I never understood why the old scrolling guide was on DirecTV in the first place. If I want to know what is on, I use the DirecTV guide, so I can navigate channels and times at my choice, rather than waiting for the channels to come around again on the TV Guide channel.
TV Guide channel used to only supply the scrolling guide version. And they had entertainment based programming (like a poor man's version of E!) in the box. It was the only way to get the channel.
The scroll part was silly for DirecTV, which *always* had guides. It took more mass of guide based systems for TV Guide to provide the non-scrolling version of the channel.
Today, the channel is more like a standard cable channel. Old shows, mid range old movies (Harry Met Sally is a perfect example) with commercials.
A reasonable addition (as reasonable as almost any Viacom channel