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The First Excel attachment to this post, TPN_MAP_Domestic, covers all U.S. DIRECTV Channels and Transponders, CONUS (Continental U.S. or wide/National beams) and LIL (Local-Into-Local or narrow/Spot beams). Satellites at the 95W, 99W, 101W, 103W, 110W and 119W positions are included. Sat D1R at 72.5W is now dark and no longer shown.


Note that at the bottom of the Domestic Excel page, there are eight tabs or 'sheets':

  • CONUS TPN MAP all CONUS channels in channel number sequence

  • LIL TPN MAP all Local-Into-Local satellite channels in network number (market name) sequence

  • OTA all Over-The-Air channels in network number (market name) sequence

  • HYBRIDS all Hybrid and Offline (Inactive) channels, in channel number sequence

  • LIL MARKET LIST Local Market database and cross reference information necessary to navigate the LIL TPN Map

  • CHANNEL COUNT a count of channels provided per satellite

  • NETWORK DECODER display of the satellites and transponders graphically as it appears on your receiver's signal strength display

  • TUTORIAL a quick procedure to find your LIL transponders the very first time

A Second Excel attachment, TPN_MAP_LatinAm, covers DIRECTVLA Latin America transponders.

Note that at the bottom of the LatinAm Excel page, there are seven tabs or 'sheets':
  • BEAM OESTE all channels in Network 0 in channel number sequence

  • BEAM SUR all channels in Network 1 in channel number sequence

  • BEAM PR all channels in Network 2 in channel number sequence

  • OTA all Over-The-Air channels in network number sequence

  • HYBRIDS all Hybrid channels, in channel number sequence

  • NETWORK LIST Satellite Beam and OTA Network Numbers

  • LA NETWORK DECODER display of the satellites and transponders graphically as it appears on your receiver's signal strength display


Additional details for US Domestic channels are available regarding:
OTA (Over The Air) information and discussion in this DBSTalk thread.
DNS (Distant Network Service) information and discussion in this DBSTalk thread.​
LIL (Local-Into-Local) information and discussion in this DBSTalk thread.​
All documents are fully unprotected so you may copy and use the data as you wish.
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The Excel 'Attached Files', below, are in the old 97-2003 XLS format.
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One New HD Local Channel in *TEST:
MKT 138 NET 649 Oklahoma City, OK Ch 30 KTUZ Telemundo HD

Looking back at the TPN Map of 3/20/2009, one of our first:
We showed 801 HD Local Channels on 3/20/09, including DNS channels.
Our TPN Map today is now showing 1,412 HD Local Channels.
What a change!
 

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skihoodoo said:
I live in the Newport OR, Portland OR DMA (network 661) shows *KPDX 49 21 D10 or D12 @103W 103S 188 1080 150 _ A3 Portland 49 KPDX MNT kpdxdt

any one know how long this has been in test because we are not getting it
KPDX first showed up in TEST mode in our 12/11/11 TPN Map. Prior to that, only the SD channel and the OTA entry were shown. You will of course not see the channel while it is in test. It has only been hung in test mode for just over three weeks now; that is not an unduly long test period. Be patient...
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tomspeer46 said:
I live in the Greenville NC, New Bern etc DMA (network 591). The 1/5/12 transponder map shows our LIL channels on Sat 103S, Tp 6, and it has been that way for many months. I believe that is outdated. My receiver shows no signal on that transponder, yet I have good solid video for all of our local stations.
tomspeer,

We have done some homework and re-checking of the data. Unfortunately, everything seems to be in order; the TPN and SAT appear to be correct as the TPN Map shows it. And that is indeed at odds with your receiver's signal strength display.

Just for sanity, would you try to check with other folks in your local DMA for their signal strength readings? Perhaps receivers other than your HR24, or folks who are not using SWM?

There is a logical answer hidden in here somewhere; with your help, we will find it.
 

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New HD LIL Channels Active:
MKT 25|NET 536|Boston, MA|WHDH|CH 7
MKT 25|NET 536|Boston, MA|WLVI|CH 56
MKT 123|NET 634|Miami, FL|WSVN|CH 7

New Channel Active From Previous *TEST Status:
MKT 138|NET 649|Oklahoma City, OK|KTUZ|CH 30

New SD LIL Channel Active:
MKT 180|NET 691|Springfield, MA|FOX/MNT|WGGB |CH 6
 

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tomspeer46 said:
I live in the Greenville NC, New Bern etc DMA (network 591). The 1/5/12 transponder map shows our LIL channels on Sat 103S, Tp 6, and it has been that way for many months. I believe that is outdated. My receiver shows no signal on that transponder, yet I have good solid video for all of our local stations.
The problem quoted above is one we have not been able to resolve. So this is a plea for some data validation - from as many folks as we can, in as many different DMA's as we can.

It just takes a few minutes:

  1. In the Domestic Excel attachment, go to the "LIL TPN MAP" tab and scroll down to your home DMA. Note the SAT Display (i.e. 103S) and TPN(s) of your HD local channels. (If this is your first time using the Map, go to the "LIL MARKET LIST" tab to find your home DMA and Network Number.)
  2. On your receiver, go to your Signal Strength Display for that SAT Display (example: 103S) and note the signal reading for the TPN shown as carrying your HD Locals. These should be very high readings, 90 to 100, often literally '100'.
Please just post back to let us know what you found for your HD Local TPN:

  • a valid correlation: the TPN Map and your Signal Strength Reading appear to confirm your HD Local TPN.
  • an invalid correlation; a very low reading, 0 reading or n/a reading on the TPN that the Map tells you is carrying your HD Locals.
Your time and help truly is appreciated!!

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Just an update - at this time it seems we have sanity and validation for all the LIL channels except for those on the Spaceway sats. The Spaceway TPNs are now getting some serious scrutiny...
 

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The Symptoms:
On 1/5/12, tomspeer46 posted that his HD LILs were supposed to be on TPN 6 - but that TPN showed a signal strength of zero. Something is really wrong here! That triggered a whole lot of head scratching, homework and investigation. All by folks much smarter than I.

The Discovery:
We have had errors of TPN assignments for Spaceway-1 LIL channels for some period of months now. This problem affected SW-1 only. Those errors are corrected in today's 1/18/12 TPN Map update.

I'm working to assemble a logical, readable post of what is changing technically.

An Important Plea:
It was the tomspeer46 post that brought this inconsistency to the surface and triggered the research. We very much need that kind of monitoring and feedback to keep this data accurate and valuable. There are constant changes continually impacting us. Please take the time to validate the data that applies to you and then share any problems that you discover.
 

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New Channels in *TEST
NET 523|MKT 12|Austin, TX|*KBVO|CHL 51|MNT network
NET 579|MKT 68|Florence - Myrtle Beach, SC|*MNT|CHL 14|MNT network
NET 597|MKT 86|Hartford - New Haven, CT|*WUVN|CHL 18|Univision network
NET 662|MKT 151|Portland, ME|*WPME|CHL 35|MNT network
NET 664|MKT 153|Providence, RI|*WSBE|CHL 36|PBS network
NET 717|MKT 206|Wilkes Barre - Scranton, PA|*WSWB|CHL 38|CW network

Channel Removed
NET 606|MKT 95|Jackson, TN|WTVF |CHL 5|CBS Nashville
 

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These are the markets impacted with changes in the Spaceway TPNs carrying their HD locals.

NET|MKT|2012 DMA|ACTIVATED|DMA NAME
514|3|58|2008/01/03|Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
528|17|141|2009/04/08|Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
539|28|95|2008/09/24|Burlington, VT-Plattsburgh, NY
558|47|127|2010/10/27|Columbus, GA-Opelika-Auburn, AL
572|61|146|2010/10/27|Erie, PA
584|73|163|2010/09/15|Gainesville, FL
591|80|99|2009/01/07|Greenville-New Bern-Washington, NC
606|95|176|2011/09/14|Jackson, TN
620|109|64|2009/09/02|Lexington, KY
642|131|119|2010/10/27|Montgomery-Selma, AL
673|162|134|2008/11/19|Rockford, IL
692|181|200|2011/09/14|St. Joseph, MO
715|204|142|2010/10/27|Wichita Falls, TX-Lawton, OK

If these are your home Networks/DMAs, please do a sanity check comparing the TPN data and your signal strength display. There should be a valid correlation of very high signal strength on these TPNs.

If you find a problem, PLEASE speak up!

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Alerts Removed For:
NET 536|Market 25|Boston, MA|WHDH|Chl 7
NET 536|Market 25|Boston, MA|WLVI|Chl 56
NET 634|Market 123|Miami, FL|WSVN|Chl 7

Channels Changed From *TEST to Active:
NET 579|Market 68|Florence-Myrtle Beach, SC|WBTW|Chl 14 MNT network
NET 662|Market 151|Portland, ME|WPME|Chl 35
NET 664|Market 153|Providence, RI|WSBE|Chl 36
NET717|Market 206|Wilkes Barre - Scranton, PA|WSWB|Chl 38

New *TEST Channels:
NET 627|Market 116|Macon, GA|*WPGA|Chl 58
NET 695|Market 184|Tallahassee, FL|*WTLF|Chl 24
 

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nusatman said:
This is just an update for the OTA section for Rochester, NY #672 - for WROC there is now an 8.2 sub-channel - Bounce TV - not sure if I should report that here, or elsewhere...
nusatman,

There is an entire thread dedicated to OTA discussion. In particular, this post, within that thread http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2953492#post2953492

will (unhappily) answer all your questions....
 

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The TPN Map Excel has been updated and now reflects data of 2/16/12.

The LIL Market List tab has been updated to reflect the recent announcement of the 2012 Launch of HD Locals for 17 new DMAs.
 

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Great News: TWO NEW HD LIL MKTs are Now in TEST:

NET 560, Vernon, AL; Columbus-Tupelo-West Point, MS has HD LIL's in TEST.
DMA is currently SD Only!
NET|STATION|CHL|TPN|SATELLITE|DISPLAY
560|*WCBI|4|3|SW2 @99W|99S
560|*CW|5|3|SW2 @99W|99S
560|*WTVA|9|3|SW2 @99W|99S
560|*WLOV|27|3|SW2 @99W|99S
560|*WKDH|43|3|SW2 @99W|99S

NET 718, Wilmington, NC has HD LIL's in TEST.
DMA is currently SD Only!
NET|STATION|CHL|TPN|SATELLITE|DISPLAY
718|*WWAY|3|4|SW2 @99W|99S
718|*WECT|6|4|SW2 @99W|99S
718|*WILM|10|4|SW2 @99W|99S
718|*WSFX|26|4|SW2 @99W|99S

One other NEW *TEST HD LIL Channel:
NET 552, Cincinnati, OH
NET|STATION|CHL|TPN|SATELLITE|DISPLAY
552|*WSTR|64|21|D11 @99W|99S

Four *TEST channels have become ACTIVE HD LIL Channels:
NET|STATION|CHL|TPN|SATELLITE|DISPLAY|DMA
593|WXVT|15|1|SW2 @99W|99S|Greenwood-Greenville, MS
610|KFJX|14|18|D11 @99W|99S|Joplin, MO
610|KOAM|7|18|D11 @99W|99S|Joplin, MO
627|WPGA|58|6|SW2 @99W|99S|Macon, GA
 

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Historically, the D5 sat has carried 13 CONUS channels and about 26 LIL channels.

But a significant change came about last week. And this week, D5 shows up carrying only 26 "Addressable Advertisement Push" channels. The channels all show up in the LIL data section, assigned to Network 624 (Los Angeles).

Get prepared. You can expect that you will soon have customized, DMA-specific advertising jammed down your throat. Ultimately, based on the customer demographics they have (or will have) those advertisements may become very very specifically targeted.
 
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