Simple.TV selects Gracenote to power EPG

Simple.TV has selected Gracenote eyeQ to power the electronic programme guide for all digital basic cable and over-the-air programming for Simple.TV users in North America.  With Gracenote eyeQ, Simple.TV premium subscribers will see what’s playing now and view listings with programme-related photos and imagery for upcoming shows from major broadcast networks, as well as select cable channels.  A software update featuring the Gracenote eyeQ TV listings data and other related metadata will be made available to Simple.TV customers in the US this month.

“We’re marrying Gracenote’s programme guide information and rich imagery with the convenience of Simple.TV to create an even more compelling TV experience for our viewers,” said Mark Ely, CEO of Simple.TV.  “With Gracenote, Simple.TV can offer a better programme guide experience for those who don’t have costly cable and satellite subscriptions, letting viewers easily browse TV programmes and pinpoint what to watch.”

Gracenote eyeQ features TV listings for more than 30 countries, up to 21 days of listings coverage and metadata for more than a million movies and TV programmes.  In addition, Gracenote eyeQ features more than 33,000 cast and crew images and hundreds of thousands of images for movies and TV programmes.

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