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  Electronic program guide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An Electronic Program(me) Guide (EPG) or also an Interactive Program(me) Guide (IPG) or Electronic Service Guide (ESG), is an on-screen guide to scheduled broadcast television programs, allowing a viewer to navigate, select, and discover content by time, title, channel, genre, etc, by use of their remote control, a keyboard or even a phone keypad.
When EPGs are connected to PVRs, or personal video recorders they enable a viewer to plan his or her viewing and record broadcast programs to a hard disk for later viewing.
EPGs are typically sent within the broadcast transport stream or alongside it in a special data channel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Electronic_program_guide   (568 words)

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The purpose of a programme guide is to assist the viewer in selection of the programmes to be viewed.
The programme guide is not bound to the channels being viewed, and it is feasible to see programme information from (phantom) channels which are not currently transmitting.
This type of guide requires support in the manufacturers set top box for a consistent interface to allow the view of video stills, movie clips, buttons, layout, etc. It is expected that the look and feel for this type of guide will dictated by the service provider.
www.erg.abdn.ac.uk /research/future-net/digital-video/dvb-rec.html   (1057 words)

 Hathway Datacom Pvt. Ltd.
The Hathway HUMAX Set Top Box will provide NDS-developed Electronic Programming Guide (EPG), which will guide viewers to programmes, information, and options of interest to them- without disrupting the programme they are watching.
Programme guide : A list which displays the name, start time, and date of all programmes and also upcoming programmes of all pay channels including their synopsis.
When the programme's start time approaches the viewers gets a reminder message, or the box may also be set to automatically switch to that particular selected programme.
www.hathway.com /dctv/guide.htm   (177 words)

 Broadcasting Act, 2001
-(1) Subject to subsection (2), a person shall not supply a compilation of programme material for the purpose of any arrangements to be entered into by him or her under paragraph (a) or (b) of section 14(1) otherwise than under and in accordance with a digital content contract.
-(1) In this section ''electronic programme guide'' means any electronic means of providing information to members of the public in relation to the schedule of programme material the subject of any broadcasting service and which electronic means is an integral part of the distribution and reception system by which the broadcasting service is provided.
(4) A programme guide contract shall include a condition requiring the holder of the contract to comply with guidelines under section 17 with respect to the electronic programme guide or guides prepared by him or her in pursuance of that contract.
www.ucc.ie /law/irlii/statutes/2001_4.htm   (3949 words)

 Transmission of menus to a receiver - Patent 6460179
The programme guide items as well as data for accessing and presenting the programme guide at the receiver end are created by editorial staff using editing terminal 11.
For instance, if a programme is repeated but the identical programmes are to be displayed with different advertisements in prog_info, both title and prog_descr must take the form of the reference.
It is noted that the electronic database and associated linking data is not necessarily to be accommodated in the vertical flyback period of a broadcast television signal.
www.freepatentsonline.com /6460179.html?highlight=teletext   (5361 words)

 Gemstar TV GUIDE Europe / What We Do / GUIDE Plus+
The GUIDE Plus+® system is an interactive programme guide that is built directly into consumer electronics products, including recordable DVD players, personal video recorders, and digital, plasma and LCD televisions.
The GUIDE Plus+® system’s patented technology delivers updated programme listings to users free of charge, regardless of whether they receive their television signal from an over-the-air broadcast or via cable or satellite services.
The GUIDE Plus+® system is a critical component of the digital recording devices into which it is built.
www.europe.gemstartvguide.com /uk/whatwedo/guideplus.html   (764 words)

 DAB digital radios gain electronic programme guide: News from Imagination Technologies
EPG receiver and front-end software from Ensigma, a division of Imagination Technologies, can be seen on both the WorldDAB (Hall 5, M42-56) and Imagination Technologies (Hall 4, K9) stands.
The software enables users to browse programmes for a single station or all programmes on at a particular time, and to select them for scheduled listening or recording to SD memory card.
The EPG will be demonstrated on the advanced Bug DAB digital radio from world leading DAB radio manufacturer, Pure Digital, which is already widely commercially available.
www.electronicstalk.com /news/iag/iag126.html   (438 words)

 Dream support forums -> Now Dream Can Decode Epg
EPG files will be read from the new dialog that we will add soon.
I have also added into the ini file (Dream.ini) the possibility of deactivate epg decoding (like Roland has asked to me): there is a new entry decodeepg=1 (1=decode, 0=don't decode); a new dialog for change this setting by the gui will be available soon.
The use of the EPG application within a DRM channel shall be indicated by the use of data entity type 5 (see ES 201 980 [6] with an application domain value of "DAB", see TS 101 968 [7], and with a UserApplicationType value of "EPG", see TS 101 756 [5].
drm.sourceforge.net /forums/index.php?showtopic=151   (2214 words)

 Australian radio trials electronic programme guide technology
Australian radio broadcasters will work with a London-based digital broadcasting software developer to add an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) service for the digital radio trial in Sydney, as the industry prepares for the multimillion-dollar rollout of digital radio services across the country in January 2009.
“The addition of EPG data means that listeners will be able to see detailed programme information about their radio stations up to a week in advance on EPG-enabled DAB digital radios,” said Joan Warner, Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Radio Australia.
“We believe features such as electronic programme guides and the ability to download music directly from digital radios will add a lot of consumer excitement to the launch of digital radio in 2009,” she said.
www.southgatearc.org /news/october2006/australian_epg.htm   (222 words)

 Pure Digital Press Release: PURE Digital Enables Electronic Programme Guide on Bug DAB Radio
Trial EPG broadcasts are currently ongoing in the UK, enabled by Unique Interactive and the BBC, and further services are expected to be launched later in the year.
The EPG software was developed by Ensigma, another division of Imagination Technologies, which has unparalleled know-how in the development and deployment of DAB technologies.
The programmability of our DAB platform solution combined with the Bug’s simple upgrade feature means we’re in a unique position of being able to provide PURE with test software releases for Bug users while the trial service is on air and the standards are still being ratified.
www.puredigital.com /Releases/Release.asp?ID=224   (692 words)

 Boost to BBC's DAB Electronic Programme Guide
The Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) service from the BBC is to benefit from increased bandwidth, making it faster and easier to use.
EPG provides details of forthcoming DAB Digital Radio programmes and can be accessed with advanced DAB receivers such as PURE's The Bug (Fastlink P3003).
The BBC's EPG service is still under development, after a shaky start over recent months, but a full service is expected to be available by the end of summer 2005.
www.goaudio.co.uk /38613   (186 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Electronic guides to 'revolutionise' radio
Capital Radio, Chrysalis Radio and UBC Media Group are set to launch the world's first electronic programme guide on Monday.
Listeners will be able to browse programming schedules, choose which programmes to listen to or record and read extra information about artists and concerts.
The Evoke will not, however, be able to use the new electronic programme guide because its screen is too small.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/entertainment/tv_and_radio/2319407.stm   (375 words)

 Modular Technology - DAB digital radio PCI card
An Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) is a stream of information which is sent by a broadcaster.
The example that most people would be familiar with would be the programme schedules on Teletext, showing you what’s on TV tonight/tomorrow.
Digital Radio (or DAB) is capable of sending the EPG information, however right now (April 2002) there is not an agreed standard that is used by all broadcasters.
www.project9.com /modtech/dsheets/DAB_PCI2.htm   (386 words)

 radio-now.co.uk: First DAB digital radio Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) launches
Guide to programmes and shows on MXR Digital and CE London multiplexes set to launch
The UK's first programme guide for DAB digital radio will launch on the CE Digital (London) and MXR regional DAB multiplexes.
In addition to this, the EPG will provide a schedule of future programmes, enabling listeners to quickly and easily listen to or record their favourite shows.
www.radio-now.co.uk /news118.htm   (241 words)

 Electronic Program Guides & Interactive Program Guides (EPG & IPG,) definition of and related articles
EPGs can keep track of your favorite channels, offer a "reminder" service that lets you know when your favorite shows are going to be available, (and/or automatically record them.) EPG can restrict access to channels you don't want the kids to see, as well as offer a television search engine.
When the customer starts up his/her digital set-top box (DVR), the EPG probably is what initially comes up.
TV EPGs can be viewed on your computer if a TV tuner card or the like and required software is installed.
www.itvdictionary.com /epg_ipg.html   (330 words)

 RadioandTelly Forum - Electronic Programme Guide, or EPG
Electronic Programme Guide, or EPG (Read 206 times)
This is planned to be upgraded to 7 day in the near future on an area by area basis.
Also some new boxes use an alternative guide broadcast on channel 704 which is not available on a normal box.
www.radioandtelly.co.uk /cgi-bin/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1082305518   (329 words)

 gymnastics tv station guide . gym-media.co.uk
This page offers a rough guide to the various television stations available in the UK and via european satellite television which broadcast gymnastics related events.
It is written with a bias towards the English language and digital satellite channels that are Free To Air (FTA) or otherwise easily available using run of the mill digital satellite equipment in the UK.
You should not consider this list as the definitive guide, it mostly focuses on stations which frequently broadcast gymnastics.
gym-media.co.uk /gym_tv_station_guide.php   (1232 words)

 Electronic Programme Guide (GUIDE Plus+)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Electronic Programme Guide (GUIDE Plus+) is a user-friendly television programme listing which allows you to navigate through all the available TV channels on-screen.
You can operate GUIDE Plus+ while you are watching your current TV programme, so you will never miss anything.
GUIDE Plus is only available in selected countries.
www.pioneer.se /se/help.jsp?editorial_id=13664   (106 words)

 Transmission of pixel data defining two motion phases of a graphic image - Patent 6486880
The invention will now be described with reference to the transmission of menus for accessing a (separately transmitted) electronic TV programme guide.
The electronic programme guide as well as the menus for accessing and presenting the programme guide are created by editorial staff using editing terminal 11.
In a step 35, a Programme Info section is transmitted for building up the TV programme guide database.
www.freepatentsonline.com /6486880.html?highlight=teletext   (3857 words)

 Mayenne Satellite Services. Your English, French Registered Satellite Specialists for UK Sky TV & Radio in France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Any programmes detected during a programme scan, and which cannot be freely viewed without a
The EPG is a type of electronic TV programme magazine, providing a convenient preview as well as useful
programme a video recorder (with the appropriate features) directly.
www.mayenne-satellite.com /glossarye.html   (405 words)

 : DAB Electronic Programme Guide Approved - INFOSAT.INFO Nachrichten
In its simplest form, an EPG lets you see what’s on now and next, to search programmes by genre or time; and to set an advance timer record.
All the systems are now in place to allow broadcasters to provide commercially viable EPG services to their listeners, improving listener loyalty and time spent listening.
The international EPG standard was developed by a special task force of the WorldDAB Forum, chaired by Chris Gould of Unique Interactive, a division of media company UBC, which has developed an EPG management system.
www.infosat.lu /Meldungen/index.php?msgID=13630   (638 words)

 FreshPorts -- multimedia/nxtvepg
nxtvepg - Decoder, Browser and Analyzer for the Nextview Electronic Programme Guide nxtvepg is an X11 application to decode, analyze and browse TV programme schedules transmitted on analog TV channels as defined in ETS 300 707: "Protocol for a TV Guide using electronic data transmission" by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.
Currently Nextview EPG is transmitted by the following TV networks (note that each of these EPGs cover not only the provider's programme but also that of many other networks): Kabel1, 3Sat, RTL-II (Germany and Austria), SF1, TSR1, TSI1, EuroNews (Switzerland), Canal+, M6 (France), TRT-1 (Turkey).
new port: multimedia/nxtvepg (electronic tv programme guide, bktr) This is a new port for nxtvepg, an electronic tv programme guide that extracts its information from special teletext signals.
www.freshports.org /multimedia/nxtvepg   (346 words)

 Sat TV, EPG= electronic programme guide - View topic :: Total France
However the programme guide(EPG) does not work as well as the Digi box bought in the Uk and originally used with Sky.
I then beleive the EPG is in the signal coming from the satelite and this is then "read" by the box and can be displayed on the screen.
I am not used a current digital sat decoder therefore have not tried to find out how much of the SKY programme guide is proprietary.
www.totalfrance.com /france/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8601   (547 words)

 Search Electronic Programme Guide Software - Free Software Download - Programs For All
Perl programmer`s guide is a well structured reference material that is aimed at both beginner and advanced programmers.
Perl programmer`s guide will give you the power of this nice and easy programming language.
This low-voltage programmer runs from the serial port of a Windows PC using a handful of inexpensive components.
www.programs4all.net /software/electronic-programme-guide.htm   (187 words)

 The regulation of Electronic Programme Guides | Ofcom
This document seeks your comments on both a draft Code on Provision of Television Access Services that Ofcom proposes to publish under section 319 of the Communications Act and on proposed access-related condition to be imposed on BSkyB under section 74 of the Act.
Notice to a class of person defined as the licensee for the purpose of the provision of an electronic programme guide service under paragraph 9 of schedule 18 to the Communications Act 2003
The regulation of Electronic Programme Guides - a plain English summary
www.ofcom.org.uk /consult/condocs/epg/epg   (172 words)

 The Ultimate Windows TV Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For several years I used ETV Host, until it was discontinued in 2001.
TV and Zap2it which worked ok but even with a broadband connection, not as good as an offline desktop PC TV Guide.
No other TV guide comes close to DigiGuide with it's advanced searching and reminders, plus extensive customisation and World Wide Web integration.
www.makoa.org /jlubin/xmltv-digiguide   (194 words)

 EPG Electronic Program Guide - Metadata - TV Program Tracking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Prior to establishing EPG Metadata Consulting, Janet Greco founded and was director of the first pan-European TV listings company, Infomedia S.A., which she established in 1991 to centralise European television listings online.
During her tenure at Infomedia she marketed and developed the business to a client base of TV guide publishers and Electronic Program Guide operators in 20+ European countries, created and supervised operations of the listings database for 400+ channels in more than a dozen languages, and managed a team of 30 employees.
A native of New Jersey, USA, she was Head of Press for the Super Channel (London) between 1987-89, and from 1982-86 she was Assistant Editor of InterMedia, a publication of the International Institute of Communications, also in London.
www.epgmetadata.com /bio.php   (305 words)

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