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HD Locals: City-by-City Database - Update 12/10/2014


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#1 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 06:17 PM

The Excel attachment to this Post is a complete City-by-City listing of all Directv Local Channels.  This is a straightforward channel listing with TPN Map technical detail not included.

 

Designated Marketing Areas (Cities) are in alpha sequence

 

Blue shaded records indicate MPEG4 channels, which are typically HD channels

 

Non shaded records indicate MPEG2 channels; MPEG2 compression is not used for HD channels

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:12 AM

The HD data for the Portland, Oregon market (market number 150) includes Boise (market number 24) stations with the comment "Virtual". Boise is 345alm away from Portland and on the other side of the Cascade Mountain Range.

Edited by harsh, 12 June 2014 - 11:14 AM.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:27 PM

It's not an error, "Virtual" means a remap of another market's stations or a national feed like Ion or PBS. When DirecTV carries neighboring locals to select counties of a market they appear in the map for the market as "virtual" entries, however they are only available to certain counties or zip codes and not the entire market.

In the case of Portland, the Boise locals are available in Grant county as neighboring locals.

Edited by KyL416, 12 June 2014 - 01:28 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:44 AM

In the case of Portland, the Boise locals are available in Grant county as neighboring locals.

I appreciate the clarification.

Oregon is an odd situation where the Portland market covers all the areas not sufficiently covered by a "local" market.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:01 AM

Oregon is an odd situation where the Portland market covers all the areas not sufficiently covered by a "local" market.

They still get the Portland locals in Grant county, the Boise locals are additional neighboring locals. It's not really that odd, there are many places where a market has a larger coverage area because the other area was too small population wise to justify having a full complement of TV stations. Another example is Williamsport PA, it could be its own market if it wasn't for the fact that there's only one full power TV station that until 2006 was just a simulcast of the WB affiliate from Scranton. Another example is the entire state of Utah which is considered the Salt Lake City market.

Edited by KyL416, 14 June 2014 - 12:08 PM.





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