IceTV has launched its popular EPG (electronic program guide) in New Zealand, making it the first company to offer an independent seven-day EPG that does not breach copyright in that country. IceTV’s service, for those who are unfamiliar with it, allows users of compatible devices – especially Elgato’s EyeTV television tuners for Mac – to schedule recordings of upcoming programs.
IceTV entering the New Zealand market means all our Kiwi readers can finally use the EPG with an EyeTV on their Macs, and have the video ready to watch on their iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. IceTV is planning to open an online store in the future to sell other compatible devices.
IceTV also offers a free iPhone app that interfaces with your recorder via the internet to easily record an entire series, or even any programs related to a particular keyword.
The IceTV team has a resident team keeping the NZ guides updated.
“We’ve been a pioneer in Australia for the past five years, leading the way with Interactive EPG applications,” says IceTV managing director Colin O’Brien. “Our team is very proud to be in a position to expand and now support New Zealand digital free-to-air TV customers – offering them an independent EPG for free-to-air TV, with greater functionality.”
For more information, see the New Zealand IceTV website.