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TV Guide death watch?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, May 5, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/source-tv-guide-is-getting-gutted-today/ (LA Weekly blog; I got the link from Media Bistro's Revolving Door Newsletter)

    Apparently this was posted Wednesday on the originating site.

    In the meantime, TV Guide is guaranteeing its advertising clients' ratings will be higher ...

    http://www.tvweek.com/news/2008/05/bold_ad_promise_ratings_will_r.php

    I stopped reading TV Guide a couple of years ago when they stopped running locality-specific TV listing grids. For that matter, I don't even read the local fishwrap's TV section anymore (I just use the DirecTV guide).
     
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I too use the on-screen guide I get with my cable system, which usually runs a week ahead. I think that technology is key to the demise of the need for a TV book.
     
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Hmmm.
    Sort of like newspapers?
     
  4. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Nah, the on-screen guide only tells me the news is on, not what it is.

    Like I watch the evening news anyway.
     
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I meant about technology being the key to the demise.
     
  6. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Man, I need to work on my sarcasm.
     
  7. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    I just hope they find an outlet for the puzzle.

    5 Across: "Bosom Buddies" star ____ Hanks
     
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    How many letters?
     
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    If it dies, it dies...

    I still enjoy my collection of Fall Preview issues (amazing to see some of the crap networks actually thought people would watch. But it seemed to be less and less about TV.
     
  10. Rex Harrison

    Rex Harrison Member

    Haven't bought a TV Guide in years. No point when I have Dish. My local paper tossed it's TV weekly tab long ago. Last I remember, they were still running VCR Plus codes.
     
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Well, if we're losing the TV Guide crossword, at least we have this.

    http://www.variety-games.com/CW/Puzzles/386093072-puzzle.htm
     
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]

    Frank Costanza weeps.
     
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