Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the IceTV EPG to create a TV Guide App for the Australian Market?
Are there any restrictions on how our company can use the IceTV EPG?
We independently create our EPG data so, subject to our approval, you or your company can be creative with how it is used. We license our EPG for almost any application. We would only restrict those applications which directly compete with the IceTV consumer business.
Does IceTV provide an EPG for all of Australia?
Yes, for both metro and regional Australia.
What metadata does IceTV provide in the EPG feed?
Channel, start-time, duration, programme title, episode-title, synopsis, year of production, country of origin, genre/s, language, season and episode numbering, classification, cast, director, postcodes, channel-logo, series image, recommendations (such as New Shows, Most Popular, Editorial picks and Collections), and broadcast flags such as widescreen, repeat, subtitles, black-and-white, high-definition.
Do you supply images and if so what type and format?
We provide JPEG format images with 16x9 aspect ratio.
Where does the IceTV data come from?
Using our own proprietary software, IceTV curates its own schedule and descriptions for FTA television stations.
Does IceTV provide historical scheduling data?
What licensing options are there?
We have different pricing tiers depending on which combination of EPG & Smart Recording is used. Please contact us to discuss your requirement.
Do you provide sample feeds?
Yes, you may download an XML sample, or a JSON sample.
How quickly can we have a test feed setup?
If you have a Smart Recording requirement, we will provide you an NDA to sign. Once this is done you may obtain the API documentation. In the mean time feel free to use our sample feed now.