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Proposal: New TelevisionChannel type for TV listings

From: Vicki Tardif Holland <vtardif@google.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 11:14:39 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOr1obGUxsBWjVU_9MQRMrZ1gTprAetDTyPGFBaTEp9rBy+N=Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: PublicVocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Schema.org currently has types for BroadcastService and TelevisionStation,
but there is no notion of a channel in a given TV line up as one would find
from a satellite or cable provider.

This proposal is to add the following:

- New type TelevisionChannel for a specific channel in a provider lineup.
Properties include:
    - channel: for the identifier (usually a number) in a provider's lineup
    - station: The TelevisionStation associated with the channel
    - inLineup: linking a channel to a BroadcastService (e.g. Comcast cable)
    - serviceTier: A text description of the service needed to access the
channel (e.g. premium)

- New properties on TelevisionStation:
    - affiliateOf: The broadcast network(s) associated with a
    - displayName: The name the station uses on its display. For example,
WAAY may display as "ABC".
    - timezone: The timezone the station uses when publishing its lineup.

Details and some examples can be found in my GitHub repository at

Please comment here or on GitHub issue# 329

- Vicki

Vicki Tardif Holland | Ontologist | vtardif@google.com
Received on Friday, 6 February 2015 16:15:09 UTC

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