After 6 decades, TV Guide Canada fades to black

Global News

TV Guide Canada, which once vied with Readers Digest as the most widely circulated magazine in the country, has quietly gone dark.

Staff at the publication, which went digital-only several years ago, were told Wednesday by current owner Transcontinental the iconic television listings magazine is being shut down, effective immediately.

The move affects about five editorial staff, while the fate of the group that puts the listings together isn’t known yet.

A TV listings schedule is still sold to newspapers across the country as well as to Bell’s television service, a person familiar with the matter said.

Like its U.S. counterpart, the Canadian publication has been around since the early 1950s, growing through the ’60s and ’70s – alongside television and then, cable — to become a fixture on living room coffee tables next to remote controls across the country.

In 2000, Transcontinental acquired TV Guide Canada from Telemedia…

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