[mythtv-users] looks like ananova pulled the plug on tv_grab_uk

Kevin Denniss kdenniss at civica.co.uk
Fri Jan 23 12:23:12 EST 2004

Actually, forget that, I've just realised it's by DigiGuide so running any tools against it would be a no-no.

Sorry, should have noticed that one straight away!


-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Denniss 
Sent: 23 January 2004 17:10
To: 'Discussion about mythtv'
Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] looks like ananova pulled the plug on

Hi all,

I don't know if anyones mentioned this but IMDB has a pretty clean web based TV guide at http://uk.imdb.com/uktv. I'm not a programmer so I don't know how hard it would be but it certainly looks alot easier to navigate than the Radio Times site. Seems to have most channels too.


-----Original Message-----
From: Joshua Pollak [mailto:pardsbane at offthehill.org]
Sent: 23 January 2004 16:12
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] looks like ananova pulled the plug on

Here's an idea no one has mentioned yet: What about a project to  
manually collect and keep this data up to date? The data could be  
maintained by volunteers, who perhaps volunteer to handle manually  
enter one day of one channel each time its their turn. A website could  
be setup to assign users to days/channels, and email them a week in  
advance. If enough volunteers sign up, you might not have enter the  
data very often at all.

The advantage of this is that people could get the data from any source  
they want, the paper, TV Guide, whatever. It also has the possibility  
of letting people add more detail than would normally appear, say user  
ratings, reviews, etc.

Once a show/episode is entered in the database, it wouldn't be hard to  
just select it from a pull down, so future showings wouldn't require  
duplicate typing.


On Jan 23, 2004, at 3:25 AM, Malc wrote:

> I also bumped into http://www.onthebox.com/ seems to html only, but  
> has a wider range of channels than beeb.
> Happy to help test (My perl is not that strong)  any listings sites we  > choose to use
> -malc-
> Mark Cooper wrote:
>> Just come across http://www.bleb.org/tv2/ which seems to be providing  >> UK listings in XML format...
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