The ShowView programming numbers are printed by TV Magazines, Newspapers, Online Guides and Electronic Programme Guides. It is they who decide which channels they wish to print the programming numbers for. They are generated under license from Macrovision using the software tools that we provide.
The ShowView number is a one-to-nine digit combination of numbers that simplifies the process of setting up the timer on your video recorder.
After a one-off initial installation, to ensure both your TV and video recorder are correctly set up to recognize the ShowView numbers, recording your favourite programme will be as easy as 1,2,3!