As part of the recent relaunch of RadioTimes.com, this week we’re handing over responsibility for the maintenance and support of the XML TV feed to our tech partner on the site, MetaBroadcast, who is best placed to continue to develop and support the feed and service going forward.
We will still be providing listings data and the feed should continue to work as before, with the exception of film ratings and the Radio Times Choices, which are not supported on the new platform.
The first thing to say is don’t worry. The feed will remain at the same URL for now and in exactly the same format. MetaBroadcast is keen to understand how many people use the feed and, in general, work with everyone who uses the data to further improve it over time.
The second thing to know is both Radio Times and MetaBroadcast are committed to the XML TV community. We’d like your thoughts on how we can make it easier to access and process the data – please get in touch via MetaBroadcast’s Atlas discussion group.
How can we make the feed better? If you’re a developer, we’d love you to contribute, be it ideas or code, and the group is also the best place to report any problems with the feed. Hopefully there won’t be any, but it’s good to have a way to let us know how you’re getting on.