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.


October 20th 2014

SD-DD service growing pains

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.

October 15th 2014

New DataDirect service going live

We plan on working with Gracenote (formerly Tribune Media Services) to test our new DataDirect "drop in replacement" server.

Soon, half of the DataDirect requests will be sent to our new server, the other half to the old ones. The idea is for folks who will fail 100% of the time on Nov 1, fail 50% now and we'll have time to fix the problems.

If you do experience a problem, please let us know.

There is a discussion thread in the forum HERE.

September 11th 2014

Major Service Change coming to Schedules Direct

We have been informed that our data source: Gracenote (formerly Tribune Media Services) will be ending the guide data service currently used by most SD members. Their plan is to end support for this service on November 1, 2014.

Thankfully there is no need to panic, as Schedules Direct was already hard at work implementing a more modern JSON-based service using newer/better data feeds from TMS, as well as a service similar to the current method.

If you are an application developer, please come up with a plan for your users. If you are an end user, please be give your developers time to develop a plan.

For more details and dicussion please check out the THREAD IN OUR FORUM

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