27 July 2005
Shrinking to a larger size
In about ten weeks, TV Guide will be shorn of its channel-by-channel listings, which supposedly everyone reads on their cable channel or on the Web anyway, and will resurface as a full-sized, glossy-paper competitor to Entertainment Weekly and similar magazines.
I can understand why they'd want to do this putting out over a hundred regional editions has to cost them a bundle but frankly, I think I'd be more likely to renew my subscription (which expires in May) if they kept the magazine at digest size, where it's at least distinguishable from the two dozen other mags that wander into my mailbox every month.
At least, that's what I think now. We shall see when that first oversized issue shows up in mid-October. Meanwhile, the company has told The Oklahoman that the 237 TV Guide staffers in Tulsa will not be affected by the change.Posted at 10:48 AM to Almost Yogurt