TV Notification Service
February 3, 2004 6:23 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a TV notification service. Something that will email / (dare I dream?) IM me when shows I want to watch are on. Additional challenge: I need it to support Canadian satellite (ExpressVu) TV.

Also suggestions on good online TV guides would be great as well. Right now I use Zap2it and it's okay but not very customizable.
posted by frenetic to Technology (4 answers total)
FreeGuide rips TV schedules off of various websites. I'm not sure whether it does notification yet, but there are a couple of vagues references in the TODO list that indicate it is a planned feature.

If you have any programming skills, then at the very least FreeGuide might give you a base to start working off of.
posted by Galvatron at 9:36 PM on February 3, 2004

posted by Galvatron at 9:37 PM on February 3, 2004

I was about to suggest DigiGuide which I used back when I had cable but it appears that they only deal with UK listings.

That's a shame as you can set reminders and the app will speak to you, telling you how long until a program is on (and they do a web based system with email alerts too).
posted by gi_wrighty at 2:01 AM on February 4, 2004

I don't know about support for Canadian satellite television, but have you looked at Yahoo? If you have a standard Yahoo! account, you can go through their tv listings and add shows to your calendar, with the option of getting an email and/or IM.
posted by frykitty at 12:46 AM on February 7, 2004

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