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Freesat UK

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:12 am
by mikebibbings
Thought I would post here before raising a ticket.

I am running Mythtv with what is notionally named Freesat lineup. In reality, it is potentially any FTA (Free To Air) channel i.e. not encrypted from the Astra satellite constellation at 28.2E. The same constellation that provides Sky (BskyB) in the UK.

Now for the quesions/comments:

1. How do the various stations/channels get into a lineup for satellite ?
My Freesat lineup (GBR-0003012-DEFAULT) does not contain all possible stations/channels.
For example most ITV1 HD regional variants are missing.

2. There is some inconsistency in station/channel naming.
Is this controlled by SchedulesDirect or your upstream suppliers?
A few examples for +1 channels,
ITV3 (PLUS 1 HOUR)
ITV4 (Plus 1 Hour)
CBS Reality Plus One Hour
5 Star Plus 1
More 4 Plus 1 Hour

I am using the tv_grab_sd_json grabber.

Mike

Re: Freesat UK

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:15 pm
by rkulagow
1. How do the various stations/channels get into a lineup for satellite ?
My Freesat lineup (GBR-0003012-DEFAULT) does not contain all possible stations/channels.
For example most ITV1 HD regional variants are missing.
Open a ticket at the Schedules Direct website as a Lineup issue for GBR-0003012-DEFAULT with the missing channels and the LCNs, and we can get the lineup updated.
2. There is some inconsistency in station/channel naming.
Is this controlled by SchedulesDirect or your upstream suppliers?
A few examples for +1 channels,
ITV3 (PLUS 1 HOUR)
ITV4 (Plus 1 Hour)
CBS Reality Plus One Hour
5 Star Plus 1
More 4 Plus 1 Hour
It's controlled by our upstream, and I've already gone through a few cycles of renames to try to standardize. I will take a second pass.

Re: Freesat UK

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:16 pm
by mikebibbings
Open a ticket at the Schedules Direct website as a Lineup issue for GBR-0003012-DEFAULT with the missing channels and the LCNs, and we can get the lineup updated.
What's LCN in this context ?

Mike

Re: Freesat UK

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:18 pm
by rkulagow
Logical Channel Number.