Jul 062014
 

Over the last week or so some Sky users may have noticed their Sky Guide being very slow in populating.

Missing programmes slow loading programme synopsis, missing series links have all being experienced.

This looks to be a generally problem – at Sky’s end of things.

Reports are that Sky are making small changes to the EPG software,in preparation for the upcoming reshuffle in August.

Mar 192014
 

As we mentioned back in January (http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/01/new-look-sky-guide-launched-later-year/) Sky will be introducing a new look Sky Guide for their HD boxes.

Sky has overhauled its Sky+ electronic programme guide (Sky Guide) in the biggest shake up of its EPG since 1998.

For the first time ever, On Demand, including Catch Up TV and Sky Store, and the Sky+ Planner now sit alongside channel listings as equal options on a new homepage, so that customers can immediately find the shows they most want to watch, whether live or on demand.

The new-look EPG is being phased in for all Sky+ customers from Tuesday 18th March and will be completed by the end of May.

The update rolling out now means customers can now choose between browsing live channels, catching up on something recently aired, bingeing on a box set, watching a movie or browsing recordings in their Planner – all accessible from a single screen. Icons on the homepage will now include Catch Up TV, TV Box Sets, New Series, Best of On Demand and Sky Store.

The EPG homepage will also now contain a search bar, which will allow BSkyB customers to submit queries based on title, actor, event, channel, sport or keyword.

The change has been introduced to take into account the growing number of BSkyB subscribers choosing to watch TV on their own terms, Sky added.

Jan 302014
 

Sky has announced a new look for its Sky Guide electronic programme guide (EPG).

The new look Sky Guide focuses more on the broadcaster’s on-demand content.

From spring, the new Sky Guide homepage will include Catch Up TV, TV Box Sets, Sky+ Planner and Sky Store, as well as the live TV Guide.

Sky Guide 2014

Earlier this week, Sky added content from Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi to its On Demand service.