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Tom Loosemore

The BBC has released a proper, structure Web API for its TV and radio channels, based on EPG data already in Freeview.

It's here: http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/data/BbcWebApi

However, the non-BBC TV channels own the rights to their metadata, and licence them on a platform by platform basis. You can see from the lack of ITV listings on TV listings sites such as bleb.org that a web licence is not always forthcoming without royalties being paid.


Thanks Tom - we've been tinkering with the Backstage APIs and Bleb for a while, but as you say it'd be better to have something more formal and legal :)

Before I left Orange our lawyers started to investigate whether scraping and republishing might be allowed under fair use...I left before the investigation was complete!

Lady Jayne

Hey have you guys checked out this new viewmytv site? Its got some pretty wicked stuff up there.. better than joost i reckon.


check it!

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