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Feature that might add more value...

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:09 pm
by rwalker
Seems like a great feature to add would be a channel icon associated with each channel. On the surface it would seem like this could be done with a minimal amount of work and maintenance (don't know how the back-end is setup). This would also make a lot of application developers happy and so uptake would be pretty good.

Thoughts?

Roy

Re: Feature that might add more value...

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:18 am
by rmeden
Sadly, we don't have the copyright rights to distribute the logos :(

Robert

Re: Feature that might add more value...

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:26 am
by rwalker
Don't really know how that would work...

How does Time Warner, Verizon, Tivo and other guide data suppliers handle that? Do they inherit the rights from Tribune or whoever they are obtaining their guide data from upstream? I can't imagine they all have logo agreements with every television networks, right?

Roy

Re: Feature that might add more value...

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:15 am
by xris
From what I've been told by TMS, many of those companies license the logos individually from the respective stations.

There is a project related to MythTV that has been collecting some channel icons, and I eventually hope to start moving again on a more standard service like xmltv for channel info.