Olympusat, one of the largest independent media companies specializing in the ownership, distribution, production and technical services of Spanish and English-language networks, announced the process of moving its network program services to satellite SES-1 (located at 101° West) on November 30, 2017.
At the moment Olympusat transmits 35 HD and SD Television networks over transponders 19 and 20 on the Intelsat Galaxy 23 (121° West). However, Intelsat will over time be changing that satellite to a “Back-Up” satellite, thus making it no longer available for Olympusat’s transponders.
In a press release, the company said that in September started a “Dual Illumination” period to both G-23 & SES-1 transponders, which will end on November 30. Therefore, all downlink sites must make this satellite change before that date in order to receive the Olympusat’s network program services. There will be no changes necessary with respect to the equipment/IRD/satellite receivers that operators are currently utilizing to downlink Olympusat’s network program services.