DigiGuide

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DigiGuide
DigiGuide logo
Developer(s) GipsyMedia Limited
Stable release 8.4 / May 2008
Preview release 8.5 / Jun 2010
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Electronic program guide
License Proprietary software
Website digiguide.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 functionality of DigiGuide is 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 timezones, 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.[citation needed]

Criticism[edit]

Controversy arose when an early, free, advertising supported, version included Conducent Timesink advertising software.[3] After removing this software, following customer complaints,[4][5] DigiGuide moved to a pure subscription business model.

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