G15 Satellite
EWTN is moving to Digital!

EWTN has now moved all of its networks to digital feeds on a single location: Galaxy 15, Transponder 5. The important information provided below should assist you in tuning to any of our digital networks. Our signals are still in the clear, but we ask you to notify us if you add any of these networks to your lineup at G15@ewtn.com. Thank you for making EWTN available to your subscribers!

 

Navigate the Frequently Asked Questions using the links below.

  1. What is the new satellite transmission plan?
  2. Does EWTN recommend a particular brand or model of digital receiver?
  3. Who can I contact if I have technical questions?
  4. Who can I contact if I have non-technical questions?

1. What is the EWTN satellite transmission plan?

Galaxy 15 MCPC Transmission Plan
EWTN Domestic Digital (DVB-S/MPEG-2) Service
Satellite: Galaxy 15
Orbital Location: 133° WL
Transponder:
5
Downlink Beam: CONUS
Downlink Frequency: 3790.075 MHz
Downlink Polarization: Horizontal
Carrier: Cisco DVB-S MPEG-2
Modulation Type: QPSK

Information Rate:

16.5 Mbps

Symbol Rate: 11.936 Msps
Allocated Bandwidth: 16.114 MHz
FEC: 3/4
Network ID: 3
Virtual Channel Assignments:  
11 Domestic English
12 Domestic Spanish
13 Canada
14 Domestic SAP Service
21 Domestic English AC-3
22 Domestic Spanish AC-3
23 Canada AC-3
Galaxy 15 MCPC Transmission Plan
EWTN Domestic Digital (DVB-S2/MPEG-4) Service
Satellite: Galaxy 15
Orbital Location: 133° WL
Transponder:
5
Downlink Beam: CONUS
Downlink Frequency: 3808 MHz
Downlink Polarization: Horizontal
Carrier: Cisco DVB-S2 MPEG-4
Modulation Type: 8PSK

Information Rate:

35.5 Mbps

Symbol Rate: 16.303 Msps
Allocated Bandwidth: 16.114 MHz
FEC: 3/4
Network ID: 3
Virtual Channel Assignments:  
91 Domestic English HD
93 Domestic English HD AC-3
NOTE: If you are using a Cisco/SA receiver and the signal does not acquire (indicated by the green lock light flashing), please do the following:
  1. Go to the SETUP menu, select MORE and then select PSI menu.
  2. Under PSI, change setting from Basic to Auto and select to store.
  3. Hit the MENU button until you go back to the MAIN MENU. If you are prompted to Abort or Continue, choose Continue.
  4. Wait a moment, and the signal should acquire and lock.
  5. Choose the Virtual Channel needed per the above transmission plan.
The above HD transmission plan is effective July 1, 2012

 

2. Does EWTN recommend a particular brand or model of digital receiver?

EWTN does not recommend a particular brand of digital receiver. However, we use the Cisco (Scientific Atlanta) Power-Vu system to digitally encode our signal. Since our signal is in the clear (not encrypted), affiliates have a greater variety of IRDs (Integrated Receiver Decoders) from which to select; any digital receiver that is DVB-S compliant and capable of receiving an MPEG -2 signal, should be capable of receiving and decoding our signal. The most widely used Cisco IRDs are: Cisco (Scientific Atlanta) D9850 for DVB-S/MPEG-2 signals and Cisco (Scientific Atlanta) D9854 for DVB-S2/MPEG-4 signals. Please note that the Cisco (Scientific Atlanta) D9854 will receive both DVB-S/MPEG-2 and DVB-S2/MPEG-4 signals, as well as handle both SD and HD.

If you have a Cisco (Scientific Atlanta) receiver and need help, you can call our Affiliate Engineering Hotline. If your system uses another brand, we suggest that you call the manufacturer for technical assistance.

 

3. Who can I contact if I have technical questions?

If you need technical assistance, we ask you to email us at G15TechSupport@ewtn.com or EWTN's Engineering Department
between 8:00am – 5:00pm (Central Time):

Engineering Affiliate Hotline (205) 271-2911

 

4. Who can I contact if I have non-technical questions?

Please contact the following EWTN Regional Managers if you have any non-technical questions:

In the United States

Mike Mishol (mmishol@ewtn.com): (413) 567-1251
Connecticut / Massachusetts / Maine / New Hampshire / New York / Rhode Island / Vermont

Ron Meyer (rmeyer@ewtn.com): (740) 944-1268
Washington, DC / Delaware / Kentucky / Maryland / New Jersey / Ohio / Pennsylvania / Virginia / West Virginia

Spencer Swope (sswope@ewtn.com): (256) 352-9842
Alabama / Arkansas / Florida / Georgia / Louisiana / Mississippi / North Carolina / Oklahoma / South Carolina / Tennessee / Texas

Terry Kopp (tkopp@ewtn.com): (763) 449-6970
Colorado / Iowa / Illinois / Indiana / Kansas / Michigan / Minnesota / Missouri / Montana / North Dakota / Nebraska / South Dakota / Wisconsin / Wyoming

Art Pieretti (apieretti@ewtn.com): (206) 749-2863
Alaska / Arizona / California / Hawaii / Idaho / Nevada / New Mexico / Oregon / Utah / Washington

Walter Cordova (wcordova@ewtn.com): (281) 298-5207
National Marketing Manager – Spanish Networks

In Canada:

Brady Grant (bgrant@ewtn.com): (902) 892-9664

In the Caribbean:

Ian Murray (imurray@ewtn.com): (205) 637-4144