The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

C-Band in the New Shared Environment

Originally streamed July 23, 2020

Since the early 1980s, the broadcast industry has relied on a fleet of C-band geostationary satellites to reliably deliver content for radio and television stations. In 2018, the FCC began a process that will transition 60% of the C-band bandwidth to the mobile broadband companies. It is critical for each broadcaster to understand the process and stay informed. This presentation will review the key entities in the FCC order, the timeline and milestones, qualified earth stations, transition planning, and next steps to prepare for the new shared environment.

Your Instructor

Mark Johnson, CSRE, President of Link Up Communications Corporations

Mark JohnsonMark has dedicated nearly 40 years of his career to providing broadcast solutions, satellite system technology, and system designs. For more than two decades he invested in building and designing broadcast uplink and downlink network solutions. His diverse career includes broadcast engineering at AM and FM radio studios and transmitter facilities, as well as field production for NCAA football, basketball and NBA basketball broadcasts.

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This webinar will be approximately 90 minutes long.
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