Ok it’s 2016 and time to reenergize this long term request to get Australian free to air and / or Foxtel guides integrated. All the old posts hint that it was progressing back in 2013 and discussion faded over time. What is the current status of data from rovi and is there any plan to get this sorted sometime soon?
Anything from 2013 was based on Rovi’s roadmap stating Australia support was right around the corner at the time. Over the ensuing year or two, that roadmap kept pushing Australia further and further out and now it is just not there. So figure 2015 is the year where we’re going “hey guys, did you forget to type Australia on the roadmap chart because we sure were expecting that in 2014.” Sometime in 2015 it was clear that was not happening anytime soon so we started researching options to do this independently of a third-party going direct to an Aus provider. We have a lead on one now, so it’s possible we will go down that path. It’s on the radar, but the original path got blown up by unknown factors at Rovi.
As background, there are basically two guide data providers in the world: Rovi and Gracenote/TMS. Gracenote does not have Aus either. So there is just no path under which this can be done at this time without appreciable Aus-specific surcharges and dedicated code specifically for this case – which applies to no other country in the world.
When is an Australin TV guide coming?
Hi guys just thought I’d throw this one out there and see if there is progress with Australian TV guides.