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I see from the Federeal Court website that a decision was handed down on Nine vs IceTV

What was the outcome?

Has it been published?


Peter Vogel
I can't find anything explaining what it is on the IceTV website.

General Discussions / IceTV holiday dates
December 19, 2007, 03:48:02 PM
When will IceTV offices be closing/reopening over Christmas?
We launched a new offer on Saturday which is pretty attractive - see

For a limited time you can get up to 12 months IceTV subscription for as little as $13, through our new Refer a Friend offer...

All you have to do is tell your "early adopter" friends about IceTV. For every month they buy you get a month for free! (12 months max.)

Just get a friend to enter your IceTV User ID when they register with IceTV and you will automatically be sent an email confirming that the bonus subscription has been added to your account.

Full details here:
Here are some of my favourite cartoons, selected by myself based on how much it made me laugh, from hundreds submitted in our "2 for one" offer campaign last month.

Vote for your favourite!  The winner will get...  satisfaction and pride.

Thanks everyone for your superb effort!


Click on image below to show captions....
Windows Media Center / Channels disappearing
July 24, 2006, 11:48:39 AM
Dear MCE experts,

We at Ice get occasional queries about channels disappearing or missing on initial scan. Examples:

"For the last three days my media center doesn't display channel 9 in either SD or HD in the EPG.  When I check the channels in the setup, both Channel 9's are listed but there is no frequency shown."

"Before installing IceTV, when I performed a channel scan in MCE I retrieved 45 services. After installing Ice TV there was only 15 services."

We have been unable to reproduce this problem so are hoping some of our esteemed users can shed some light?

Peter Vogel
We do get data directly from SBS and ABC but it's not a nice clean xml feed and requires quite a bit of "massaging". I'l lget back to you when I've found out what happened to B1 and B2 today.

We are considering changing the program titles of motor sports events.  They have prevsiously been listed as SPORT: MOTORSPORT with more details in the episode field.  The proposal is to add more detail to the title as well e.g.

Motor Sport: V8 SuperCars
Motor Sport: TrackSide
Motor Sport: World Rally Champion Ship
Motor Sport: A1 Grand Prix
Motor Sport: F1 Grand Prix
Motor Sport: ChampCars

Comments please?
Announcements / FREE TV guide on your desktop!
November 26, 2005, 07:44:10 AM
IceTV now have Konfabulator widget for Mac or PC.

The widget gives subscribers a full 7-day TV guide on their desktop.  

Those who have not yet subscribed to IceTV can still use it but get just 1 day's guide to tantalise them.

If you'd like to be at the cutting edge of IceTV's foray into the world of Konfabulator, it's NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD FROM

You will need to install Konfabulator from

A similar Dashboard widget for Mac will be released next week. It will be fully interoperable with EyeTV!

For more information see thread at
Announcements / Macintosh and Ice
October 08, 2005, 09:32:49 AM
We have a new Dashboard Widget for Macintosh and EyeTV that is ready for beta test.  Email me if you'd like to take part.
September 05, 2005, 11:05:47 AM

TEDS-ICE is a third-party TAP (not developed by IceTV) which runs on a
PC and adds "season pass" and other great functionality to your Topfield
PVR.  It can be purchased for $20 from This
site also explains TEDS in detail.

Until the end of October IceTV is offering free 90 day extension of any
Ice subscription to registered TEDS-ICE users.  To get this $39 free
gift, just email stating the purchase date of
TEDS-ICE and your Ice user ID, and within 48 hours your IceTV
subscription will be extended by 90 days.

Some benefits of TEDS-ICE:

* Timers can be set individually or by the Favourites function which use searching by keywords and filters

* searches can be performed on the title or the title and description.

* timers can have padding automatically applied to cater for the broadcasters' scheduling 'sloppiness'.

* The Timers currently set on the Toppy can be viewed and deleted.
Windows Media Center / Uninstalling IceGuide
August 13, 2005, 03:00:10 PM
Sounds strange I know, but some poeple have asked how to uninstall IceGuide from the MCE system.
The information is here in the MCE section.


Topfield / Topfield and the Mac
June 04, 2005, 01:19:56 PM
To make the loading less complex our latest software uses a simple text format for the guide files rather than XML (of course XM is still available).

If there are any mac developers out there interested in writing a Topfield Ice loader, we'd be pleased to supply the file format information, server commands etc to facilitate this.

Peter Vogel
XMLTV (General) / More platforms supported
May 23, 2005, 06:47:21 PM
We have now tested IceGuide with all the following and have how-to documents on our support page:

DigiTV (Nebula Electronics)  
Announcements / More cities now online
May 23, 2005, 06:44:58 PM
IceGuide now includes the following cities FTA guides for ABC, ABC2, SBS, SBS News, 7, 9 and 10


Topfield / Tofield Loader Version 2 available now
May 23, 2005, 06:43:12 PM
We have now released a much improved version (V 2.0) of the iceGuide for Topfield software which includes:
     * Automatic padding to recording times (set the extra time for recordings in the Topfield's ice menu)
     * Easy channel - to - guide mapping
     * Automatic scheduling of iceguide fetches and uploads
     * Significantly increased guide loading speed that does not degrade remote control responsiveness
     * Automatic notification of new Topfield Application Program (TAP) (you choose whether to install them or not)

Our V2.0 software package installs a new PC loader and the loader in turn gets the latest TAP from our server and installs it on the Toppy.

This software will only work with Topfield's May 10 2005 (or later) firmware (now available from the IceTV website, click on Tech Support, then HowTo's).

Complete howto document is at

I'd be pleased to hear your evaluation of this new software via this forum.

Peter Vogel
XMLTV (General) / Nebula DigiTV
April 04, 2005, 03:53:33 PM
Anyone tried Ice XMLTV with the Nebula card?
Announcements / Beta testers access ending
March 30, 2005, 06:00:39 PM
The new IceTV website and online store are now live:

The "beta" username will be shut down in the next few days.

We will be issuing a limited number of 12 month free subscriptions to the beta-test group for ongoing use.

If you wish to continue being a beta-tester, please request your own username/password by emailing stating the application you are running and geographical area, as we will make our selection of beta-test freebies based on a representative spread.

Best regards

Peter Vogel
Topfield / New Topfield loader and TAP release
March 30, 2005, 05:42:38 PM
A new Topfield loader release and corresponding .tap has been posted at

Main improvement is that multiple .ini files are supported to provide easy selection of region.

There was also a problem with daylight saving adjustments which could result in guide times being out by an hour in the old release.

Any feedback appreciated.