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


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#41 OFFLINE   mcrutland

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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.

#42 OFFLINE   bobvick1983

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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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#43 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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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!


#44 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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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



#45 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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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?

#48 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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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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#50 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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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.



#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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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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