Thursday, July 03, 2014

TV Guide online-only edition eliminated

TV Guide Canada, which has been a shadow of its former self, is ending its 61 year run. According to a Canadian Press story, Transcontinental Media is eliminating its last remaining full-time editorial position which had been used to produce an online-only edition since 2006. TV Guide Canada started publishing in 1953 and was spun off from its U.S. counterpart TV Guide in 1977.
Transcontinental Media (TSX:TCL.A) acquired it from Telemedia in 2000. It subsequently underwent a string of changes and by 2005 it was reduced from six regional editions to two — one for Eastern Canada and one for Western Canada. 
Aside from special editions, the print version was cancelled entirely in 2006 when TV Guide Canada became available online only. 
In December 2012, tvguide.ca was incorporated into Bell Canada's lifestyle and entertainment webmagazine, The Loop.
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