─ 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."