XMLTV and UK EPG TV Listings
XMLTV is the XML standard for the interchange of information describing TV listings and TV channels. The XMLTV document type definition produces a human and machine readable format that can be used to populate EGP data on many popular DVB software platforms.
Each region and/or service will differ from others, so it is vital that your XMLTV source is that which is most appropriate to your content. The XMLTV format must contain a minimum of channel listings and those programmes that relate to the channels within the document. Additional and supplemental information may be supplied as children of either a channel or program to enhance the information available at the endpoint.
A large number of suppliers throughout the internet offer EPG and programme information readable from their website, yet only a handful offer this service as a consumable XMLTV format that can be downloaded to support DVB platforms.
At xmltv.co.uk we aim to supply a free to all, consistent and reliable XMLTV source for consumers of UK TV listings. We supply a standard subset of XMLTV feeds including popular categories and regional channels, alternatively users can access our API and generate their own custom XMLTV feeds suitable for their specific needs.