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Transponder Maps: Domestic & DLA ~ Data Refresh 5/2/2015


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#1 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:47 PM

Directv Transponder Map For Satellites

@ 95W: G3C, DLA1

@ 99W: SW2, D11, D14

@101W: D4S, D8, D9S

@103W: SW1, D10, D12, [ D15 ]

@110W: D5

@119W: D7S


MPEG2 / MPEG4

MPEG4 channels are identified by Blue shading; these typically are HD channels. However, a small number of SD and Audio-Only channels use MPEG4 compression.


MPEG4-Only DMAs are identified by Blue shading in the 'Market' Excel in Post #3 of this thread.


MPEG2 channels are identified by un-shaded records and have their channel name and channel number presented in a smaller 10 point font. MPEG 2 is not used for HD.


Standard Definition (SD) channel content transmitted using MPEG4 compression is identified by Green shading.. Because this information must be manually gathered using 'Native' mode on your receiver, only a sampling of these entries is provided.


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.


Virtual Channels

See this link for an explanation of "Virtual Channels" - a term which appears throughout the data


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 now provides the Directv DMA Market Data and History along with the Channel Count periodic snapshot of channels per satellite. This information has been 'un-bundled' from the weekly TPN Map Excel.


ATTACHMENTS:

1. TPN_Map Domestic This Excel presents all US Directv Channels and Transponders 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 CONUS channels, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence


LIL all Local-Into-Local channels in DMA Market Name sequence, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence. As noted above, 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 supplemented or updated since November, 2009


Hybrid includes Active and Inactive 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 inactive at the time of day the TPN Map is assembled.


Network Decoder correlates satellites and their transponders graphically to explain the receiver's signal strength presentation


Additional information regarding US Domestic channels is available:


LIL (Local Into Local) information and references in this DBSTalk thread

OTA (Over The Air) information and discussion in this DBSTalk thread

DNS (Distant Network Service) information and discussion in this DBSTalk thread



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.

There are six tabs at the bottom of the Latin Excel



PanR1 all channels in Network 0, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence.


PanR2 all channels in Network 1, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence.


Sur all channels in Network 3, in channel number sequence


Norte all channels in Network 4, in 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 transponders graphically to explain the receiver's signal strength presentation

 

 

SKY-Mexico is part of a second DLA division. Other entities in this SKY Division are Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. SKY-Mexico is not presented here.

 

SKY-Brazil is a third DLA division but is not 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

 




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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

DIRECTV DMA MARKET DATA

SATELLITE CHANNEL COUNT

 

 

Attached are two documents which have now been "un-bundled" from the weekly TPN Map Excel. 

 

 

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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