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  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    E* will leave "garbage" on the mux until there is a reason to remove it.
     
  2. tomcrown1

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    What no FSNBAYAREA????
     
  3. grooves12

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    Nope, will probably be the last to be added along with NESN as they are under the same ownership.

    But, its getting closer.
     
  4. neljtorres

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    :) Thank's JohnH!
     
  5. jrbdmb

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    As long as they have a plan in place to move us 10M+ SD only subs to new receivers. :)
     
  6. James Long

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    I keep thinking of that as 10M- as more people upgrade to HD equipment. :)
     
  7. Aransay

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    stanta oficlia uplinked
     
  8. JohnH

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    360 ALTUD MOVED FROM Tp 8 ConUS beam on EchoStar 5 at 129w
    TO Tp 27 ConUS beam on EchoStar 5 at 129w
    Still not available.
     
  9. roachxp

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    Nope, NESN is jointly owned by the Redsox and Bruins, I think you were thinking of FSN NewEngland which was owned by Rainbow Media & Comcast 50/50, but this past May Comcast now owns 100% of FSN NewEngland.
     
  10. pdxsam

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    They do, it's called Dish'nItUp :D

    Seriously though the setting of new SD channels in mpeg4(are there really going to be many new SD channels anymore?) is the smart business decision. While it will cost subs money to upgrade, the long term benefits to the company and the customers are greater.

    The reality is the clock is ticking on SD. There will always be some SD channels but in the next 5 yrs or so you're going to see most SD channels moving to an HD beam. I would think any new channels would come out in HD right off the bat.

    I understand the money aspect, I've got 3 receivers that are mpeg2 only, however, I'm prepared for the fact that at some point I'm going to have to pony up and have them replaced. It's just a matter of when and how much I'm willing to pay for it.
     
  11. grooves12

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    You're right, I was thinking if FSN NE... Comcast owns 100% of FSN NE and FSN Bay Area, as both were previously partially owned by Rainbow Media.

    Either way, that is likely the hold up for those two channels.
     
  12. chriscpmtmp

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    Is this Fox Sports Detroit - I hope?
     
  13. JohnH

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    Yes. For those who are not aware, the HD RSNs have the same EPG name as the SD RSN for the same area.
     
  14. Raymie

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    And, as always, I had to come to Tony's rescue and point out that Food Network's flavors of HD and SD are different. My role has dropped, mainly because I am not a Dish subscriber, but do know a lot about locals. I'm also a skilled corrector.

    (I'm the Raymie that had God-knows-how-many updates during the CW/MyTV era)

    EDIT: Here's the proof:

    "5/8/06

    WWWB 55 channel 8654 in Charlotte, NC has changed its call letters to WMYT since it will become a MY Network TV affiliate in September.
    WDWB 20 channel 8034 in Detroit will be changing its call letters to WMYD since it will also become an MY Network TV affiliate. The web link was also changed (Raymie) "

    I also broke some of the biggest news of 2006:

    " News Alert!
    Court Orders Dish to Drop ALL Distant Networks. See (linkremoved) for details. "As if the magnitude of its ineligible subscriber base were insufficiently disconcerting,
    we have found no indication that EchoStar was ever interested in complying with the Act (SHVA). We seem to have discerned a patter' and practice of violating the act in every way imaginable." (Raymie)"

    And then...I went local, and helped Xandir document a ton of Phoenix changes on 6/3, and even found a CW one of my own:

    "Daystar channel KWDK in the Seattle area is also showing the message listed below. (Joe)
    Daystar channel KDTP in the Phoenix area is also showing the message listed below (Xandir @ DBSTalk)
    KDTP changed its call letters to KTAZ on 5/27. (Xandir @ DBSTalk)
    Update: KTAZ is to become a Telemundo affiliate now that it is owned by NBC/Telmundo. Daystar is swapping channels with the Phoenix LP Telemundo channel. (Raymie)
    Correction to a 6/1/06 changes. Bloomberg was not removed from channel 893. It moved to tp 2. (anon) Sorry for the misinformation.
    KTFL TV 4 Flagstaff has apparently gone off the air. Dish Network has a slate on the channel stating: "KTFL ceased operations on 6/1/06 and is no longer available on Dish Network." (Xandir @ DBSTalk)
    Daystar channel KLTJ in the Houston area is also showing the message listed below (Jim D)
    WHCP TV 30 in Portsmouth, OH (Huntington Charleston TV market) has changed call letters to WQCW to reflect its new affiliation to the CW network. The EPG and web site have not changed yet. (Raymie) "

    And it continued between me and Xandir: I believe the second change from Phoenix was mine, but it could have easily been Xandir's:

    "6/9/06

    ...KMOH channel 8338 supposedly from Kingman, AZ is currently identifying itself as KEJR 43 "Para Tí" (For You). KEJR 43 is a low power station in Phoenix and presumably a repeater of the full power Spanish Independent channel from Kingman. (Xandir)
    Removed mention of UPN from KUTP 45 Phoenix. The station is currently identifying itself as "My 45". My Network TV is expected to start on September 5. "

    And then, the floodgates opened:

    "As reported by Ra[y]mie last month, KBEJ 8475 San Antonio/Austin changed its call letters to KCWX. Dish changed the EPG today."

    Others helped me navigate the floodwaters:

    "Yesterday I made several "stealth" changes. Several more stations changed their call letters to reflect their new affiliation. (Raymie) and today KWBZ WB in Lubbock changed or sill soon be changing its call letters to KLCW (WTGuy at SatelliteGuys)."

    "As reported by Raymie earlier last month, WJWB in Jacksonville changed its call letters to WCWJ. Dish changed the EPG today."

    And then, Xandir chipped in with more in the KTAZ/KPHZ/switch/saga...

    "Info Slate in the EPG added to KPHZ LP in Phoenix: "Effective Sunday, July 23, KPHZ Channel 11, will no longer be available on DISH Network." (Xandir) "

    After that, I explained the switch saga...

    "Information about TV station switcheroo in Phoenix from Raymie:
    The reason KPHZ-58 in Phoenix is being removed tomorrow is that of a major swap between 2 LPTVs and 2 full-power channels. Telemundo is moving to channel 39, which was Daystar, with Daystar moving to the old Telemundo channels, tomorrow. (Actually, it's not moving, the Daystar could be "temporary" given the license was the Telemundo license in Holbrook, Arizona, where the channel 11 is allocated. 48 and 58 are licensed to Phoenix, and they will carry Daystar programming. Because Dish Network has a national channel for Daystar on 263, Dish Network has no need to carry the Daystar locals. So thus, the one Daystar on DN (KPHZ) is removed, because the LPTV on 48 is not on DN. The whole reason Telemundo is moving to 39 is to get it on more basic packages: Phoenix locals, Cox Cable channel 20 (from expanded channel 56), and so forth. On the Qwest cable system, KDTP-CA is already in the package (it was KDRX-CA, the Telemundo channel), as well as KTAZ. Starting tomorrow, the swap will be carried out, and both stations will be O&Os again.

    -Raymie"

    Then, I put my and my together, and got WZMY:

    "WZMY TV independent TV station in the Boston TV market has announced that it will become a My Network TV affiliate starting in September. This plugs the largest hole left in this new network's coverage. (Raymie) "

    Heck, sometimes the updates went slow, like this 7/29 specimen:

    "As reported WEEKS ago by Raymie, the following stations have changed their call letters to reflect their new affiliation to the CW and My Network TV networks. (Dish finally got around to changing them on 7/26 (ANON, Maddu31))
    7945 KUPT Lubbock, TV is now KMYL
    8185 WASV Asheville, NC (Greenville, SC TV market) is now WYCW
    9100 WFTE Louisville, KY is now WMYO "

    On the same day, three people (including me, not Xandir for some reason) brought the floodgates on the switch saga nearly closed:

    "KTAZ Phoenix is back up on the Dish satellite, but this time on channel 8329 because it is now a Telemundo station. This channel is not yet available to subscribers. (ANON, Maddu31, Raymie) 7/26 "

    And then:

    "WBHQ TV 63 (WB Columbia, SC TV market) changed its call letters to WKTC. The EPG listing has been changed on channel 7254 to reflect this change.
    As reported some time ago by Raymie, WDWB Detroit changed its call letters to WMYD. Dish changed the EPG on channel 8034 to reflect this change.
    KTAZ Arizona Telemundo which used to be a Daystar station is back on Dish, but this time on channel 8329 to fit in with Dish's channel numbering scheme for locals and to put all the Spanish language stations together. "

    Heck, August 14 was Raymie Day, when I took the entire update slate:

    "KAZW TV 9 Walla Walla changed call letters to KCWK TV. This Azteca affiliate will be showing CW + network programming on its digital sub channel. The programming on Dish will probably be unaffected (Raymie)
    WTWB TV in the Greensboro, NC market changed its call letters to WCWG to reflect its new affiliation. (Raymie) "

    And then, reckoning day came. The 5th was full of Raymie-rehashes:

    "Channel 8623 (KHCV-Channel 45) has changed from Jewelry TV to Azteca America. However, all Dish Network shows on that channel is a test pattern, and the EPG info always says "Off Air." It's been that way since June. (Jeff)
    Channel 8624 (KWOG-Channel 51) has been sold to Fisher Communications (they own KOMO channel 4), and it has been announced that the channel will become a Univsion affiliate. There is no definite date for the change yet. "to be Univsion" has been added in the description for that channel (Jeff)
    Many, many corrections to web links made thanks to Nick.
    Removed "WB" and "UPN" from most if not all the stations on the chart. At the same time (with many thanks to Raymie) added most if not all the My Network TV and CW designations to the stations along with other affiliation changes that arose from the disappearance of two networks and the emergence of two other networks.
    My Network TV officially starts operations TODAY. It airs two one hour "TV Novels" (Telenovelas) or more correctly, night time soap operas with new episodes every day.
    UPN and the WB officially cease to exist on 9/17 and the new CW officially comes into existance on 9/18, however all the network designations have been changed to prevent confusion (on my part) as to what station is affiliated with what network since there were some pretty interesting swaps that were hard to keep track of. For example, in Jackson MS, the Fox station became My Network TV, the UPN station will become a CW affiliate and the WB station is now a My Network TV affiliate.
    Changed the designation of My Network TV from MNTV to MyTV since their logo stresses these letters. The reason this was not done earlier was to prevent confusion with a Boston station that called itself "My TV" long before the network was thought of. Fortunately, this issue was settled and that local channel is now a My Network TV affiliate.
    WBMM 7858 a Daystar affiliate in Montgomery, AL is apparently becoming a CW affiliate. This is the first Equity-owned station to go with the CW network. (Raymie) "

    And then, half of a mid-September update was Raymie-rehashed:

    "7270 WUPN changed their call sign to WMYV. Dish has changed the EPG
    7630 WSTQ Is now available to Syracuse locals subscribers
    8134 WCWB changed their call sign to WPMY. Dish haschanged the EPG
    8184 WBSC changed their call sign to WMYA. Dish has changed the EPG
    8474 KRRT changed their call sign to KMYS Dish has changed the EPG
    8614 KTWB changed their call sign to KMYQ. Dish has changed the EPG
    8925 KTFO changed their call sign to KMYT. Dish has changed the EPG
    9034 KVWB changed their call sign to KVMY. Dish has changed the EPG
    9070 KXTU is now available to Colorado Springs subscribers. "

    CW day came, and the Raymies were dropping like flies:

    "Channel 7319 changed its call sign from WHCP to WQCW as reported by Raymie months ago. Dish finally changed the EPG name.
    Channel 9284 Virtual station in Roanoke (WJPR) changed it call letters to WWCW as reported by Raymie some time ago. Dish finally changed the EPG "

    He was stealthy with my stuff, too:

    "WHCT, Azteca TV in Hartford which was mistakenly uplinked to channel 7738 (in the Greenville, NC channel area), has been removed. At the same time it was added to channel 7388 along with the other Hartford channels and made available to Hartford locals subscribers." (I submitted the Azteca part)

    Back to the dropping flies:

    "The EPG for channel 8534 changed from KUWB to KUCW. The station changed its call letters a month or so ago as reported by Raymie. "

    And ANON reported stuff, but Raymie based them:

    "KGWB channel 7604 changed its call letters to KGCW some time ago as reported by Raymie. Dish finally got around to changing the EPG today (ANON)
    KWBT channel 8924 changed its call letters to KQCW some time ago as reported by Raymie. Dish finally got around to changing the EPG today (ANON)
    Dish changed the EPG on channel 9373 from KAZW (the call letters of a repeater) to KCWK which are the call letters of the parent station. (ANON) "

    "San Francisco CW station changed its call letters from KBHK to KBCW some time ago as reported by Raymie. The EPG was changed today on channel 8255. "

    "KFBT TV in Las Vegas changed its call letters to KVCW some time ago as reported by Raymie. Dish Network finally changed the EPG on this channel. "

    Even into November, the Raymies could be found:

    "Dish finally caught up to KUNS. Channel 8624 changed its call letters from KWOG to KUNS some time ago as reported by Raymie. Dish finally caught up and changed the EPG today. (ANON)"

    And on 12/20, the last came into view:

    "EPG name change on channel 7055 from KSCC to KMTW. This station changed its call letters months ago as reported by Raymie. "

    That's me!
     
  15. TNGTony

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    ROFL! Thanks a million Raymie! I couldn't have kept up with that as well as I did without your help and at times close to daily e-mails.

    The Dish channel chart wouldn't be possible without your help and the help of dozens of others that help me keep track of things and act as my proof-readers (DARKMAN). :)

    See ya
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  16. chriscpmtmp

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    Got it thanks. The program guide is probably the only place its called fox d. It usually called FSD - for Fox Sports Detroit.

    I've been sending emails to ceo@dishnet every couple of weeks. I wonder if this helped get us bumped up in Detroit? Probably not, but maybe.
     
  17. Darkman

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    HEHE :D

    Thanks for sharing that info with us, Raymie / Tracker (You're a good "Tracker" in my book) :D

    And thanks for kind words, Tony :)
    I try (occasionally) :)
     
  18. 4bama

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    Birmingham HD Locals warming up:
    6495 WJSU ADDED TO Tp 9s12 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

    6496 WIAT ADDED TO Tp 9s12 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

    6497 WVTM ADDED TO Tp 9s12 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

    6498 WBRC ADDED TO Tp 9s12 on EchoStar 7 at 119w

    What has been the typical delay (days) from uplinking the channels to the time DISH downlinks them to the user?

    Of course I'm a Birmingham DMA customer waiting for the downlinks to begin...
     
  19. James Long

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    E* has released channels anytime from the same day they were uplinked to never.

    Ask the people in the Indianapolis market what happened to their HD locals on 118°.
    Ask anyone interested in Logo.
    Ask anyone interested in InHD.

    Plenty of channels uplinked, "confirmed" as carrying the correct content on hacking forums yet later dropped.
     
  20. An-Echo-Star

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    How about NESNHD the most watched RSN in the country.
     
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