Too Much Information

So I was testing our new EPG (Electronic Programme Guide, the menu system on the Set Top Box) at home and one of the nice features is you can view the channel listings with the channels sorted by popularity the data for which is gathered in real time. This is a really cute feature which shows the potential which an IP based system can deliver compared to traditional systems.

There is one downside. You get to discover that the most popular channel is showing Celebrity Big Brother. I despair for the general population, well at least 17% of them. I think I should insert lots of dummy viewers to skew the stats in favour of programmes that I know are good and therefore encourage people to watch better TV.


  1. Maccy says:

    You don’t say who your provider is. I assume Magnet ?

  2. colin says:

    Yes it is magnet.