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XMLTV is a few things with the same name.

  • XMLTV is a very popular XML based file format for describing TV listings. see XMLTVFormat
  • XMLTV is an interface contract between programs the emit guide data and programs that consume it. see HowtoWriteAGrabber and HowtoUseGrabbers
  • XMLTV is a perl module that helps to create XMLTV formatted documents. see XMLTVModule
  • XMLTV is a collection of tools to obtain, manipulate, and search TV Listings. see XMLTVProject

Most of this Wiki has to do with the XMLTVProject

XMLTV Project Status

(for more info see XMLTVProject)

The current release (0.5.61) was made on 2011-06-22 and is available at

  • Changes in this release (0.5.61)
   tv_grab_re       - disable broken grabber
   tv_grab_na_dtv   - disable broken grabber
   tv_grab_fr_kazer - new graber for
   tv_grab_ar       - rewrite! back in distro
   tv_grab_fi       - rewrite! back in distro
   lots of grabber updates. See Changelog for details

And some bugfixes and polish.

Related Projects

There are lots of applications that use XMLTV-formatted files., these include guide viewers and PVRs. There are also some grabbers not included in the XMLTV project distribution. See XmltvRelatedProjects.

The XmltvUnrelatedProjects are things which don't use the XMLTV format but are somehow connected to TV listings.

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