XMLTV 0.5.48 has been released.
The primary purpose of this release is to distribute the new tv_grab_na_dd for US/Canadian listings.
On September 1, Tribune Media Services is discontinuing their free Zap2IT labs service, which provided data to tv_grab_na_dd.
A number of open source application leaders (disclaimer: myself included) have responded to the Z2L closure by forming a non-profit organization, Schedules Direct (http://schedulesdirect.org), in order to provide the data we've come to expect from Zap2IT labs.
As Schedules Direct must purchase the data from Tribune Media Services, US/Canadian listings through tv_grab_na_dd are no longer free. Schedules Direct will strive to keep the pricing as low as possible.
The tv_grab_na_dd in this distribution replaces the old Zap2IT labs based grabber. After you upgrade, you'll need to run --configure again. NA_DD users should not upgrade until they are ready to switch over.
The initial pricing for Schedules Direct is 7 days free then US$15 for 3 months. Within 3 months, SD will offer a recurring membership, hopefully at a much lower price (depends on the number of members).
I don't mean to make this sound like an ad, but a significant number of XMLTV users are effected and need to know all the information.
If someone wants to develop a competing free US/Canadian grabber they are free to do so. It will be included in the distribution if meets our standards and doesn't violate the target's terms of service.
There are also unrelated changes to tv_grab_uk_rt in this release.
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