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Offline chrisb

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WTV Perth
« on: March 16, 2010, 05:03:13 PM »
Hey IceTV, have you started talking to WTV in Perth about getting hold of their TV guide so we can have support when they launch? :) They're community, so maybe they'll be nice and give it to you. :)

Hint hint :)

http://www.wtvperth.com.au/

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Re: WTV Perth
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 12:50:51 PM »
Transmitter powerup on the 1st of April and programming starts on the 10th.

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Re: WTV Perth
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 10:23:20 AM »
We revisit the community channel possibility of inclusion for every region regularly. We've had talks and are awaiting them to provide the information in a technically viable way. They are keen and the ball is in their court. Thanks.

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Re: WTV Perth
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 04:16:57 PM »
Out of curiosity, what's the issue with including them? They're digital so I'd hope they'd be treated like any other channel.

Thanks for contacting them.



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Re: WTV Perth
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2010, 09:48:39 PM »
You can't just steal someone's EPG data and put it onto your own website.  They have to set up a mechanism to allow you to access their schedule.   Just look at the Nein debacle ICE faced over the past years.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2010, 03:09:55 AM by tonymy01 »
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Re: WTV Perth
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010, 10:37:24 PM »
You can't just steal someone's EPG data and put it onto your own website.  They have to set up a mechanism to allow you to access their schedule.   Just look at the Nein debarcle ICE faced over the past years.
There are two issues you've perhaps conflated. Licensing and a mechanism for transfer. The impression I had from Mitch's post was it was the latter that he was talking about. Nine was about licensing (or the lack of it).

And... no 'r' in "debacle".
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Re: WTV Perth
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 12:07:10 AM »
You can't just steal someone's EPG data and put it onto your own website. 


I realise that. I was hoping that community TV would be more friendly than the commercials.


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Re: WTV Perth
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 03:14:16 AM »
And... no 'r' in "debacle".
Oh, thanks.  I have been working ~18hour days the past few days ;-), now fixed for you.   I have my spell checker on but missed the underlined error in my rush to post.   No, I was merely implying that just because a channel is now digital doesn't mean that ICE suddenly can put this channel into their EPG listings, as they need a source of EPG listings first (esp for the probably random nature of a community channel meaning it won't be easy to do the ICE strategy of watching a channel to determine the typical schedule).
And just because that channel may have published a schedule doesn't mean ICE is free to use that schedule without an agreement in place.   I was merely trying to simplify the whole Channel Nine issue into a simple sentence as to why ICE can't magically create an EPG for C31.
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Re: WTV Perth
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2010, 11:51:11 AM »
It's launch day! :)


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Re: WTV Perth
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2010, 04:20:42 PM »
Hopefully the guide won't be too far away, they used to sometimes show old B&W movies which I like to record

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Re: WTV Perth
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2010, 10:04:41 PM »
So... why can't Ice do whatever voodoo magic they do to get TV guides from the commercials if they can't get the official feed from WTV up?

Can we get an update please?

Thanks.




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Re: WTV Perth
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2010, 10:03:56 AM »
So... why can't Ice do whatever voodoo magic they do to get TV guides from the commercials if they can't get the official feed from WTV up?

Can we get an update please?

Thanks.

It appears to be a bit of a stalemate, according to WTV  IceTv have to contact them.  Below is a reply from WTV's facebook page.

WTV Ice TV have to contact us. We don't have the resources to track down every program guide operator.


rgds Damon

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Re: WTV Perth
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2010, 12:26:34 PM »
So... why can't Ice do whatever voodoo magic they do to get TV guides from the commercials if they can't get the official feed from WTV up?
I couldn't imagine that community tv would have many promos for shows nor regular weekly schedule.   It would be a nightmare to use the techniques ICE used (use?) for the likes of the regular commercial channels.

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Re: WTV Perth
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2010, 07:06:17 PM »
For those who are interested. This is from WTV on Facebook:

WTV Matt: we are busy working on the broadcast EPG, episode tracking databases and keeping the station up and running. Believe me it has not been smooth sailing on the tech side. We are running the station with a handful of volunteers and 3 staff. As you can imagine, time is stretched. We will get around to signing an agreement with IceTV but for now, this is not a priority. Unfortunately there is one person to help things move this along, and his spare time is zero at the moment.


Tivo doesn't have WTV yet either apparently.


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Re: WTV Perth
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2010, 09:04:48 PM »
From Facebook: WTV :) and TiVo agreement was signed last week. TiVo have notified us that they are planning to launch WTV's EPG over the TiVo service next week. Make take a little while longer...



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