Type of site
|Online database for television programs|
|Created by||Original database website by Josh Walters|
|Alexa rank||14 303 (May 2015[update])|
|Registration||Registration is optional for members to participate in discussions, comments, ratings, and voting.|
TheTVDB.com is a community driven database of television shows. All content and images on the site have been contributed by the site's users; the site uses collaborative editing to maintain standards and quality. The database schema and website are open source under the GNU General Public License.
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.
The site has a full JSON 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 Yahoo.com); the MP-TVSeries plugin for MediaPortal, Numote (iPhone/Android app and set-top device), and more.