EBS, the full-service provider of EPG data for platforms and channels worldwide, has expanded its relationship with DVBLogic, a provider of live and recorded TV solutions for Windows, desktop Linux, Raspberry Pi and NAS (network attached storage) platforms. DVBLogic is including EBS’ Pawa listings data as part of its new DVBLink software release, which includes TV Adviser, a sophisticated recommendation engine.
The DVBLogic software enables a NAS device to be turned into a PVR, for live and recorded programme viewing in the home and on the go, on any device. DVBLink works with four TV signal types: cable, satellite, antenna and IPTV. The user simply connects one or more of the signal sources to their NAS device via a TV tuner and installs the software directly from DVBLogic’s web store. Viewers in the UK can watch and record free-to-air channels.
“The fact that we’re now able to provide our customers with a PVR that includes a recommendation engine on a NAS device is a very significant development,” says Pavlo Barvinko, Founder & CTO DVBLogic. “The set-top box is the traditional television hub and although it provides an excellent service it has limitations. Our customers can watch live TV, record their favourite programmes, select recommendations and build their profiles anytime, anywhere. EBS is a key factor, as without the EPG data we wouldn’t be able to provide this service.”