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

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

PR Newswire

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2013

─ 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 /PRNewswire/ - 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
Content.

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 www.NextIssue.ca

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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.

Contact:

Media Contacts:

Andrea Goldstein, Rogers Media, 647.801.4394,andrea.goldstein@rci.rogers.com
Cara Jacobson, Edelman for Next Issue Media,
415.229.7644,cara.jacobson@edelman.com