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IceTV has updated its channel information in preparation for Nine’s new digital channel called Go! which will be launching this Sunday.


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Nine Network’s CEO, David Gyngell said that this new channel will offer a range of programs with a focus on the 14 to 39-year-old demographic.

“Typical programs on GO! will be favourites such as Gossip Girl, The Hills, FRINGE, Terminator – Sarah Connor Chronicles, Weeds, The Wire, Survivor, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, CSI and hit comedy series Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm,” says Gyngell.

IceTV says that while a user’s digital TV recorder will update the information automatically, some users may need to re-scan the channels on their recorders. The new channel will appear on channel number 99 for areas that receive Nine, while areas that receive Win or NBN can watch it on channel 88.

“It can take up to two weeks before information will be available in the IceTV Guide, but we will be adding guide information as it becomes available to us,” says IceTV.

The company has also issued a step-by-step solution for Windows, Beyonwiz, EyeTV, and Topfield users who use the IceTV service.

 

For Beyonwiz users you may need to do the following:

  • Re-scan the channels if necessary to pick-up the new GO! channel.
  • Go into the “Setup” of the Beyonwiz.
  • Go across to the fourth tab at the top of the screen, it will be labelled “System”.
  • Go down to “Initialize”.
  • Select “Clear IceGuide Disk Cache”.
  • Click “Yes” to confirm this.

For EyeTV users you may need to do the following:

  • Re-scan the channels if necessary to pick-up the new GO! channel.
  • Open the “EyeTV Programs” window of EyeTV.
  • Go to the “Program Guide” screen from the list on the left hand side of the screen.
  • Click on the ‘gear’ icon at the top of the screen.
  • Select “Clear EPG Database” from the list.

For Topfield users you may need to do the following:

  • Re-scan the channels if necessary to pick-up the new GO! channel.
  • During the next guide update the channel list will be updated automatically.

For Windows XP Media Center 2005 or Windows Vista Media Center users you may need to do the following:

For Windows Vista:

  • Open Media Center.
  • Go into Tasks, and then Settings.
  • Select TV and then Guide.
  • Select Restore Channel Defaults.
  • Select Edit channels.
  • Un-tick the channels that you don’t wish to see in the guide.
  • Select Save.
  • Check the Guide to see if any channels are not showing a guide listing already.
  • Go back into Add Listings to Channel and for any channels that were not showing a guide listing re-assign them from the list.
 

For Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005:

  • Open Media Center.
  • Go into Settings.
  • Select TV and then Guide.
  • Select Restore Channel Defaults.
  • Select Edit channels.
  • Un-tick the channels that you don’t wish to see in the guide.
  • Select Save.
  • Check the Guide to see if any channels are not showing a guide listing already.
  • Go back into Add Listings to Channel and for any channels that were not showing a guide listing re-assign them from the list.
  • If you have already attempted to re-scan the channels then this might not be enough and you may need to clear out the cached guide and channel scan information, to do this:

For Windows Vista:

  • Close Media Center.
  • Close IceTV Interactive (this can be done by right clicking on the icon in the system tray and selecting “Exit”).
  • Open “Computer” from the stare menu.
  • Select your hard drive from the list of drives available.
  • Open the “Program Data” folder. If you do not see this folder you will need to turn on the showing of hidden files, to do this:
  • Click on the “Organise” button in the bar at the top of the window.
  • Select “Folder and Search Options” from the menu.
  • Click on the “View” tab.
  • Place a dot in the box marked “Show hidden files and folders”.
  • Click “OK”.
  • You should now be able to see the “Program Data” folder.
  • Open the “Microsoft” folder.
  • Open the “eHome” folder.
  • Open the “EPG” folder.
  • Delete all the files and folders within this directory.
  • Restart the computer.
  • Once the computer has restarted you will need to run through the Setup Guide Listings wizard to re-scan in the channels and re-setup the guide. The detailed instructions for this can be found at Configuring your Media Center for the IceTV Guide.

For Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005:

  • Close Media Center.
  • Close IceTV Interactive (this can be done by right clicking on the icon in the system tray and selecting “Exit”).
  • Open “My Computer” either from the stare menu or desktop.
  • Select your hard drive from the list of drives available.
  • Open the “Documents and Settings” folder.
  • Open “Application Data”. If you do not see this folder you will need to turn on the showing of hidden files, to do this:
  • Click on the “Tools” menu in the bar at the top of the window.
  • Select “Folder and Search Options” from the menu.
  • Click on the “View” tab.
  • Place a dot in the box marked “Show hidden files and folders”.
  • Click “OK”.
  • You should now be able to see the “Program Data” folder.
  • Open the “Microsoft” folder.
  • Open the “eHome” folder.
  • Open the “EPG” folder.
  • Delete all the files and folders within this directory.
  • Restart the computer.

Once the computer has restarted you will need to run through the Setup Guide Listings wizard to re-scan in the channels and re-setup the guide. The detailed instructions for this can be found at Configuring your Media Center for the IceTV Guide.

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