[mythtv-users] Let's get our heads straight here on listings solutions
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Fri Jun 22 18:27:56 UTC 2007
On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 11:14:29AM -0700, David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Jun 22, 2007, at 10:45 AM, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 12:26:33PM -0500, jedi at mishnet.org wrote:
> >> They're already giving it away for free. We're only asking them to
> >> provide it in a slightly different format. This was what led to the
> >> original Zap2it labs arrangement.
> > Actually, they're (the stations) *paying* to give it away, as I noted
> > in my reply to him.
> The real fly in the ointment, besides the impracticality of
> convincing hundreds of TV stations to sign on to the idea, might be
> their contract with TMS. If it demands exclusivity we may be out of
Indeed. But I don't see that it can; TV Guide ran local listings well
after TMS got in the game, and they're owned by Gemstar.
> I suspect the terms of these contracts are closely guarded, so
> finding this out might be tricky.
Maybe, maybe not. I'm sniffing my contacts.
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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