L.A. Times Cutting TV Listings in Print (Updated)
The Los Angeles Times will cut the Calendar section's TV listings grid beginning Tuesday, Feb. 26.
In a note to readers that has appeared in the Calendar section this week, the Times said the grids would be available online and a TV highlights column would remain in the print edition.
"A searchable and printable TV listings grid, which is updated daily, may be accessed at latimes.com/tvtimes and provides readers with TV listings sorted by home ZIP code," the notice said. "TV highlights will continue to appear in Calendar's print editions. LATimes.com members may sign up for TV Weekly, which is delivered in the Sunday Times."
Nancy Sullivan, a Times spokeswoman, told TheWrap that a Sunday insert TV Weekly would be free for six months.
Gary Weitman, a spokesman for the Tribune Company, said the newspapers at the media giant will decide on an individual basis to stop printing daily TV listings, but that the flagship Chicago Tribune removed the grids sometime in the last year.
"Our newspapers make the decision based on what they feel serves their market best," he told TheWrap. "Some have, others have not yet."
Updated at 12:18 p.m. PT with statement from the Los Angeles Times.