The developer guide indicated that the 'sendContext' command needs to be used to send context to an Eikon colour channel. It requires a 'targetInstanceId' to identify the channel. When color channels are linked, they do NOT return an instance Id. Presumably this should be a channel #, such as 0 for the red channel.
When a color channel # is passed as a 'targetInstanceId', data.isSuccess indicating that it worked, but nothing is changed in Eikon - objects set to that channel have NOT changed context.