in 2006.

Galaxy-30 will carry a C-band payload for television broadcasts, along with Ku- and Ka-band capacity for broadband connectivity. It is the first new Galaxy satellite since 2005. Intelsat’s Galaxy fleet consists of 13 satellites, comprising roughly a quarter of the operator’s total constellation.

Intelsat in October mentioned that its next replacement cycle would be less costly than the EpicNG high-throughput satellite (HTS) constellation the company has been investing in since 2012.

“Our heavy investment phase related to our high-throughput satellites is now nearing completion,” Intelsat told investors Oct. 26. “The lower capital expenditures associated with our next replacement cycle are expected to support an improved cash flow profile and financial flexibility over the next several years.”

Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler said in July that the company was in the early stages of planning three new satellites, which would include the start of a refresh for the operator’s North American fleet.

One factor playing into the payloads carried on those satellites will be the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s decision on C-band spectrum rights in the United States.

The FCC is reevaluating mid-band spectrum, which includes 500MHz of C-band spectrum predominantly used by Intelsat and competitor SES in the United States for television broadcasts. Intelsat, with Intel as a partner, proposed to the FCC what they called a market-based approach to the spectrum, whereby satellite operators would voluntarily clear out of some C-band frequencies so that fifth-generation mobile networks, or 5G, can use the spectrum without causing interference. Mobile networks desiring to use C-band spectrum for 5G would compensate satellite .......

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 on: October 29, 2018, 06:25:42 PM 
Started by Hyper - Last post by Hyper
Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat,Telesat Form the C-Band Alliance

By Annamarie Nyirady | October 1, 2018

Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat, and Telesat created a a consortium called the C-Band Alliance, or CBA, in a move that could accelerate making mid‐band spectrum available for 5G services. The CBA is designed to act as a facilitator as described in a recent U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proceeding featuring the companies’ market-based proposal to clear a portion of C-band spectrum in the United States.

The market-based proposal was developed in response to a proceeding initiated by the FCC in August 2017, which led to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that was formally approved by the FCC on July 12, 2018 and then published in the Federal Register. The proposal reflects the unique U.S. telecommunications environment and aims to protect the quality and reliability of the extensive services provided by satellite operators in the C-band spectrum to U.S. broadcasters, media, and data companies. The proposal establishes a commercial and technical framework that would enable terrestrial mobile operators to access spectrum in a portion of the 3,700 to 4,200 Megahertz frequency band in the U.S., speeding the deployment of next-generation 5G services.

The proposal specifies the use of a consortium, now known as the CBA, to undertake the technical and commercial implementation of the spectrum clearing process. The CBA will be led, effective immediately, by Bill Tolpegin, currently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OTA Broadcasting, who will serve as CEO of CBA. Media sector veteran Preston Padden will serve as head of advocacy and government relations.

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 on: October 29, 2018, 06:23:22 PM 
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C-Band Alliance Offers More 5G Spectrum to FCC

By Annamarie Nyirady | October 23, 2018

The C-Band Alliance (CBA) has changed its proposal to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), adding up to 200 MHz of mid-band C-band downlink spectrum to support 5G wireless deployment. The alliance said the spectrum could be cleared dependent upon demand for 5G wireless, while protecting existing C-band users.

The updated commitment will be reflected in comment filings due Oct.29 under the FCC Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) proceeding. The proposal increases by 80 percent the amount of spectrum that could be made available for 5G terrestrial use as compared to the initial proposal made by Intelsat and SES.

The CBA, the entity created to facilitate clearing and repurposing of C-band downlink spectrum, was formed by Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat, and Telesat. The group’s proposal aims to balance the needs to protect the C-band user community, which includes TV and radio programming distribution to over 100 million U.S. homes, as well as private commercial and government media and data networks with the need for rapid 5G network deployment across the United States.

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 on: October 29, 2018, 06:20:31 PM 
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C-SPAN Inks C-band Lease on Intelsat Galaxy 14

By Mark Holmes | August 9, 2018

C-SPAN, the Washington D.C. based suite of public affairs networks, has signed a new, long-term contract for C-band satellite services on Intelsat’s Galaxy 14 satellite, Intelsat announced today. Intelsat will transport the signals from C-SPAN’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. via IntelsatOne fiber and provide an uplink to Galaxy 14 for distribution to cable head-ends via the Intelsat teleport in Ellenwood, Georgia.

Intelsat’s Riverside teleport in California will provide an additional disaster recovery uplink. C-SPAN is expected to transition its programming to Galaxy 30, a next-generation Intelsat satellite, after Galaxy 30’s planned launch in 2020.

“The breadth and depth of Intelsat’s satellite solutions will enable C-SPAN to efficiently provide our affiliates with reliabl, high-quality feeds of our standard and high definition television signals,” said Roxane Kerr, vice president of technology, C-SPAN. “We chose Intelsat’s Galaxy 14 satellite because of the strong video neighborhood, robust protection program, cost-effectiveness, and long-term commitment to cable distribution, demonstrated by the Galaxy 30 replacement satellite program, ordered by Intelsat earlier this year.”

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 on: October 28, 2018, 10:36:00 PM 
Started by Hyper - Last post by Hyper
Knapsack for hope - G19 97.0W Ku

Still ITC as of 10/28/18


 on: October 28, 2018, 10:32:48 PM 
Started by skymaster - Last post by Hyper

Knapsack is still up and ITC.


 on: October 28, 2018, 09:50:07 PM 
Started by Hyper - Last post by Hyper
Hard to believe this list started nearly 10 years ago.

That is almost a decade people!

Keep sending updates, we will edit the list in post #1 of this thread.


 on: October 25, 2018, 08:47:10 PM 
Started by Hyper - Last post by Hyper
Gem Shopping Network ITC on Galaxy 19 97.0W Ku

TP 11936 H 20000

part of the Teleshopping Mux, all English language.


Jewelry TC

Gem Shopping Network


 on: October 22, 2018, 06:05:34 PM 
Started by Hyper - Last post by Hyper
Thank you El_Viejo!

Now we need someone to figure out how to get the url (xml) for the IPTV version so we can add that to our FTA receivers for those of us that are not in these 15 markets for OTA.

 on: October 21, 2018, 11:54:59 PM 
Started by Hyper - Last post by El_Viejo
This site contains the 15 initial markets for OTA. Also. how to stream it. If you think this is duplicate, remove it. Viejo


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