DigiGuide

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DigiGuide
DigiGuide logo
Developer(s)GipsyMedia Limited
Initial release6 April 1999 (1999-04-06)
Stable release
8.5 / Jun 2010
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeElectronic program guide
LicenseProprietary software
Websitedigiguide.com

DigiGuide is a digital TV guide[1] in the UK.

Features[edit]

DigiGuide support listings for many of the UK channels, and encourages broadcasters to join the service for no cost to them. The program can also import listings for channels from other countries in various formats (for example XMLTV) using a converter. Users can also create and share their own listings.

The software used to be available as a 30-day free trial, however, it was reduced to 7 days sometime in 2011. After the free trial it is paid for by subscription. It operates a referral programme, with the incentive of subscription extensions for successful referrals.

The functions of DigiGuide are also available using a browser and on portable devices via the separate myDigiGuide.com service.

The DigiGuide TV and radio listings data, in a variety of formats and time zones, is available as a corporate service.

DigiGuide and its holding company GipsyMedia were purchased in 2010 by EBS New Media Limited, a company that specialises in producing TV schedules and EPG services for many TV channels worldwide.[2] The DigiGuide team is based in Exmouth, Devon.[3]

Criticism[edit]

Controversy arose when an early, free, advertising supported, version included Conducent Timesink advertising software. After removing this software, following customer complaints,[4][5] DigiGuide moved to a pure subscription business model.

References[edit]

  1. ^ DigiGuide Products
  2. ^ Bedford, Keith (7 December 2010), Company Statement, retrieved 13 December 2010
  3. ^ "Digiguide". Hotfrog. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  4. ^ "DigiGuide UK and Ireland TV Guide - Special Announcement". Archived from the original on 23 January 2001.
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20001214124600/http://www.meejahor.com/article.phtml?id=10

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