Kodi SImple IPTV Client

Hi Guys, Apologies if this is in the wrong section. I new to home assistant, like its was installed this morning, using Kodi 19.3, windows 10. My home automation is using vmware vdmk image lastest from website. I have kodi as a test come up in the home automation and it works a treat, very impressed. One thing i cannot seem to work out is home automation shows me the iptc channels, but the icons are blank and the names are blank? I can see them all fine in the kodi web interface, and clicking on them launches the channel, it’s just not passing through the details. Any ideas?