[mythtv-users] Getting local-access stations into Schedules Direct

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 20:07:52 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 6:20 AM, Jack McGee <jack at greendesk.net> wrote:
> f-myth-users at media.mit.edu wrote:
>> None of the local community-access television stations carried by my
>> cable feed have any listings in Schedules Direct
>>  do stations have to pay any
>> money to anyone to do so?
> I program two Community Access stations, and yes Tribune has to be paid to
> enter station data.  The cable co that carries us locally agreed to pay some
> years ago, and for years, I submitted a word file (!) for Tribune to
> apparently retype into their application.  That got updated every week, then
> it got passed onto another person at Tribune, they no longer reply to my
> email or update the listings I send.  So we have listings on Tribune, but it
> is a few years old!
> I don't have budget for any fancy dedicated application to create the
> schedule, it is created in excel, and imported into our playback system and
> a linked access table for printed reports.  I have been giving Tribune the
> excel sheet since they finally told me that would make their life easier.

I would have thought that exporting the data as csv from excel and
then running it through some xml tool would produce valid xmltv data.

I am not sure about access' ability to export in arbitrary formats,
but there must be some tool to take data from a database and export it
as xml.

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