Global Video Data (GVD)


Global Pay TV operators, device manufacturers and online services often face challenges sourcing entertainment data for diverse regional markets as they launch products internationally. Access to local TV schedules and descriptive data for movies and TV programs on a global scale is critical to expanding their international footprints.

Global Video Data (GVD) is the premier source for worldwide TV and movie metadata. Gracenote customers can tap into this single, comprehensive video data set to strengthen their international presence and develop innovative new products to ship globally.

At its core, GVD features information and imagery for millions of TV programs internationally. A standard data format and Gracenote IDs enable connections between TV schedule and on-demand content, turbo-charging search and discovery experiences for viewers.

GVD provides:

  • Unified Data Schema: Single global data set with normalized, consistent format
  • Country-First Data Model: Simplified delivery of applicable data at the country level
  • Gracenote IDs: Consistent ID schema across all international content
  • Cross-Platform Content Availability: Combined TV and on-demand catalogs from VOD and OTT Sources
  • API Delivery: Streamlined data delivery and near real-time updates via a single API

Data Set Features include:

  • Local linear TV schedules
  • Expanded TV channel lineups and triplets
  • Detailed TV show and movie information including program series & episode descriptions, genres, and more
  • Vast imagery library for programs, cast/celebrities, channel logos
  • VOD, OTT availability data across 200+ providers

Common use cases for GVD are:

  • Deliver the 14-day Schedule and Program data for a specific line-up
  • Deliver all of the relevant programs for a Country Specific Database
  • Deliver thousands of channels across an international territory


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