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Where does guide data come from
« on: December 03, 2009, 08:58:44 PM »
Just wondered if the guide data comes from HWW as a Hybrid employee stated on another forum today?

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Re: Where does guide data come from
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 10:17:41 PM »
Just wondered if the guide data comes from HWW as a Hybrid employee stated on another forum today?

IceTV creates its own guide, by prediction from past programming and watching programming & promotions. Some last-minute corrections come from the consolidated guide. Nine unsuccessfully sued IceTV over that use of the consolidated guide.

"IceTV's electronic program guide (EPG) is an original work created by IceTV's staff."

I don't think it sounds like the "Hybrid employee" knows what s/he was talking about.
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Re: Where does guide data come from
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 10:14:01 AM »
To the best of our knowledge, companies such as Foxtel and TiVo license the use of HWW's guide data. HWW are now owned by ninemsn and formally purchased by Nine.

IceTV compiles it's own independent listings for digital free-to-air TV.

Just wondered if the guide data comes from HWW as a Hybrid employee stated on another forum today?

Find it difficult to believe an employee of Hybrid Television Services the distributors of TiVo in Australia and NZ, was not aware of this. Would suggest they do some research before making such a statement. Which forum was this comment made?
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Re: Where does guide data come from
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009, 12:45:52 PM »
Matt it was posted on page 28 of Tivo general discussion part 3, on Whirlpool.

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Re: Where does guide data come from
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2009, 04:06:49 PM »
Matt it was posted on page 28 of Tivo general discussion part 3, on Whirlpool.

It's since been corrected by the OP.


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