[mythtv-users] IMDB has TV listings.
david.schmidt.in.dallas at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 15:34:28 UTC 2007
On 6/22/07, Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:
> Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 10:10:53AM -0400, Christopher X. Candreva wrote:
> >> On Fri, 22 Jun 2007, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> >>> Both of them charge all of their customers, both of them charge based
> >>> on what use the customer makes of the data, both of them would almost
> >>> certainly increase the charge to anyone who wanted to let 200K of *us*
> >>> take the data, whether those people charged us, or not.
> >> True, however if IMDB uses TMS for data, TMS might be willing to not
> >> increase their rates if it meant off-loading this problem to them. IMDB is
> >> also owned by Amazon, who could possibly might have a reason to absorb the
> >> cost if they though it worth PR.
> > Sure. Several possible targets might see fit to replace Z2L, and TMS
> > *might* see fit to let them.
> > Those of us who subscribe to "-11.1%" as the most likely reason for
> > this event, though, probably wouldn't expect it.
> >> I noticed IMDB add links to their own content from their listings - the
> >> entry for the show, board, photos, etc. If the Myth guide could follow those
> >> links, bring up the Muyth web browser -- and show their ads -- IMDB/Amazon
> >> might have an incentive to work with us on this.
> > Oh yeah; IMDB would be a good choice for precisely that reason.
> >> It has been pointed out what is missing from IMDB local listings (mine were
> >> complete at least), so maybe it isn't worth it. However it doesn't hurt to
> >> ask.
> > True.
> > Keep an eye on the other two threads on this as well for more thoughts.
> IMDB does carry listings, but they are not very complete. As an
> example, in my area, they do not carry the listings for DirecTV. And,
> while they do technically have listings (eg: listing of "TMS" shows),
> there is no mapping to the channel number.
They also appear to have timezone issues. I'm in the Central Zone
where primetime is 7-10 but it shows primetime as 8-11.
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