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TV Guide Closes Syndication Deals with Variety, Others

Gemstar-TV Guide International, parent of TV Guide and TV Guide Network, has done  several deals to syndicate its program-listings grid, as well as editorial and video content, officials said Monday.


Among the agreements, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune is using the syndicated material in the print version of its newspaper, as well as on its Web site. Other online agreements announced today are with the Seattle Post Intelligencer,Voxant and Variety, a sister publication to Multichannel News.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune will have the right to use the branded TV Guide listings grid on www.startribune.com, and in the daily print and electronic versions of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.


TV Guide’s branded talk show highlights content will also accompany the Minneapolis Star-Tribune print grids. TV Guide is also entering a marketing partnership with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune to sell TV Guide magazine to Star-Tribune subscribers who desire a stand-alone TV listings source.  The newspaper recently discontinued its TV listings book.

Variety will have the right to use Gemstar-TV Guide’s patented interactive program listings grid on www.variety.com.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer will feature TV Guide’s branded editorial content on the front page of seattlepi.com and in seattlepi.com's entertainment section, including breaking news, Hot List, TV show recaps and other feature stories. The Seattle P-I will also feature TV Guide’s branded content in the Post-Intelligencer’s online-only news, culture and entertainment magazine at www.spiseattle.com

Voxant will make TV Guide Online’s editorial feeds, such as Interviews and Features, as well as its full broadband video lineup available on its online syndication network at www.voxant.com.

TV Guide also recently announced syndication agreements for its various products and services with Glam Media, Clear Channel Communications, the New York Post, Infospace, Mediacom Communications, Insight Communications, Fox Interactive, IGN Entertainment and the Fox Television Station Group.