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Transponder Maps: Domestic & LatinAm ~ Data Refresh 4/16/2014


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#161 OFFLINE   HoTat2

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:54 PM

No new Broadcast Centers are forthcoming, based on the 10-K Document filed by Directv 2/21/13;

 

"The major locations of the DIRECTV Latin America segment include 11 administrative offices, four broadcast centers and eight call centers. We consider our properties adequate for our present needs."

Humm ...

 

Strange the FCC doc has a "CoBC" pairing with the Venezuela Broadcast Center ("VBC") to supply the 24 prospective HD transponders down-linking to regions 1 and 2 covering the northern portion of SA.

 

Although I see no reason why the California Broadcast Center ("CBC") here in So Cal.can't pair with the VBC to supply HD programming to those transponders as it does with the 16 transponders for SD programming of the Pan Regional 1 set.      


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:14 AM

St. Lucia?

 

I'm afraid your "(I hope not) a lack of signal..." is precisely the problem I'm sorry to say. St. Lucia is in the Southern Caribbean which as the location implies is too far south for Puerto Rico's signals.

 

PR currently receives spotbeams from DIRECTV's Spaceway 1 and 2 satellites at 103 and 99 W and from a CONUS beam lobe extension from D5 at 110 which covers the island all well north of your location even for a 6 ft. dish/SL3 contrivance.   

 

 

Yes, I am aware that may well be the case.... :bang

 

Just for grins we might have a final try using an 8' offset dish and call it a day after that.... It really sucks that just a couple of years ago we could get a huge number of HD channels here (Dishnetwork) and now with the loss of HD on GLA PR sub the HD options are extremely limited!

 

I have two 8' dishes, a 6' and a 4' that are basically collecting spiderwebs and bird droppings in my backyard!! Just wish I could put them to good use.


Edited by Lucian_rider, 21 June 2013 - 09:15 AM.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:28 AM

Yes, I am aware that may well be the case.... :bang

 

Just for grins we might have a final try using an 8' offset dish and call it a day after that.... It really sucks that just a couple of years ago we could get a huge number of HD channels here (Dishnetwork) and now with the loss of HD on GLA PR sub the HD options are extremely limited!

 

I have two 8' dishes, a 6' and a 4' that are basically collecting spiderwebs and bird droppings in my backyard!! Just wish I could put them to good use.

From your location and those dishes, your best alternative for HD are channels on DLA's Beam Sur (South), soon to be divided up into "Regions 1, 2, 3, and 4 covering northern and southern SA for HD programming when the new intelsat birds go up.

 

If you can obtain the DLA equipment and somehow subscribe to it of course Beam Sur and the future Regions 1 and 2 of north SA should be receivable on St Lucia with a large dish.  


Edited by HoTat2, 21 June 2013 - 02:17 PM.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:34 AM

I would try 10' or better 12' dish



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:46 PM

Thanks for the suggestions! I would love to try a 10' or 12', unfortunately the only people that I know that have anything that size is Digicel (Cell phone company) and one of the local TV stations....

 

Totally off topic, we tried for Dishnet at 129 degrees (Ceil 2), got a lock using an 8' dish with the Sat Buddy (on a whole bunch of transponders from 18 up) but the quality read zero on the meter and when hooked up to a VIP 622 receiver got absolutely nothing....:-( Thats where the 10' might just work!



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:31 PM

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:55 AM

 

... Also, can or does your version of the WHDVR service, "NEXUS," travel over the satellite coax as a MoCA signal? And if so since the new LNB down-block will now cover 450-700 MHz and 900-1650 MHz what frequency range does the MoCA signal use, as it can't be the 475-625 MHz one used here?     

Sorry egakagoc2xi;

 

Ignore the last part of my statement here earlier. Got brain-lock I suppose;

 

The extended frequency IF band would be confined to the two coax lines feeding the SWiM module. Not the coax network feeding the receivers at the output of the SWiM module. Therefore your SWiM and MoCA frequencies are likely the same as ours.

 

But anyway, can you upload a picture of the SWiM module used down there?

 

Or does it look just like our SWiM-8 or -16?

 

I assume the dish side configuration is for the SWiM switch to supply 13 vdc on one line to the LNB and 18 vdc on the other for (with the new LNB now) 450-700 MHz, 900-1650 MHz range odd and even channel sets respectively to the SWiM switch'es inputs. 

   


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:53 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 7/03/13  Data

 

 

HD LIL Channel New

 

 NETWORK   NAME    CHANNEL  LIL_MKT  NOTES_0                     NOTES_1

   11      WNYE      25       134    A3 New York 25 WNYE ETV     ETV from WNYEDT-TV, 25, New York, NY

   11      KPBT      36       137    A3 Odessa 36 KPBT PBS       PBS from KPBT-TV, 36, Odessa, TX

 

 

 

 

HD LIL Channel Removed

 

NETWORK  NAME     CHANNEL  LIL_MKT   NOTES_0                     NOTES_1

   15       NBC      12        57    A3 Dothan 12 NBC (Virtual)  For NBC programming tune to Ch. 23

   15      UMas      42        72    A3 Fresno 42 UMas (Virtua)  For UniMas programming tune to Ch. 61


Edited by Gary Toma, 03 July 2013 - 01:54 PM.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:38 AM

A Parameter Change

 

For the past few years, within the TPN Map 'LIL Market List' tab, we have listed a parameter "MPEG4-Only DMA" which tracked a Designated Marketing Area (DMA)  as '100% MPEG4' if all their Locals (non-CONUS channels) were provided only in MPEG4 compression.  We held a strict standard, so that a DMA such as Joplin, MO, as an example,  was not held to be an "MPEG4 Only" DMA because just one of their network channels was provided as an MPEG2 channel.

 

Admittedly, the "100% MPEG4" banner has been a standard used by the Marketing folks, not the Engineering folks.

 

This distinction however,  has become a muddied, moving-target of late.  As just one example, the Honolulu DMA has been an "MPEG4 Only" DMA since its inception in October, 2007.  So Honolulu has been a prime example of an MPEG4 DMA.  But recently an MPEG2 'ION' channel has been added to the Honolulu DMA and our staunch definition has been un-done.

 

Since DMA's  are now able to gain   -and lose-   their "MPEG4-Only" status from week to week, they are now a moving target no longer warranting a week to week tracking.


Edited by Gary Toma, 10 July 2013 - 12:42 AM.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:25 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 7/10/2013 Data:

 

 

 

HD CONUS CHANNELS, NEW IN *TEST

 

NETWORK   NAME    CHANNEL  NOTES_0            NOTES_1

 

   15    *QVCHD      70    QVC HD (70)        QVC is the (Virtual) shopping mall that never closes

   15    *QVCHD     275    QVC HD (275)       QVC is the (Virtual) shopping mall that never closes

   15    *QVCHD     317    QVC HD (317)       QVC is the (Virtual) shopping mall that never closes

   15    *GALAHD    404    Galavision HD      24 horas de programacion en espanol

   15    *PBTVHD    9400   Playboy TV HD      Experience HD as only Playboy TV can deliver


Edited by Gary Toma, 10 July 2013 - 07:26 PM.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:34 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 7/17/2013 Data:

 

 

 

SD LIL CHANNELS, DELETED

 

NETWORK   NAME    CHANNEL  NOTES_0                      NOTES_1

    0      CW        14    Charleston CW 14 (Virtual)   CW




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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 7/24/13 Data:

 

 

No changes of consequence!




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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:25 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 7/24/13 Data:

 

 

No changes of any consequence!

Gary;

 

You or Doctor J don't see any data for an HD version of WHP-DT2 (ch. 22) in the Harrisburg, PA. market reported by the poster here?;

 

http://www.dbstalk.c...-lil/?p=3160413


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:49 PM

Gary;

 

You or Doctor J don't see any data for an HD version of WHP-DT2 (ch. 22) in the Harrisburg, PA. market reported by the poster here?;

 

http://www.dbstalk.c...-lil/?p=3160413

Sorry,

But there is nothing in the data that says an HD WHP Channel 22 is alive or even in testing. 

 

On 5/29/13, the WHP-22 came alive as the MNT provider for this DMA; but this is clearly an MPEG2 SD channel.

 

WHP Channel 21 exists in HD and WHPDT2 21.2 MNT exists in the OTA section.

 

It will be interesting to see what the local folks in the Harrisburg DMA discover!

 

:)




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Posted 31 July 2013 - 01:15 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 7/31/13 Data:

 

 

No changes of consequence!




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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:27 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 8/7/2013 Data:

 

 

 

HD INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS, NEW IN *TEST

 

  NETWORK     NAME     CHANNEL     SATELLITE    NOTES_0                     NOTES_1

     3      *beINHD      426       D7S @119W    beIN SPORT en Espanol HD    beIN International Sports

     3      *ESPDHD      432       D7S @119W    ESPN Deportes HD            ESPN Deportes HD

 

 

This is a new step in evolution to keep an eye on.  Here are two HD/MPEG4 channels being tested

on D7S @119W – a satellite that presently provides no HD channels.




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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:59 PM

This is a new step in evolution to keep an eye on.  Here are two HD/MPEG4 channels being tested
on D7S @119W – a satellite that presently provides no HD channels.

It already has 2 HD channels, 405 MegaTV HD and 408 UniMas West HD are on the same transponder.

Edited by KyL416, 08 August 2013 - 11:00 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:21 PM

It already has 2 HD channels, 405 MegaTV HD and 408 UniMas West HD are on the same transponder.

 

Like I said, these will be the 3'rd and 4'th HD channels for D7S........

 

:bang




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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:15 AM

Gary, somehow last reports here missing TPN column, is it a glitch ?



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:50 PM

If the question is about Post #176, for example - then no, it is not a glitch.  I have precious little geography to provide a quick perspective of the changes, so many fields of the records are necessarily left out of the 'Doctor J Comments' posts.

 

The complete records, with all fields, are always found in theweekly  TPN Map Excel.







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