Aussie XMLTV WebService


I stumbled across a really interesting xml webservice that does something really handy, provides access to a local Australian TV program guide information. A very handy service indeed.


Development One’s XMLTV based television programme guide information service for Australia.


The following operations are supported.



  • GetProviders
    Provides a listing of all Television providers for Australia – consisting of a code and a description for each provider.


  • GetPayProviders
    Provides a listing of all Pay Television providers for Australia – consisting of a code and a description for each provider.


  • GetChannels
    Provides a listing of Channels for a given Provider and Region.


  • GetRegions
    Provides a listing of regions for Australia, consisting of a code and a description for each region.


  • GetPayChannels2
    Provides a listing of Pay Television Channels for a given Provider and Region, with the option to list the Pay TV channels or the Free to Air channels.


  • GetRecordCount
    Provides the record count for a given database table.


  • GetPrograms
    Provides a listing of Programs for a given Channel (using its ChannelID) and Date.


  • GetPayChannels
    Provides a listing of Pay Television Channels for a given Provider and Region, with the option to include Free to Air Channels.


  • GetChannelInfo
    Provides the details for a given Channel or Channels. List multiple channels with space delimiter.


  • GetFreeChannels
    Provides a listing of Free to Air Channels for a given Region.

I’m thinking of using this to create an TV GUIDE app for my XDA II! Hmmm, two dreams apps now for my device.

Comments (6)
  1. Awesome! I’ve been looking for just this very thing. Thanks Frank!

  2. Justin King says:

    Steady on!! Still working on the AFL application. Which is going well and should have demo to you shortly for beta testing.

    At least the webservices for this are written so will be a lot easier to write.

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