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    Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

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      Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next - Pocket-lint

      Sky is set to offer a new recommendations service for Sky+ customers later this summer, following the rollout of its new Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

      The new feature will recommend and suggest content to watch based on what you have saved in on your box.

      In a demo of the new feature, the company showed us that those who had watched Pitch Perfect would be recommended things like Definitely Maybe, while Mad Men fans would be recommended other big hitting US dramas like Game of Thrones and True Detective.

      The new feature will work off an algorithm already live on the company's apps Sky has confirmed to Pocket-lint at a behind-closed-doors preview event of the new feature and the new EPG, which will be rolling out to the company's 8 million boxes around the UK.

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      Sky unveils new Sky TV EPG to push on-demand content, coming this spring

      The new EPG will give a new homepage screen that will offer catch-up and on-demand services on the same level as live TV, in a shift that reflects the growing trend of customers watching what they want, when they want, rather than depending on linear programming.
      Note: This is further to the news previously released and discussed here: First look: Sky gives glimpse into its new EPG


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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      Sky can bugger off with that, thanks.
      I have a brain.
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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      I really hope that function can be turned off
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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      I don't want to be told what I might like to view either!

      I want to make my own reasoned choices based on what I DO like and not based on some formula decided by Sly.

      This function must be able to be turned off!!!!
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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      'Press red' in the top right hand corner of the screen on freeview was bad enough.
      I don't want my tv telling me what to do!
      At least i could get rid of this by pressing the green button.

      Stupid (permanent) ads in the top right hand corner about other shows on sky are even worse.
      You can't remove these.

      Now this?
      No.
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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      I also don't need anybody telling what I want to watch...I think someone in Sky R&D has been reading 1984!!

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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      I haven't seen this EPG, but I would suggest that the feature won't be 'in your face', but an option which you can choose if you want.

      The idea is not a new one. I have a similar feature on my TV, but it doesn't get what I want to watch as it doesn't track what I watch on my Sky STB.

      At the same time, there are many series which you might happen to like, but were not aware of. Simply put, there are too many channels for many people to catch everything which may be of interest to them.
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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      I disagree with most of the comments above, it looks like it is going to be the Homepage when you press the Menu (or Guide|Red) button, and to be quite honest, I would welcome this, as long as it suggests programs that I might like to record, and not other stuff including channels I don't subscribe to.

      I have missed good series in the past due to not knowing they have started until later, when I am catching up on things I have recorded, I very rarely watch live SKY programs.
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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      Quote Originally Posted by TheVoyager
      I have missed good series in the past due to not knowing they have started until later,
      Is that reason enough for the population with IQ's over 100 to suffer this in-built patronisation from sky though?

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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      Before you get too much into prejudging this one, take a look at this article...

      Sky EPG (2014): What's new? (video) - Pocket-lint

      P.S. There is a video too!
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