An advantage of the digital television is the textual overlay with title and further information about the current program. Furthermore this information permits the navigation and recording using the electronic program guide (EPG). The Bayerische Medien Technik (bmt) developed a system in collaboration with Kabel Deutschland on behalf of the BLM and the Bavarian local-TV-stations. The system enables the management and insertion of the service information (SI/EIT) for the current and the upcoming program and for seven days in the future.
Actual information about the current program of the Bavarian local-TV-stations are also available via ASTRA (SAT) for several years now and in the future via Entertain (IPTV).