DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 2/28/2024

DirecTV Satellite Transponder Updates for Oct 11 2023

Comparison of Transponder Data for Oct 11 2023 vs Oct 04 2023:


No changes in system tables for any transponder tuning parameters.

Stream (PID) counts:

LIVE Streams​
National​
Spot Beams​
Count​
Change​
Count​
Change​
4K​
4​
HD​
276​
2​
1446​
SD mpeg4
140​
197​
SD mpeg2
405​
5​
440​
RB​
Audio​
89​
Push​
31​
Slate​
21​
1​
TEST Streams​
National​
Spot Beams​
Count​
Change​
Count​
Change​
4K​
HD​
1​
1​
SD mpeg4
SD mpeg2
RB​
Engr Work​
49​
-6​
2​


The PID count Excel workbook provides much more count detail.

Newly updated tables of Streams on each transponder are available in the DataDigesters TPN Grids

More details of changes in individual channels will follow in the Weekly Analysis
and Gary Toma's Domestic TPN Map Excel files

Weekly Analysis soon
MLB put to rest for the season
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In addition to the previously mentioned changes over the past week week:

More ATTSN -> SpaceCity HN and SportsNet Rocky Mountain tweaks

More NBA and NHL prep and MLB cleanup, including a Golden Knights channel in test mode on 684.1, likely for people in Idaho, Wyoming, Eastern California, and Montana (where the MTN LIL subchannels are A3 SD only)

Discover MGM+/Billy The Kid interactive app in test mode on channel 561

The targetted offer channels mentioned last week are now live

KEMS/17 Vernal is in test mode for the Salt Lake City DMA as their new Ion LIL

SHOP LC and SEEK swapped spots (again), making Shop LC available in HD (again)

Zanesville OH now has an act now or lose your locals INFO channel
 
It's blacked out for out of market viewers, but for in territory viewers it lists what local channels they can find the games.
Probably the weirdest question you’ve ever got, but how is it handled for the areas where you have a station showing a team’s games but you’re in an area where it’s blacked out? Example, you live in Berkshire County, MA (Albany DMA), where the Red Sox are the only local MLB team, but the Mets are playing on WCWN/45.
 
A Golden Knights Info channel is now on 9752 that's linked to a banner in the 680s. It's blacked out for out of market viewers, but for in territory viewers it lists what local channels they can find the games.
So for Fresno CA since the Knights are playing Ducks and Sharks next 2 games, 684-1 won’t be needed til Tuesday cuz all 3 of those teams claimed that region?
 
So for Fresno CA since the Knights are playing Ducks and Sharks next 2 games, 684-1 won’t be needed til Tuesday cuz all 3 of those teams claimed that region?
It will air every VGK game regardless of who they're playing against, as kyL said it's pretty much only for anyone who's living in a non-Scripps area where no one signed to carry the VGK games or for anyone whose Scripps station is carrying the VGK games is Sd only.
 
Noticed 9950 PTNW has been “downgraded” to SD and now has an upcoming event called “Movie Test” in the guide for tomorrow at 6am. Maybe prep for another SD Cinema feed?
Edit: going past that has shows like “Relaxation” at 8am and “Show Test” at 8:30am, then TBA at 9am until 6am the next day when the schedule repeats, maybe a special channel for businesses is in prep?
 
Noticed 9950 PTNW has been “downgraded” to SD and now has an upcoming event called “Movie Test” in the guide for tomorrow at 6am. Maybe prep for another SD Cinema feed?
Edit: going past that has shows like “Relaxation” at 8am and “Show Test” at 8:30am, then TBA at 9am until 6am the next day when the schedule repeats, maybe a special channel for businesses is in prep?
I suspect that all of the PTNW channels are used for private business broadcasts for various companies. But that is just a guess. They may be scheduled for times when other part-time channels such as sports are inactive.
 
I suspect that all of the PTNW channels are used for private business broadcasts for various companies. But that is just a guess.
You're almost right, they're also used for private broadcasts for DirecTV themselves.
They may be scheduled for times when other part-time channels such as sports are inactive.
Might be right since I definitely think they re-use CINEHD feeds and reserved space for those channels as well
 
686 Bally Sports Arizona will shutdown entirely Saturday 10/21 at midnight Arizona Time/3am ET.

Spectrum is sending out notices that SportsNet Rocky Mountain will "cease" on 10/29, however they are still providing episode/event specific listings after that date, and Spectrum is notorious for horribly wording their programming notices.
 
DirecTV Satellite Transponder Updates for Oct 18 2023

Comparison of Transponder Data for Oct 18 2023 vs Oct 11 2023:


No changes in system tables for any transponder tuning parameters.

Stream (PID) counts:

LIVE Streams​
National​
Spot Beams​
Count​
Change​
Count​
Change​
4K​
4​
HD​
275​
-1​
1447​
1​
SD mpeg4
140​
197​
SD mpeg2
404​
-1​
440​
RB​
Audio​
89​
Push​
31​
Slate​
21​
1​
TEST Streams​
National​
Spot Beams​
Count​
Change​
Count​
Change​
4K​
HD​
-1​
SD mpeg4
SD mpeg2
RB​
Engr Work​
51​
2​
2​


The PID count Excel workbook provides much more count detail.

Newly updated tables of Streams on each transponder are available in the DataDigesters TPN Grids

More details of changes in individual channels will follow in the Weekly Analysis
and Gary Toma's Domestic TPN Map Excel files

Clearly something is afoot today.
7 DMAs with notices to schedule update or "lose"locals.
41 Local channels from about 26 DMAs with info slide ? dispute
Weekly Analysis soon
Updates from those more informed to follow
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INFO channels about losing SD locals have been added to Columbus OH, Indianapolis, Norfolk, Orlando, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Tampa. Even with these markets along with Zanesville, a lot more drops and/or reshuffles would need to happen before they can entertain the idea of converting a spotbeam TPN to national use.

The Mission and White Knight channels are now pointing to ku/ka offline slates

Kids Mix moved to channel 189

KEMS/17 is now live in the Salt Lake City DMA

Discover MGM+/Billy the Kid is now live as a streaming Genie experience on channel 561

1501 HBO On Demand has been renamed to "Max | HBO On Demand" and now includes previews of select Max originals. You still need to use the Max app to access all of the Max exclusives.

The D12/TPN 12 channels have moved to D14/TPN 19, and now there's prep to move the D12/TPN 14 channels along with CLEO HD (who is currently on D11/TPN 4) to D12/TPN 12
 
The Mission and White Knight channels are now pointing to ku/ka offline slates
Do you have a guess as to why they did that, would have to assume it's either because they're not coming back anytime soon or because they're coming back soon and they just took the dispute slates down to facilitate the eventual return?
 
Do you have a guess as to why they did that, would have to assume it's either because they're not coming back anytime soon or because they're coming back soon and they just took the dispute slates down to facilitate the eventual return?
One or the other. My thought is the latter. If they are in final negotiation, the dispute slides wouldn't help.
 
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686 Bally Sports Arizona will shutdown entirely Saturday 10/21 at midnight Arizona Time/3am ET.

Spectrum is sending out notices that SportsNet Rocky Mountain will "cease" on 10/29, however they are still providing episode/event specific listings after that date, and Spectrum is notorious for horribly wording their programming notices.
Will DIRECTV add a dedicated Coyotes channel?

Do you think the Rockies will move to Altitude?