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IceTV EPG Content / Shaun Micallef is Mad As Hell
« on: July 18, 2019, 02:07:47 PM »
'Idiots': Shaun Micallef is Mad As Hell after ABC airs wrong episode

The correct episode will be screened at 21:00 tonight 18 Jul, and programs normally scheduled for 21:00 and later will be delayed.

It's already in the ABC schedule, so I guess it will be in this afternoon's IceTV updates (the changes aren't in IceTV Canbeera yet).

IceTV EPG Content / Free medicine?
« on: July 16, 2019, 11:31:10 AM »
Ask The Doctor 'Modern Life' ABC (HD), 22:00 Tue 16 Jul
"The doctors reveal which complimentary therapies actually work..."

The IceTV EPG has been scheduling two consecutive 30min slots for RBT (it's not currently running), with the first slot marked as first run and the second marked as a repeat, but the broadcast is actually a single 60min slot. The contents may well be a mix of new and recycled material, but there's only one "what happened to them" segment at the end of the 60min slot, and it refers back to all the incidents in the full 60min.

Treating it as two 30min shows with the second one a repeat really doesn't reflect what's in the broadcast.

The whole season of 13 1-hour episodes of The Whispers is being shown over a span of 5 1/2 hours split over 7mate, 7TWO & 7flix early tomorrow morning, 22 May.

7mate, 00:10-05:00 eps 1-5
7TWO 00:30-05:30 eps 6-10
7flix 01:30-03:30 eps 11-13

I can only assume that they are trying to force people to use PVRs to watch this series.  ::)

From the synopses, he series looks like a bit of a reworking of John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos (made into a movie, twice, as Village of the Damned).

The scheduling isn't an IceTV error, shows the same lineup.

IceTV EPG Content / Lady & The Tramp (1955) - First run: really?
« on: April 29, 2019, 11:22:36 AM »
Lady And The Tramp, 9Go!, 6:30pm, Fri, 3 May 2019 is marked as "First run". Really?

IceTV EPG Content / Monty Python not a repeat? Really?
« on: March 15, 2019, 09:51:13 PM »
I happened to notice that this evening's Monty Python (Viceland) was marked as first run. It first ran 50 years ago this year.

It's a repeat, even if the SBS guide says that it isn't.

Smart Recording on Android / Image oddities in Recommendations
« on: February 18, 2019, 06:31:11 PM »
The image for Sound of Music in last weekend's Android recommendations looked like it was stretched from 4:3 to 9:16 format, resulting in a very odd-looking Julie Andrews.

And in this week's recommendations, why does the image for Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries show Essie Davis in costume as Phryne Fisher (from Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries), when the new series is about her niece Peregrine Fisher, played by Geraldine Hakewill?

IceTV EPG Content / Odd recommendation for "The Cry"
« on: February 08, 2019, 01:27:43 PM »
In this week's What's On This Weekend and this weekend's Android app Recommendations, The Cry is listed as "Saturday - Repeat".

The Cry isn't a repeat season, it started as a new series last weekend and was featured as IcePick Of the Weekend in last weekend's What's On This Weekend (and, I think, in last weekend's Recommendations, though I can't verify that).

However, Saturday's episode is a repeat, though it's an "encore" repeat of Sun 3 Feb's first run episode (S1E1). Sunday's The Cry is the first run of S1E2.

IceTV EPG Content / Back in time for dinner - Education shorts
« on: February 08, 2019, 12:39:24 PM »
Back In Time For Dinner 'Education Shorts' ABC ME, 10:00, Wed, 13 Feb 2019 is being recorded by my series recording for the original series of 1-hour episodes. This new series are 5-min episodes (for schools?) that seem to be focusing on the "weird" stuff in the original program - the first episode looking at the "shock, horror" of having a single landline as your only phone service.

The odd thing is that though this is being treated by IceTV series recordings as the same show as the original "Back in Time", it's also being described as "Season 1" in the IceGuide.

So is it the a new first season of a different series that shares a name with the original, the second season of the series, but in a different format using snippets from the original, or something else entirely?

IceTV EPG Content / Help! The McMafia have stolen our apostrophe!
« on: February 07, 2019, 05:29:14 PM »
McMafia 'Series 1, Episode 1' SBS, 8:30pm, Wed, 13 Feb 2019

When his families [sic] past brutally returns, Russian exile Alex Godman ...

At least the inability to tell the difference between a plural and a possessive is down to SBS ;)

In the IceTV Support page How to record ABC News only once per day, it says:
click on Advanced Options and set the 'This Time' option to 7:00 pm which will then record the ABC News on channel 20 but only for showings that the guide has listed to start at 7pm.

This strongly implies an exact match, which is probably OK for a program like the ABC main daily news broadcast, but other programs can get shifted around in day-of-broadcast adjustments of the IceTV Guide.

So, if, say, I set a program that's normally scheduled for 7pm to "This time: 7:00pm", and the program actually ends up getting a final scheduled time of 7:05pm, will it record? Exactly what does the setting do?

IceTV EPG Content / Weird schedulling of The Family
« on: January 28, 2019, 11:58:51 AM »
In the ACT at least, Seven has decided to binge-program the whole season of The Family on 7flix in the small hours of Tues 29 and Wed 30 Jan, and then to do the Prime7/Prime HD "main" broadcast of it late evening on Tues/Wed/Thu, one episode a night.

So I think the only way for me to record it in HD (and not in SD) is to set the recording for "All episodes", and "Only high def".  ::)

At least IceTV is flexible enough to manage it.

IceTV EPG Content / Wrong reigns in New Amsterdam...
« on: January 28, 2019, 10:57:30 AM »
Series synopsis: "When the brilliant Dr Goodwin takes the reigns of the oldest hospital in the USA".

No, he "takes the reins".

Vikings "Ragnarok" SBS/SBS HD Thu 31 Jan 21:32 and Vikings "Ragnarok" VICELAND/VICELAND HD 22:45 Fri 1 Feb are both flagged in the ACT IceGuide as "First run".

This seems to be a consequence of the same error in the SBS guide.

IceTV EPG Content / The Illusionists - what _is_ it about?
« on: January 21, 2019, 07:13:18 PM »
The IceGuide says of The Illusionists (Prime7 Canberra, 23:00 Tue 22 Jan):
The illusionists strip away the illusions that underpin the multi-billion beauty and body-image industries that have us in their thrall, and exposes the dark reality that lurks beneath. says of the same program:
A showcase of some of the greatest magic tricks the world has ever seen.

So which is it? Deconstruction of the fashion industry or stage magic?

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