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Dickie Mint
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EPG problems
Feb 20th, 2019, 9:20am
 
Reports are coming in on the fora about a BBC EPG problem.  The EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) is the data bitstream in digital TV that basically, as far as the viewer is concerned, provides the guide.

The problem is manifesting itself as failure to set a series link for a programme strand, and messing up already set series links.  For example, if you want to record all episodes of Holby City it only allows one to be set. And another, a continuing daytime programme already set for Mon - Fri now only has Mon, Wed and Fri set.

Chat on digitalspy is suggesting that Red Bee, who took over the BBC staff responsible for the EPG management has now either lost the contract or is relinquishing it. And the BBC is now doing it in house.

Now when I was in the job very capable Engineers in BBC R & D oversaw this and there was a robust regime of proposal, approval, testing.  And a backup plan B! What now?
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Reply #1 - Feb 20th, 2019, 9:08pm
 
Evidently fixed overnight.
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