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A downloader for online TV sites

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What it is

teve is a command line downloader for a handful of Swedish TV sites. It is written for CHICKEN Scheme and usable as a stand-alone binary, interpreted script, embedded library or as a backend for other scripts. The source is free and open (ISC licensed).

Swedish users might want to visit the Huggpunkt BB.


There are other programs and services which does similar things. The aim of this project differs from most others in several aspects:

Getting started

Clone or download the source from the GitHub repo and read the included README file.

How to contribute

teve is developed on spare time. You are welcome to contribute through donations, coding, finding and reporting bugs, writing guides on how to use the program or documenting the workings of currently unsupported sites for later implementation into teve.

Further instructions on how to help will follow—later. For now, send an email to or visit the above mentioned BB to get in touch.

Why the untypable name?

[t̪eːveː] is (in IPA notation) how to pronounce the Swedish word ”teve”, which unsurprisingly means TV. (It's fine to just write teve.)