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.


August 9th 2022

2022-08-10 SD-JSON service problems

We are aware of the JSON service problem and it is being worked.

It is not related to any planned work

UPDATE: JSON is back online, but the images database is being rebuilt.. no images are currently available

May 22nd 2022

2022-05-20 SD-JSON service problems

a change was recently made to the SD-JSON service and it is causing problems with many applications.

We are aware of it and it is being worked.

The forum link describing the work is HERE

UPDATE: The old version has been put back in service

January 14th 2021

Emby will be blocked from SD-JSON on June 1

It is come to our attention that many Emby users are still using the Schedules Direct data service.

Schedules Direct is licensed by Gracenote to provide data to only non-commercial (hobbyist) applications. Two years ago, Emby decided to go commercial with the release of Emby Premier, so using our data with Emby is a violation of our terms. Emby sent a notification to its users, and we didn't realize that some people continued to use data from us.

On June 1, 2021 we will block the Emby application from the SD-JSON service.

The predecessor to Schedules Direct (zap2it labs) was shut down partially due to abuse by commercial products. We don't want the same thing to happen to us. Hobbyist applications have no where else to go. Please respect the restrictions placed upon us by the copyright holder.

FYI, using data obtained by us in an unapproved application via XMLTV or other formats still violates those terms.

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