CalReply channel identification provides viewers with a magical experience.
By automatically geo-detecting the user and their cable network, CalReply can ensure that every event reminder contains the correct channel number which means no more fumbling through your cable guide to find the correct channel.
If a viewer has subscribed to a calendar that has channel identification enabled, the channel number of each event will appear in the notification and the viewer will know exactly which channel number to tune-in to.
Channel Identification is a real problem for TV and cable networks, here's why:
ESPN on Time Warner Cable is on a different channel number to DISH which is on a different channel number to Verizon FIOS. Since ESPN is broadcasted across all three of these networks (and many others) ESPN can only promote a call-to-action such as "Watch the NBA on ESPN, 8/9c". It's all very well knowing that time a show is on, however the missing piece of the puzzle here is knowing what channel the show is on.
Given the number of channels on cable networks, finding the correct channel can sometimes feel like finding a needle in haystack.
CalReply solves this problem via Channel Identification.
Event Level Channel Identification
Channel identification can be enabled at the Calendar level, or per event.
Event level channel identification is particularly useful for sporting leagues if the broadcast schedule is split across multiple television networks.
For example not all NBA games are broadcasted on the same channel. Some games are broadcasted on TNT, others on ESPN. NASCAR is broadcasted on FOX, TNT and NBC.
CalReply can ensure that reminder notifications contain the correct channel name and channel number for each event.