Open Source "TV Browser" project drops 16 channel listings in face of usage fees
Saturday, December 22, 2007
According to a press release by the TV-Browser team, the collecting society VG Media plans to collect a usage fee for channel-program-data in EPGs beginning next year. Users will be charged between 0.02 and 0.04 € cents per page-view with a minimum fixed fee of at least 2000€.
The Open-Source-project can not and does not wish to pay this fee; developers are considering showing certain programme highlights from the channels in question.
A petition has been started to convince VG Media to abandon this charge fee.
|This is a complete or partial translation of the article "Nutzungsgebühren für Programmdaten: Open-Source-Projekt TV-Browser entfernt Privatsender", from the German language Wikinews, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.|
- TV-Browser-Team. "Eine gute und eine schlechte Nachricht..." — , December 16, 2007
- anw/c't. "Open-Source-Projekt nimmt 16 Sender aus seinem "TV-Browser"" — , December 16, 2007