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.


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

September 2nd 2014

Problems adding lineups (fixed)

Lineup problems have been resolved

Account signups have been re-enabled.

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.

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