TV Guide Shrinking Magazine in Major Redesign

Magazine promises “bigger and splashier photography” — on a smaller scale

TV Guide announced a major overhaul for its print edition that will reduce its publication size to 7 by 10 inches. The size shift will go in effect for the August 11 issue.

“It’s roughly the size of an iPad,” magazine spokesman Howard Polskin told TheWrap.

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The magazine’s old dimensions were 7 3/8 by 10 1/4 inches. Until July 2005, it was sold for 52 years as a digest small enough to sit on the arm of an easy chair, next to the remote.

The publication says in a news release that the changes are part of a “contemporary redesign of the magazine offering readers enhanced editorial features, bigger and splashier photography, and more recommendations on television programming in all forms.”

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“The new TV Guide Magazine will be edited to align with the new ways that viewers watch television across a variety of new services and devices,” TV Guide editor-in-chief Doug Brod said in a statement. “Our editorial staff is dedicated to creating the most useful and entertaining editorial content for millions of devoted viewers who are enjoying a new Golden Age of television.”