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Is it common for BBC4 data to be there only for a week in advance? Right now, I've got precious little for a week today, and from Sunday onwards just 4-hour slots saying "BBC4 Television".
 

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ndunlavey said:
Is it common for BBC4 data to be there only for a week in advance? Right now, I've got precious little for a week today, and from Sunday onwards just 4-hour slots saying "BBC4 Television".
Same for me right now. I don't often look that far ahead on BBC3 or 4 so not sure. I can see data to saturday fine, sunday onwards is the 4-hour slots. Same goes for BBC3. If I look at BBC1 or 2 it's showing data all the way to the saturday after that (4th Feb). My last succesful EPG call was today at lunchtime. Weird but you're not alone.
 

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It is usual for the main BBC and ITV channels to only have data until the Friday of the next week - the data would have only just been released by them.

So on a Saturday (yesterday) - the data would end on Friday of the next week (27th Jan).

But on Sunday (today) - the data would end on Friday of the next week (3rd Feb).

The data usually downloads over the Saturday and Sunday - so may seem be a day earlier then my example for some channels.

In the weeks before Christmas is was much earlier as the channels released that much earlier.
 

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ozsat said:
It is usual for the main BBC and ITV channels to only have data until the Friday of the next week - the data would have only just been released by them. So on a Saturday (yesterday) - the data would end on Friday of the next week (27th Jan).
Yeah, but no but yeah but no but .... BBC1 was showing a week more data than BBC3 or 4.
 

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ozsat said:
Because BBC1/BBC2 got downloaded on Saturday - but BBC 3/4 were on Sunday.
Ahhaaaaaaaaaa :eek: I always assumed that every time I did an update call, I'd get one more day of data tagged onto the end of each channel. Or if I did a call every 3 days, I'd get 3 days tagged onto the end of each channel. But you're saying an extra week are tagged onto the end of BBC1/2 on saturdays and for BBC3/4 on sundays. Well I'm enlightened. Good to know next time I'm flying on a sunday, I'll force a daily call in the morning rather than wait for it's natural time :D
 

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Ta - today's call has pulled down data to Feb 3rd. Most importantly, Poliakoff's "Perfect Strangers" has shown up and displaced "Foyle's War" in the To Do list.

(Even better, I see that Poliakoff is in the Directors list now, so I can set a Director WL to auto-record for him)
 
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