Yeah it could be;
...Anyhow gct, on another topic I notice on the Network Decoder tab of this latest map you now have D5 at 110w (Network 2) in the pink color for spotbeams and labeled for "MPEG2 SD LIL"
When did the CONUS beamed D5 become a spotbeam bird for SD LiLs?
Very sharp eyes there, HoTat2. I am very much impressed! Actually, I am having trouble keeping up with D5's gyrations:
Last week, D5 transitioned from a previously CONUS bird, to one which was providing about a half-dozen 'Ad Addressable' SD channels into Local Market #113 - the Los Angeles DMA. Hence the change in the Network Decoder.
This week, D5 is providing about 23 test channels to Puerto Rico. I guess those are still 'spot' beams so the Network Decoder is still close to correct.
Attached is an little Excel of D5 channels for this week. Not all these channels made it into yesterday's TPN Map, only because there were some technical issues with D5 PIDs that did not get resolved until late yesterday evening.
A bigger view of what is going on with DIRECTV and DIRECTV-Panamericana is a whole giant topic all its own. Examples - Puerto Rico has been told that while they now have 14 HD channels, they will have 30 by year end. Puerto Rico is supposedly to become a part of the Domestic Network - obviously to free up resources on G3C. DIRECTV-Latin America (DLA) is a gigantic market -- with gigantic revenues and gigantic growth. But this is a whole 'nother topic....
The attachment is removed. Please see the current TPN Map for the most current D5 channel status.
Edited by gct, 20 June 2012 - 05:25 PM.