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The EIT listings are back, for what it's worth. Co-owned WRGB and WCWN are best at 3 days of guides. The rest have from a few hours to a day. Pitiful.

Since several stations' listings disappeared at once, my guess is that they use the same guide service and it failed. But I don't know anything about where that information comes from. Anyone associated with a station care to fill us in?
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The EIT listings are back, for what it's worth. Co-owned WRGB and WCWN are best at 3 days of guides. The rest have from a few hours to a day. Pitiful.

Since several stations' listings disappeared at once, my guess is that they use the same guide service and it failed. But I don't know anything about where that information comes from. Anyone associated with a station care to fill us in?
Many of the local stations use DecisionMark to format the guide information for the PSIP generator which provides, among other critical things, the guide information. Recently DecisionMark made a change to the server from which the information is downloaded, causing the difficulty. As observed, this has been resolved now.

FYI, the number of days that a given station publishes the guide information has to do with the available bandwidth. There is a trade off between the allocation of bits to the program stream data and how much is left for the guide. Typically a station might provide more days of advance guide information if they have the available the bits to do so, so you may see anything between 1 to 3 days depending on the number of program streams, audio channels, etc. that a station is carrying.

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