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Web address
Commercial? No
Type of site Online database for television programs
Registration Registration is optional for members to participate in discussions, comments, ratings, and voting.
Available in English
Created by Original database website by Josh Walters
Alexa rank negative increase 21,586 (December 2013)[1]
Current status Active is a TV scraper. The site is an open database that can be modified by anybody and contains full meta data for many shows in different languages. All content and images on the site have been contributed by their users for users and use collaborative editing to maintain standards and quality. The database schema and website are open source under the GNU General Public License.[2]

Purpose[edit] is a community driven database of television shows. The stated aim to be the most complete and accurate source of information on TV series from many languages and countries. It provides a repository of series, season and episode images that can be used in various types of Home theater PC software to make the visual interface experience more appealing.[3]


The site has a full XML API that allows other software and websites to use this information. The API is currently being used by the myTV add-in for Windows Media Center, Kodi (formerly XBMC); Plex; the meeTVshows and TVNight plugins for Meedio (a digital recorder acquired by; the MP-TVSeries plugin for MediaPortal, Numote (iPhone/Android app and set-top device), and more.[3]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Add-on:The TVDB". XBMC. February 27, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Home Page". Retrieved December 30, 2013.