We re-scanned today to pick up a new channel in boston, 60-5 (nbc). The channel is present in the guide, but there are no programs shown for each hour. Perhaps the guide people need to update?
Submit a support ticket. I submitted one this morning, the more the merrier!
Thanks for your patience guys - it may take a few days for this change to filter through.
This is a new channel (NBC in Boston switched to a new channel number) that went live today 1/1/2017. Any idea how long before the channel guide starts showing programming? I added the channel a few days ago, forced a guide sync. While the channel is listed, no programming details yet.
Open a support ticket and let them know. Then hopefully a week or two, but has taken longer in the past for me.
Thanks beast, opening a ticket now.
Note they won’t be back in the office until January 3.
Thank you Ed_p. Having the same issue. The problem being is that I cannot set up any shows to record until this is fixed. I hope they get this taken care of very soon.
You can set up a manual record if you want … that will at least temporarily address the issue of not being able to record.
I also submitted a ticket to cover the 3 new stations (as the new NBC Boston doesn’t have the same transmitter power/range the old WHDH did)
I think its important to emphasis / stress that this is a unique situation of have a single station broadcast on 3 different channels in an attempt to cover much of the same geography the old station did…
NBC Boston is unique in that it will be broadcasting on three different over-the-air channels and at least one other different cable channel:
WBTS, Channel 8.1, in the immediate Boston metro area
WNEU, Channel 60.2, in New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts
WMFP, Channel 60.5
Of those three stations above the only one I can actually get is 60-5
Thanks ericgus for all the detailed information. It’s kind of weird that I get 60.5 on the guide as WBTS and not as WMFP, but whatever, at least I get it at all.
One question though, how do I set up a manual recording on 60.5 when it is completely empty? I don’t get a “rec” button anywhere.
Thanks Stu, got it all set up for the NFL playoffs next Saturday!
It shows up as WBTS on 60.5 for me too… I think WMFP is the “parent station” that owns the parent broadcast channel, as 60.5 is a sub-channel.
Glad you sorted out the manual record stuff.
Thanks Eric, didn’t realize 60.2 had the same programming, all set now
Any update on this? This channel is still missing from my guide.
In Boston, I live northeast of the city, we got the channel back in January '17.
If I recall I had to do a channel scan then delete the channel and re-add it …