Freeview Australia EPG goes live.
The EPG, or electronic programme guide, will provide eight-day listings for all 16 Freeview channels and will be available on all services, providing Australian TV viewers a "significant enhancement" over the existing EPG services that only provide listings for the network they are watching.
UK-based company S&T and its Australian reseller, Magna Systems and Engineering, provided the solution.
The Freeview EPG is a customised version of S&T's MHEG Guide product and will be available on all Freeview EPG-branded receivers that go on sale in Australia starting this month.
S&T has delivered the MHEG application for the EPG together with schedule data processing and playout at each of the Freeview broadcasters. Magna Systems has provided installation and integration of the EPG and S&T's TSBroadcaster carousel playout systems at each of the broadcasters' sites.
HWW, a provider of TV metadata in Australia, would collate programme data from all networks for simultaneous transmission in a consistent format.