December 26th 2011

New Feature: QAM maps

As part of our commitment to you, our subscribers, we have started offering QAM maps.

What's QAM? QAM is a method of digitally encoding television programs in a format suitable for transmission over coax cable. When you connect a digital tuner to a cable system and run a "channel scan", the device is searching for unencrypted television signals.

Most cable providers will make your local over-the-air stations available - some providers may give you your entire basic digital package. Some give you nothing.

What's a QAM map? A QAM map is a text file in channels.conf format containing the call sign, the QAM frequency, the XMLID, the channel number and the program ID for that call sign.

Please see the detailed announcement for additional information.