[Solved] Boston NBC Lineup issue

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jagsd
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[Solved] Boston NBC Lineup issue

Post by jagsd » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:39 pm

I am using lineup USA-MA65213-X for Verizon Fios Burlington in the Boston area (zip 02132). Channel 510 has been the NBC station for the last few years with call sign WBTS-LD and xmltvid 101517. As of today there has been some kind of swap with WYCN-LD, a telemundo station, so that as of today I am now getting the latter's listings even though tuning to 510 still seems to be NBC. The new call sign for NBC now appears to be WBTS-CD and I see this in my channel lineup when I login to Schedules Direct web site and hovering over channel 510 is see 91446 as the xmltvid. This swap is discussed on Wikipedia WYCN-LD Later Developments: In October 2019.

The problem is that with the JSON interface, the lineup still provides channel 510 for xmltvid 101517 which is now the telemundo WYCN-LD and there is no entry in the lineup for WBTS-CD on channel 510 with station id (xmltvid) 91446 and no station info or schedule for xmltvid 91446, at least within the lineup id USA-MA65213-X.

I don't really understand why the Schedules Direct web site channel listing seems to have this change but the JSON data does not. The correction would be to change the USA-MA65213-X so that WBTS-CD with I think station ID 91446 is in the lineup for channel 510 rather than WYCN-LD 101517 and make sure that station ID 91446 is available in the lineup including schedule data.

Scanning the SD web site for this lineup for WYCN I see WYCNSD on channel 10 even though tuning that still seems to be the SD (standard def) NBC and on 468 I see WYCNLD3 where tuning that channel I get something called COZI TV whatever that is.

Yes, this is kind of a strange situation.
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Re: Boston NBC Lineup issue

Post by rmeden » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:14 pm

interesting... usually SD-JSON is right and SD-DD is wrong. :)

If RobertK doesn't respond quickly, you may want to open a ticket using the "lineup support" option of the website. The forum is pretty slow so not checked often.

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Re: Boston NBC Lineup issue

Post by jagsd » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:23 pm

I reported this as @rmeden suggested at lineup support at the SD web site.

This has now been corrected. Thank you to whoever.

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Re: [Solved] Boston NBC Lineup issue

Post by gtb » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:21 pm

jagsd wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:39 pm
Yes, this is kind of a strange situation.
Rare and unique enough that it is unlikely to be something that the guide and station owners can learn from and prepare for.

Of course, the real root cause can be traced all the way back to 2015 when the owner of WHDH decided not to accept the offer for purchase of the station by NBC OTS. The gyrations in the market to provide coverage since the initial Jan 1st, 2017 broadcast cutover are finally approaching their end. It has been an interesting few years.

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