"To Be Announced" all over the place

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bgc, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI


    In places where I'm getting the "<channel name> Programming" blocks on TiVo, on TVGuide.com, the channel simply vanishes. This tells me the data being provided to TiVo is corrupt, and not something TiVo is doing wrong.

    What I wonder is if somehow, attempting to get TiVo to work with Rovi data has somehow caused the Rovi data itself to become corrupt. Not sure how that could happen, but as Tony points out, I don't remember the Rovi data being this frak-ed up.

    The other possibility, I suppose, is that it's just coincidental, that Rovi is just unfortunately having the worst week of their lives, and it just happens to be right when TiVo is cutting a large number of people over to the Rovi data.
  2. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Not seeing that here.
  3. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

    Jan 14, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
  4. MPSAN

    MPSAN Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    I just checked for the final tonight of AGT and it was not showing any more. I did a Manual Record as it just changed to TBA!!!
    Tomorrow switched to TBA as well! NBC seems a mess.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2016
  5. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

    Jan 14, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ


    09/19/16 - TNT - 10pm - 12am PDT - TBA -

    should be the Season Finale of Major Crimes, White Lies Part 3 - S05E13
  6. aztivo

    aztivo Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    your first link show Blindspot tomorrow but the Rovi guide on Tivo shows TBA. Also all FX and FXX chandles show the wonderful FX Programing from 10PM-330AM everyday. Yea thanks for that Rovi
  7. brandenwan

    brandenwan Member

    Nov 6, 2015
    Ditto. I am seeing the same things on mine. I posted in another thread
    I am really worried now.
  8. brandenwan

    brandenwan Member

    Nov 6, 2015
    If this isn't resolved in the next 23 hours...I say we hit them where it hurts... during their Bolt+ launch. We should all begin commenting at The Verge, CNET, TechCrunch, FierceCable, SlashGear, etc on their Bolt+ related articles with links back to this guide disaster. We could post on FB for good measure too. If it gets the attention of those tech media outlets and if even one of them should report on the grievances publicly, Tivo will be metaphorically strong-armed to respond.
  9. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Mar 24, 2001
    Ft. Lauderdale
    Klash Action Lawsuite!
  10. al_wilson2

    al_wilson2 Member

    Sep 14, 2016
    When Microsoft Windows Media Center (WMC) changed to Rovi guide data last year, it was a total mess. It's actually what made me abandon WMC and buy a TiVo. 6 months into the switchover and there were still antenna sub-channels, such as Justice Network and Escape, that did not have listings. I took my chances going to TiVo, knowing the potential buyout from Rovi. Now the issues are back!

    On a positive note, Rovi does follow up with user requests. During the WMC switch to Rovi, my Cleveland and Youngstown stations were broken out into separate markets. I could setup guide data from either market, but not both simultaneously. I receive both markets without ever turning my rooftop antenna. In a matter of a week, Rovi corrected that for me and even added in Erie, Pittsburgh, and Wheeling to my guide data at my request. They created a separate lineup that included all these markets. With the current Tivo switch to Rovi, I see that my earlier WMC legwork is being reflected in my new Tivo guide, as they pushed out that combined Cleveland/Youngstown/Erie/Pittsburgh/Wheeling lineup that I request last year under WMC.

    WMC was/is on it's deathbed, compared to TiVo. Hopefully, the increased number of users they acquired from Tivo will keep them focused on improving the guide data. Be sure you do open tickets and report bad guide data, as Rovi does seem to follow up.

    Also of note, the "to be announced", etc., would download days ahead and be stuck in the WMC guide. However, roviguide.com (now defunct) would have valid show info in that same timeslot closer to airtime, such as on the same day. WMC just wouldn't update or overwrite the "to be announced" that it had previously downloaded. Hopefully, TiVo boxes will not have this issue.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2016
  11. peekb

    peekb Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    Seeing all of the same things here....TBA + {network} Programming all over the place. Was ready to upgrade to a Bolt+ this week, but that's looking less and less likely. :(
  12. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

    Jan 14, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    The Rovi listings @ http://www.tvguide.com/listings/ are showing some things getting fixed for my issues, so hopefully the TiVo Network connection tomorrow will fix many issues.
  13. sweh

    sweh New Member

    Jul 22, 2005
    Huh. It seems the data that _is_ present isn't very accurate. Currently BBC America is showing ST:TNG 4x13 "Devil's Due". But the guide is claiming the episode 1x13 "Datalore".

    Well, at least they know it's ST:TNG. That's a plus. Although I didn't know that episode 1x17 (at 1pm) was 9 hours long!
  14. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    I didn't get any data with my download this morning, so TNT is still good for that program. Thanks for the warning though.

    Last night I recorded both NBC and CBS late night TBA. Both have SM.
  15. bigguy126

    bigguy126 Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    Here is a link to a site that you can verify that your to do list will not miss any shows due to missing rovi listings:


    At least you can set up a manual recording.
  16. BobCamp1

    BobCamp1 Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2002
    Tivo is now providing its own guide data. Of course it's something Tivo is doing. It's all one company. The changes made for the Tivo boxes rippled down to TV.com and TVGuide.com. They're probably not happy anymore either.

    A lot of these "TBA" shows had bad episode numbering before. I wonder if the fix for that screwed something else up. At least they don't have bad episode numbers anymore. Problem solved.
  17. Barnstormer

    Barnstormer Member

    Sep 23, 2015
    I've lost one entire station to TBA and it's one I really enjoy a lot.

    This station has two transmitters (same channel number) one far from me and one near me, that broadcast on different frequencies. The Far Away transmitter has all the show information, but the one near me, the one that has a signal that I can use only has TBA.

    Of course all my OnePass settings don't work anymore for this station.

    If I setup a manual recording of a show, it wants to record from the Far Away station that has the guide data. That's the one that has the lousy signal. Not so good.

    The previous guide was accurate and worked for all stations I receive.
  18. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    Dec 13, 2001
    Burlington, VT
    Oy, this all makes me happy that I only subscribe to locals and my TiVoHD has not updated to Rovi yet. Hoping when that does happen my issues are few(er) given my channel list.
  19. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    Noticed this last week, glad I'm not alone.

    What an absolute cluster the week before Fall premieres!

    I noticed when Mr. Robot wasn't in my ToDo List any longer.

    And apparently I missed my recording of Atlanta, too.

    Cutting the cord (and TiVo) is becoming a very attractive option...

    TiVo better get its act together!
  20. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I'm showing the premieres for the ABC shows here. Shield, Greys, HTGAWM, Modern family, Designated Survivor, and Quantico are all showing up for me next week to be recorded from ABC and is also in the guide. Hopefully that doesn't change since I'm not about to go old school and set up manual recordings.

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