Here is the reply he got. basically. If Tivo supply ad skip networks will not provide EPG..
When viewing a recording, the ability to manually skip forward by a preset time ie 30 seconds at each press of a key
This is a feature of TiVo, however the TV Broadcasters in Australia (SBS, ABC, SEVEN, NINE, TEN) have advised that they will not provide us with program guide information if we enable this feature. A '30 second-skip' is considered to be an "ad-skipping" feature, and as advertising is what funds free-to-air television in Australia the broadcasters will not provide legal right for TiVo to use their EPG data unless we disable this feature, which is what has been done.
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