New Channels added without my permission

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elektrik
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New Channels added without my permission

Post by elektrik » Fri May 02, 2008 8:26 am

Every other week or so, channels are added to my lineup without me adding them. I verified that it is my Schedules Direct account because When I log in here, they're selected when they weren't before. It's becoming quite annoying.

Is there some way to "lock" the channels I have selected so that no further ones will be added?

Thanks

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Re: New Channels added without my permission

Post by rmeden » Fri May 02, 2008 8:39 am

been discussed many times... search the forum for "adding channels". (among other searches)

In summary, nothing we can do about it at the moment. You may be able to deal with it from the application side however.

Robert

elektrik
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Re: New Channels added without my permission

Post by elektrik » Mon May 05, 2008 10:50 am

rmeden wrote:been discussed many times... search the forum for "adding channels". (among other searches)

In summary, nothing we can do about it at the moment. You may be able to deal with it from the application side however.

Robert
Well, since I'm new to the site and this is my first time experiencing this problem (since I genuinely thought this was unintended behavior), I wouldn't have really have known it had been discussed several times previously.

Also, perhaps you should give a clear and direct "warning" to new users who sign up for this service that at the present time, there is no workaround-I know it would have made me thought a little harder as to whether to pay up for the service or not. I'm not saying I would not have, just that full disclosure upfront is a better business decision than "been discussed many times....nothing we can do about it" after the fact. Don't you agree?

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Re: New Channels added without my permission

Post by plooger » Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:17 am

Yeah, I had the same hope that SD would provide a solution for unwanted channels (e.g. porn pay-per-view) continually showing up in my channel listings, but I think I understand the situation... maybe... that SD isn't some elaborate, full-feature do everything app for managing channel lineups. It's just our avenue to Tribune's data.

If I want to do anything fancy with the lineups provided, I need to work with my third-party app developer, and/or see what I can do myself with XMLTV. Yes?

e.g. I'd love to have 3 states for channels in my lineup... Allowed, Blocked, New/Undetermined... and receive daily/weekly emails when new channels have been added to a lineup, requiring my authorization.

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