Series aired on National Geographic Channel

Series that require continual maintenance and / or aggressive cleanup.
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Re: Series aired on National Geographic Channel

Postby steve1977 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:34 am

Wow, wow, wow!!! How far does this go back? Would your method also work to filter specific shows? This may allow to add WILD quite fast and also allows to actually "fix" some of the other shows. Big questions how many years this allows to go back?

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Re: Series aired on National Geographic Channel

Postby dd314159 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:32 am

I've not gone beyond 2009, myself. Just haven't needed to. In theory....1950....in THEORY.
What ever is in TVTango's HTML page for a specific date could be extracted.
I previously pulled the "Documentary" type of channels---

Animal Planet
Discovery
History
Nat Geo
PBS
Smithsonian
Travel

here:
https://sites.google.com/site/tvdatamine/documents/2011_one-off_documentaries.csv?attredirects=0&d=1
https://sites.google.com/site/tvdatamine/documents/2010_one-off_documentaries.csv?attredirects=0&d=1
https://sites.google.com/site/tvdatamine/documents/2009_one-off_documentaries.csv?attredirects=0&d=1

I do this with a 'bot' that crawls each day of the year selected, looking for the specific network and the Keyword 'SPECIAL' and extracting the pertinent data.

I've started the bot just looking for NAT GEO WILD as the network and should have more data for that soon.
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Re: Series aired on National Geographic Channel

Postby steve1977 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:49 pm

WOW!!! This is the most amazing source of data for documentaries and from an initial check fairly accurate with reality.

If we start to make use of this, this would require some fairly material changes to "National Geographic Documentaries" though. Let me move this discussion in to the moderator thread.

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Re: Series aired on National Geographic Channel

Postby steve1977 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:57 pm

dd314159 wrote:See if this is helpful
https://sites.google.com/site/tvdatamine/documents/NatGeoWild_Jan11-Jul12.csv?attredirects=0&d=1

If it is I'll work on other years going backwards until I seem to run out of what's there.


Did your "tool" succeed to scrape all special WILD episodes for all years following your logic above? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Series aired on National Geographic Channel

Postby themaddhatter » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:20 pm

Nat Geo is a perpetual source of frustration: maybe one of you pros can help out :mrgreen:

I have a nat geo documentary called "A Man Among Wolves". I can tell you that it aired on the National Geographic Channel, Monday, April 16, at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT.

But, no info on what "division" of Nat Geo it showed. Google FU using TV.com, IMDB, etc has been useless. Poked through a few of the likely candidates (Specials, Wild, etc) to no avail.

I have several other documentaries which have no home (PBS seems to be as messed up as Nat Geo regarding this) and just want to put this stuff in it's rightful place & not mess up thetvdb mess of Nat Geo any worse than it already is....

Thanks in advance,

Shane

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Re: Series aired on National Geographic Channel

Postby dd314159 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:40 pm

Did your "tool" succeed to scrape all special WILD episodes for all years following your logic above? Thanks in advance![/quote]

It scraped it, but unfortunately nothing seems to exist past 2009.... :-(
Sorry for the late reply, I've got another alternative, let me see what I can do before I disclose it here though...
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Re: Series aired on National Geographic Channel

Postby steve1977 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:36 pm

dd314159 wrote:It scraped it, but unfortunately nothing seems to exist past 2009.... :-(


Even having 2009-2012 would be really great. Currently, Natgeo WILD is basically non-existing on thetvdb. Could you please post your results and I will start adding.

dd314159 wrote:Sorry for the late reply, I've got another alternative, let me see what I can do before I disclose it here though...


That of course would also be great as next step.

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Re: Series aired on National Geographic Channel

Postby furby » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:48 am

This should be 2010 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... 3dyRTJsakE

I'll do the next 2 years and then check it against yours dd314159

Sorry it's a bit slow, it's fairly manual effort and Nat Geo actually seem to add more historic data recently so realised there were plenty duplicates. Boo!
Please link to the series/episode page and your sources. Wikipedia is NOT a valid source.

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Re: Series aired on National Geographic Channel

Postby dd314159 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:06 pm

I've not been on top of this too much either, and I don't check the forums nearly as often as I did even a few weeks ago. Feel free to PM or email me if you need something more urgently.
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Re: Series aired on National Geographic Channel

Postby steve1977 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:54 pm

furby wrote:This should be 2010 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... 3dyRTJsakE

I'll do the next 2 years and then check it against yours dd314159

Sorry it's a bit slow, it's fairly manual effort and Nat Geo actually seem to add more historic data recently so realised there were plenty duplicates. Boo!


Any update on above? Would really love to get WILD "fixed". Even if only for 2010-2012. Happy to help keying in the info in thetvdb. Thanks!!!