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TellyGuides: Online TV Listings Services Compared

There's no need to buy a TV lists magazine if you're on the net. There's a host of TV listings services available for Freeview, Freesat, Sky, Virgin and BT Vision. We look at the main players.

Online TV listings service at Powerful tool with the added advantage that you can click on a channel to watch a live stream, courtesy of's IPTV streaming service

TVGuide Screencap


Radio Times TV Listings

Radio Times online at

Radio Times Online Listings


DigiGuide on the Web

As an alternative to the powerful DigiGuide PC application, there's also offer a web-based subscription service. This can be accessed from any browser, and also allows for PDA and WAP access, as well as mobile access using the Avantgo service. View listings for your preferred channels, and get details for your favourite shows and programme listings. Add Smart Searches and set favourites, and also get email and text message alerts.

My Digiguide

Available for £8.99 a year - Details at



A free online TV guide that carries around 500 channels, including many not found elsewhere. Thanks to Billinge in our podcast forum for his thoughts on TVTV: "It is really useful as covers foreign channels also, great for people with motorised dishes or just a dish pointing at another satellite.
If you change the for es or it or fr or de you get foreign version also."

TVTV Listings

Take a look at


On The Box

Online listings at

On The Box Listings


What's on TV

Nicely implemented listings service suggested by site visitor Norah. Dedicated Freeview or Sky/Cable view, and a handy genre pull-down to save cluttering the screen with loads of channels. Run by IPC Media, producers of the What's On TV magazine.

Whats On TV Capture

Try it yourself at



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