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


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#51 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

I have had questions about the Domestic Excel file being corrupted. It is not. All versions of Excel can open and read the file; problems occur when trying to sort or manipulate the data.

We are bumping our head on the upper limit of what Excel can handle in the old 97 Excel format, .xls.

We are providing the Domestic TPN Map in the old 97-Excel format as a common denominator, so that older versions of Excel will work. Folks have complaints about functionality when using the free Excel Reader.

Our current TPN Map now runs just under 9,000 records. In the old 97 Excel format, it is about 2.3 MB. In the newer .xlsx format, the same data requires about 900 KB.

There are two options available:


  • For Excel 2010 users: just save the .xls file as a .xlsx file. Close Excel, then open the .xlsx version. This newer, smaller version will run fine.
  • For Excel 97 users: delete the pages or tabs in the Excel that are not of immediate use - i.e. cut down the file size. Save the remaining data as an .xls. Close Excel then open the stripped-down .xls.



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#52 OFFLINE   jamieh1

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:00 PM

I see that there is a TEST channel on network 666 ch 11 transponder22. Description shows A3 Raleigh-Durham NC 28 WRDC.

This channel is currently only in SD on Directv.
The channel # is actually 28. Ch 11 is WTVD ABC .
Also behind the description it has WHTMDT3196.

Is this WRDC28 My Network TV HD being tested?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

Dangerous number the network has, hmmm ?

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:22 AM

Just updated the LatinAm TPN Map to data of 3/8/12.

Thanks Eduardo!


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:32 PM

2 New Active HD LIL Channels from *TEST:

MKT 123|NET 634|Miami, FL|WLRN|Ch 17 (PBS)
MKT 169|NET 680|San Francisco, CA|WQEH|Ch 54



2 New*TEST HD LIL Channels:

MKT 132|NET 643|Nashville, TN|*WCTE|Ch 22
MKT 171|NET 682|Savannah, GA|*WGSA|Ch 34


No change yet on Columbus-Tupelo DMA or Wilmington DMA. HD LIL Channels Still in *TEST :(

Edited by gct, 14 March 2012 - 06:00 PM.



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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

2 New Active HD LIL Channels from *TEST:


MKT 132|NET 643|Nashville, TN|*WCTE|Ch 22
MKT 171|NET 682|Savannah, GA|*WGSA|Ch 34


That's just silly. A secondary PBS, this one out of Cookeville (associated with Tennessee Tech, I think) in the Nashville DMA, while we have had Channel 30 WUXP in TEST mode for darn near forever. I broke down and emailed the station's engineering department about 4 or 5 months ago and they indicated "sometime in 2012" as when Directv would be carrying them in HD. :nono:

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:35 PM

They are just testing your temper :)

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:38 PM

That's just silly. A secondary PBS, this one out of Cookeville (associated with Tennessee Tech, I think) in the Nashville DMA, while we have had Channel 30 WUXP in TEST mode for darn near forever. I broke down and emailed the station's engineering department about 4 or 5 months ago and they indicated "sometime in 2012" as when Directv would be carrying them in HD. :nono:


Just to note;

From LameLefty quoting gct;

2 New Active HD LIL Channels from *TEST: ...


LL, I think you attributed the wrong part of gct's previous post to the Nashville and Savannah stations.

That statement was for the two new Miami and San Francisco stations which are "from test" and thus now active.

The Nashville and Savannah station are still listed as "new test" stations and thereby still in test mode.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:07 PM

The Latin America TPN Map has just been updated to data of 3/15/12!


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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:41 AM

The Nashville and Savannah station are still listed as "new test" stations and thereby still in test mode.


No, I understand that. I meant that it's silly to even have test channels for a second PBS station in this DMA when there has been another, much more widely watched station stuck in SD hell forever, which has had their HD transponder space stuck in "TEST" just as long.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:42 AM

Several local sources have told me that the Tupelo / Columbus HD locals will be out of test and operational on Wednesday, March 21.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:54 PM

The Latin America TPN Map has just been updated to data of 3/20/12!


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:46 AM

Several local sources have told me that the Tupelo / Columbus HD locals will be out of test and operational on Wednesday, March 21.


AND INDEED, they are active along with Wilmington, NC. this AM

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:50 PM

Columbus_Tupelo DMA: HD LIL Market Moved From *TEST to ACTIVE:

NETWORK|NAME|CHL|TPN|SATELLITE|RCVR DISPLAY|STATION
560|WCBI|4|3|SW2 @99W|99S|A3 Columbus_Tupelo 04 WCBI CBS
560|CW|5|3|SW2 @99W|99S|A3 Columbus_Tupelo 05 WCBIDT CW
560|WTVA|9|3|SW2 @99W|99S|A3 Columbus_Tupelo 09 WTVA NBC
560|WMAE|12|17|D10 or D12 @103W|103S|A3 Columbus_Tupelo 12 WMAE PBS
560|WLOV|27|3|SW2 @99W|99S|A3 Columbus_Tupelo 27 WLOV FOX
560|WKDH|45|3|SW2 @99W|99S|A3 Columbus_Tupelo 45 WKDH ABC



Wilmington, NC DMA: HD LIL Market Moved From *TEST to ACTIVE:

NETWORK|NAME|CHL|TPN|SATELLITE|RCVR DISPLAY|STATION
718|WWAY|3|4|SW2 @99W|99S|A3 Wilmington 03 WWAY ABC
718|WECT|6|4|SW2 @99W|99S|A3 Wilmington 06 WECT NBC
718|WILM|10|4|SW2 @99W|99S|A3 Wilmington 10 WILM_LP CBS
718|WLFL|22|21|D10 or D12 @103W|103S|A3 Wilmington 22 WLFL CW Virt
718|WSFX|26|4|SW2 @99W|99S|A3 Wilmington 26 WSFX FOX
718|UNC|39|22|D10 or D12 @103W|103S|A3 Wilmington 39 UNC PBS (Virt)
718|UNCEX|39|22|D10 or D12 @103W|103S|A3 Wilmington 39_2 UNCEX PBS Vir



HD LIL Channels Moved from *TEST to ACTIVE:

NETWORK|DMA|NAME|CHL
NET 643|Nashville ,TN|WCTE|22
NET 682|Savannah, GA|WGSA|34
NET 695|Tallahassee, FL|WFSU|11

Edited by gct, 22 March 2012 - 01:16 PM.



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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:54 PM

How long do these typically stay in *TEST status?


For today's two DMA's -

- went into *TEST on 2/22/12
- went ACTIVE on 3/21/12

Not so bad....
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:31 PM

Many ALERTS regarding potential loss of Tribune network locals. Impacts 23 channels in 19 markets, plus 2 retrans from New Orleans to Biloxi and Hattiesburg and 2 retrans from Indianapolis to Lafayette, IN.

Here are the affected channels:

|CH|MKT|NET|
CONUS Stations:||||
WGN America|307|||National
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Local Stations:||||
WGN (CW)|9|39|550|Chicago, IL
KDAF (CW)|33|51|562|Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
KWGN (CW)|2|54|565|Denver, CO
WXMI (FOX)|17|76|587|Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, MI
WPMT (FOX)|43|84|595|Harrisburg-Lancaster, PA
WCCT (CW)|20|86|597|Hartford-New Haven, CT
WTIC (FOX)|61|86|597|Hartford-New Haven, CT
KIAH (CW)|39|90|601|Houston, TX
WTTV (CW)|4|93|604|Indianapolis, IN
WXII (FOX)|59|93|604|Indianapolis, IN
KTLA (CW)|5|113|624|Los Angeles, CA
WSFL (CW)|39|123|634|Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL
WGNO (ABC)|26|133|644|New Orleans, LA
WNOL (CW)|38|133|644|New Orleans, LA
WPIX (CW)|11|134|645|New York, NY
WPHL (MNT)|17|147|658|Philadelphia, PA
KRCW (CW)|32|150|661|Portland, OR
KTXL (FOX)|40|163|674|Sacramento-Stockton, CA
KSWB (FOX)|69|168|679|San Diego, CA
KCPQ (FOX)|13|172|683|Seattle-Tacoma, WA
KZJO (MNT)|22|172|683|Seattle, Tacoma, WA
KPLR (CW)|11|182|693|Saint Louis, MO
WDCW (CW)|50|199|710|Washington, DC – Hagerstown, MD
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Adjacent Markets:||||
WNOL (CW)|38|20|531|Bilox - Gulfport, MS
WGNO (ABC)|26|87|598|Hattiesburg - Laurel, MS
WTTV (CW)|4|103|614|Lafayette, IN
WXIN (FOX)|59|103|614|Lafayette, IN



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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:18 PM

No new HD Markets in *TEST


One HD Channel ACTIVE from *TEST
MKT 70|NET 581|Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR|KXNW|CH 34|MNT



One new HD Channel in *TEST
MKT 22|NET 533|Birmingham, AL|*WABM|CH 68|MNT



One new SD Channel in *TEST
MKT 128|NET 639|Mobile, AL - Pensacola-Ft Walton, FL|*WPAN|CH 53



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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:29 PM

Just uploaded the Domestic TPN Map reflecting data of 3/28/12.

Thank you again, Doctor J!


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Starting a new thread for the second quarter of 2012. It will be up shortly!





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