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Topic # 85183 15-Jun-2011 13:00
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One of our guys at worked emailed TiVo support  about how to enable 30 second  ad skip feature that has been posted overseas.

 

Here is the reply he got.  basically.  If Tivo supply ad skip networks will not provide EPG.. 

" Hi,

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.

We hope this response has been of assistance and as a valued customer we appreciate your feedback.

For any future enquiries related to this issue please reply to this message leaving the reference number in the subject.

Regards,

TiVo Support





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Old3eyes


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  Reply # 481440 15-Jun-2011 13:21
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Nothing new. Annoying they disabled it...sure, but the FF is pretty quick so not sure what the big issue really is.

If we aren't paying for the service then the money has to come from somewhere.




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  Reply # 481446 15-Jun-2011 13:29
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Reply stating that that's fine for Australia, but, you want to enable it in New Zealand, so, what the Australian broadcasters say has no bearing on what they enable in NZ.
Won't get you anywhere though I presume...

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  Reply # 481483 15-Jun-2011 14:15
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old3eyes:  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.


These people probably don't even know they are supposed to support New Zealand, which by the way is not an Australian state.





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  Reply # 481551 15-Jun-2011 17:41
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freitasm: [...] which by the way is not an Australian state.



Ah, but we should be!






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  Reply # 481554 15-Jun-2011 17:47
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munchkin:
freitasm: [...] which by the way is not an Australian state.



Ah, but we should be!





 


It's better for our exporters that we aren't, as we are earning good money on the current exchange rate with Oz. 

 

I think FF is good enough. Does Mysky support this feature?

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