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​Future Publishing and Readly International sign global digital distribution agreement

Press Release   •   Jun 19, 2015 09:45 BST

Future Publishing and Readly International sign global digital distribution agreement

Future, the international media group and leading digital business, has entered into a global digital distribution agreement with Readly International, the world’s leading provider of a digital magazine readership platform based on “all-you-can-read” model. The agreement means that all Future titles, including Technology, Games, Music, Film, Photography and Creative & Design magazineswill be available to readers around the world through their tablets and smartphones.

With the Readly app, local and international print magazine content is readable on tablets and smartphones in approximaetly 50 countries. Readly offers unlimited reading of all content on the platform at a fixed low price. A Readly account can be used on up to five devices simultaneously and with separate profiles for each user that includes favourite magazines, bookmarked pages and recommended titles.

“Our brands appeal to a global audience” comments Head of Direct Marketing, Elaine Sosna “and we intend to be the leader when it comes to making our magazine content accessible on different platforms worldwide. With Readly, we get a distribution partner that has both an excellent technical platform that gives the user fast and convenient download, and a working business model that gives us, as content provider, opportunities for business development and considerable additional revenue.”

“We are of course extremely excited about this cooperation with one of the UK’s leading publishers” says Per Hellberg, CEO of Readly International. “We know that for the consumer, content is king, and with the extremely strong brands that Future have in their portfolio, we are strengthening ours also. We are in an exciting phase, and this cooperation further helps us stimulate reading around the world”

“Our cooperation with publishers is not just about revenue sharing” says Ranj Begley, UK Managing Director. “One of the most important aspects of our platform is the readership data we provide to publishers. As our platform uses the exact same print content but on a digital platform, we can track exactly what pages, articles and advertisements that consumers read, which gives the publisher a totally new insight into how their content performs.”

The Readly app: Readly is a service that lets customers have unlimited access to hundreds of national and international magazines in one app. The service offers fast download and easy, intuitive use so that the reader can read magazines online effortlessly. After a free two-week trial period, subscribers pay £9.99 per month for unlimited use. This price includes use of the service on up to five devices, allowing the service to be shared among the whole family so that everyone can read their favorite magazines online. Currently the service includes over 1,000 titles and over 12,000 back issues from *** publishers, but the number of titles and issues available increases continuously; you can find the current selection at https://readly.com/

About Readly: Readly International AB, the company behind the Readly service, is a privately owned company headquartered in Sweden. Formed in 2012, Readly today has offices in Sweden, the UK, US and Germany and a rapidly growing user base in more than 100 countries, making Readly the world’s leading digital platform for reading magazines online. For publishers, Readly represents both additional reader revenues and deep insights into reader behavior. In addition to the magazine version available globally, in Sweden Readly also offers a book version with an unrivalled digital reading experience for books. Readly has in Sweden quite recently launched a pilot with a number of major newspapers https://readly.com/

About Future:

Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. Future holds market-leading positions in Technology, Games, Music, Film, Photography and the Creative & Design sector. Future attracts more than 50 million monthly users globally to our websites, which includetechradar.com, GamesRadar.comandmusicradar.com.

Future sold more than 14 million magazines last year. Our most well-known brands include T3, Total Film, Edge, MacFormat and Xbox: The Official Magazine. Videos created by Future had over 143 million views last year. Future, and its portfolio, reaches over 15 million people on social media.

Future has over 200 licensing & syndication agreements in 89 countries worldwide, and exports over 55 titles.

Titles included in cooperation

  • 3D World
  • Computer Arts
  • Computer Music
  • Digital Camera World
  • Edge
  • Future Music (UK)
  • Guitar Techniques
  • Guitarist
  • Imagine FX
  • iPad User Magazine
  • Linux Format
  • Mac Format
  • Mac Life
  • Max PC Magazine
  • Net
  • N-Photo
  • PC Format
  • PC Gamer (UK)
  • PC Gamer (US)
  • Photo Plus
  • Photography Week
  • PlayStation Official
  • Practical Photoshop
  • Rhythm
  • SFX
  • Windows Help and Advice
  • Xbox (US)

About the Readly app
Readly is a service that lets customers have unlimited access to hundreds of national and international magazines in one app. The service offers fast download and easy, intuitive use so that the reader can read magazines online effortlessly. After a free two-week trial period, subscribers pay € 9.99 per month (in US $ 9.99; in UK £ 9.99) for unlimited use.  This price includes use of the service on up to five devices, allowing the service to be shared among the whole family so that everyone can read their favourite magazines online. Currently the service includes close to 600 titles, but the number of titles and issues available increases continuously; you can find the current selection at http://www.readly.com.

About Readly

Readly International AB, the company behind the Readly service, is a privately owned company headquartered in Sweden. Formed in 2012, Readly today has offices in Sweden, the UK, USA and Germany and a rapidly growing user base in more than 100 countries, making Readly the world’s leading digital platform for reading magazines online. For publishers, Readly represents both additional reader revenues and deep insights into reader behavior. The magazine version is available globally. In Sweden, Readly also offers a book version that lets readers experience the original print layout including images. This delivers an unrivalled digital reading experience for books where photos and illustrations are important, such as children’s books and cookbooks. Readly has also introduced a pilot version for newspapers.

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