Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Zap2It Replacment Schedules Direct to be a fee-based TV Guide for US and Canada

There is a new update today about the Zap2It webguide replacement. Schedules Direct hopes to be the replacement for Zap2It for MythTV, GBPVR or MediaPortal Users who have been using Zap2It for TV Guide service on their HTPC. As mentioned in the past few months, Zap2It will stop providing free tv listings September 1, 2007. Since that time, a team of MythTV developers and others are working on a possible replacement for Zap2It.

From the website:

Schedules Direct is pleased to announce that it has licensed US and Canadian
television program information from Tribune Media Services. This data will be
distributed directly to the users of Open Source and Freeware
applications. Membership dues will be billed through PayPal and will be
offered to non-commercial users in the United States and Canada.
on pricing, terms of service, and a FAQ will be released shortly.