What's on TV
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|Circulation||1,051,129 (Jul–Dec 2013)
Print and digital editions.
|Publisher||IPC Media (Connect), Time Inc.|
What's on TV is a weekly UK television magazine. It publishes features, TV listings, news and gossip from soap operas, as well as puzzles and competitions. Its primary focus is on soaps and reality TV, but documentaries and dramas are also covered.
It was launched in March 1991, after the monopoly on broadcast programming listings magazines ended and the market was opened up. Before this, two TV magazines were available: Radio Times for BBC listings and TV Times for ITV and, from 1982, Channel 4 listings. Two other magazines appeared on the market at the same time – TV Quick and the short-lived TV Plus.
Early covers of What's on TV usually featured TV stars and programmes, but now they almost exclusively promote soap stories.
In January 2007, IPC launched a soaps and TV website branded as What's on TV, which focuses on plot spoilers and catch-ups for EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Doctors, Neighbours and Home and Away, as well as reality TV and drama. A weekly video gives soap storylines. The Editor is Patrick McLennan.
What's on TV belongs to IPC Media's Connect group of women's weekly magazines. Other TV titles in the group include TV Easy, the long-established TV Times, and TV & Satellite Week, as well as the soap bi-weekly Soaplife.