DStv extends EPG services from EBS

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 08 January 2015

Sub-Saharan African pay-TV provider MultiChoice DStv is adding some electronic programme guide (EPG) services from EBS to its Portuguese and Dutch digital satellite channels.

The deal will result in improved viewer information, scheduling and series links for the pan-African Portuguese channels: DStv Kids; DStv1; DStv Pipoca; Cinemundo; Trace Toca; TIM; CMTV; So Novelas; and TLN; as well as the Dutch channel BVN, which broadcasts in South Africa.

EBS will collect data for each satellite channel, which is received in a variety of formats. The data is then added to EBS' scheduling application Pawa, checked to ensure all required information is present, and edited to DStv's requirements.

"We have an excellent relationship with DStv and we're delighted to announce this latest expansion to our contract. With so many channels fighting for audience share the way that the content is written and presented is vital. The additional technical functionality that enables services such as record and series link means that the EPG has become a vital tool for both platforms and channels worldwide," said Keith Bedford, managing director, EBS.