[python-uk] [OT] Petition to Make UK TV Listings Free for Use on the Web

Pete Ryland pdr at pdr.cx
Sun May 6 11:22:02 CEST 2007

On 04/05/07, Michael Foord <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
> Currently anyone publishing television listings in the UK is required by
> law under Schedule 17 of the Broadcasting Act 1990 to pay a royalty,
> which BDS (Broadcasting Data Services) collects on behalf of the
> broadcasters.

Interestingly, the radiotimes website has free (computer-parsable)
information available at xmltv.radiotimes.com.  BBC3, for example, is
available here:


I wrote a program to convert this to actual xmltv format, which is here:



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