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 6th 2016

Non-North American countries now supported!

After lots of discussion and analysis, we are now accepting members outside of North America. The SD-JSON service has had guide data for these regions, but we weren't sure how to deal with some international privacy laws.

Our Privacy Policy has been updated and simplified. We clarify that we are governed by the laws of the U.S. and Washington State. Members in other regions acknowledge that privacy laws specific to your region are not relevant to transactions with us.

We don't collect a lot of personally identifiable info anyway!

January 16th 2016

Information on International accounts

As many of you know, our SD-JSON service has data for many locations outside the U.S./Canada. We're currently providing the data on a best effort basis.

We're in the U.S. and use U.S. based servers. Due to a recent ruling in the E.U., U.S. companies are required to comply with E.U. privacy rules for customers in the E.U.

We've trying to find a E.U. lawyer to explain how we can legally have members in the E.U.

September 4th 2015

Another database problem on the new host

Just found a database sync script that doesn't work correctly on the new host!

The bad news is I needed to restore from a backup. If you recently created an account, reset your password or made some other account edits that don't appear to be there, you're not losing your mind... those changes may have been lost. Please make them again.

Sorry about that.

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