[mythtv-users] UK Freeview Sky Arts different programid for the same episode in the onairguide

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 17:06:59 UTC 2021

> It might not be just Sky Arts - although I rescanned a while back to fix
> the channels when that one
> changed. I am using SD-json, though, so my problem might be different and
> elsewhere.
> I have noticed situations where, for example, it would not record an 'Only
> Connect' episode because
> it insisted that it was a repeat from last November; 'University
> Challenge' episodes where the same
> teams meet again in different rounds were ignored; a 'Most Scenic Railway
> Journeys' was new but
> flagged and described as an earlier episode. I had to manually over-ride
> all of those with prejudice
> to get a recording. There are probably other examples.
> --
Mostly I'm using SD-json with a Schedules Direct account for my guide
data.  I was using the onairguide for Sky Arts because when I added it to
my lineup I got nothing for that channel and assumed I'd fat-fingered

Now I've gone through the setup more carefully I find that running
tv_grab_zz_sdjson fetches the Sky Arts channel information correctly:

  <channel id="I24919.json.schedulesdirect.org">
    <display-name>Sky Arts</display-name>
    <icon src="
width="360" height="270" />

but fetches no programmes matching that channel id.

....so I've gone back to using the onairguide for Sky Arts.

I'm starting to think there's something screwy with Sky's programme data?
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