Airtel Digital tv - In New Look EPG

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Airtel Digital TV is pleased to announce the launch of the new Set Top Box middle ware EPG 4.0 for DTH.

Airtel Digital TV has upgraded the EPG (Electronic Programme Guide or the menu the viewer navigates) to the latest version in the world. Its called the 'Overlay' design which allows the viewer to navigate the EPG without moving away from the channel she is watching. The EPG 'floats' on top the channel , hence overlay.

Built with minimalist graphics, this EPG has been designed to have an easier interface with an enhanced user experience. This new EPG will take us to the cutting edge of EPG technology in the world. EPG 4.0 has a lot of aesthetic, functional and navigational improvements over its predecessor. It also incorporates a host of new features and bug fixes to make the EPG more stable, more versatile and above all a pleasure to use.

The EPG will have two variants (SD and HD). There is a phased introduction of the EPG 4.0 starting with the HD Recorder set top boxes. Across the next 4 weeks we will roll it to all the STB models we support on the platform. .

What you will see on the HD Recorder right now is the HD version of the EPG 4.0. The new HD EPG is designed to utilize the capabilities of the latest generation flat panel TVs (LCDs, Plasmas, LEDs) and the HD Recorder Box, for delivering a superior viewer experience than the current EPG

The rationale

Older EPG is no longer exciting

Customers are now to used to ‘smarter’ user interfaces

Consumer shift to LCD TVs not reflected in the EPG design

What’s new

Minimalistic and overlay graphics with smarter navigation

Crispier fonts, colors and menus customized for high definition TVs

‘Show window’ to showcase content/movies/promotions

Several advanced features

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  • Nire
so new epg will b updated for sd boxes too, am i fright mj bhai?
Major Changes
New promo spaces
Menu structure changed after incorporating customer feedback
“Most viewed” functionality has been removed
“What's Playing Now” functionality has been removed
“Contact Us” has been added
Favourite browsing: browse within favorites by pressing Fav
Recording functionality has been made simpler yet more powerful
Note: HD STB users using a CRT TV
The readability of HD EPG is not optimized for CRT TV
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wow mj bhai really cool depiction with pics. where did u get these pics from?
what is exactly this middleware and how is it different from software mj bhai?
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after vod launch it will unquestionably be the best dth service in india..already they launch 500 gb like +hd which beats it with more recording space and better picture quality than tata sky.

highest sd and hd pay channels..already and i read abt dis in another forum


Dey r coming up with internet based service like facebook, yahoo, gmail, wikipedia for Adtv. Smile
(Thursday 23-February-2012, 13:11)aumnamonarayana Wrote: what is exactly this middleware and how is it different from software mj bhai?

Check the below two articles, you will know about middleware.
Very good info. Thanks MJ and Kumaran for the info. on Middleware..
The look is very good. Four weeks is too much to roll-out in all STB's... Sad

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