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    Quote Originally Posted by slice1900 View Post
    What about CONUS beams? Based on Daniel Ramirez's numbers I think it is likely it is supplying some of them. I don't how else to account for the difference between some even transponders at 0, some in the upper 80s, and some at 100 other than having them split up between three different satellites.
    I was trying to compare the beam footprints of the Ku CONUS beams for D15,D4S, and D9S. It is a little difficult, because the dB level of the contours of each satellite are different, and the colors don't correlate at all. However D15 puts a stronger signal further into Mexico than the two older satellites. We know , from FCC filings, that all of the odd TPN numbers are coming from D15, and the fact that there are Puerto Rican channels on many of those transponders. I can't account for the differences Daniel Ramirez sees between those odd TPNs.

    Comparing D4S and D9S is difficult given only the latitude. The signal levels vary greatly from east to west along that latitude in Mexico, but they are significantly less than D15.

    I think there is a high probability, given these readings, that D15 is already transmitting on TPNs 6,8,14,16,22,24,30,and 32. A current signal strength report from Hawaii or Puerto Rico might help confirm this.
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    T16 should be on-station at 101W within two weeks. Doing a D9S-to-D15-to-T16 double migration for the NAT channels seems like a lot of work and risk.

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    They may have needed to offload D9S for its move and picking up the spot beam load.
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    There was a massive reshuffle of the SD CINE channels today. They now go from 159-179, with the lingering offline 192 that's currently being repurposed for a dispute slate. Perhaps clearing way for an expanded 4K block in the 180s-190s down the road after T16 and D15 are at their permanent homes, the D7S channels go live from 103ca, and they no longer need the 99cr mirrors of those channels?

    Going through them they basically took 173-195 and shifted them down a bunch of spots, keeping the order and PIDs the same:
    173 -> 159
    174 -> 160
    175 -> 161
    176 -> 162
    177 -> 163
    178 -> 164
    179 -> 165
    180 -> 166
    181 -> 167
    182 -> 168
    183 -> 169
    184 -> 170
    185 -> 171
    186 -> 172
    187 -> 173
    188 -> 174
    189 -> 175
    190 -> 176
    (191 was repurposed for ACCN SD)
    (192 is being repurposed for the dispute slate so there's a gap at 177)
    193 -> 178 (Was the replacement CBSe feed)
    (194 was repurposed for Pursuit SD)
    195 -> 179 (Was the replacement CBSw feed)
    (196 was repurposed for Loveworld USA)


    Also, the ACC Network's C-Band feed switched to a screensaver/slideshow today in preperation of the 7pm launch on Thursday. Before it was just showing a simulcast of ESPN2 so headend engineers can have something to test with.


    I also noticed most of the CINE SD channels are now widescreen. Yes it's not HD, but at least at 16:9 with Dolby Digital audio, it's decent enough for those viewers living in areas where fast enough broadband for VOD/Netflix/Prime/Vudu/Disney+ isn't an option, and they want to watch a recent movie during the evening or weekend when most of the CINEHD channels are being reused for part time events.
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    If they start doing 4K movies on those channels it'll mark the first use of reverse band for 4K. May not even bother with bonded transponders, since they will still have plenty of reverse band transponders left over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slice1900 View Post
    If they start doing 4K movies on those channels it'll mark the first use of reverse band for 4K. May not even bother with bonded transponders, since they will still have plenty of reverse band transponders left over.
    You'll Know for sure When more Stuff is added to 4k channels -- They will Charge for 4k Service -till then you get little or nothing for free

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    Data Collection crashed today.
    TPN records have been updated for the first time in a while.
    Some of this was expected for the Update of T-16 but has messed up our files.
    DataDigesters will need to update some of of our scripts.

    ETA of data correction unknown!!

    I do see the Updates Kyle reported yesterday.
    On a Channel comparison not much else new

    The change in CINE channels has usually occurred before major new channel upgrades , so look for something, sometime!
    Could be days, probably weeks, might be months but it is a start!!

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    Today the NIT was updated for the first time in more than a year, with FEC changes for the first time in at least two years.
    My Python scripts were not up to these changes and the automatic reports died. I fixed everything and will have reports shortly. They defined TID 0 to 7 on 103ca on net 15, and TID 79 on Net 12, deleted all Net 2 transponders, and changed the FEC ratio on 11 spot beam transponders on nets 11 and 14.
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    DirecTV Satellite Transponder Updates for Aug 21 2019

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

    Comparison of Transponder Data for Aug 21 2019 vs Aug 14 2019:

    9 Transponder Definitions Added to System:
    Net 12 TID 79 is a National Transponder on D14@99cr, TPN 8 Beam NAT + PR
    Net 15 TID 0 is a National Transponder on D15?@103ca, TPN 1 Beam NAT + PR
    Net 15 TID 1 is a National Transponder on D15?@103ca, TPN 2 Beam NAT + PR
    Net 15 TID 2 is a National Transponder on D15?@103ca, TPN 3 Beam NAT + PR
    Net 15 TID 3 is a National Transponder on D15?@103ca, TPN 4 Beam NAT + PR
    Net 15 TID 4 is a National Transponder on D15?@103ca, TPN 5 Beam NAT + PR
    Net 15 TID 5 is a National Transponder on D15?@103ca, TPN 6 Beam NAT + PR
    Net 15 TID 6 is a National Transponder on D15?@103ca, TPN 7 Beam NAT + PR
    Net 15 TID 7 is a National Transponder on D15?@103ca, TPN 8 Beam NAT + PR
    3 Transponder Definitions Removed from System:
    Net 2 TID 7 was a Spot Beam Transponder on D5@110, TPN 8 Beam D5 — PR
    Net 2 TID 9 was a Spot Beam Transponder on D5@110, TPN 10 Beam D5 — PR
    Net 2 TID 11 was a Spot Beam Transponder on D5@110, TPN 12 Beam D5 — PR
    FEC ratio for Transponder on Net 11, TID 100 has changed from 2/3 to 3/5
    FEC ratio for Transponder on Net 11, TID 108 has changed from 2/3 to 3/5
    FEC ratio for Transponder on Net 11, TID 147 has changed from 2/3 to 3/5
    FEC ratio for Transponder on Net 11, TID 186 has changed from 2/3 to 3/5
    FEC ratio for Transponder on Net 11, TID 231 has changed from 2/3 to 3/5
    FEC ratio for Transponder on Net 14, TID 100 has changed from 2/3 to 3/5
    FEC ratio for Transponder on Net 14, TID 108 has changed from 2/3 to 3/5
    FEC ratio for Transponder on Net 14, TID 142 has changed from 3/5 to 4/5
    FEC ratio for Transponder on Net 14, TID 144 has changed from 3/5 to 4/5
    FEC ratio for Transponder on Net 14, TID 145 has changed from 3/5 to 4/5
    FEC ratio for Transponder on Net 14, TID 147 has changed from 2/3 to 3/5

    Stream (PID) counts:

    Streams (PIDs) National Spot Beam
    Count Change Count Change
    4K Live 3
    HD Live 265 -2 1398
    A3 SD Live 139 198
    DSS SD Live 412 1 963
    RB Live 152
    Audio 111

    Streams (PIDs) National Spot Beam
    Count Change Count Change
    Push 23
    4K Test
    HD Test 1 1
    A3 SD Test 1
    DSS SD Test 4 -1
    RB Test 1
    Engr Work 136

    The PID count Excel workbook provides much more detail.

    More details of changes in individual channels will follow in Gary Toma's Weekly Analysis and Domestic TPN Map Excel files.
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    One step closer to removing D5 entirely from Directv's system. I think all that's left is to remove the definition for Net 2? Still no filings for its retirement, though the FCC site isn't immediately updated so it could be in the system. Very curious to see if it sticks around or is retired once it has been completely removed from Directv.

    Wonder what the extra RB transponder is for.

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