TV Guide’s 50th Podcast And Other Unnecessary New Media Celebrations

tvguide_lost.jpgIt’s one thing to tout a launch or new initiative — hell, that’s half the reason you do it. But as technological advances allow for faster and faster media delivery, do the milestones have to come as quickly?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TVGUIDE.COM CELEBRATES 50TH “TV GUIDE TALK” PODCAST

May 23, 2005 (New York, NY) — TVGuide.com’s TV Guide Talk(www.tvguide.com/podcast), the weekly podcast that provides exclusive news and commentary about pop culture and the latest entertainment headlines, the hottest television stars and shows, and the newest movies, celebrated its one-year anniversary and 50th podcast on May 22 with the four main members of the TV Guide Talk roundtable — TVGuide.com’s Michael Ausiello, Angel Cohn, Maitland McDonagh, and Daniel Manu — offering their opinions on the best of television’s season finales with humor, passion, and lively debate.

Next up, we take time out to celebrate:

  • our 50th blog post
  • the 50th time we’ve thought about TV Guide, much less picked it up
  • our 50th Diet Pepsi w/ Lime
  • the 50th time we (inexplicably) cry uncontrollably during Point Break
  • the 50th time we re-read the Onion A.V. Club’s interview with Ghostface Killah
  • Bono‘s 50th humanitarian-related media event … this week
  • Tuesday

    The full release:


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    TVGUIDE.COM CELEBRATES 50TH “TV GUIDE TALK” PODCAST

    May 23, 2005 (New York, NY) — TVGuide.com’s TV Guide Talk (www.tvguide.com/podcast), the weekly podcast that provides exclusive news and commentary about pop culture and the latest entertainment headlines, the hottest television stars and shows, and the newest movies, celebrated its one-year anniversary and 50th podcast on May 22 with the four main members of the TV Guide Talk roundtable — TVGuide.com’s Michael Ausiello, Angel Cohn, Maitland McDonagh, and Daniel Manu — offering their opinions on the best of television’s season finales with humor, passion, and lively debate.

    Over the past year, TV Guide Talk has interviewed dozens of television show stars including Patricia Arquette (“Medium”); David Boreanaz (“Bones”); Jenna Fischer (“The Office”); Gregory Smith (“Everwood”); Jason Dohring (“Veronica Mars”); Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica”); Bruno Campos (“Nip/Tuck”); Willa Holland (“The O.C.”); Bill Maher (“Real Time with Bill Maher”); and Matt Czuchry (“Gilmore Girls”); among others.

    Slate.com, which chose TV Guide Talk as “Pod Pick of the Week” wrote, “TV Guide’s weekly podcasts feature staffers sharing scoops (usually plucked fresh from tvguide.com), rating the latest episodes of their favorite shows (another Web site staple), and chatting with actors and producers. It’s a real treat to eavesdrop on experienced showbiz reporters’ interview techniques.”

    Since launching in May 2005, TV Guide Talk has developed a fan base on six continents, has been featured in the iTunes Top 100, and has been selected a Yahoo Staff Pick. TV Guide Talk is available each day and is updated every Friday. Each podcast includes:

    Entertainment News: Michael Ausiello, TVGuide.com and TV Guide magazine columnist, delivers breaking news and inside scoops from inside the entertainment industry.

    Ask the Experts: Ausiello, Cohn, McDonagh, and Manu answer readers’ burning questions about their favorite television shows, stars, and movies.

    Watercooler: The podcast team engages in a spirited, insightful, and candid discussion of the week’s most buzzworthy television shows.

    FlickChick: Maitland McDonagh, TVGuide.com’s senior editor and film critic affectionately known as “FlickChick,” reviews upcoming movies and answers readers’ questions about films, both past and present.

    TVGuide.com is a product of Gemstar-TV Guide International (NASDAQ: GMST). About Gemstar-TV Guide
    Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GMST – News) is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and services targeted at the television guidance and home entertainment needs of consumers worldwide. The Company’s businesses include: television media and publishing properties; interactive program guide services and products; and technology and intellectual property licensing. Additional information about the Company can be found at www.gemstartvguide.com.