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

Steve Evans mythtv-users at gorbag.com
Sat Feb 20 17:41:05 UTC 2021

On Sat, 20 Feb 2021 17:06:59 +0000
David Watkins <watkinshome at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 something.
> 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>
>     <display-name>SKYART1</display-name>
>     <display-name>11</display-name>
>     <icon src="
> https://schedulesdirect-api20141201.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/assets/stationLogos/s24919_dark_360w_270h.png"
> width="360" height="270" />
>   </channel>
> 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?

I'm using schedules direct and it is fetching program information for
Sky Arts. The xmltv fragment is:

  <channel id="24919">
    <display-name>Sky Arts</display-name>
  height="270" width="360" />

Note that I have a different channel id from you. I suspect that is
because I use channel-id-format=mythtv which is unlikely to make a

Also I do not get different programid values for the same

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