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IceTV Guide for IceTV enabled PVRs => Beyonwiz => Topic started by: itstonyb on March 15, 2009, 11:21:44 PM

Title: No program data for channel 9 on a frequent basis
Post by: itstonyb on March 15, 2009, 11:21:44 PM
Would someone from ICE plesae expalin why I am frequently seeing either "Channel 9 and Affiliates only" or "N/A" instead of program data? This appears on the interaractive Ice Guide and my Beyonwiz guide (Perth). My local newspaper has the programe data do whats the stoy ice? My 3 month trial is almost up and I am deciding whether to spend the $'s and renew or ...? 
Title: Re: No program data for channel 9 on a frequent basis
Post by: tonymy01 on March 16, 2009, 12:11:10 AM
I guess you missed the whole huge story about the court case then?  http://www.icetv.com.au/news/?p=210

I am trying to find the forum messages that discuss the implications of this case, but can't seem to find it quickly at the moment.

ICE can't just copy what is in the guides.   Nine owns that information thru HWW, and took ICE to court over it, claiming that, even though ICE essentially used an algorithm of "what was on last week is going to be similar to this week, but will check the guides for the odd innaccuracy and fix accordingly" is breaching their copyright.
Regards