Freeview launches online Guide, but….
Two and a Half Men on Seven? 24 on Nine? Freeview launches a new online TV Guide with a bit of a 'typo'...
Home and Away on ABC1? My Kitchen Rules on ABC3? Two and a Half Men on Seven? 24 on Nine? Little Mosque on the Prairie on ONE?
Freeview has launched on online TV Guide on its website with on-air titles for the forthcoming seven days for its city and regional broadcasters members.
But the image Freeview supplied with its Press Release (pictured) had titles that didn’t align with the correct channels, which would be a bit of a worry if it was replicated online.
Thankfully, it isn’t. The official site with its content from HWW is all in working order.
Viewers can choose from “Now” and “Primetime” schedules, with channel, title and start and finish times (in theory anyway), ratings classification, closed caption availability, plus synopsis and genre. A Search function is also featured.
Freeview CEO Robin Parkes said, “The Freeview online TV Guide is a fast and very convenient way for viewers to look up all their favourite programs, and has been developed as a direct result of viewer demand.
“Viewers look to Freeview for information about content on all Freeview channels, and this new TV Guide is a great way of finding out for free all there is to know about what’s showing on Freeview.”
The Freeview EPG which has been delayed several times due to copyright and technical hurdles is now earmarked for later this year.
Freeview is a join venture of major Free to Air broadcasters.