[mythtv-users] looks like ananova pulled the plug on
paul_woodward at fastnet.co.uk
Fri Jan 23 12:51:35 EST 2004
It's provided by digiguide, so has ramifications discussed earlier, but it does seem very complete (even has categories). It also goes up till 5th Feb which is about 2 weeks. I've never written a parser, but the page looks clean enough, e.g.:
<td width="95%" valign="top" align="left"><p class="wbl"><span class="bold">Gardens Unplugged</span><span class="catname"> (Gardening)</span><br>Simon Harrison-Knibbs and Ryan Durrant have advice on how to create the perfect garden. The duo build a spacious patio in the back garden of a house in Wandsworth.</p></td></tr>
I think it has potential unless they:
a) mess with the feeds to reformat it at random (like yahoo do with stocks pages)
Anyone know enough to give it a try?
> 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.
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> From: Joshua Pollak [mailto:pardsbane at offthehill.org]
> Sent: 23 January 2004 16:12
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> 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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