Category Archives: DTV Modules

Envisioning the Future of Online Schedules

Last week we had a rare opportunity to bring the members of the PBS Interactive Station Advisory Council, and some additional station TV Schedule gurus in to our offices to do some brainstorming around our road-map for improvements and updates... Read More »

DTV Schedules v1.5 Launch

We have completed work on the new version 1.5 DTV schedule modules, an update to the version 1.0 modules launched in February 2009, and the new tools are now available for stations in Station Remote Control here.The rapid OawvInRaf4 of... Read More »

DTV Schedules Update v1.5

We are deep into production for v1.5 of the DTV schedule modules. We have been able to incorporate feedback from stations, viewers, and the results from usability testing conducted in April.  User Testing To help us determine our priorities for... Read More »

DTV Modules - Version 1.1

We now have some preliminary designs to illustrate what we think a version 1.1 update will look like.  The upgrades currently on the table are:1. Make the full day view easier to find2. Provide an easy to find full week... Read More »

DTV Modules - User Testing

The PBSi DTV team is deep in the throes of planning for user testing of the new modules later this month.  We're close to completing a strategy for the testing that we believe will put us in a strong position... Read More »

DTV- Channel Lineup Update

Good News!  We've found a solution to the channel suppression bug that has been affecting some stations.   As mentioned in the recent Channel Lineup post, when a station has multiple channels that air the same content, it has been possible... Read More »

DTV- Where's my Full Week View?

In the five years I've worked in station services at PBS, I don't know how many times someone at PBS asks me some variation of "what do stations really need?"  Now, I've never presumed to have an all-seeing eye that... Read More »

DTV Tip - When Your Channel Lineup is Wrong

We've been hearing from many stations with questions about the channels being listed for their station, and thought it would be helpful to provide a bit more information on how we receive and display that channel information as well as... Read More »

DTV Module Tip - Increasing font size in the program info pane

We have heard from many stations having trouble with small font sizes in the new suite of tools; specifically within the program information pane.  What seems to be happening is that even when a station increases the size of the... Read More »

What Does the DTV Delay Mean for Online TV Schedules?

  In case you missed it, yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives voted to delay the DTV transition until June 12th.  With the announcement, teams all over the building here began to scramble to devise the best way to help... Read More »

DTV Modules - CSS Tips

Now that the new DTV Schedules have launched, we thought it would help those stations getting set up to share some of the most frequently asked questions we're receiving here.  To start, here are two tips for those of you... Read More »

Welcome to the SP&S Blog

Happy New Year, and welcome to v.1 of the new Station Products and Services Blog!  This space is designed to be one small step towards creating a more collaborative environment between PBS station Web professionals and PBS Interactive staff.  To... Read More »