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Topic # 50098 22-Nov-2009 08:21
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When is Skytv going to release its EPG to Tivo for prime..
This is really stupid as it isn't going to stop people getting Tivo.
You would think it would be in their advertisers best interest for SkyTv to get the widest possible audience for them and also to reach the people with TiVo boxes, afte all they let freeview use it !

Come On SkyTv, stop acting childish and let it go !!

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  Reply # 275106 22-Nov-2009 09:46
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It's really just crazy..

With no EPG people simply won't watch their channels as they have no idea what's on. That's Prime's loss!



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  Reply # 275271 22-Nov-2009 19:59
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I can see a small reason why Sky dont want the EPG, but why Maori TV? (sorry moderator if this is off topic)



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  Reply # 275877 24-Nov-2009 17:20
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I just got this answer back from SkyTv support..

Thank you for your email.

Prime's listings are not available on TiVo's EPG (electronic programming guide) as at this time TiVo does not measure ratings data. This information is important for a free-to-air broadcaster as we need these ratings to put a value on PRIME's TV commercials.

We expect that this feature could be available in 2012 when we will review this decision at that time

Please feel free to contact SKY Television Customer Services on 0800 759 759 for further information, alternatively please respond via return email and we will endeavour to reply within 24 hours.

With kind regards,

SKY Customer Services Team

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  Reply # 276002 24-Nov-2009 23:51
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Tech fail of the week...



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  Reply # 276023 25-Nov-2009 06:28
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i'm curious here..
how can a broadcaster measure ratings data when it goes over the airways free to air like this..
after all they can't see what you are viewing..
only by surveys or by what other means is there ?
Or is SkyTv able to measure what people view off their satellite feeds ?

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  Reply # 276032 25-Nov-2009 07:32
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cafeg: I just got this answer back from SkyTv support..

Thank you for your email.

Prime's listings are not available on TiVo's EPG (electronic programming guide) as at this time TiVo does not measure ratings data. This information is important for a free-to-air broadcaster as we need these ratings to put a value on PRIME's TV commercials.

We expect that this feature could be available in 2012 when we will review this decision at that time

Please feel free to contact SKY Television Customer Services on 0800 759 759 for further information, alternatively please respond via return email and we will endeavour to reply within 24 hours.

With kind regards,

SKY Customer Services Team

I got the same response and found it pretty unsatisfying for the following reasons.

1. Prime currently broadcasts via analog transmission which is not rated as it is transmitted.
2. TVNZ, TV3 and CTV all supply their EPG to TiVo. If they are happy to why can't Prime?




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  Reply # 276042 25-Nov-2009 08:10
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cafeg: i'm curious here..
how can a broadcaster measure ratings data when it goes over the airways free to air like this..
after all they can't see what you are viewing..
only by surveys or by what other means is there ?
Or is SkyTv able to measure what people view off their satellite feeds ?


Sky have always beena able to monitor their own viewer's usage habits. At one stage (and I have no idea how common it is) they were grabbing data from boxes and have a phoneline to send this data back to them.

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