Welcome to Schedules Direct

Schedules Direct is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public about the benefits of Open Source Software and other free software, provide support functions for such software, and provide funding for research that facilitates the improvement or creation of Open Source Software and other free software for the benefit of the public at large.

The cost of membership is currently US$25/year, with a 7 day free trial. A 2 month membership is also available for US$6 for those who do not wish to commit to an entire year.

Your membership fees help us fund programs to help your favorite Open Source projects. In exchange, our members receive access to raw U.S./Canadian TV listing data for the Free and Open Source Applications they use. Those applications then use the data to provide things like PVR functionality, search tools, and private channel grids. For more information, please read about our membership benefits and what your money helps us do for the Open Source community on our ABOUT US page.

You should also check out our FAQ and FORUMS.

For news, check out Announcements in our forum.


November 13th 2014

DataDirect (SD-DD) data service blocking

One problem we've seen taking over the DataDirect service is poorly written applications attempting downloads too frequently (especially after errors).

We've implemented blocking of those IPs on the data server. If you get a connect error and the SD web page doesn't report a service problem you may have been blocked.

For details see the forum topic: Problems connecting to sd-dd servers ( blocking )

October 30th 2014

Our DataDirect service stands alone!

At our request, Gracenote/Tribune is now sending all DataDirect requests to our servers. Tribune is scheduled to shut down their DataDirect service on Nov 1. The old DataDirect DNS name can stop working at any time.

Everyone is strongly urged to upgrade their application, modify the hostname in your application, or implement the host file change. If you've already updated your application to use the new services, nothing else is needed.

For more information or to ask questions, please see the topic n our forum. HERE

October 20th 2014

SD-DD service growing pains (fixed)

The DataDirect replacement service is having some growing pains. Please bear with us while we work out the kinks. Try again in a few HOURS not minutes. If the problem persists, let us know (preferably in the forum) No reason to post if others have the same issue.

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