[mythtv-users] Pay for listings [was Zap2it Labs Shutting Down?]
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Thu Jun 21 18:19:55 UTC 2007
On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 01:34:07AM +0200, Stephen Boddy wrote:
> So the two significant questions are:
> 1 - Are the TV networks restricted to providing information only to TMS?
> (i.e. an exclusive contract)
This isn't clear, but a) I'd bet not, and b) I can find out.
> 2 - Do the listings provided to TMS generate a revenue stream for them?
> (TMS pay direct, or revenue share with the station.)
Someone posted here that the stations pay TMS for the privilege.
> If not then a long term option is to create a P2P app which allows
Please see my comments on the Mooting an Architecture thread.
> crypto signed channels of information that a library could subscribe to.
> Then go to the station, and as a community offer to do the work of
> writing the wrapper that will convert their internal metadata format to
> xmltv standard, and then auto-post to the P2P channel.
On this point as well.
> I have no vested interest in this at this time, as my system is in the
> UK (big-ups to Radio Times), but as shown, the future is never certain.
Yes... yes indeed.
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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