The TV Listings Manager console is intended for PBS stations only, and is primarily targeted for station traffic users. Access is not available to the general public.
The TV Listings Manager console provides a way for stations to modify their individual, local TV Schedule listings (up to two weeks in the future) displayed within PBS Digital products. These are the listings users see in the station's localized version of PBS.org, in PBS apps/OTT, and when stations embed the PBS TV Schedule modules on their own sites.
The tool is not intended for stations to submit or edit their entire schedules. It should only be used to update or correct individual listings.
NEW: Stations do not need to send updates made in TV Listings Manager to Gracenote. All updates made in the console during the day will be automatically delivered to Gracenote early the following morning, at 4AM ET.
Updates made in TV Listings Manager are distributed across PBS platforms in a timely manner (see table below). The same updates are sent to Gracenote the following morning (4AM ET), so they can have the new data available for their other customers. Unfortunately, TiVo (formerly Rovi) will not accept our automated updates, so you'll have to contact them directly if delivery to them is a requirement for you.
Please follow the steps below to request an account for the TV Listings Manager console.
To ensure that you are affiliated with a PBS station, please provide a valid station email address when requesting account access.
Listings can only be scheduled two weeks out.
After logging in to the TV Listings Manager, begin by making sure you are viewing the station and channel to which the listing belongs, as well as the date on which the listing appears.
The timezone is auto-selected according to the timezone in which the selected station resides.
Once you are in the tool, you can:
When will updates appear within PBS products?
Station Bento sites
|Within 90 minutes|
PBS-provided TV Schedules modules
|Within 30 minutes|
|Apps||Each time the app is opened|
|PBS.org What's On module (appears below main carousel on the homepage)||Within 90 minutes|
|Air Dates||Due to technical complications, Air Dates modules are not updated at this time.|
“The time period you’ve selected includes one or more listings which can’t be processed because they have more than one content type (e.g. movie, OTO, program)”
This error occurs when there is a listing that has, over time, been assigned more than one content type by Gracenote. This results in two different IDs for the listing in our system. Since we cannot determine which ID to use, we are not able to update this type of listing. If you encounter this error, your update will need to be sent directly to Rovi.