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Two Australian broadcasters strike deals with eventIS

Broadcast Australia and SBS Australia have struck separate deals with eventIS for advanced electronic program guide (EPG) systems based on the company’s open-interface CASIS scheduling system and STAGIS schedule aggregator, eventIS said last week.

For Broadcast Australia, eventIS is supporting the Digital Forty Four infocasting trial, which is available to free-to-air DTV-enabled households across the Sydney metropolitan area. It offers several interactive services, including a shopping channel, a religious channel, a federal parliament channel, a text-based news, sports and weather service, and a channel dedicated to teaching. EventIS is supplying an EPG system based on its STAGIS and CASIS products capable of handling the trial’s frequent lineup changes.

The SBS Australia deal calls for eventIS to supply the state broadcaster with a STAGIS-CASIS SI system for its digital terrestrial services. The eventIS solution is fully integrated with the broadcaster’s Harris automation system, ensuring an accurate now/next service and complete EPG functionality. SBS Australia also uses eventIS’s TV-A XML schedule format.

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