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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; I have noticed that as a lot of programs are ending for the end of season such as 'Flash Forward' ...

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      How does series link handle the end of season

      I have noticed that as a lot of programs are ending for the end of season such as 'Flash Forward' on chanel 5, the last episode had the series link arrows, but the next one has not appeared on the planner... I dont expect it to but will series link be clever enough to pick up the next time it's on in January or when ever?

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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      That has happend before to me, when it started again it added it without me doing anything, so I am not sure really.

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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      I was wondering the same thing and am also not sure.
      I will be watching out for the return of Flash Forward ( Great series ) so we will see if it picks it up or not. I will be making sure to add it again if it doesnt.


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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      I had Top Gear series linked last season and it has appeared again this season without me having to do anything.
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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      It all depends on how the broadcaster has programmed it.

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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      Quote Originally Posted by Old_nick View Post
      It all depends on how the broadcaster has programmed it.
      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!?

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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      but I missed the first episode this series as it didn't pick it up automatically
      I have just checked and I have all 4 of the new series shown so far.

      maybe there is a setting somewhere!?
      If there is I haven't touched it. I absolutely detest the new EPG as it makes things harder to use than before.
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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      There is what is called "deep links" on your box that when a show starts going onto breaks that they sit on your planner waiting until the next one is due.

      On Sky one Bones, Fringe, and some other have already been doing this while we are waiting for US ones to be shown.

      Each broadcaster is responsible for how it does it links and some are better than others.

      As for Top gear it was shown on BBC2 and BBCHD and so the first episode could have had it's link correctly set up on one channel but not the other.
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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      As for Top gear it was shown on BBC2 and BBCHD and so the first episode could have had it's link correctly set up on one channel but not the other.
      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.
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      Re: How does series link handle the end of season

      I paniced on Sunday night when I saw Top Gear was on early and the box wasnt recording. Fortunately on checking my planner I had the series link setup for the HD version that was on later - phew.


     

     
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