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CBS Poised To Buy Half Of TV Guide, Partner With Lionsgate

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by APB101, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. APB101

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    Sep 1, 2010
    CBS Poised To Buy Half Of TV Guide, Partner With Lionsgate

    By Nellie Andreeva (03.22.2013)
    @ http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/cbs-acquiring-tv-guide-partner-with-lionsgate/

  2. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I was actually going to ask (in all seriousness), is TV Guide really relevant anymore? I'm sure there are still people out there that don't have an interactive guide, but its got to be a limited market, since it doesn't require a DVR.
  4. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    TV Guide, the magazine, is a separate business. This deal is for the TV channel and the website only. And if you haven't tuned into this channel in the last few years it isn't a programming/channel guide anymore it's mostly reality type programming and entertainment news.
  5. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    This is the first jump by CBS into a non-sports, non-premium cable channel. Presumably the plan will be to compete with NBCU's USA and Bravo. It has significant meaning in that CBS to date has focused on the broadcast channel and Showtime. It is the only major broadcast network that did not have a cable channel under its corporate umbrella. The company does own 50% of The CW, also a broadcast network.
  6. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    Sure glad it has nothing to do with the magazine which I subscribe to and enjoy reading. Right now the web site is very integrated with the magazine so it will be interesting how things change if this deal goes through.

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