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Type of site
Online database for television programs
Available in English
Created by Original database website by Josh Walters
Alexa rank Negative increase 14 303 (May 2015)[1]
Commercial No
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Current status Active 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.[2]


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 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; the MP-TVSeries plugin for MediaPortal, Numote (iPhone/Android app and set-top device), and more.[3]

The TV oriented website TVShow Time uses TheTVDB's database as a source for all the TV shows and episode descriptions in it.


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Add-on:The TVDB". XBMC. February 27, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Home Page". Retrieved December 30, 2013.