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post #106 of 109 (permalink) Old 2019-03-27, 07:34 AM
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I used both the single channel list and full week grid view of Classic Zap2it regularly. I noticed about 6 months ago that Blue Ant started using the new Zap2it for their website channel schedules and it has both of those features. e.g.

I looked at the html code to confirm is was Zap2it/Gracenote and to see if I could hack the code to use for other channels. Unfortunately, it has hard-coded affiliate ids that only work for the channels that have contracted with Gracenote for that service. I also found a few American companies that use that as well.

The way the whole thing is set up doesn't seem to be as flexible as it should be to use as part of the standard Zap2it site. However, they may do something if enough people complain using the "Contact Us" link.

Select I am having a problem or have a comment about "Viewing programming for a single station" and fill in the info.

@JamesK I use the search for that functionality if I know the name of the program. It lists the possible program names from its database as you type, so it isn't too tedious. I admit that it's not as useful as scanning the whole channel for new programs that might be coming up.
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post #107 of 109 (permalink) Old 2019-03-27, 08:27 AM
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Zap2it don't always have the correct information, there are 2 shows I watch that zap2it don't say the right episode number and description compare to what it air on tv. And for one of the show I also watch, zap2it say a completely other show...

Also, I remember that zap2it use to have an app, now they don't seen to have one anymore, I think I still have the app on my ipod, but I would like to have it on my phone.
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post #108 of 109 (permalink) Old 2019-03-27, 09:19 AM
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@winterwolf the program and episode info is provided by the channel, so in most cases the problem is at the source. If other listings are correct and Zap2it is not, you can contact them at the link I posted and select "Incorrect programming" to report the problem. Contact the channel if they are providing incorrect info to the all the guide services.


I noticed that Zap2it made a few minor changes in the last couple of days. One that personally affected me was that Classic recognized that Primetime in the Central Time Zone in Canada and the U.S. starts at 7 PM. Until recently, the new version started Primetime at 8 PM for everyone.
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post #109 of 109 (permalink) Old 2019-03-27, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Wow I wonder if they aren't going to ever put Single Channel for people if they can get channels to pay for it! They still say they are going to do it but I wrote a long time ago and they still haven't.
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