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#11715 closed Bug Report - General (fixed)

Incorrect interpretation of "New" as show title in UK Freeview EIT for Channel 5 group

Reported by: Joe Bryant <tenminjoe@…> Owned by: stuarta
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.27
Component: MythTV - EIT Version: 0.26-fixes
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: yes


Using off-the air EPG in the UK, the backend picks up lots of showings of a show it thinks is called "New".

However, it seems Channel 5 is labelling various different shows with a "New" prefix to flag new episodes. E.g. the show is called "The Gadget Show", but Channel 5 list it as (I guess) "New: The Gadget Show", and Myth interprets that as a show called "New" with episode title "The Gadget Show".

I appreciate that it's likely that Channel 5 are at fault, but it would be great if Myth could fix up the data.

Note that this affects Channel 5, Channel 5+1, and 5* (and I suppose is likely to affect 5 USA, although I see no examples just now).

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by knight

  • Owner set to stuarta
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Hi Stuart!

I am assigning it to you since you addressed one of those recently and can, hopefully, replicate the problem on your side.

If it turns out I am mistaken, please feel free to unassign yourself.

Thank you!


comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by stuarta

  • Milestone changed from unknown to 0.27
  • Status changed from assigned to accepted

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Stuart Auchterlonie <stuarta@…>

In 2c7357f7be50b27975fe47c45f8dede3c62d7aaa/mythtv:

UK EIT Fixup: remove 'New: ' from Titles.

Refs #11715

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by Stuart Auchterlonie <stuarta@…>

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

In 1255ccfddb6f80f672aa1cfb0d11bc9208e6dea9/mythtv:

UK EIT Fixup: remove 'New: ' from Titles.

Cherry picked from 2c7357f7be50b27975fe47c45f8dede3c62d7aaa

Closes #11715

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by amlopezalonso@…


How has been this fixed from the FE's point of view?

Quite many spanish TV channels use to prefix titles with one certain string which could be "CINE: ", "EL PELICULÓN: ", and so on. Plus, title could be surrounded by (single/double) quotes, as in "CINE: 'The Hulk'".

IMHO, ideally, it would be nice to have some user-defined, prefix-stripping option which could be independently applied either to program search/recording functions or to EPG display (or both simultaneously).

Just some thoughts.

Kind regards, Antonio

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by dekarl

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Antonio, please open a new ticket for spanish TV. We can create a fixup for spanish TV if you can provide

Making the EIT fixups configurable and fast is not so easy.

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