Remember how Freeview has been promising a flashy electronic program guide for more than a year? The upgraded EPG is being officially rolled out this week.
Despite the lengthy development time, the EPG looks like pretty standard fare, with a seven-days-ahead guide across the available Freeview channels, and the ability to schedule recordings if your attached hardware supports it. The consensus amongst Lifehacker readers has long been that Freeview is largely a pointless branding exercise that confuses consumers, but at least the EPG represents a useful resource of sorts. In an ongoing demonstration of Freeview’s take-it-slow approach, the EPG will be officially “launched” in September via a TV ad campaign.
If you’ve given the EPG a try (I’m out of the country for a few days so can’t do it myself), tell us about it in the comments.