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04-10-2009 10:51 PM #1
OTA Guide data replaced with 'Important News - Press Info'
Is there a way to not have my guide info over-written with 'Important News - Press Info' for the OTA Local channel (CBS Boise) that is in dispute with Dish?
I get the guide info accurately from 4 days out and beyond, but it is replaced with this very message for any time sooner than that. What a pain! I don't care about the local from Dish since it has no programming, but I do care about the guide for the OTA version of that channel which I watch often. The main (only) reason I subscribed to the locals is to get the guide info and record easily. It's like they are teasing me with the guide info being 4 days away - but it never gets any closer than that!
I use the Sling-Guide instead for the time being - but it's like Dish goes out of their way to replace perfectly working guide info with this message.
Any chance this can get fixed, short of the legal dispute between Fisher Communications and Dish being resolved?
04-10-2009 10:59 PM #2Pub Member / Supporter
04-10-2009 11:17 PM #3
Did you look into this already or something?
I'm just surprised that I can get the info on SlingGuide & on the sat guide itself even (I'm paying for it), but I can't use it from the 0-4 day period. Plus the recordings of that channel go from accurate at setup for the info to the 'Important News - Press Info' label. So I can't tell what is what from the recordings.
I thought of calling them up and asking them to not do the over-write for my OTA, but I doubt I could even get anyone worth talking to.
04-10-2009 11:39 PM #4
The guide data for the two channels is the same, simply "copied" from one channel to the other.
04-11-2009 12:03 AM #5
I guess it can't be changed - but oh would it be nice.
Last edited by bebop; 04-11-2009 at 12:16 AM.
04-11-2009 12:13 AM #6
(24DrDepT) Lynette A. 9Z1: Your guide is updated every single night, we do the updates, however we put on your screen only what is given to us by broadcasters with out altering anything.
(24DrDepT) Lynette A. 9Z1: Please understand that we do not change the information in the guide, for an example if you are watching CNN and there is a croll on the bottom of the screen, you will get that croll no matter what it says because that is the way that it is uplinked to us and we just pass it on, it is the same concept with the guide.
One would think after that, that apparently the local provider is removing the accurate data at day 4 and replacing it with a generic message and a phone number that points you to Dish, not the owner of the locals. Then upon the nightly update the guide info is different that what you'd normally expect to see with the next day's update.
Here's the strangest part. The message on any given program on that channel says:
KBCI (CBS) is refusing to deliver signal to you after demanding unreasonable contract terms. Please call 866-306-4611 for more information.
Here are the only sensible options:
- Lynette is either misinformed above in her 2 posts
- Lynette is not telling me the truth
- The owner of the local station (KBCI, Fisher Communications) says that they themselves are demanding unreasonable contract terms.
Which one do you think, or do you have a better suggestion? I say #1 and that Dish can fix the problem, but they aren't willing to put forth the effort.
Last edited by bebop; 04-11-2009 at 12:34 AM.