[mythtv-users] Mention of SchedulesDirect on Zap2It Labs

Ramon Redondo malinon at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 13:49:24 UTC 2007

The front page of Zap2it Labs (http://labs.zap2it.com) is directing
folks to check out Schedules Direct (http://www.schedulesdirect.org)
as an option listings.  Hopefully this will help Schedules Direct to
get the critical mass needed to be successful.

Unfortunately, they also suggested that people 'setup their membership
today' which is a little premature since the site is not setup to do
so as of yet.

The message is quoted below:
IMPORTANT MESSAGE:  August 8, 2007

Zap2it Labs received many emails inquiring if television listings
could be provided on a paid for basis once the current service is
discontinued. Today we are pleased to announce an agreement that will
allow for many of you to continue to have access to your personal
television listings data.

In collaboration with Schedules Direct, a non-profit organization
created by founding members of MythTV and XMLTV, an agreement has been
reached that will continue to support the open source and "freeware"
communities. As of September 1, 2007, there WILL BE an alternative
television listings source for certain Zap2it Labs users who become
members of Schedules Direct, which includes a membership fee.

While Schedules Direct will continue to support the open source
community and the users of "freeware", it will not support users of
"commercial" products, such as DVRs, that were purchased from either a
retail outlet or a company that used Zap2it Labs as its television
listings source.

For those of you who lived by the original spirit and intent of Zap2it
Labs and wish to continue to have access to listings, we encourage you
to visit Schedules Direct at http://www.schedulesdirect.org to set up
your personal Schedules Direct membership today!

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