TV Choice

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TV Choice
TV Choice (magazine) cover.jpg
Editor-in-Chief Jon Peake
Categories TV magazines
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 1,219,107 (Aug 1999 – present)[1]
Print and digital editions.
Publisher Bauer
Year founded 1999
First issue August 1999
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website TVChoiceMagazine.co.uk
ISSN 2044-7337

TV Choice is a British weekly TV listings magazine published by H. Bauer Publishing, the UK subsidiary of family-run German company Bauer Media Group.[2] It features weekly TV broadcast programming listings, running from Saturday to Friday, and goes on sale every Tuesday.[3] A double issue is released to cover the Christmas & New Year period at a higher price.

Overview

Regular issues

Launched in August 1999, the magazine includes features on the most watched UK TV shows, the very popular British soaps, as well as films, puzzles, crosswords, a letters page and prize competitions.

From 29 February 2012, the cover price was increased by 3p from 42p to 45p. On 9 March 2013 the cover price was reduced to 38p and the next week, 16 March 2013, to 20p, to compete with TV Pick, a new rival magazine produced by Northern & Shell.[4] For the issue dated 13 July 2013 the price returned to 38p, one week after TV Pick raised its price to 39p. In December 2013, the price rose again to 45p, in 2015 it rose to 50p and 2016 again to 52p. In January 2017, the price rose to 55p. As of January 2018, the price rose to 57p, making it the highest price to date.

Christmas and New Year issues

The bumper Christmas & New Year issue is priced at £1 - in conjunction with rivals TV Guide and TV Times, but the 2017 bumper Christmas & New Year issue was priced at £1.10 - double the normal price as it is a ‘double issue’. It is occasionally split in two separate periods; the Christmas issue is ranged from mid- to late-December, whilst the New Year issue is ranged from the end of December to early-January. On other times the issue is ranged from late-December to early-January.

Issue Date range
1 18 – 31 December 1999
2 23 December 2000 – 5 January 2001
3 22 December 2001 – 4 January 2002
4 21 December 2002 – 3 January 2003
5 20 December 2003 – 2 January 2004
6 18 – 31 December 2004
7 17 – 30 December 2005
8 23 December 2006 – 5 January 2007
9 22 December 2007 – 4 January 2008
10 20 December 2008 – 2 January 2009
11 19 December 2009 – 1 January 2010
12 18 – 31 December 2010
13 17 – 30 December 2011
14 22 December 2012 – 4 January 2013
15 21 December 2013 – 3 January 2014
16 20 December 2014 – 2 January 2015
17 19 December 2015 – 1 January 2016
18 17 – 30 December 2016
19 23 December 2017 – 5 January 2018
20 22 December 2018 – 4 January 2019

Circulation

In February 2008, TV Choice became the biggest selling (actively purchased) magazine of all categories in the UK, a position it has held ever since.[5] It sells over 1.2 million copies a week and has an adult readership of 1.8 million. It has a target market among C1 C2 young, mass market adults.[6]

Awards

TV Choice also has its own annual awards ceremony, the TV Choice Awards, awarded on the basis of a public vote by readers of TV Choice.

2009 winners

2010 winners

2011 winners

2012 winners

2013 winners

2014 winners

2015 winners

2016 winners

The 2016 TV Choice Awards took place on 5 September 2016 at The Dorchester and were presented by Jo Brand.

2017 winners

The 2017 TV Choice Awards took place on 4 September 2017 at The Dorchester and were presented by Richard Osman.

References

  1. ^ "ABC Certificates and Reports: TV Choice". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  2. ^ – TV Choice information Media UK
  3. ^ TV Choice Bauer Media
  4. ^ Roy Greenslade. "TV listings magazines in price war". the Guardian. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Luft, Oliver. "Magazine ABCs: TV Choice tops 100 actively purchased". Press Gazette, 11 February 2010. Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "TV Choice – Key Facts". H Bauer Publishing. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Published Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 5:29pm EDT (13 September 2011). "TV Choice Awards 2011 – The winners – TV News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "TV Choice Awards: Ant and Dec take home three awards - BBC Newsbeat". BBC Newsbeat. 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2018-09-04. 

External links

  • TV Choice TV Choice Magazine (Official website)
  • TV Choice Bauer UK (facts and ratecard)
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