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Old 2017-06-28 , 14:00
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Thanks Sergio. BBC Earth is usually reliable, in my experience. But a reliable enough system doesn't allow for exceptions (except with a breakdown) with something as fundamental as this, too many broadcasters seem to have lost the plot re what's important.

Yes safety nets are in use, I'm just reporting what I witnessed. Maybe if the defaults were set to the max 10 minutes (should be longer) there would be less-enough concerns, can't understand why they aren't.
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Old 2017-06-28 , 14:56
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Hi, Geoff D,

Just to provide some feedback on this issue:

"There is a series called Unusual Suspects, labelled Season 5 playing out on both channels.

On ch 194, the episodes are labeled as S5/05 with a specific name for the episode, (Phantom Predator), which labelled S5/6 (Phantom Predator) on 195. and so on. All the episodes in this series are out of step with each other."

Basically, what occurred here is: we receive the schedules in two different formats for the channels. One of them was labelled as S5/E06 (Phantom Predator) and the other as S5/E05 (Phantom Predator). This is where the confusion originated, and we've asked the editors to double-check the running order of this show with the channels. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

We're following up with the channel for Mayday Air Disaster to see where the issue lies.

Thanks for the feedback much appreciated.
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140 eMovies Extra continues to be too inaccurate for inclusion on our EPG.

For those who want info from Saturday onwards here's their own scheduling, would require setting a TBR / MR (Manual Recording) and adding fairly long safety periods is recommended: http://www.etv.co.za/tv-guide

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@Sergio - just want to quickly mention one other channel for keeping an eye on them, details unfortunately forgotten by now.
One evening last week the normally very accurate 108 Sundance TV made a major foul up - the movie concerned started in time but ended beyond the 10 minutes max safety net. We were ok as the end credits started rolling after it was 8 minutes late.
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140 eMovies Extra ..... http://www.etv.co.za/tv-guide
Just before I posted this there WAS info available on the eTV group's website, now it's blank for the channel from late tonight onwards
Hopefully a sign that things are now being adjusted.
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I am starting this thread as a general one to report problems with the e-TV channels.

This weekend had it own batch of EPG problems with e-TV channels 194 and 195.

There is a series called Unusual Suspects, labelled Season 5 playing out on both channels.

On ch 194, the episodes are labeled as S5/05 with a specific name for the episode, (Phantom Predator), which labelled S5/6 (Phantom Predator) on 195. and so on. All the episodes in this series are out of step with each other.

Mayday Air Disaster has started Season 3 on Mondays before Season 2 has completed. And no it is not one episode overlap, but about 4...

Then lastly, all the detail for next Monday is missing with shows all showing "No addition information available"

Wonder if its because the staff that used to do this for the SABC are now all working for e-TV? .......
Hi, Geoff D,

I got feedback regarding Mayday Air Disaster. This is what the channel said:

"With regards to “Mayday: Air Disaster” please note that we are currently airing two separate seasons in different time slots as below:

• “Mayday: Air Disaster” (season 3) episodes air in the Monday 19:30 slot [airing in this slot since April 2017]

• “Mayday: Air Disaster” (season 2) episodes air in the Wednesday 19:30 slot, with repeats scheduled for Sundays at 01:00 [airing in these slots since April 2017]"
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Old 2017-06-29 , 16:55
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Thanks I know that.
What is now critical is that the labelling should be correct to ensure both are recorded if both at set as a series recording. Season 3 has no repeats.
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Channel 140 eMovies Extra has since sorted out their problems, our EPG has been updated in time.

(I'm now referring to the TV Guide by the term "EPG" again, as everyone else always does.)
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