The slow death of TV guides

Erik Kohanik and the disappearing TV column

Erik Kohanik and the disappearing TV column

Next time you’re browsing through your digital cable or satellite on-screen guide, give a thought to Eric Kohanik, who until recently provided what little editorial content was left in Canwest’s TV Times. Now even that was deemed too much, according to Bill Brioux.

TV Guide in Canada ceased paper production long ago, and the TV Times that’s distributed in Canwest’s newspapers (including The Gazette) is a shell of its former self (now it’s just a few pages of daytime and prime-time grids for the most popular channels).

This is what you talk about when you’re talking about technology cutting jobs and creating others. Some people with basic analog cable are still attached to their paper-based guides, but more and more are throwing them straight into the recycling bin.

It seems no one watches The Watcher.

One thought on “The slow death of TV guides

  1. donna m k macdonald

    I am one of the many who has lost out on my tv guide– I was a subscriber for at least 30 yrs and suddenly,sorry but your out of luck. I then switched to the gazette tv times and guess what,you srewed with that too. I really really really really would like to have a full day listing but the powers that be in your industry say different and even though I am one of those paying your bills, my needs and wants are disregarded. I am NOT a happy camper


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