The system can provide you with listings data in one of the two standard file formats on offer, XML or plain text (tab delimited), or in a custom format at an additional cost. You can use any time zone you prefer and all data files will contain event ID and series ID (for series linking).
We can also provide you with a web based genre/rating mapping tool. This tool is used prior to the data delivery and defines how retrieved genres/ratings are converted to your specific TV listings format. If you would like to discuss any specific requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Basic Data - Always Retrieved
Channel logo (JPEG format, 80x60 pixels)
Programme start (date/time)
Programme stop (date/time)
Series ID and series title
The event ID attribute is a unique reference to a timeslot (event) and can be used to match events from one update to another. The series ID attribute is a unique reference to a specific series and can be used to match programmes belonging to the same series.
Other Data - Retrieved Where Available
Programme description (long/short general descriptions and long/short episode specific descriptions)
Airing attributes (HD, 3D, sound system, screen ratio, finale, repeat, live etc.)
Combined Data - Retrieved Where Available
Season number (for series only)
Part number (for series only)
Total number (for series only)
Cast and crew
Cast and crew biographies
Country of origin
Year of production
Please note that combined data is not delivered as separate elements. In an XML file, combined data can be found in the <OTHERDATA> element.
Additional Data - Retrieved Where Available
Programme images (JPEG format, max. width 140 pixels, max. height 100 pixels)
Cast and crew images (JPEG format, max. width 140 pixels, max. height 100 pixels)
Movie trailer links
Programme site links
and TV guide data from the internet
SatStar can help you extract relevant data from almost any electronic source of channel schedule information: web pages, images (through OCR), Excel files, Word files, text files, PDF files, XML files etc.
If you are interested in sample listings data files for a selection of TV channels, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.