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Transponder Maps: Domestic & LatinAm ~ Data Refresh 11/19/2014


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#201 OFFLINE   KyL416

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:32 PM

I know about the Hybrid tab. What I'm more looking for is what inactive channels are on subchannels vs which are not. For example MLB Extra Innings, when they are live they are either a RSN remap or one of the feeds used for part time and non carried RSN's like Rogers SportsNet or CSN Philly, however when they're inactive they still show up as channel 722 SD and 722-1 HD. I'm hoping that even if they are inactive you can still find a way to list them with the subchannel number

The notes field does indicate this for some of them, however as you can see it is very inconsistent and some channels do not include it in the notes.

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#202 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:11 AM

Doctor J Comments for the 8/28/2013 Data:

 

 

HD CONUS CHANNEL, NEW

 

  NETWORK     NAME     CHANNEL      NOTES_0

     3       ESPDHD      432        ESPN Desportes HD




#203 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:28 AM

First Trial

 

This 8/28/13 TPN Map is our initial endeavor to display sub-channel numbers as a part of the channel number.

 

All four channel categories, CONUS, LIL, OTA and HYBRID, now have the sub-channels shown in nnn.x notation,

that is (channel)(dot)(subchannel).

 

While the dot notation has always been used for the OTA channels, the current convention uses a 'dash' notation, nnn-x, for LIL and CONUS sub-channels and alternate channels.

 

We are not using the 'dash' notation because Excel is our current vehicle and it does not deal well with the dash separator.

 

EDIT 9/4/13  We are now able to use the dash notation in the Excel reports.




#204 OFFLINE   KyL416

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:55 PM

Looking at the run it picked up the HD subchannels correctly, but it looks like something happened with the SD subchannels. They still show up as entries without subchannels, however the Notes are all blank and any of them that use the same call sign (i.e. ESNa or BTNa) and the same major channel (i.e. 209 or 610) show up as one entry.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:26 PM

Looking at the run it picked up the HD subchannels correctly, but it looks like something happened with the SD subchannels. They still show up as entries without subchannels, however the Notes are all blank and any of them that use the same call sign (i.e. ESNa or BTNa) and the same major channel (i.e. 209 or 610) show up as one entry.

It would be interesting to see your snapshots of the channels, when they are on your TV screen...



#206 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:21 PM

First Trial

 

This 8/28/13 TPN Map is our initial endeavor to display sub-channel numbers as a part of the channel number.

 

All four channel categories, CONUS, LIL, OTA and HYBRID, now have the sub-channels shown in nnn.x notation,

that is (channel)(dot)(subchannel).

 

While the dot notation has always been used for the OTA channels, the current convention uses a 'dash' notation, nnn-x, for LIL and CONUS sub-channels and alternate channels.

 

We are not using the 'dash' notation because Excel is our current vehicle and it does not deal well with the dash separator.

 

Just as a test - a second TPN Map for 130828 is uploaded, the filename includes the word 'dash'.  This version is displaying the dash in a way that hopefully, Excel is not allergic to.

 

Is adding the 'dash' notation worth it?

Is the 'dot' notation fully adequate?

 

Your feedback will tell me ...........

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#207 OFFLINE   MikeW

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 05:13 PM

dot is fully adequate.  Your good work is appreciated!



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:10 AM

Just as a test - a second TPN Map for 130828 is uploaded, the filename includes the word 'dash'.  This version is displaying the dash in a way that hopefully, Excel is not allergic to.

 

Is adding the 'dash' notation worth it?

Is the 'dot' notation fully adequate?

 

Your feedback will tell me ...........

:)

I haven't had the time to thank you for all your effort, it sure would have been very useful long time ago when I was searching this signal for the first time

when they only offered round dish out of 101W only satellites called DBS 1, DBS 2, DBS 3 renamed DirecTV 1,2,3......now it's crazy so many channels & satellites.....

The thing went to craziness level when they started with the LIL (DMA) 

 

One silly question I have been searching for the Puerto Rico info on where they download the EPG if I recall you stated earlier this year in some other post, they where using a feed out of 110 W?

is that info reflected in these excel attachments?

 

Best Regards.


Edited by Rafael, 30 August 2013 - 10:12 AM.


#209 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:51 PM

... I have been searching for the Puerto Rico info on where they download the EPG if I recall you stated earlier this year in some other post, they where using a feed out of 110 W?

is that info reflected in these excel attachments?

 

Best Regards.

 

Rafael,

 

The APG information for Puerto Rico is provided in Post #9 of this thread. 

 

The APG dataand a great deal more is not provided in the weekly Excel only because that document is already 1 MB in size and includes close to 10,000 records.




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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:49 PM

Thank you Gary



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:44 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 9/4/2013 Data:

 

 

No changes of consequence for this week.

 

 




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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:23 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 9/11/2013 Data:

 

 

No changes of consequence for this week.

 

 

OF NOTE:  The  9/11/13 TPN Map's "LIL Market List" tab has been updated with the Nielsen 2013-2014 Ranking of Designated Marketing Areas.

 




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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:09 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 9/18/2013 Data:

 

 

No changes of consequence for this week.

 

 

Of note; with this update the transition to the 'dash notation' for sub-channels is complete.  That includes CONUS, LIL, OTA and HYBRID sub-channels.  The motivation has been to have the TPN_Map display the channel information precisely as it is presented in the Guide.




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Posted 25 September 2013 - 03:27 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 9/25/2013 Data:

 

 

HD LIL CHANNEL, REMOVED

 

Net 11              WFBD   Chl 48               A3 Mobile 48 WFBD IND            Independent from WFBDDT-TV, 48, Mobile, AL

 




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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:31 PM

You might want to do another grab of 95 for the next run. They made some changes to the South Asian packages today.

Edited by KyL416, 01 October 2013 - 05:31 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:20 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 10/2/2013 Data

 

 

 

LIL:                  No changes of consequence on the LIL front.
CONUS:           MLB channels going inactive and NBA channels coming back online.




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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:25 PM

You might want to do another grab of 95 for the next run. They made some changes to the South Asian packages today.


Thanks,
Will try to do this weekend!!
Hopefully a 95 update for next week.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:11 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 10/9/2013 Data

 

 

 

No Changes of Significance Compared to 10/2/2013

 

Data for G3C @95W has been refreshed for this week’s update




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Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:33 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 10/16/2013 Data

 

 

 

No Changes of Consequence Compared to the 10/9/2013 data




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Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:05 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 10/23/2013 Data

 

 

 

No Changes of Consequence Compared to the 10/16/2013 data







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