Tiscali to launch HD EPG

By Julian Clover | June 2, 2009

Tiscali is to launch a new high definition electronic program guide that will feature an interface that the company says features the largest amount of personalisation seen in the UK market.

“Now our viewers can jump from the welcome screen to the exact content they want more simply and faster than ever before,” says Jonathan Sykes, managing director of Tiscali TV. “We think that we have now given Tiscali TV the most elegant and usable TV EPG in the UK.”

When they turn on the IPTV service, subscribers are greeted with a welcome, personalised for each member of the house. A new icon bar takes viewers to seven different options: All Channels, Catch Up, On Demand, My Tiscali+, TV Guides, TV Showcase and Search.

The EPG has been created using Tiscali’s own proprietary middleware.

Tiscali’s new EPG is the second in the HD format, after last month’s launch of the new Sky+ HD EPG.