The company provides documentation so that these customizations can use a Java API.
Built-in EPG support is available only for North America; however, the developer community has developed plug-ins that allow unsupported regions to access EPG info through sources such as XMLTV and ICETV in Australia.
All known freeview regions are supported – data is provided as a single (gz) compressed xmltv file for you ready to use.
Repeat/Premiere flags are not provided however in many cases data is rich enough to give your PVR system enough information to figure out what is new etc and not record something twice assuming your PVR has smarts like this (ie.
: There's a new xmltv based EPG service available for Australians available at as the name suggests it's completely free.
(so they won't keep your subscription money) This (primarily) uses data from the Oztivo community based EPG saves you having to run/configure any complex grabbers etc at your end like shepherd, epgcollector etc (and no complicated timezone/timeshifting to worry about).
After the acquisition of Sage TV, LLC by Google, they began modifying and updating it to work with Google's upcoming Google Fiber TV service.The Sage TV software has an integrated Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) that is updated via the Internet.The program provides a television interface for DVR, music, and photos on Windows and Linux.NB: If you are using this data with BSEPG/Media Center this will inject some additional metadata during the import (series logos, star ratings, etc) – so this can take care of some of it too.Similarly it has some ratings/classification mapping systems so it can transpose the US ratings flags into Australian ones (which can then ensure content blocking etc is working on your system).