What Are Some Good Sources for Local Television Guides?


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Both the print and online versions of TV Guide and TV Weekly magazines are good sources for local TV programming guides. TitanTV.com, TV.com and Zap2It.com also provide online guides that list local TV programming.

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The TV Guide magazine comes out bi-weekly and provides local program listings, news, reviews and other television-related material. The TV Guide website, TVGuide.com, features similar material as well as lists of popular shows and movies. Very similar to TV Guide, Zap2It.com provides television listing and also includes a ratings system for the most popular programs.

TV Weekly magazine provides both local and cable television listings. The magazine includes program grids for each cable service provider in a given area and contains a week's worth of listings. In order to access this information online, users have to sign up for a subscription.

TitanTV.com also features a programming grid for both local and cable television shows. The grid is for each day, and users can narrow results by specifying a starting time period and television service provider. The listings are color-coded according to type of programming, such as drama, education, music or food. TV.com is similar to TitanTV.com with its grid and filter systems, but it also features short summaries of each television show listed.

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