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Free, open source projects are welcome to use our API, images, and data as long as they provide attribution including a link to our site. If you sell your app, provide subscription based services, or sell advertising on your app or website, we consider you a commercial project. Commercial projects, both publicly and privately available to at least 10 users, are required to arrange a commercial license. Commercial projects are able to use our API without restriction during development. We often exclude projects from licensing fees until they are financially successful, but this is solely our decision.

We reserve the right to change our interfaces, fees, or licensing terms at any point without notice.


Attribution must say "TV information and images are provided by TheTVDB.com, but we are not endorsed or certified by TheTVDB.com or its affiliates." If no images are used, attribution should say "TV information is provided by TheTVDB.com, but we are not endorsed or certified by TheTVDB.com or its affiliates." Attribution must always refer to us as "TheTVDB.com" or "TheTVDB.com, LLC". Attribution links should go directly to our homepage or to the specific record related to your content. For example, if you're displaying the attribution on a page with Futurama content, you can link either to our homepage or to our Futurama page. Attribution including our logo must use one of the logos referenced on this page. Logos may be scaled, but should otherwise be unmodified. If you need a different variation of our logo, please contact us.

We allow exceptions to the rules on this page on a case by case basis. Please contact us for consideration.

Documentation and Assistance

Before requesting assistance, please review our API documentation. If you need additional assistance, please use our developer forum.

Legal Usage

We do not claim ownership of any of the images or data in the API. We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and expeditiously remove infringing content when properly notified. Any data and/or images you upload you expressly grant us a license to use. You are prohibited from using the images and/or data in connection with libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or otherwise offensive content.


Both commercial and non-commercial projects have the same process for obtaining an API key. Please create an account, visit your dashboard, and go to the API key section.

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