Rogers Media Launches Next Issue Canada - Ken Whyte Appointed President -

Rogers Media Launches Next Issue Canada - Ken Whyte Appointed President - 
─ Subscription-based service way of future for content consumption ─
─ Digital newsstand delivers more than 100 iconic Canadian and U.S. magazine 
brands ─
─ Rogers Media becomes partner in Next Issue Media™, along with Condé 
Nast, Hearst, Meredith, NewsCorp, and Time Inc. ─ 
TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - In keeping with its commitment to delivering 
the most innovative technologies and inspiring world-class content, Rogers 
Media today announced the launch of Next Issue Canada - the country's 
leading-edge, all-you-can-read subscription digital magazine service. An 
exclusive partnership with Next Issue Media™, Next Issue Canada, available 
October 15, provides Canadian consumers with exclusive and unlimited access to 
a catalogue of more than 100 top-tier premium Canadian and U.S. titles ─ all 
with just one easy-to-use tablet app and one monthly payment. 
"Rogers continues to be at the forefront of digital innovation, marrying the 
latest technologies with world-class content to lead the transition in how 
audiences experience their favourite brands. Our investment in Next Issue 
Canada reinforces our commitment to our digital future and the magazine 
industry," said Keith Pelley, President, Rogers Media. "With the evolving 
media landscape and rapid growth of subscription-based services, Rogers Media 
is in an enviable position with our robust content offerings across 
publishing, television, radio, sports, and retail."  
Today, Rogers Media also announced that the country's most respected 
publishing expert, Ken Whyte, has been appointed President of Next Issue 
Canada. Previously, Whyte was President of Rogers Publishing and Custom 
Added Pelley: "We believe so strongly in the digital future of content, and 
the power of the Next Issue platform, that we're putting the country's most 
creative publishing mind, Ken Whyte, at its helm. With Ken's unrelenting 
passion for superior content and understanding of audiences, he will lead Next 
Issue Canada with the vision and spirit of inventiveness that has become his 
signature in the Canadian media landscape." 
In conjunction with the launch of Next Issue Canada, Rogers's magazine titles 
will be available to U.S. subscribers of Next Issue, beginning October 15. 
"The Next Issue platform is the future of magazine content consumption. It was 
the first all-you-can-read subscription digital magazine service, serving up 
the world's best magazines in a format that enhances what readers love about 
magazines: the sensory experience, the stunning visuals, in-depth content and 
the discovery of the unexpected," said Whyte. "Next Issue Canada delivers 
added value with an all-you-can-read experience. It retains the best of 
print while making the content come to life vividly, giving readers a more 
personalized, interactive experience. As a result, the magazine of today is 
even more powerful than the magazine of yesterday." 
Next Issue Media™ was formed in 2009 and is a joint venture originally 
formed by five leading U.S.-based publishers - Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, 
NewsCorp, and Time Inc. - and is now joined by Rogers Media. Whyte and 
Melinda Rogers, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Development at Rogers 
Communications and Founder and Managing General Partner of Rogers Venture 
Partners, have joined the Next Issue Media™ Board of Directors. 
Most Popular Magazine Brands in North America
Next Issue Canada is an all-you-can-read subscription publishing-on-demand 
digital service in Canada. It delivers magazine lovers access to Rogers's 
leading brands ─ including Maclean's, Chatelaine, FLARE, Today's Parent, 
Sportsnet, Canadian Business, LOULOU and MoneySense ─ alongside access to 
U.S. magazines, such as Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ, Esquire, 
Fortune, Glamour, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, TIME, and many more. 
Next Issue Canada allows customers to have unlimited access to as many 
magazines in the Next Issue newsstand as they want, starting at $9.99 per 
month for all monthly magazines, with the ability to browse and discover new 
titles at no extra cost. For $14.99, in addition to monthly magazines, 
customers will also be able to access all weekly publications. With either 
subscription, all digitized back issues are included. 
Available as of October 15
Next Issue Canada launches October 15 on iPads, Android tablets, and Win8 
devices, with exclusive access to Rogers wireless and cable customers for an 
initial two-month free trial. On December 15, all Canadians will be able to 
access the Next Issue Canada digital newsstand, with the first month free. 
"We're thrilled to be partnering with Rogers to bring for the first time the 
Next Issue experience to customers outside of the U.S.," said Morgan Guenther, 
CEO of Next Issue Media. "In addition to its popular magazine titles, the 
Rogers organization offers unparalleled reach to consumers throughout Canada 
via its cable, wireless, broadcast, sports and Internet properties. We look 
forward to working with Rogers across all digital channels to ensure seamless 
delivery of unlimited magazines to new and existing consumers." 
The initial version of the Next Issue Canada app will be in English, with a 
French version to follow in 2014. 
For more information on Next Issue Canada visit 
Follow @NextIssueCanada onTwitter Engage with Next Issue Canada onFacebook 
About Next Issue Media
Next Issue Media, the company behind Next Issue, is a joint venture originally 
formed by five leading U.S.-based publishers - Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, 
News Corp., and Time Inc., and is now joined by Rogers Media. The company 
was formed to bring the world's most popular magazines and newspapers to life 
on the digital device of your choice. 
About Next Issue Canada
Next Issue Canada is a joint venture with Rogers Media and Next Issue Media. 
Next Issue Canada was launched in 2013, bringing the world's most popular 
magazines to life for Canadians on their tablet of choice. 
About Rogers Media Inc. 
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: 
RCI), is a diversified leading Canadian media company that engages in 
television and radio broadcasting, publishing, digital, and sports 
entertainment. Rogers Broadcasting has 53 AM and FM radio stations across 
Canada; television properties include seven City stations, five OMNI 
multicultural television stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four regional 
channels and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and 
Sportsnet 360), andThe Shopping Channel. Rogers Publishing produces many 
well-known consumer and online magazines, such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, 
L'actualité, Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of 
industry, medical and financial publications. Rogers Media's suite of digital 
assets includes 90+ owned and 300+ premium partnership sites. Rogers Media 
Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a year-round sports and entertainment 
facility, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.

SOURCE  Rogers Communications Inc. 
Media Contacts:
 Andrea Goldstein, Rogers Media, 
647.801.4394, Cara Jacobson, Edelman for Next 
Issue Media, 415.229.7644, 
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