Subchannel Report

Subchannel Report provides deep insight to the broadcast television industry by reporting on the channels, subchannels, ownership groups, broadcast networks and cable MSO’s. All reports are accurate as historical reports underlying data is updated automatically as our database changes, however, temporarily the report title may not match newly updated reports. Subchannel Report is published daily to our 24,500 subscribers in the broadcast industry.

Updating Suppression List – Satellites, Duplicate Signals, and Translators

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Subchannel Report will not be published again until Monday August 18, 2014

The Wisconsin Public Television network is available via flagship station WHA-TV in Madison and five full-power satellite stations throughout most of Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Public Television network is available via flagship station WHA-TV in Madison and five full-power satellite stations throughout most of Wisconsin.

Since adding the cable data into Subchannel Report we have made the editorial decision to now suppress hundreds of listings of subchannels that are essentially duplicates of other signals in the same markets. If we continue to report on these channel duplications we could inadvertently be reporting higher cable subscriber counts (and station counts) for networks and broadcast groups.

At this time we will not be making any changes to low power (no cable) channel listings unless the low power is either a satellite, or translator, for a larger station in the market. However, we also have a major change coming to LPTV stations without cable distribution outlined below.

Upcoming database changes:

Satellite stations – satellite stations that rebroadcast a TV station in the same market (without its own station IDs, commercials, or news) will be suppressed and not shown in any results. If the primary station is a low power, which is rebroadcast onto full power stations, cable carriage will be attributed to the primary station.

Semi-satellite stations – satellite stations that rebroadcast a TV station in the same
Market (with station IDs, commercials, and news) will be included in the listings for the time being. An editorial decision may be made in the future to also suppress those semi-satellite stations, which don’t have a news presence.

Duplicate signals – TV stations rebroadcasting a sister channel in the same market on a subchannel will find that rebroadcast subchannel now suppressed. In rare cases, whereas the duplicate signal is reaching into corners of a large market Subchannel Report will make an editorial decision whether or not to keep the listing active.

Low Power – no cable households – Beginning next week Subchannel Report will only be reporting the actual over the air households of a low power (without cable) rather than attributing the total TV market households to the station. In some cases the low power will be suppressed if it is a satellite of a larger TV station in the same market.

Summary

We will take care in the review to not suppress station segments that will skew up and coming networks. In addition, we maintain a suppression file of stations and channels at Across Platforms and we will be happy to receive feedback and correct any errors we may make. A review of thousands of listings is currently underway and we expect future adjustments after the break. We believe that this change will impact about eight to nine percent of the listings.

In the near future we will also begin the process to attribute MVPD Provider data to LPTV-Cable stations and subchannel networks.

Note: About 1,000 historical reports of Subchannel Report will automatically be updated once these new changes to our methodology take effect.

Regards,

Michael Kokernak
Across Platforms
617-390-7547
mkokernak@acrossplatforms.com

Top 15 Groups (not including Trinity and ION) By FiOS and U-Verse Subs

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“TV Channel Lists – AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS channel lists – Some channels have both east and west feeds, airing the same programming with a three-hour delay on the latter feed, creating a backup for subscribers who may have missed a particular program; the three-hour delay also represents the time zone difference between Eastern (UTC -5/-4) and Pacific (UTC -8/-7).
AT&T U-verse Channel Lineup

Verizon FiOS Channel Lineup

Footnotes: “MVPD Methodology- Across Platforms built up from the FCCC COALS a database of 5,000+ MVPD (multichannel video programming distributor) systems using the Census database, and equations, to match counties and partial counties to determine MVPD households passed. MVPD ownership data was compare to the National Broadband database, Cable Advertising Bureau, FCC, as well as Copyright Office to name a few. Over 490 MVPD websites were researched in order to independently match companies to areas served from FCC COALS data. Publicly reported subscriber numbers, from the 490+ MVPD websites (330+ cable companies and 150+ overbuilders), were used to estimate household and subscriber figures matched to the majority of MVPDs.
Equations were developed to distribute subscriber numbers from cable ownership totals to partial and full counties. All MVPD household, and subscriber, numbers are estimates although many are weighted for rural and city density. Across Platforms results are estimates only.”

Verizon Fios Added 14 Live Channels To Its FiOS TV App In July

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“Digital Trends 7/30/2014- Verizon Communications recently announced that it has added 14 live channels to its FiOS TV app for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The broadband company revealed it has also opted to no longer require an Xbox Live Gold subscription to stream content through the FiOS TV app via the Microsoft consoles, though you’ll still need a basic Xbox Live subscription.
Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/

Footnotes: Unduplicated subscribers- Subscribers counted one time per market per MVPD regardless if group has multiple stations and channels on MVPD. Subscribers calculated using FCC COALS, National Broadband Map, Census Data, 490+ MVP websites, and FCC Form 325. Subscribers estimated using reported subscriber figures then factored with a weighted average into county household numbers.

AT&T U-verse Expands Its Ultra-Fast “GigaPower” To Houston

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“HOUSTON, TX, AUG. 5, 2014 — AT&T* today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Houston. The all-fiber network will provide services featuring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced TV services to consumers and businesses. –
See more at:http://about.att.com/story/att_commits_to_deliver_uverse_with_att_gigapower_in_houston.html#sthash.oTpovfnL.dpuf

Footnotes: “Overbuilder – companies (independent telcos and municipalities) that build additional systems over existing cable systems in order to provide a competitive service in a market. Across Platforms tracks over 150 overbuilders in over 150 full counties, over 1,000 partial counties, in over 165 TV markets. Ownership transfers recorded at time of announcement before FCC approval.

Estimates- Subchannel Report provides MVPD subscriber data, household data, and other data as estimates only. All subscriber and household data is based on Across Platforms’ methods developed to provide estimates only. Corrections welcome.”

FiOS Tops AT&T U-verse In New York City And Philly

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Soul of South website 7/28/14- Soul of the South has partnered with Verizon FIOS in New York to deliver SSTV programming, news, information, culture and entertainment to FIOS’ 1.4 million subscribers. Building on its business model of local programming, Soul of the South will deliver customized programming for New York City in the coming weeks. For more information….

Footnotes: “Estimates- Subchannel Report provides MVPD subscriber data, household data, and other data as estimates only. All subscriber and household data is based on Across Platforms’ methods developed to provide estimates only. Corrections welcome.

Unduplicated subscribers- Subscribers counted one time per market per MVPD regardless if group has multiple stations and channels on MVPD. Subscribers calculated using FCC COALS, National Broadband Map, Census Data, 490+ MVP websites, and FCC Form 325. Subscribers estimated using reported subscriber figures then factored with a weighted average into county household numbers.”