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.
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April 1st 2015
email about midnight data polls
We've gotten lots of feedback from our email about polling for
data at midnight. It seems there is some timezone confusion
between the MythTV scheduler and our suggested time generator.
If you're already using the auto-scheduler, nothing needs to be done.
We'll fix it on our end... and sorry about the confusion.
February 9th 2015
old Tribune webserver no longer serving documents
There are multiple reports that the Tribune webservers are no longer serving
WSDL documents. I realize that is greek to most folks, but what it basically means
is Tribune has removed another one of the legacy servers.
Everyone *should* be using an updated application or a "hosts file"
update by now. If you're not, you may not be working any more!
For details on what is going on: Schedules Direct migration to self-hosting
Click here for older news items...
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 )