What is an EPG?

EPG stands for Electronic Programme Guide. It's an on-screen menu that tells you what TV and Radio programmes are available on your television. You normally find the EPG by pressing a button, such as ‘Guide’, on your TV/Set-top box remote control. 

EPG functionality differs slightly depending on what platform you use (Freeview, Freesat, Sky, etc.). Most allow you to see what programmes will be available for up to a week in advance. Some offer additional functionality, like the ability to see what programmes have been on in the previous week and then watch them using on-demand players like BBC iPlayer.

If you want to know what programmes are on the BBC, as well as using the EPG on your television, you can also look at the BBC TV Guide in BBC iPlayer.