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.


March 26th 2014

Problems downloading data (resolved)

The recent data download problems appear to have been resolved. Please let us know if you are still having issues.

Just to be clear for those that were not familiar with the issue, the download system was never unusable, but sometimes members needed to kick off multiple downloads to get all the data they wanted.

January 27th 2014

gmail putting temporary blocks on our email

It has come to our attention that activation codes are not being received in a timely fashion by gmail users. According to our mail logs, Google is throttling us due to a potental spam. Of course we never send spam, and already do most fo their suggestions. Hopefully the matter will be resolved soon. If you do find a SD message in your gmail SPAM folder, please mark it as "NOT SPAM" so Google can get the hint. :)

January 16th 2014

ePVision is not supported!

It has come to our attention that a commercial DVR manufacturer is offering our guide data service. Schedules Direct is only licensed to provide data to non-commercial applications. Use of SD with ePVision and other commercial products (with a few granted exceptions) is not permitted. See Approved Apps for a list.

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