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Topic # 94620 15-Dec-2011 08:11 Send private message

If you haven't been looking at prime's Facebook page (Who does) then you haven't seen this.

On November 1st.



On November 23rd

 

On December 5th



Yesterday (December 14th)




Although this is progress from Prime saying "No Comment", they seem to have been saying the same thing for a month though. Is it progress or not?!




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  Reply # 558131 15-Dec-2011 08:26 Send private message

Thanks for the update, however the pessimist in me suspects this is just stalling tactics. I hope I am wrong but at the end of the day they are missing out on a lot of viewers and their advertisers are missing out on a lot of customers. I fail to see what would be so complicated requiring such an in-depth 'tech' solution to be developed?





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  Reply # 558132 15-Dec-2011 08:30 Send private message

That is what was worrying me. I would think this would be a boardroom decision - but maybe that has already happened and the tech people are working on publishing the epg.




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  Reply # 558182 15-Dec-2011 09:54 Send private message

It's not a technical issue, it's purely a business issue.

Tivo could provide an EPG now if they chose to use the standards based MHEG5 EPG that is broadcast on Freeview. Instead of doing that however they enter into commercial agreements with the broadcasters to get access to the data so they can process it themselves (to provide their own series links etc) which is then downloaded to the box.

Sky didn't provide the EPG because they were unable to reach a commercial agreement with Tivo over this.

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  Reply # 558315 15-Dec-2011 13:35 Send private message

sbiddle: Sky didn't provide the EPG because they were unable to reach a commercial agreement with Tivo over this.


I guess we will never know whether they were "unable" or as most suspect "unwilling".

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