What's on TV

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What's on TV
WOTV logo.jpg
Editor-in-chief Colin Tough
Categories TV Weeklies
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 945,252 (ABC Jan-Jun 2016)[1]
Print and digital editions.
Publisher Time Inc. UK
Year founded 1991
Country United Kingdom,
Language English
Website whatsontv.co.uk
ISSN 2059-0059

What's on TV is a weekly television listings magazine published by Time Inc. UK.


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, Time UK (then still 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.

What's on TV belongs to Time UK's group of weekly television listings magazines. Other TV titles in the group include the long-established TV Times, and TV & Satellite Week, as well as the soap bi-weekly Soaplife.

Time Inc. UK merged TV Easy with What's On TV in September 2014.

Since the issue released on 14th December 2017, the price of the magazine has been increased from 60p to 65p.


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