[mythtv-users] Mention of SchedulesDirect on Zap2It Labs

David Schmidt david.schmidt.in.dallas at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 14:04:58 UTC 2007

Yeah, I got the same thing in private email from them yesterday (I had
emailed asking status during the unplanned outage after the

Seems they are doing a *very* good job of getting the word out....

On 8/9/07, Ramon Redondo <malinon at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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