SBS has made changes to the Electronic Program Guide to accommodate consumer advice on all SBS channels and country of origin information for SBS World Movies.
The following changes have been made as of December 2019 for Free-To-Air (FTA) Terrestrial and VAST satellite platforms (not Foxtel or Fetch).
- The program synopsis has been moved from ‘Short Event Descriptor’ to ‘Extended Event Descriptor’ in the Event information Table (EIT) that’s used by the Digital TVs and receivers to display the EPG.
- The ‘Short Event Descriptor’ now contains Consumer Advice and Country of Origin information for relevant programs.
Some old TV sets may not be compatible and therefore, won’t able to display the program synopsis which is now under ‘Extended Event Descriptor’.
This incompatibility can only be addressed by the manufacturer. SBS recommends viewers with affected receivers to contact the manufacturer, report the issue and ask if a firmware update will be available to fix it.