From The Age:
"The free-to-air television industry has declared war on ad-skipping personal video recorders as it prepares to release a free electronic program guide for the first time.
Despite releasing the guide, the industry is pressuring PVR makers to limit the advertisement-skipping functions of their products before they are authorised to access it."
Remember when Jamie Kellner of Turner Broadcasting said, five years ago, that viewers have a contract to "watch the spots", that anyone skipping ads was "actually stealing the programming" but there could be a "certain amount of tolerance for going to the bathroom."?
Update: See also No EPG for you! at iTWire.