Deadline for Registering C-Band Downlink Fast Approaching

Broadcasters have until Oct. 17 to register their C-band satellite downlink sites with the FCC in order to prevent future interference and push back against plans that would completely rearrange the way the FCC allows C-band satellite channels to be received.

Satellite operator SES has announced that they may pay for broadcasters’ FCC application fee if C-band antenna owners register their existing C band antennas with the commission prior to the Oct. 17 deadline.

[Read: TV, Radio Broadcasters: Now’s The Time To Register Your C-Band Downlink Sites]

For more information contact SES for details and conditions at or DAWNco at 248-391-9200. Facebook members can learn more by visiting DAWNco’s Facebook page

Tom Butts

Tom has covered the broadcast technology market for the past 25 years, including three years handling member communications for the National Association of Broadcasters followed by a year as editor of Video Technology News and DTV Business executive newsletters for Phillips Publishing. In 1999 he launched for internet B2B portal Verticalnet. He is also a charter member of the CTA's Academy of Digital TV Pioneers. Since 2001, he has been editor-in-chief of TV Tech (, the leading source of news and information on broadcast and related media technology and is a frequent contributor and moderator to the brand’s Tech Leadership events.