nextmedia acquires Popular Science and Science Illustrated

October 17, 2012

nextmedia today announced that it will publish world leading titles Popular Science and Science Illustrated magazines under licence from international publisher Bonnier.

Popular Science has over 140 years of history in the USA and provides the tech savvy man with the latest innovations in Communications, Sports and Medicine, Automotive, Computers, Home Entertainment, Environment, Photography and Gadgets – the ultimate guide to what’s new and what’s next!
The Australian Edition, published monthly, was launched four years ago, carving out a unique place in the market and has built a strong reader following.

Science Illustrated is a magazine for intellectually curious men and women with a passion for science, discovery and adventure and a desire to share that passion with their families. Published bi-monthly Science Illustrated covers everything from the beginning of life to the breathtaking technology of the future: from the depth of the oceans to the most distant objects in the universe.

Commenting on the licence of the magazines David Gardiner, Chief Executive Officer of nextmedia said “I am very excited about taking on the licence of Popular Science and Science Illustrated for the Australian and New Zealand markets and growing their presence here. Both titles are a terrific fit with our AV Group and will provide our advertisers with a new audience to reach”.

He added “we are delighted to be partnering with Bonnier, one of the world’s leading specialist publishers, and see further opportunities with their magazines and App technologies (Mag+) which will enable us to bring the Popular Science App to this market”.

Anthony Fordham will join nextmedia as Editor of both titles. Commenting on his appointment Anthony said “Science and Technology are my passion; I am thrilled to be re-joining nextmedia and look forward to taking Popular Science and Science Illustrated to the next level”.

The next issue of Popular Science will be on sale on 31st October 2012.

For further information please contact: David Gardiner, Chief Executive Officer at nextmedia (02) 9901 6100

About Popular Science and Science Illustrated
The Australian edition of Popular Science is published twelve times a year and the Australian edition of Science Illustrated is published bi-monthly under licence from Bonnier.

About nextmedia
nextmedia publishes over 35 leading special interest publications plus websites, forums, books, DVDs and posters including titles such as Inside Sport, Golf Australia, Tracks, Australian Muscle Car, Bluewater Boats & Sports Fishing, PC PowerPlay, Sound & Image, Camera, Healthy Food Guide and a range of kids’ titles.