I am trying to set a recording on my X1 DVR for True Detective on HBO (Channel 300) on January 13.
However, on January 13, most of my premium channels: HBO, STARZ, Showtime, do not list TV shows in the guide and instead say “program info unavailable.“. The program info seems to come back some time on January 14.
It’s been this way for three or four days now. I have rebooted the box.
Obviously can’t set up a recording. What is going on, please?
PS. I have the same problem when I look at the guide on my iPad using the Xfinity stream app
HBO is fine up until 7 PM on January 13 when I start getting the message instead of the name of the TV show The full error message is, “information for this program isn’t available right now. Please try again later. ”
On January 14. Programs come back again.
In the meantime, I cannot record (or watch) True Detective on HBO on January 13.
Or anything else on my premium channels
The guide information is gone for my premium channels from 7 PM on January 13 until 7 PM on January 14.
Count me in, too. I discovered this anomaly because of True Detective as well. I noticed my upcoming recordings show True Detective S3, Ep3 recording on Sunday, January 20, but I saw no scheduled recordings for episodes 1 and 2. Did a little digging in the guide and found the same "Program Info Unavailable" for Janaury 13 in the evening on channel 801 (HBO HD).
Program info is available earlier in the day on Janaury 13, and resumes again on January 14. I tried a restart, system refresh, and unplugging the cable box. Nothing worked. So now I'm just waiting to see if it resolves itself.
Oddly enough, I can see S3, Ep1 and S3, Ep2 back-to-back on HBO 808, which is the Latin HD channel. So HBO is obviously showing episodes 1 and 2 in succession on January 13. I just can't see it on the English channel.
I spent an hour on Twitter talking to someone at ComcastCares. We tried refreshing, etc., things myself and others had already done.
I called Comcast, chatted with someone online and now ComcastCares on Twitter. Maybe if someone else tweets @ComcastCares we can get something done. I've done all I can at this point.
The final responses:
Maybe someone could reply to the forum to let others know you're working on the problem. SOMEthing.
I completely understand what you mean. At this time, I've exhausted the troubleshooting that I can do from this end, but what I would like to do is submit a request to have this issue investigated further, especially since others are noticing it as well. Is there a contact number that I can add to the request so that someone can reach you if other details are needed? In regards to the forum, we do have certain agents that are designated to assist on that platform and there should be someone there to assist with an answer as soon as a resolution is able to be found. -LN
Please indicate in your escalation of the matter that it's many of us in different states with the same issue. All the photos, etc can be found on the forum if they need them. I assume it will be repaired in an UPDATE soon.
Thanks for verifying your contact info and I've included all the necessary details from our conversation to help with resolving this issue with the guide programming. -LN
You are correct. The first time I'm able to see a new episode of True Detective on HBO is on January 20, and it is episode 3. They must be showing episodes 1 and 2 back to back on January 13, which makes the fact that we can't view HBO (or MAX or Showtime or STARZ) after 7 PM on January 13 even worse.
And it's more than just HBO, Starz, and Showtime. I notice "Program Info Unavailable" on:
Azteca America HD (719)
PBS HD (722 and 960)
ESPN HD (724 and 725)
NHL HD (728)
TBS HD (735)
TNT HD (737)
NBC Golf HD (749)
TLC HD (752)
Fox News HD (760)
Cartoon Network HD (766)
Destination America HD (771)
The Weather Channel HD (776)
Red Zone HD (775)
TCM HD (789)
Hallmark HD (794)
MGM HD (797)
Investigation Discovery HD (804)
BBC American HD (810)
Discovery Family HD (813)
OWN HD (820)
Epix HD (837)
Cinemax HD (838)
And the ENTIRE Music Choice channel lineup (901 - 950).
Your channel numbers may be different depending on your region. I only watch HD, so I have not looked into non-HD channels for these same networks.
I just got an update, about 4:00 am and it seems to have corrrected the problem. I still saw about 2 or 3 Program Info Unavailables, but not very many. I now see True Detective on HBO, which many folks talked about, and I saw the Hallmark Movie at 9:00 pm that @boomer160 was looking for on 01/13/19.
It appears the problem may be fixed...for now.
I just checked and see that HBO and the premium channels around it are back for January 13 as well. I was (finally) able to set True Detective to be recorded.
Hopefully, this is a one-off problem.
Thank you for the info!