Orbitel Channel Conversion Notice

Orbitel Communications will transition the remaining analog basic TV channels to digital on May 1st, 2019. Currently, our customers who receive basic video service without a digital TV, or one of our digital converter boxes, receive the video and audio signals in an analog format. Analog is a legacy technology that is not able to provide the quality video and sound that a digital signal can deliver.

What do I need to do?

If you are watching Orbitel basic cable on an older TV with an analog tuner you will no longer be able to receive basic channels without a digital converter from Orbitel. If you want continue using an analog TV, you will need to contact us. Please call or stop by our office to pick-up, or schedule the installation of, a digital converter.

If you are a customer who already has a digital TV, or our digital converter box on each of your TV's connected to Orbitel, no action is necessary.

See the list below for dates and channels that will be transitioned to digital.

Maricopa- Dates and Channels

May 1st 2019May 15th 2019
3 (KTVK IND)2 (CSPAN)
5 (KPHO CBS)4 (TV GUIDE)
7 (KAZT IND)13 (KPAZ TBN)
8 (KAET PBS)14 (KPPX ION)
9 (KUTP IND)21 (WGN)
11 (KASW CW)22 (TBS)
12 (KPNX NBC) 95 (ID)
15 (KNXV ABC) 96 (CSPAN 2)
98 (KTAZ MUNDO)97 (CSPAN 3)
99 (POP)

Sun Lakes and SunBird- Dates and Channels

May 15th 2019May 22nd 2019
3 (KTVK IND)2 (CSPAN)
5 (KPHO CBS)4 (TV GUIDE)
7 (KAZT IND)13 (KPAZ TBN)
8 (KAET PBS) 14 (KPPX ION)
9 (KUTP IND) 16 (EWTN)
10 (KSAZ FOX)21 (WGN)
11 (KASW CW) 22 (TBS)
12 (KPNX NBC) 95 (ID)
15 (KNXV ABC)96 (CSPAN 2)
98 (KTAZ MUNDO)97 (CSPAN 3)
99 (POP)

Why are we doing this?

Every cable system and satellite provider has a maximum amount of bandwidth or capacity they can devote to all their services. By moving these analog basic video channels to digital delivery, we can provide higher quality audio and video for the converted channels, create even more capacity for more HD channels, additional speed offerings for our Internet products, more Video On Demand capacity, and new future services not yet launched. 

Thank you for being one of our valued customers.