I believe a problem with Media Center adoption in Australia has been access to a good free Electronic Program Guide. In other countries it’s tkan for granted, but for MCE (and other Media Center) users, getting an EPG becomes a real drama. Undoubtedly the EPG functionality is an essential piece of the Medic Center value proposition.
Apparently this is due to the local television stations preventing providers from creator.
The best option (only reliable option?) I’ve found is is IceTv (which I use), which is a “paid for” service. Apparently even they have been experiencing ongoing legal battles to keep their service running. (I used to be under the impression they were the only “sanctioned” provider”)
The great news is that IceTv has just won a landmark legal battle to publish the guide, which means others will undoubtedly follow.
Read all about it here: