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This screen displays all of the Pay-Per-View status information pertaining to the currently tuned channel (assuming the currently tuned channel is a PPV channel).
•PPV SERVICE - Information pertaining to the PPV service on the channel:
•State is the present state of the PPV service on the channel, where •PPV EVENT - Information pertaining to the current PPV event on the channel (if one is showing):
•"Not Active" indicates there is no PPV service active. All other fields on the screen should be "n/a". •"No Event Barker" indicates that no event is advertisable, there is no interstitial service defined, and the corresponding barker is being displayed. •"Invalid Event" indicates an error condition (probably a DNCS set-up error) which has made the current event definition invalid. •"Expired Event" indicates the event's purchase window has closed. •"Interstitial" indicates that there is no advertisable event and that the interstitial service defined is being shown. •"Purchase Barker" indicates that there is a purchasable event and the barker for that event is being shown. •"Preview Barker" indicates that the event has not been purchased, there is a free preview period defined, and the barker indicating such is being shown. •"Preview Ended" indicates that the event has not been purchased and the free preview period has just ended. (The "Preview Ended" barker si visable for only a short period after the preview ends afterwhich the "Purchase Barker" will be displayed.) •"Countdown" indicates the event has been purchased, it is about to start, and the countdown barker is being shown. •"Problem Barker" indicates there is a problem with the PPV service (the problem number is displayed on the barker). •"Watching Event" indicates that the current event has been purchased and is active. •"Waiting For Data" indicates that the Explorer is waiting for data about the PPV service to arrive from the DNCS. •"Thank You" indicates that the event has been purchased and the "thank you for purchasing" barker is being displayed. •Svc Index is the representation of the service internally as an index. •PPV Svc is the service associated with the PPV channel. •Event Svc is the service associated with the PPV event being shown on the PPV chanel. •Interstitial is the service which will be shown when no event is advertisable.
•Title is the event's title. •Svc Index is the is the representation of the service internally as an index. This should match the "Svc Index" displayed for the PPV service above. •EID is the Entitlement ID associated with the purchase of the event. •Secure Buy is the purchase state of the event, where
•"Pending" indicates that a purchase is not allowed because the buy window has not yet opened. •"Processing" indicates a purchase attempt is being processed. •"Ready" indicates a purchase has been accepted and the event should be viewable. •"Problem PPV-#" indicates a problem occurred when attempting to purchase the event where "#" is the error number associated with the problem. •GBAM is the time that GBAMs for the event will appear on the network. •Event is the window of time during which the event is being shown. •Advertise is the window of time during which the event is being advertised to those who have not yet purchased the event. •Preview is the window of time during which the event is being shown in the clear (free). •Cancel End is the time after which cancellations will no longer be accepted.
last modified: 2005-02-15 20:53:53