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VCR Plus+ Codes will no longer be available in publications after May 2010.
What has prompted this decision?
Over the last several years, sales of Rovi's PlusCode-enabled devices have declined significantly. In addition, the number of publications providing PlusCode listings has steadily decreased as those publications transition into the digital age.
While VCR Plus+ has been hugely successful since its launch in 1990, the analog switch off and conversion to digital-only broadcasting has made it increasingly difficult to support this product from a technological standpoint. In addition, cable and satellite DVRs have effectively replaced VCR Plus+ as the recording mechanism of choice for most consumers due to the increased number of channels and data delivery options that are now available.
Given these large scale changes in the broadcasting landscape, Rovi will cease providing VCR Plus+ Codes to publications that have historically printed PlusCode listings, after May 2010.
Please note that certain publications may choose to continue providing PlusCode listings after May 2010, but they are not obligated to do so. However, users who wish to continue using a VCR Plus+ enabled device to make a recording may generate PlusCodes online using our automatic generator tool: www.vcrplus.com/p-code.asp
For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page:
VCR Plus+ User FAQs (NOTE: Log-in required to access, click here to register)
Newspaper Publisher FAQs