zap2it.com was the original ad free listings service from Tribune Media
Services. It was created to reduce the listings being "scraped" from their
web pages. A heavy strain on their servers then and now, but TMS found a way
to reduce this misuse and terminated the free listings.
Schedules Direct was created to allow the ad free listings service to
continue, started at $25/year, went down to $20/year and now is back up to
The current zap2it.com web pages of listings with ads was created at some
point by TMS.
I have a direct method of telling SD who will tell TMS that there is a
problem with the listings (which I used for RTV change). The changes will
appear on zap2it.com at the same time.
There is no proven link between TMS and Directv or Dish IMHO.
There are several companies that consolidate the listings from stations and
networks. TVGuide you all remember I am sure. (Now in Canada)
----- Original Message -----
From: "k6dlc" <dod1450@...> web pages
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 7:12 PM
Subject: [HDTV-in-SFbay] Re: 66.2 - Dropped KDTV rebroadcast - Now showing
> Update. Directv now had bounce TV schedule
> zap2it.com also now has bounce TV schedule on 66.2
> So it does look like Directv is getting their programming info from
> zap2it.com which is own by Chicago Tribune
> I have not check OTA 1.1 to see if 66.2 has been corrected.
> --- In HDTV-in-SFbay@yahoogroups.com, "k6dlc" <dod1450@...> wrote:
>> I think I had found the answer. It looks like Directv is getting their
>> program info from zap2it.com, which has 66.2 programs in spanish.
>> Also I had noticed that OTA channel 1.1 also shows 66.2 programs in
>> --- In HDTV-in-SFbay@yahoogroups.com, "Stephen H. Fischer" <SFischer1@>
>> > Hi,
>> > OK, then I will not bother as it will not help.
>> > It will best if the Bounce people try and fix this.
>> > SHF
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: Larry Kenney
>> > To: HDTV-in-SFbay@yahoogroups.com
>> > Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:50 PM
>> > Subject: Re: [HDTV-in-SFbay] 66.2 - Dropped KDTV rebroadcast - Now
>> > showing "Bounce TV"
>> > On Mar 12, 2013, at 8:59 PM, Stephen H. Fischer wrote:
>> > I am unsure if what Larry reported is the same Sat service.
>> > Dish Network and DirecTV are totally separate. The schedule for
>> > 66-2, Bounce TV, is fine on the Dish Program Schedule.
>> > Larry