Yes C & KU band is still alive and the "free" or open channels by satellite can be found here:http://www.lyngsat.com/
There is also other links on the site for info. I have had over 20 years a 10 ft perforated alum. C & KU dish and used it for all my needs until quite a few yrs ago. It is still in working order and it is available 4 sale cheap, buyer must remove.
However, there are other options, for a smaller $ per month to receive digital channels, pm me if interested.