Posted on Zap2it's Facebook page. That always gets CentruyLink's attention! (It doesn't look like TMS has a Facebook page)
Say, all of us post on their wall that their that (fill in the DMA) OTA guide data for DirecTV receivers needs updating/corrections. I would not be surprised if we all get a quick response.
I'm not sure there's much use in attempting to get channels missing from the DirecTV OTA database added. I was shocked when WFXL-DT2 (BounceTV) was added to the OTA lineup in my market. If it hadn't been for that, I wouldn't have even known it was available.
While my neighboring market of Tallahassee, FL is missing THREE (3) sub-channels, I'm lucky in that my market of Albany, GA is only missing ONE sub-channel (The CW)... and DirecTV currently carries it via LiL. I can't receive the OTA signal anyway, but my hope is that DirecTV add the sub-channel listing prior to it going HD for those who can.
Tribune knows the sub-channel exists. They also know that the CW affiliates without a logo are CW affiliates, and that the MyNetworkTV affiliates are MyNetworkTV affiliates. The ball is in DirecTV's court with those...
I'm more interested in getting the channels that I do have guide data for correct.
I can receive an IND station OTA and via DirecTV. It's 480i SD via OTA and DirecTV, yet both the OTA listings and the DirecTV LiL listings have HD tags attached. This is ANNOYING... My market also has a CBS station whose HD newscasts are imported from the Tallahassee, FL market, but no HD tags. They also have a MyNetworkTV sub-channel whose programming has HD tags even though it's 480i SD only. One of the two statewide PBS station's OTA guide data I receive does not have HD tags on their programming, and the market that DirecTV remaps my PBS from does not have HD tags either.
Three of the big four networks in Tallahassee, FL have HD newscasts, yet only one of those four networks have HD tags on their programming. Two of that market's sub-channels that are 480i SD have HD tags on their programming.
WTVM-DT in Columbus, GA just started local HD newscasts, yet they do not have HD tags on their newscasts.
MULTIPLE stations have HD tags on their syndicated programming when they do not have the ability to offer syndicated HD programming at this time.
I have been in contact with several of the stations, but most have either replied back with a complete misunderstanding of what I was asking them to do, implied they were already doing this, or simply ignored my e-mails. I have gotten one person who works for two of the stations to actually attempt to correct this information.
Some may say it doesn't matter, but I'm on a mission to correct some of this data anyway. I just need to know someone who will listen...