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.

November 13th 2019

Windows Media Center Lives On!

While we normally cannot provide data for use on commercial products, Gracenote has granted an exception for Windows Media Center as it is no longer an active product.

EPG123 (click for more info) can keep your Media Center running after their guide service shuts down!

December 15th 2017

SD-JSON Lineup ids in GBR are changing!

Effective 2017-12-15, the identifiers of lineups in GBR are being changed by our outstream data source.

We were trying to perform dynamic re-mapping of the old lineup names to the new names, but there are too many variations to effectively ensure that there was full coverage.

Members with the old-style GBR-000* lineups will have those lineups removed from their accounts and you'll need to use your application to "Add a headend" again. The new lineup options will have greater granularity for regional variations.

for more info see THIS forum post.

August 25th 2017

10 Years!!!

Can you believe it? Schedules Direct is a part of, and has been serving the Open Source Community for 10 years!

Here's to the next 10 years!

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