Workaround Details: The steps which I took to work around this issue are as follows: You can put in your own zip code and find others around you.
To determine if the zip code you entered is working refer to the underlying log file available in c:\programdata\microsoft\ehome\logs\First
Recently I found that no programs were scheduled for recording on my Media PC.
This is pretty much unheard of in my household so this started ringing some alarm bells.
We look at each issue report of missing data for specific zip codes and providers to clean up the data feeds.
So far, we have resolved a large number of data quality issues, addressed the series recording issues (if not, let us know!
Once I found a working zip code the media center application continued with TV signal detection.