I don't understand why Dish Network would not carry the program guide information for the OTA version of 21 WFMJ anymore. That doesn't make any sense.
simple. They want you to see the version from the satellite. They make money on you watching the satellite locals. There is no money to be made watching them OTA. Why did they recently remove 21-1 from the list yet kept 21-2? who knows...I dont work for Dish so I cant comment on their changes.
I also have my local channels through Dish Network and 21 WFMJ coming from them through the satellite has program guide information! How does that make sense?
makes perfect sense. I'll explain in a bit
Why would 21 WFMJ coming off of the satellite have program guide information, but not the OTA version of 21 WFMJ?
Dish has to pay Tribune for listings (screener/zap2it and Directv use the same listings). So what they do is the locals they carry on satellite they give you guide info. In most cases the OTA version they just "map" the guide that the local satellite station has for the OTA. If you look above under say 27-01 WKBN at the end it says "Dish Channel 7831". So the guide info that they (Dish) are getting and putting on 7831 (which is the SD version of WKBN) is the same that you can see on 27-1. The problem is Dish decided to stop supporting OTA info a few years ago so in a lot of markets (if there were any changes) its incorrect info or no info at all. The problem is the channel number has to match what Dish has on file exactly. Here is an example of wrong numbering by Dish for a market
Lima, OH has the guide info for the following stations
8-01 WLIO TSID 0x08EA, Subchannel 01 (DISH Channel 6314/6582)
8-02 WLIOD TSID 0x08EA, Subchannel 02 (DISH Channel 6315/6583)
18-01 WOHL TSID 0x0FB6, Subchannel 01 (DISH Channel 6312/6580)
18-02 WOHLD TSID 0x0FB6, Subchannel 02 (DISH Channel 6313/6581)
27-01 WBGU TSID 0x08B9, Subchannel 01 (DISH Channel 6585)
27-02 WBGU2 TSID 0x08B9, Subchannel 02 (DISH Channel 15138)
27-03 WBGU3 TSID 0x08B9, Subchannel 03 (DISH Channel 15139)
44-01 WTLW TSID 0x08ED, Subchannel 01 (DISH Channel 6584)
Its correct except for these 2 issues...
44-02 is missing so there will be no guide info (just like you are getting now on 27-1)
WOHL & WOHLD (DT2) is actually mapped to channel 35, not 18. So even though Dish has guide info in theory for WOHL & WOHL-DT2 OTA, the fact they have the wrong channel listed defeats the purpose because there is no 18-1 & 18-2.
19-1 FOX WYFX (No Program Guide Information)
19-2 GetTv (No Program Guide Information)
19-3 Laff (No Program Guide Information)
27-3 Ion (No Program Guide Information)
33-3 Bounce (No Program Guide Information)
45-2 PBS (No Program Guide Information)
45-3 MHZ Worldview (No Program Guide Information)
I figured as such as it didnt show on Dish's list
I hope I didn't confuse you