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DIRECTV Domestic & LatinAm Transponder Maps: New Data 3/28/2012


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#26 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:15 PM

Alerts Removed For:
[table=”head”]NET 536|Market 25|Boston, MA|WHDH|Chl 7
NET 536|Market 25|Boston, MA|WLVI|Chl 56
NET 634|Market 123|Miami, FL|WSVN|Chl 7[/table]

Channels Changed From *TEST to Active:
[table=”head”]NET 579|Market 68|Florence-Myrtle Beach, SC|WBTW|Chl 14 MNT network
NET 662|Market 151|Portland, ME|WPME|Chl 35
NET 664|Market 153|Providence, RI|WSBE|Chl 36
NET717|Market 206|Wilkes Barre - Scranton, PA|WSWB|Chl 38[/table]

New *TEST Channels:
[table=”head”]NET 627|Market 116|Macon, GA|*WPGA|Chl 58
NET 695|Market 184|Tallahassee, FL|*WTLF|Chl 24[/table]


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#27 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:49 PM

New *TEST Channels:
[table=”head”]NET 627|Market 116|Macon, GA|*WPGA|Chl 58
NET 695|Market 184|Tallahassee, FL|*WTLF|Chl 24[/table]


That is SO weird...

It's not unusual for WPGA (an SD channel) to show up since Macon, GA is an MPEG4 only market, but...

To my knowledge, WTLF is SD only as well, and already offered in SD on DirecTV 7s.

Perhaps DirecTV is duplicating WTLF on SW1 so they can use the 3 LNB dish instead of the 5 LNB dish in Tallahassee and still allow their subscribers access to all the locals. :confused:

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:06 PM

That is SO weird...

It's not unusual for WPGA (an SD channel) to show up since Macon, GA is an MPEG4 only market, but...

To my knowledge, WTLF is SD only as well, and already offered in SD on DirecTV 7s.

Perhaps DirecTV is duplicating WTLF on SW1 so they can use the 3 LNB dish instead of the 5 LNB dish in Tallahassee and still allow their subscribers access to all the locals. :confused:

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Unless WTLF has got an HD cable only feed their supplying to DIRECTV or something.

Other than that, you're right it doesn't really make sense outside of a plan to move WTLF off SD MPEG-2/Ku-band on 119W to SD MPEG-4/Ka-band on 103W for some reason.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:28 PM

Unless WTLF has got an HD cable only feed their supplying to DIRECTV or something.


Last I heard, The CW is not providing HD yet for CW Plus stations, so unless things have changed, it won't be HD.

Other than that, you're right it doesn't really make sense outside of a plan to move WTLF off SD MPEG-2/Ku-band on 119W to SD MPEG-4/Ka-band on 103W for some reason.


I've corresponded, and if memory serves, spoke on the phone with one of the engineers for WTLF, so I may e-mail him and ask him about it.

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Edited by Alan Gordon, 26 January 2012 - 05:38 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:43 PM

This is just an update for the OTA section for Rochester, NY #672 - for WROC there is now an 8.2 sub-channel - Bounce TV - not sure if I should report that here, or elsewhere...

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:52 PM

This is just an update for the OTA section for Rochester, NY #672 - for WROC there is now an 8.2 sub-channel - Bounce TV - not sure if I should report that here, or elsewhere...


nusatman,

There is an entire thread dedicated to OTA discussion. In particular, this post, within that thread http://www.dbstalk.c...492#post2953492

will (unhappily) answer all your questions....


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:59 PM

The TPN Map Excel has been updated and now reflects data of 2/10/12.


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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:46 PM

Just uploaded our very-best-yet Latin America TPN Map, data is of 2/12/12.

Lots of thanks to some hard working folks!


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:32 PM

Two *Test HD LIL Channels Removed:


NET 522|MKT 11|Augusta, GA|CHL 12|*WRDW2
NET 522|MKT 11|Augusta, GA|CHL 26|*WAGT2



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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:49 PM

The TPN Map Excel has been updated and now reflects data of 2/16/12.

The LIL Market List tab has been updated to reflect the recent announcement of the 2012 Launch of HD Locals for 17 new DMAs.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:31 PM

Great News: TWO NEW HD LIL MKTs are Now in TEST:



NET 560, Vernon, AL; Columbus-Tupelo-West Point, MS has HD LIL's in TEST.
DMA is currently SD Only!
NET|STATION|CHL|TPN|SATELLITE|DISPLAY
560|*WCBI|4|3|SW2 @99W|99S
560|*CW|5|3|SW2 @99W|99S
560|*WTVA|9|3|SW2 @99W|99S
560|*WLOV|27|3|SW2 @99W|99S
560|*WKDH|43|3|SW2 @99W|99S


NET 718, Wilmington, NC has HD LIL's in TEST.
DMA is currently SD Only!
NET|STATION|CHL|TPN|SATELLITE|DISPLAY
718|*WWAY|3|4|SW2 @99W|99S
718|*WECT|6|4|SW2 @99W|99S
718|*WILM|10|4|SW2 @99W|99S
718|*WSFX|26|4|SW2 @99W|99S


One other NEW *TEST HD LIL Channel:
NET 552, Cincinnati, OH
NET|STATION|CHL|TPN|SATELLITE|DISPLAY
552|*WSTR|64|21|D11 @99W|99S


Four *TEST channels have become ACTIVE HD LIL Channels:
NET|STATION|CHL|TPN|SATELLITE|DISPLAY|DMA
593|WXVT|15|1|SW2 @99W|99S|Greenwood-Greenville, MS
610|KFJX|14|18|D11 @99W|99S|Joplin, MO
610|KOAM|7|18|D11 @99W|99S|Joplin, MO
627|WPGA|58|6|SW2 @99W|99S|Macon, GA

Edited by gct, 23 February 2012 - 05:21 PM.



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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:40 PM

Historically, the D5 sat has carried 13 CONUS channels and about 26 LIL channels.

But a significant change came about last week. And this week, D5 shows up carrying only 26 "Addressable Advertisement Push" channels. The channels all show up in the LIL data section, assigned to Network 624 (Los Angeles).

Get prepared. You can expect that you will soon have customized, DMA-specific advertising jammed down your throat. Ultimately, based on the customer demographics they have (or will have) those advertisements may become very very specifically targeted.

Edited by gct, 22 February 2012 - 05:39 PM.



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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:58 PM

D5 is at 110 right? So if you have a SL3, then no ads? :grin:

Probably wishfull thinking.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:34 PM

I am guessing that PBS HD will be a mirror feed (virtual) of WMAV from the Memphis market. Also, why is WKDH on 43 and not 45? Not a big deal, I am just ready for the channels to be in HD on the bird. I have survived with OTA.

Great News: TWO NEW HD LIL MKTs are Now in TEST:



NET 560, Vernon, AL; Columbus-Tupelo-West Point, MS has HD LIL's in TEST.
DMA is currently SD Only!

NET|STATION|CHL|TPN|SATELLITE|DISPLAY
560|*WCBI|4|3|SW2 @99W|99S
560|*CW|5|3|SW2 @99W|99S
560|*WTVA|9|3|SW2 @99W|99S
560|*WLOV|27|3|SW2 @99W|99S
560|*WKDH|43|3|SW2 @99W|99S


NET 718, Wilmington, NC has HD LIL's in TEST.
DMA is currently SD Only!
NET|STATION|CHL|TPN|SATELLITE|DISPLAY
718|*WWAY|3|4|SW2 @99W|99S
718|*WECT|6|4|SW2 @99W|99S
718|*WILM|10|4|SW2 @99W|99S
718|*WSFX|26|4|SW2 @99W|99S


One other NEW *TEST HD LIL Channel:
NET 552, Cincinnatti, OH
NET|STATION|CHL|TPN|SATELLITE|DISPLAY
552|*WSTR|64|21|D11 @99W|99S


Four *TEST channels have become ACTIVE HD LIL Channels:
NET|STATION|CHL|TPN|SATELLITE|DISPLAY|DMA
593|WXVT|15|1|SW2 @99W|99S|Greenwood-Greenville, MS
610|KFJX|14|18|D11 @99W|99S|Joplin, MO
610|KOAM|7|18|D11 @99W|99S|Joplin, MO
627|WPGA|58|6|SW2 @99W|99S|Macon, GA



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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:24 AM

I am guessing that PBS HD will be a mirror feed (virtual) of WMAV from the Memphis market. Also, why is WKDH on 43 and not 45? Not a big deal, I am just ready for the channels to be in HD on the bird. I have survived with OTA.


I notice that they have CW as channel 5, does WCBI provide a HD feed of the CW for cable? I know on OTA it is 4.3 and in SD only.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:02 AM

I notice that they have CW as channel 5, does WCBI provide a HD feed of the CW for cable? I know on OTA it is 4.3 and in SD only.


To my knowledge, there is no HD feed of the CW provided to cable. I think that what is up now is an MPEG4 SD feed that will only be available to subscribers with HD equipment.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:45 AM

To my knowledge, there is no HD feed of the CW provided to cable. I think that what is up now is an MPEG4 SD feed that will only be available to subscribers with HD equipment.


I guess they are just adding the CW feed that WCBI sends out. That is what they do in the Huntsville market. WZDX has the My Network affiliate for Huntsville on 54.2, it has the ficticous call letters "WAMY MY 8." It is channel 8 on cable I think, but DirecTV has it as channel 6. It is SD just like WCBI 4.3 is.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:18 PM

Just updated the LatinAm TPN Map, reflecting data of 2/28/12.

This is the most accurate and most inclusive LatinAm TPN Map yet published. Thanks to some very dedicated and caring folks!


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:15 PM

Only one change to report:

MKT 105, NET 616, Lake Charles , LA:
Removed|DNS ABC taken down
Now Active|KLAX Chl 31 ABC of Alexandria, LA


No movement on NEW HD DMA's in still in *TEST status since 2/22/12:
NET 560|Vernon, AL; Columbus-Tupelo-West Point, MS
NET 718|Wilmington, NC



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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:04 PM

Last week, D5S showed up carrying only 26 "Addressable Advertisement Push" SD channels. The channels all show up in the LIL data section, assigned to Network 624 (Los Angeles). This week's TPN Map shows 8 additional "Addressable Advertisement Push" channels:
+2 SD on D8
+5 HD on D12
+1 HD on D11

So we now have 34 "Addressable Ad Push" channels, 6 of which are in HD. Goody.



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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:44 PM

Someone will be happy - more money for ads.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

No movement on NEW HD DMA's in still in *TEST status since 2/22/12:

NET 560|Vernon, AL; Columbus-Tupelo-West Point, MS
NET 718|Wilmington, NC


How long do these typically stay in *TEST status?

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:15 PM

How long do these typically stay in *TEST status?


Without doing any homework, it seems the transition from *TEST to ACTIVE rarely runs beyond four weeks.

But don't place any bets. We have also had occasions where channels went from *TEST back into oblivion.


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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:18 AM

My Portland local HD channel 49 KPDX has been in test for 3 months.... :(

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:18 PM

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truTV HD is ACTIVE, but on NET 11, TPN 3, VPID 1060, an odd assignment...
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Still in *TEST: No Change on Columbus-Tupelo, MS, or Wilmington, NC, HD-LILs
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One New ACTIVE HD LIL Channel from *TEST:
MKT 41|NET 552|Cincinnati, OH|WSTR|CH 64
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Two NEW *TEST HD LIL Channels:
MKT 123|NET 634|Miami - Ft. Lauderdale, FL|*WLRN|CH 17|PBS
MKT 169|NET680|San Francisco, CA|*KQEH|CH 54|PBS

Edited by gct, 07 March 2012 - 10:06 PM.






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