SES3 (103.0W) C-band Ion TV

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johnnynobody

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In case it hasn't been mentioned, it looks like ION is scrambling their channels. Not all are scrambled but I'm guessing they'll get around to scrambling the rest of them.
 
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johnynobody,

A memo was sent to ION affiliates in April. Here's a part of it.

Attention ION Affiliates:
This letter shall serve as notice of ION Media’s intent to transition the ION Television satellite feed to an encrypted, high definition, MPEG-4, AC3 audio only feed by April 30, 2018.
The following ION Television feeds will be decommissioned as part of the transition:

Feed Name
Format
Transponder
Program ID:

ION East-SD
SD MPEG-2
7
1

ION East-HD
HD MPEG-2
17
21

ION East-HD4
HD MPEG-4
17
24

ION Pacific-SD
SD MPEG-2
7
3

ION Pacific-HD4
HD MPEG-4
17
12

ION Media will deliver the applicable ION Television programming via the below feeds from SES-3, transponder 17 located at 103°W orbital location. (See attached satellite technical specifications for more details).

Feed Name
Format
Transponder
Program ID

ION East WA MVPD HD4
HD MPEG-4
17
18

ION West WA MVPD HD4
HD MPEG-4
17
17
 

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We've got it on a sub-channel, and unless you want to watch the same 60 episodes over and over of "Blue Bloods", "CSI", "Law & Order" Special Victims", "NCIS: Los Angelas" and all sorts of filler junk, who needs it?
I tuned on 1 ION channel on Galaxy 16 and I don't think we've ever watched a single show on it. It's like you said, their programming stinks. I won't be too disappointed if they do encrypt. We aren't a big cop show fans.
 
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