Next Issue Media Announces Strategic Partnership
Equity Investment from Rogers Media to Bring Service to Canadian Customers
NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2013
NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Issue Media™, the first and only
company to provide unlimited access to premium digital magazine content in the
U.S., today announced a strategic agreement with Rogers Media, a division of
Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), to market and make commercially
available Next Issue's subscription service in Canada. As part of the
agreement, Rogers Media has made an equity investment in Next Issue and Ken
Whyte, newly appointed president of Next Issue Canada, and Melinda Rogers,
senior vice president of strategy & development, Rogers Communications, and
founder and managing general partner of Rogers Venture Partners, now are Next
Issue Board members.
"We're thrilled to be partnering with Rogers Media 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 industry leading
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 to ensure a
seamless delivery of world-class magazine brands to new and existing
The Next Issue Canada digital newsstand will be available to Rogers cable and
wireless customers on October 15, with access to all Canadians starting
December 15. U.S. subscribers will have access to Rogers magazine titles
October 15. The app will be available on iPads, Android tablets and Win8
devices, with a smartphone companion launching in the coming months.
In addition to the leading U.S. titles, Next Issue Canada will offer access to
the most popular Rogers titles including: Maclean's, Chatelaine, FLARE,
Today's Parent, Sportsnet, Canadian Business, LOULOU and MoneySense. The
initial version of the app will be in English with a French version to follow
in 2014. As in the U.S., customers in Canada will be able to choose between
Next Issue's Unlimited Basic (monthly and bi-weekly titles) and Unlimited
Premium plan (all titles including weeklies), with both plans offering access
to back issues.
"The Next Issue platform is the future of magazine content consumption. Our
investment in Next Issue signals a collective commitment to our digital
future," 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."
For more information on Unlimited plans and device compatibility visit:
For more information on Next Issue visit:nextissue.com
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Cara Jacobson, Edelman for Next Issue Media, 415-229-7644,
Andrea Goldstein, Rogers Media, 647-801-4394, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith,
News Corp., and Time Inc., – and is now joined by Rogers Media Inc. The
company was formed to bring the world's most popular magazines and newspapers
to life on the digital device of your choice.
About Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications (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'actualite, 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.
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