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Transponder Maps: Domestic & LatinAm ~ Data Refresh 9/24/2014


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#1 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:47 PM

Data Updated 9/24/2014

DIRECTV TRANSPONDER MAP
For Satellites

@  95W:  G3C

@  99W:  SW2 , D11, D14

@101W:  D4S, D8, D9S

@103W:  SW1; D10, D12, D15

@110W:   D5

@119W:   D7S

 

 

MPEG2 / MPEG4

Blue shading identifies channels using MPEG4 compression;  these typically are HD channels. However, a small number of SD and Audio-Only channels use MPEG4 compression.   Un-shaded records indicate channels using MPEG2 compression; MPEG2 is not used for HD.  Blue shading in the 'Market' tab identifies those 58 DMAs served with only MPEG4 LIL channels.

 

MPEG2 DISPLAY NOTE

Beginning with the 5/14/14 data, MPEG2 records have their channel name and channel number columns presented in 10 point instead of the larger 12 point used throughout the Excel. While the Blue shading distinguishes MPEG4 from MPEG2, some versions of Excel do not display the color shading while other Excel implementations, such as iPad, ignore shading.

 

PUERTO RICO

Effective December 17, 2012, Puerto Rico began transitioning from Directv Latin America (DLA), to Directv US Domestic resources. This new Puerto Rico service is administered as if it were a US DMA; see the LIL tab for complete details.

 

VIRTUAL CHANNELS

See this link  for an understanding of "Virtual" Channels which appear throughout the LIL data.

 

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 eight tabs at the bottom of the Domestic Excel page

 

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 Video-On-Demand channels, Interactive channels, Test channels and Offline channels; each grouping in channel number sequence. A large number of part-time channels, seasonal channels, RSN Alternate channels and ‘Game-Only’ sports channels appear since such channels are typically inactive at the time of day the TPN Map is assembled.

 

MARKET Local Market or Designated Marketing Area (DMA) database with status and reference information

 

CHANNEL COUNT a periodic snapshot of channels provided per satellite

 

NETWORK DECODER correlates satellites and their transponders graphically to explain the receiver's signal strength presentation

 

TUTORIAL  procedure to acquire channel information and signal strength using interactive IP (SHEF) commands with your receiver

 

Additional insight for US Domestic channels is available regarding:

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 Panamericana is the first division of DLA.  Entities in this division are Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.  El Caribe entities are Aruba and Curacao,  Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Caribe Regional.   Puerto Rico is transitioning from DLA to US Domestic resources.
 

There are eight tabs at the bottom of the Panamericana Excel page

 

BEAM OESTE all channels in Network 0, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence

 

BEAM SUR all channels in Network 1, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence

 

BEAM PR all channels in Network 2 in channel number sequence

 

OTA the Directv supported database of Over-The-Air channels in Regional Market Name, then channel number sequence

 

HYBRID includes Video-On-Demand channels, Interactive channels, Test channels and Offline channels, each grouping in channel number sequence

 

MARKET Satellite Beam and OTA Network Numbers

 

LA NETWORK DECODER correlates satellites and their transponders graphically to explain the receiver's signal strength presentation

 

TUTORIAL procedure to acquire channel information and signal strength using interactive IP (SHEF) commands with your receiver

 

 

 

3. TPN_MAP SKY-Mexico is part of a second DLA division. A fledgling Excel attachment presents SKY-Mexico Channels and Transponders.  Other entities in this SKY Division are Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.  There is much detail to be added, but little interest has been shown, limited certainly by our English-only presentation.  The SKY-Mexico data is very stale, last updated 10/6/2012.

 

 

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

 

All documents are fully unprotected so you may copy and use the data as you wish
 

 

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Edited by Gary Toma, 26 September 2014 - 03:51 PM.
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#2 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

This is a a new thread for 1Q 2013.

Welcome!


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

First I must state I'm enyoing posting in a DBS Forum (dbstalk) I did long ago on DBSForums and was a regular in Latin America - Caribbean Forums.....to bad there is no space (bandwidth) in these forums for people in the caribbean in a dedicated space for them...but that is another matter.....


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!


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

As expected, there are no significant updates today.

I Hope all had a wonderful Christmas Holiday and
Look forward to a Happy and Prosperous New Year!


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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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