Friday, October 17, 2008


It's sad that it's come to this. One of the most iconic magazines in America, TV Guide, has been sold for $1. That's right: Macrovision unloaded the mag to OpenGate Capital for one measly dollar. I understand what they really want are the Internet listings.

Still, it's more bad news for one of the most widely distributed magazines in the USA at one point in time. Having seen the current Hollywoodized version of this magazine, which is less about television and more about gossip and hype, I cannot say I am all that surprised.

Truly, this is a sign of the Apocalypse, or at least, a sure sign that the end is near for television. And the end of TV is coming sooner than you think, at least in the United States. As anyone who watches late-night weekend TV knows, you Americans have until February 17, 2009 to get those digital converter boxes so you can still watch TV over the air, as all analog signals are being shut off!! So, yeah -- the end of TV is coming, soon.

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