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#1 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:47 PM

TPN Map For Directv Latin America Satellites

@ 95W: G3C, DLA1, DLA2


TPN Map For Directv SKY Mexico Satellites

@ 58W: IS21

@79W: SKY-M1

 

TPN Map For Directv Domestic Satellites

@95W: G3C

@ 99W: SW2, D11, D14

@101W: D4S, D8, D9S

@103W: SW1, D10, D12, D15

@110W: D5

@119W: D7S

MPEG2 / MPEG4

  • MPEG4 channels have the channel Name shaded Blue
  • MPEG4 channels transporting 4K content have the channel Number shaded Red
  • MPEG4 channels transporting HD content have the channel Number shaded Blue
  • MPEG4 channels transporting SD content have the channel Number shaded Green
  • MPEG2 channels transporting SD content are un-shaded with the channel name and number in a smaller font

Puerto Rico

  • December 17, 2012, Puerto Rico began the transition from Directv Latin America (DLA), to Directv US Domestic resources. Puerto Rico service is now administered as if it were a US DMA.

SHEF Commands

  • Post #2 of this thread details the procedure to acquire channel information and signal strength using interactive IP (SHEF) commands with your receiver.

Market and Channel Count Information

  • Post #3 of this thread provides the complete Directv DMA Market Data and History Excel, along with the Channel Count periodic snapshot of channels per satellite.

ATTACHMENTS:

1. TPN_Map Domestic This Excel presents all US Directv Channels and TPN's: CONUS (Continental US or wide/National beams) and LIL (Local-Into-Local or narrow/Spot beams).
 

There are five tabs at the bottom of the Domestic Excel

  • CONUS all 50-States channels, grouping first 4K, then HD, then SD channels in channel number sequence
  • LIL all Local-Into-Local channels in DMA Market Name sequence, grouping first HD, then SD channels in channel number sequence.  Puerto Rico appears as a pseudo DMA
  • OTA the Directv supported database of Over-The-Air channels in DMA Market Name then channel number sequence. The Directv OTA database has not been expanded since November, 2009
  • Hybrid includes Active and Offline Test records for CONUS, Hybrid and LIL channels, 'Push' channels, On-Demand channels, Interactive channels and Offline channels. Each grouping is in channel number sequence. A large number of part-time channels, seasonal channels, RSN Alternate channels and ‘Game-Only’ sports channels appear in this tab since such channels are typically Offline at the time of day the TPN Map is assembled
  • Network Decoder correlates satellites and their TPN's graphically to explain the receiver's signal strength presentation

2. TPN_Map Latin The first division of Directv Latin America (DLA) is Panamericana. Entities in this division are Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. El Caribe entities are Aruba/Curacao, Barbados, Trinidad/Tobago and Caribe Regional. Puerto Rico has transitioned from DLA to US Domestic resources.
 

**Please note: in October 2015 our colleague in Columbia was moved by his employer leaving us unable to provide updated Panamericana TPN Maps at this time.

 

There are seven tabs at the bottom of the Latin Excel

  • PanR1 all channels in Network 0, Pan Regional 1, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence
  • PanR2 all channels in Network 1, Pan Regional 2, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence
  • Sur all channels in Network 3, Sur, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence
  • Norte all channels in Network 4, Norte, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence
  • OTA the Directv supported database of Over-The-Air channels in Regional Market Name then channel number sequence
  • Hybrid includes On-Demand channels, Interactive channels, Test records and Offline channels, each grouping in channel number sequence
  • LA Network Decoder correlates satellites and their TPN's graphically to explain the receiver's signal strength presentation

3. SKY-Mexico is part of a second DLA division which includes Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. SKY-Mexico is not yet presented here

4. SKY-Brazil is a third DLA division but is not yet presented here

 

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#2 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

SHEF Commands

 

                                      SHEF  - STB HTTP Exported Functionality

 

The general function of the SHEF interface is to accept HTTP

requests from web applications, process them and return

any data or status responses that result from that request.

 

With your Receiver connected to your local IP Network:

 

Step 1:         in your browser enter the following command to set the DVR to a channel of interest

http://<ipaddr>:8080/tv/tune?major=<n>&minor=65535

 

where <ipaddr>            is the IP address of your DVR

where <n>                    is the decimal channel number

 

 

Step 2:         in your browser enter the following command to output the parameters of the channel selected in step 1

 

http://<ipaddr>:8080/serial/processCommand?cmd=FA83

                                                where <ipaddr>               is the IP address of your DVR

 

                   

Reference the DIRECTV Manuals below to interpret the Hex response data

 

DTV-MD-0359: SHEF Command Set

DTV-MD-0058: Installer Manual

 

 

 

 

New 5/6/2015

Created by Member  mexican-bum,  below is his Excel program that can initiate your SHEF requests and then using the response from your Directv receiver in your browser window, convert that hex response into TPN Map type readable information.

 

Please share your suggestions and thanks by PM to mexican-bum.

 

SHEF DECODER




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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

DIRECTV DMA MARKET DATA     4/6/2016 update
SATELLITE CHANNEL COUNT    5/25/2016 update

 

The CHANNEL COUNT Excel is a periodic snapshot of the number of channels provided by each satellite.

 

The MARKET DATA Excel is a Directv Designated Marketing Area (DMA) database with status and reference information, including a complete history of Local-Into-Local implementation.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:33 AM

Just as a suggestion - Why not start a thread here and see what kind of interest and viewership follows. The coming changes ahead for Puerto Rico and all of Directv-Latin-America are huge. There should be a gigantic audience out there starving for technical information.

It will take a great deal of interest to justify a dedicated Forum. So take that first step!


Hello gct,

First I must thank you for sharing the channel mapping......

Check out this I posted 4 years ago:

http://www.dbstalk.c...ighlight=rafael

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

From Rafael post 417 on the previous now locked thread;

http://www.dbstalk.c...576#post3150576

This was one of my questions about PR's new transition to the DIRECTV USA satellites.

The first was answered in the use of the SL-5 to receive the 110w satellite. But the other question is still unclear for the receivers to acquire SI data from 101w Ku CONUS beams on the Puerto Rican isle, I didn't think the signal strength was sufficient for the standard size dishes used for CONUS service.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

From Rafael post 417 on the previous now locked thread;

http://www.dbstalk.c...576#post3150576

This was one of my questions about PR's new transition to the DIRECTV USA satellites.

The first was answered in the use of the SL-5 to receive the 110w satellite. But the other question is still unclear for the receivers to acquire SI data from 101w Ku CONUS beams on the Puerto Rican isle, I didn't think the signal strength was sufficient for the standard size dishes used for CONUS service.


They might have a chance only if the APG is beamed from a stonger transponder than the regular one used for US service.

I must add the strange thing is that when luispr posted levels and display, his ird only was capable to display or read 110w, 99w (s), 103 w (s) he didn't mention at all 119w, 101w......

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:05 AM

As of now there have been no mention of 119w and 101w because as a source I now have told those two sats will be activated either later in 2013 or 2014 as the migration nears it's end and more than 80% have the new equipment(right now is less than 5%).

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

They might have a chance only if the APG is beamed from a stonger transponder than the regular one used for US service.

I must add the strange thing is that when luispr posted levels and display, his ird only was capable to display or read 110w, 99w (s), 103 w (s) he didn't mention at all 119w, 101w......


The APG data for Puerto Rico subscribers who have migrated to the US Domestic network is provided by D5 @110W, TPN 8. I do not believe these subscribers receive any input other than from SW1, SW2 and D5 at this time. I do think the Signal Strength display is a valid indication of all the signals they actually receive.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

The APG data for Puerto Rico subscribers who have migrated to the US Domestic network is provided by D5 @110W, TPN 8. I do not believe these subscribers receive any input other than from SW1, SW2 and D5 at this time. I do think the Signal Strength display is a valid indication of all the signals they actually receive.


Ah ... now its making sense; :)

So Rafael guessed correctly in that the SI/guide data is indeed coming from 110w for PR.

But I wonder now what becomes of transponder 12, the former tpn. for carrying SI/guide data on 110w when it was used for CONUS national programming?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

But I wonder now what becomes of transponder 12, the former tpn. for carrying SI/guide data on 110w when it was used for CONUS national programming?


In the current TPN map, TPN 12 is providing a number of SD channels to Puerto Rico. It is still providing some APG data, but that is only four records specific to Network 2 (ie, not Net 724, Puerto Rico) data. All those records are internal Test type channels.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:13 AM

The APG data for Puerto Rico subscribers who have migrated to the US Domestic network is provided by D5 @110W, TPN 8. I do not believe these subscribers receive any input other than from SW1, SW2 and D5 at this time. I do think the Signal Strength display is a valid indication of all the signals they actually receive.


Agreed......

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

As of now there have been no mention of 119w and 101w because as a source I now have told those two sats will be activated either later in 2013 or 2014 as the migration nears it's end and more than 80% have the new equipment(right now is less than 5%).


Hello Luis,

I stongly doubt that people in USVI & PR will ever get the whole thing working just like in the main land.
DirecTV has activated them a series of spot beams that have a footprint excusively over them from SW 1 & 2, also DirecTV 5 had enough space (barely using the bird) so they where able to adjust the bird to acquire more EIRP over USVI & PR.
They might have in the future more sb out of other birds that could be fed to USVI & PR but regarding the CONUS beam I stongly doubt it, I have no doubt PR & USVI actally receive the signals out of 119w & 101w but NEVER with the regular slimline small antenna used in main land, therefore providing the regular US service in those fringe areas is not viable in a massive way, but in custom way, and that is not commercially viable for DirecTV......

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

But I wonder now what becomes of transponder 12, the former tpn. for carrying SI/guide data on 110w when it was used for CONUS national programming?


I think DirecTV 5 @ 110w isn't capable of SB but only capable of CONUS........

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

|No New CONUS Channels. In Test

|No New CONUS Channels.. Active
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|No New DMA In Test

|No New DMA Active
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NEW LIL CHANNELS IN TEST
NET|NAME|CHL|NOTES0|NOTES1
14|*KGMC HD|43|A3 Fresno 43 KGMC MFX|MFX from KGMCDT-TV, 43, Fresno, CA
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NEW LIL CHANNELS ACTIVE
NET|NAME|CHL|NOTES0|NOTES1
11|WHKY HD|14|A3 Charlotte 14 WHKY IND|Independent from WHKYDT-TV, 14, Charlotte, NC
14|WIWN HD|68|A3 Milwaukee 68 WIWN IND|Independent from WIWNDT-TV, 68, Milwaukee, WI
3|KGMC SD|43|Fresno KGMC 43 MFX|MFX from KGMC-TV, 43, Fresno, CA
0|WIWN SD|68|Milwaukee WIWN 68 IND|Independent from WIWN-TV, 68, Milwaukee, WI
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|No LIL Channels Removed
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Keys in the Excel TPN Map:

  • Channel Names in the Excel TPN Map which begin with an asterisk (*) are in TEST status
  • Channels shaded blue in the Excel use MPEG4 compression.
    While all HD channels are MPEG4, SD channels may also be in MPEG4.

Edited by gct, 09 March 2013 - 12:22 AM.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

I think DirecTV 5 @ 110w isn't capable of SB but only capable of CONUS........


Oh I realize that;

But D5 is apparently providing spotbeam like service into PR via its CONUS beam.

That's why the Network Decoder in the TPN map nowadays has D5's transponders (Net 2, Provider code 7) labeled as "spot beams" and the cells colored in pink for spots instead of the usual blue for CONUS.

See gct's explanation when I first bought up the question of the change in the Transponder Decoder labeling D5's CONUS beam transponders as spotbeams back in June '12

http://www.dbstalk.c...530#post3036530

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

I'm not expecting any change in the HD LIL status with tomorrow's data, so
here is a snapshot of DIRECTV Local-Into-Local Service as of 1/8/2013:

(this is from the LIL Market tab of the TPN Map Excel)



DOMESTIC U.S. STATUS|# DMAs|% of DMAs|% of US
DMA Has HD Locals|195|92.9%|99.4%
DMA Has SD Locals Only|1|0.5%|0.0%
DMA Has No Local Service|14|6.7%|0.5%
TOTAL U.S. DMAs|210||
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

Very quiet week.

No changes of significance.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

I have a question about the significance of the OTA spreadsheet. Are only the channels shown in OTA list for my market available to an AM-21? I don't have an AM-21, but I am considering one. In my market, some of the subchannels that I can receive with an indoor antenna on my TV's tuner are not in the OTA table, even though other subchannels from the same carrier are listed.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

yes, the DTV "invention" is limiting OTA station for each DMA; it's hardcoded in system tables and AM-21 do obey the tables regardless of real OTA signals;
dish took opposite approach - their OTA dongle [USB receiver] are free of any limit - you can get any station what you can get locally

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:00 AM

yes, the DTV "invention" is limiting OTA station for each DMA; it's hardcoded in system tables and AM-21 do obey the tables regardless of real OTA signals;
dish took opposite approach - their OTA dongle [USB receiver] are free of any limit - you can get any station what you can get locally


Of course, the exception is the HR34. It will scan and show any available channel. For the channels not the the guide data (as shown in the OTA tables), the HR34 will simply say "Regular Programming" and won't have any detailed info.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

yes, the DTV "invention" is limiting OTA station for each DMA; it's hardcoded in system tables and AM-21 do obey the tables regardless of real OTA signals;
dish took opposite approach - their OTA dongle [USB receiver] are free of any limit - you can get any station what you can get locally


Was thinking about getting a AM-21. Are you saying that DTV is messing with OTA on the receiver ? :confused: Is ther a way to find out if any channels in Central PA are effected

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

not exactly "messing" but limiting the set of local channel by DTV discretion - check your DMA in gct's thread/table
exclude HR34 (perhaps new HR44)

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

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NEW CONUS CHANNELS IN TEST – AS OF FRIDAY, 1/11/13
NET|NAME|CHL|NOTES0|NOTES1
15|*COOKHD|232|Cooking Channel HD|Cooking Channel, dedicated to viewers hungry for more about food...
15|*EACTHD|541|Encore Action HD|Action is the best place to find great action movies featuring ...
15|*H2HD|271|H2 HD|H2 offers a deeper perspective on history from all around the globe. ...
15|*HLNHD|204|CNN Headline News HD|HLN updates viewers constantly, 24 hours a day...
15|*IDHD|285|Investigation Discovery HD|Investigation Discovery continues its heritage of providing...
15|*IFCHD|559|IFC HD|IFC is the ideal destination for indie comedy fans. From mandatory cult...
15|*LMNHD|253|Lifetime Movie Channel HD|Lifetime Movie Network provides movies dedicated to women...
15|*TVLDHD|304|TV Land HD|This 24-hour network by the creators of Nick at Nite offers all-time...
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|No New CONUS Channels Active
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|No New DMA In Test

|No New DMA Active
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NEW LIL CHANNELS IN TEST
NET|NAME|CHL|NOTES0|NOTES1
11|*KMBH HD|60|A3 Harlingen 60 KMBH PBS|PBS from KMBHDT-TV, 60, Harlingen, TX
11|*FOX HD|10|A3 Juneau 10 KJUDDT2 FOX|FOX from KJUDDT2-TV, 10, Juneau, AK
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NEW LIL CHANNELS ACTIVE
NET|NAME|CHL|NOTES0|NOTES1
14|KGMC HD|43|A3 Fresno 43 KGMC MFX|MFX from KGMCDT-TV, 43, Fresno, CA
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|No LIL Channels Removed
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Keys in the Excel TPN Map:


  • Channel Names in the Excel TPN Map which begin with an asterisk (*) are in TEST status
  • Channels shaded blue in the Excel use MPEG4 compression.
    While all HD channels are MPEG4, SD channels may also be in MPEG4.

Edited by gct, 09 March 2013 - 12:18 AM.



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

The info for the 95 west conus transponders is outdated again, there have been several moves.




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