One of the benefits of the digital conversion was the ability to press a button on your remote and read about what program was being aired. Some tv's allow the user to scroll through several hours of listings. It's a handy tool for armchair viewers now that the local TV Guide paper editions are a thing of the past.
You'd think that all stations would want their viewers to be informed of the stations offerings whether presented in HD or SD, or presented on their .1 or .6 sub-channel. That assumption may not be true. I counted nine of our 23 local stations that fail to include within their PSIP program description data. Perhaps equally poor public relations, 10 of our 23 local tvcasters have the wrong time contained within their PSIP.
Stations that need to improve their public relations by including program data within their PSIP's are KEEN-17, KHMP-18, KTUD-25, KVPX-28, KEGS-30, KNBX-31, K41IO-41, KGNG-47, and KLSV-50. And those stations that need to correct their clocks within their PSIP's are KINC-15, KHDF-19, KLVD-23, KELV-27, KVPX-28, KEGS-30, KNBX-31, K41IO-41, KGNG-47, and KLSV-50.
Landmark, formerly MAKO, station KNBX PSIP clock is set 95 years into the future. That could explain why program data is non-existant on their chaannel.
These stations should offer apologies to their viewers for their lack of professionalism by failing to include program data and correct time. Yes I know that program data does use a very small amount of bandwidth. Yes I know that it may cost to have a third party provide program data.
Those stations that have it right, program data and near perfect time, are KSNV-3, KVVU-5, KLAS-8, KLVX-10, KTNV-13, KHDF-19, KVCW-33, KMCC-34, KBLR-39, and K43FO-43. Engineers and others at those stations are to be thanked.
Edited by rdvegas - 10/6/13 at 2:49pm