In todays NZ Herald there is an article on MS Media Centre PC's being sold in NZ

Link to Article

As I live around the corner from the store that is selling them I popped in to check out the guide data.....

Unsurprisingly the answer was "No there is no guide data available for these systesm", however the sales person did go on to say that MS had been in discussion with TVNZ and SKY, both of whom were extremely negative about the idea of selling data to MS for use in these systems. Now thats a big surprise! He also went on to say that he was sure that someone would offer this service "really soon" because of the high demand.

I thought it was worth checking out, but looks as if the status is quo.