[mythtv-users] Zap2it Labs Shutting Down?

Todd Ignasiak ignasiak at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 15:51:04 UTC 2007

On 6/20/07, Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 09:13 -0400, Bill wrote:
> > Anyone from the mythtv development team planning to contact them to work out
> > a deal?
> Don't panic!
> They contacted Issac just before they went public.
> Some serious people are talking about licensing the data from
> TMS, but this will take a little time to work out. We have no
> idea of the number of MythTV users that use DataDirect listings,
> nor how much TMS charges for commercial access to their data
> stream.

How about creating a completely different service rather than being at
the mercy of of a company that sees this as an annoyance?  Obviously,
there are big challenges, but being self sufficient seems to fit well
with the rest of MythTV.

Hosting:  Google Base?   P2P based data sharing?

Guide Data Acquisition:  Combine several sources..  PSIP/EIT, feeds
directly from stations, screen scraping, direct user input.

With a custom solution, the data could also be extended to better meet
MythTV needs.  For example, commercial cutpoint information could be
added after broadcast to help with commflag analysis.

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