electronic program guide (EPG)

An electronic program guide (EPG) is an application used with digital set-top boxes and newer television sets to list current and scheduled programs that are or will be available on each channel and a short summary or commentary for each program.

An electronic program guide (EPG) is an application used with digital set-top boxes and newer television sets to list current and scheduled programs that are or will be available on each channel and a short summary or commentary for each program. EPG is the electronic equivalent of a printed television program guide.

An EPG is accessed using a remote control device. Menus are provided that allow the user to view a list of programs scheduled for the next few hours up to the next seven days. A typical EPG includes options to set parental controls, order pay-per-view programming, search for programs based on theme or category, and set up a VCR to record programs. Each digital television (DTV) provider offers its own user interface and content for its EPG.

This was first published in September 2005

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