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Canada: No more TV Guide

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


    Yesterday, Transcontinental Media announced the magazine — 243,695 in circulation at last count — will soon cease print copies and will move online. As of yesterday morning, six people were let go, leaving 28 others behind.

    The last print issue will be on stands Nov. 20 and the Web launch — at http://www.tvguide.ca — is scheduled for Nov. 28.
    "I am surprised it's taken them that long to cancel the print publication," Chan says.
    TV Guide in Canada — acquired by Transcontinental in its 2000 takeover of Telemedia, which had published it since 1976 — is a separate entity from TV Guide in the United States, which dates to 1953 and is owned by Gemstar-TV Guide International, controlled by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    They "revamped" TV guide about 6 or 8 months ago and trying to find the listings was nigh impossible.

    We have digital cable so we just use the on screen TV guide now.
  3. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    And in Canada, they move the screen at a slower rate than they do in the states, just so you can understand the selections between hockey games and curling showdowns.
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    TV Guide has tried to move more in the direction of entertainment magazine, but it's probably a losing battle.
    People used to get TV Guide for the TV listings, and those are no longer necessary.
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