From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
TVTimes logo
Editor Ian Abbott
Categories TV and Radio Listings
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 254,593 (ABC Jul - Dec 2013)[1]
Print and digital editions.
First issue 22 September 1955
Company IPC Media (Connect), Time Inc.
Country United Kingdom
Based in London
Language English
ISSN 0962-1660

TVTimes is a television listings magazine published in the United Kingdom by IPC Media, a subsidiary of Time Warner. It is known for its access to television actors and their programmes. In 2006 it was refreshed for a more modern look, increasing its emphasis on big star interviews and soaps.

TVTimes belongs to IPC Media's family of television magazines, within IPC Media's sub-group Connect. Other IPC Media TV titles include What's on TV, TV Easy and TV & Satellite Week, as well as the soap bi-weekly Soaplife.


TVTimes currently publishes broadcast programming listings for all major television channels. Before 1991 it published listings for ITV and (from 1982) Channel 4 only. Although every ITV region originally had its own version, there are now four:


The magazine was launched in 1955, but became a national magazine only in 1968. Prior to 1968, several of the regional ITV companies - Westward Television, Scottish Television, Tyne Tees Television, Ulster Television, TWW and Teledu Cymru (and briefly WWN) - produced their own listings magazines. The Midlands originally had their own edition of TVTimes listing ATV and ABC programmes, but a separate listings magazine in the Midlands called TV World existed from 1964-68 before TVTimes went national. Until television listings were deregulated in 1991 the TVTimes was the only place where complete weekly listings of ITV programmes could be published.[2]

Channel Television continued to publish its own listings magazine until 1991 (it was feared that the company might go under without the revenue from its own magazine).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ABC Certificates and Reports: TV Times". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "The TV-Listings Market: The Duopoly Strikes Back". The Economist. 1991-02-02. p. 53. 

External links[edit]