I had an idea for a program last night, while checking the TV guide. I'm sure that a service like it must exist, but it would be cool to try and code something.
With the large number of TV channels, it is often the case that I will miss a program worth watching on an obscure channel. I can't be bothered with keeping a TV schedule handy. More times than not I see a program that I want to watch but will forget about it at the appropriate time.
What I wan't to be able to do is key in a profile of types of programs that I would like to watch (documentary, films etc). The system will then email me at an approptiate time with the nights listings. I would also like to be able to mark a particular program, and have a SMS sent to my phone before the program starts.
Such a simple idea has already been part of a BBC backstage competition. However having a quick look at the entrants it seems that are not quite what I'm looking for. I did find one idea, that looked like it was exactly what I am thinking off, but it only relies on the BBC content.
A couple of related notes.
- I'm going to subscribe to the BBC Backstage feed
- Can I embed feeds directly in to Wordpress, so I can take my feeds where I go.