OnTV is a GNOME Applet written in Python using PyGTK, it uses XMLTV files to monitor current and upcoming TV programs. Features include:

  • Program descriptions as tooltips.
  • Remaining time of/until current and upcoming programs.
  • Program search dialog with incremental search.
  • Global keybindings for most common actions.
  • Program reminders.

and more...


Please see the roadmap for upcoming features and fixes

You can obtain the latest development snapshot of OnTV from GNOME Git by checking it out:

$ git clone git://git.gnome.org/ontv
Initialized empty Git repository in ontv/.git/
remote: Counting objects: 2604, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (609/609), done.
remote: Total 2604 (delta 1994), reused 2584 (delta 1981)
Receiving objects: 100% (2604/2604), 577.36 KiB | 185 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (1994/1994), done.

The source tree can also be viewed here.


OnTV 3.2.0
OnTV 3.0.0
OnTV 2.8.0
OnTV 2.6.0

Older releases can be found ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ontv/.

If you are using Ubuntu, you can also get packaged versions of GIT snapshots from this PPA. The packages might work for Debian too if you are lucky


Please see the README and FAQ for details on installation and usage.

Reporting bugs

Report any bugs you find in OnTV to GNOME Bugzilla under the OnTV product. But please browse and see if it has already been reported first.

OnTV is Copyright (C) 2007-2010 Johan Svedberg

OnTV is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2.


Johan Svedberg


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Attic/OnTV (last edited 2018-01-14 21:29:14 by SvitozarCherepii)