This tool extracts the program guides from the OzTivo servers and creates an XMLTV file for the EyeTV PVR.

I have a Mac Mini with EyeTV set up as as home media centre.  I wrote this Java application to download the program guides from the OzTivo site, mainly to get data for Nine and Go! which do not transmit a DVB program guide.

<rant>How are we suppose to watch their shows/ads if we do not know what is on?</rant>

This is the first version for this tool and I have not completed all of the features. I have developed this tool for Mac OS X, but it will work with Windows and Linux. Please let me know of your experiences with this tool so that I can improve it.


  • Read these instructions
  • Create a new folder
  • Click xmltv.jar
  • Click Save and select the folder from above
  • Double-click on the xmltv.jar file
  • Select the channels to download
  • Click Process
  • Watch the progress messages, wait for the Finished message
  • Drag the xmltv.xml file onto the EyeTV icon in the dock
  • Finished!

To do

  • Package as Mac OS X application bundle
  • Add Apple Script to integrate with EyeTV
  • Automatically schedule downloads

For more information about how this tool uses the OzTivo guides see here.


Need help? Let me take care of your IT issues.

Share this page

Scroll to Top