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Easy TV Data Promises TV Listings for Myth TV Users

Jul 17, 2007, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"A group of developers from free software digital video recorder (DVR) related projects announced the first step towards a solution for obtaining free television listing information this week. The search for such a free guide data source has been on since June, when Zap2it Labs announced it would shut down its free, XML-based service as of September 1.

"Zap2it's announcement cited 'continued misuse' of the service--which it had offered "to hobbyists for their own personal, noncommercial' use--and 'other business factors' as reasons for discontinuing the service. Zap2it is a product of Tribune Media Services, a commercial TV listings provider supplying information to newspapers and proprietary DVRs..."

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