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    How does series link handle the end of season

    This is a discussion on How does series link handle the end of season within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Originally Posted by ben321 I'm not convinced that it's down to the broadcaster. This seems to be a common statement ...

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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      Quote Originally Posted by ben321 View Post
      I'm not convinced that it's down to the broadcaster. This seems to be a common statement but are you telling me that each individual broadcaster has to have some output to sky. I think maybe the broadcaster pays for that services when paying to put there channel on sky, but I think that ultimately it's sky that provide that service and update the guide and info based on the broadcasters provided information.
      Also NewsreadeR said about top gear doing it... I always put TopGear on series link but I missed the first episode this series as it didn't pick it up automatically and I didn't know it was on.. so there's proof that it is different for each of us... maybe there is a setting somewhere!?
      Your post appears to be self-contradictory. Yes, Sky put the series link information on the EPG, but that information is supplied by the broadcaster supplying the programme material.


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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      Quote Originally Posted by ben321 View Post
      .......... but are you telling me that each individual broadcaster has to have some output to sky.
      That's exactly how it works. Other than Sky-branded channels for which Sky are solely responsible, every single broadcaster is responsible for updating its own programme schedule, not only on Sky, but also in tv magazines, Freeview, Freesat, newspapers etc. Broadcasters pay Sky to enable their viewers to view their channels that are hosted on Sky's EPG. Any programme scheduling changes have to be notified to Sky, so that overruns, cancellations etc can be changed in real time on the EPG. That is one reason why 'failed recordings' occur.
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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      Quote Originally Posted by ben321 View Post
      next time it's on in January or when ever?

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      It's not back on US TV until 3-3-10 so it should be not long after that

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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      series links is just a more advanced version of PDC on VHS recorders.

      It's down to the broadcaster to send the information as part of the EPG data that they send to Sky. Sky simply host whatever is sent.

      For regular returning shows (Top Gear, Have I got News For You etc etc), the broadcaster will send a permanent link so that whenever a new series starts, the EPG picks up the series link.

      That's how I understand it anyway.

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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      Doh! Mine was the SD and not the HD version, probably because it wasn't on in HD last year.

      But that still doesn't explain why his episode 1 is missing though.
      Most likely you are in different BBC regions and one of them fouled up the deep link.

      I have seen a link broken on a channel where the +1 had it correctly.

      It would be better if the BBC dropped most of the regions, had regional news on the iPlayer and save a bundle on the channels anyways.
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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      But that still doesn't explain why his episode 1 is missing though.
      It wasn't that it is missing, I just never set my box to record TG and it never picked it up automaticly. Mine was the SD version too.

     

     
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