TellyPrompter

TellyPrompter 1.5

Television programme guide and reminder service for UK TV channels

Keeping updated on what’s on the TV can be a pretty difficult task. Thanks to the growth of digital TV, the number of channels has increased considerably and it’s good to be picky when it comes to what you watch, considering the amount of content available. View full description

PROS

  • Two view modes (list or grid)
  • Constantly updated information

CONS

  • No SMS or email alerts
  • No programme logos

Very good
8

Keeping updated on what’s on the TV can be a pretty difficult task. Thanks to the growth of digital TV, the number of channels has increased considerably and it’s good to be picky when it comes to what you watch, considering the amount of content available.

TellyPrompter lists the programmes of 170 UK TV channels, so you can have a look at what’s on offer for the upcoming week. Select your favourites on the Programme Grid and take advantage of the reminder function for any show you just can’t miss.

The application’s interface is easy to understand and in the View menu you can either choose to see TV programmes as a list or as a grid. I particularly like the latter mode, as you can have a quick glance at what different channels have to offer, and also a visual idea of how long each show lasts.

TellyPrompter lets you find out what TV has to offer you. Get updates to avoid missing an episode, and you might even discover something worth watching that you didn’t know about before.

Changes

  • Now allows channels to be sorted by channel number or name.
  • The Channel Selection window now allows channels from other regions to be displayed if required.
  • The Channel Selection window now allows the channel list to be sorted by any of the displayed columns by clicking the appropriate column header.
  • Fixed a bug where adding a channel not available on your selected platform caused the channel list to become scrambled.
  • TellyPrompter now remembers the positions of its windows, and remembers whether you were using the List or Grid view when starting up.
  • Added Regional Channel support. This allows channels that are only available in some parts of the UK to be displayed only if you can actually receive that channel. It also allows channel numbers to be reconfigured based upon your location (so for example, if you are in Wales, S4C will appears as channel number 4, instead of Channel 4). For new users, the region can be selected when first starting the program. For existing users, TellyPrompter will default to using a region of "England"; this can be changed from within the Channel Selection window.
  • Added channel categories. Each channel now has a category (Entertainment, Music, Sport, etc.) which allows you to see at-a-glance what type of channel you are selecting, and also allows you to add or remove selected channels based upon their categories (for example, you can now easily search all the Sport channels by asking TellyPrompter to include just channels whose category is "Sport").
  • Added a new option to only show the startup notification window once per day. If you log into your computer more than once per day, this can reduce the startup time for your subsequent logins.
  • Added a new context menu option to "Send programme details by email." Right-click a programme in the list or grid and select this option to open a new email message in your mail client with the details of the selected programme entered ready to be sent.
  • Added a new context menu option to "Copy programme details to the clipboard." Right-click a programme in the list or grid and select this option to copy the details of the selected programme to the clipboard so that you can paste them into another application.
  • Added a new context menu item to search for the selected programme in the IMDB (Internet Movie Database)
  • After adding a new channel to your channel selection, TellyPrompter will now download the programme details for just the new channel, not the entire channel selection.
  • Fixed the Ctrl+(key) shortkey key combinations when viewing the programme grid. Previously the shortcut keys were ignored in this view.

TellyPrompter is a television programme guide and reminder service for UK TV channels.

The application allows you to create flexible programme reminders, and notifies you each day about all of your favourite programmes that are due to be shown in the next week. It also provides search facilities and simple but efficient programme list and grid displays across its set of channels.

TellyPrompter offers listings for around 170 UK TV channels. Listings can easily be customised for analogue, Sky, Virgin Media and Freeview viewers. For more information, see the screenshots and features list below.

TellyPrompter is licenced as freeware and is available to download now.

The programme listings used by TellyPrompter are provided by Radio Times.

TellyPrompter is for personal use only.

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TellyPrompter 1.5