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.

May 31st 2015

Amazon Payments Disabled

Amazon has discontinued the payment service we were using. We're looking into another alternative to PayPal. In the mean time, consider a prepaid debit card and a disposable email if you don't want to use a PayPal account and can't wait. The PayPal email doesn't have to match your SD email.

Update 2015-07-08
Sorry for the delay, but it looks like to use the new libraries we need to update a lot of back-end software and deal with required code changes. Progress is being made.

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

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