Magzter Signs Deal To Bring CBS Watch Magazine To Its Digital Newsstand

New York, New York – Magzter, one of the world’s fastest growing digital distributors, announced today that Watch! magazine, the glossy celebrity/ lifestyle title published by the CBS Television Network, will be joining its digital newsstand starting June 1st. The magazine, which celebrates fashion, beauty and travel through the lens of CBS talents, already has a popular print edition with 200,000 readers. Watch!’s addition to Magzter’s digital newsstand gives it access to 19 million new subscribers around the world. Magzter has already contracted with publishers like Conde Nast and Hearst to digitally distribute their publications.

Starting with its June issue, which features NCIS actor Michael Weatherly in the South of France, Watch will be available on Magzter’s digital newsstand, selling for $3.99 for a six month subscription or $4.99 for a year. “We are very pleased to partner with Magzter in growing the online distribution of Watch! magazine,” said Michael Rizzi, Vice President and Publisher. “This marks the next step in the digital evolution of our brand, and I’m confident Magtzer will help us grow our audience and our interactive footprint. We continue to seek out new ways to gain readership and brand awareness for Watch! magazine, and having Magtzer as our digital newsstand is a key part of that strategy.”

“Watch! magazine offers a perspective that no other publication is giving to readers,” said Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc. “Every issue brings together gorgeous photography, intimate profiles of TV’s biggest stars, jaw-dropping location shoots, and smart editorial that covers fashion, beauty, travel, culture and celebrity. It is a sophisticated read that will only grow bigger on our newsstand. Going digital expands magazine brands into new markets, opening up audiences across the globe that were previously considered inaccessible.”

“Watch! is one of the most unique and elegant magazines covering the entertainment on the newsstand,” said Vijay Radhakrishnan, Co-Founder and President, Magzter. “Our business is committed to improving the digital experience as we cater to discerning audiences across the world. And Magzter is technically enabling the biggest names in publishing to make this transition a reality. We are sure that the smart, sophisticated content Watch delivers in every issue will make it one of the most popular titles on Magzter’s Digital Newsstand.”

Watch! magazine is published six times a year in a partnership with McMurryTMG, the nation’s largest custom publisher. Every issue features sumptuous photo shoots of CBS stars by the world’s most renown photographers, including Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen von Unwerth, and Art Streiber, while the magazine’s articles are penned by well known writers like Kate Betts, Michael Musto, Brantley Bardin, and Hudson Morgan. The magazine has shot cover stories around the world, including at The George V hotel in Paris, aboard the Orient-Express in Venice, at the Mandarin Oriental and Goring hotels in London, The Beau-Rivage Palace in Switzerland, Ashford Castle in Ireland and in front of the Sydney Opera House, as well as in the biggest cities across the US.

“Watch! has evolved into a very elegant, sophisticated magazine that celebrates entertainment, culture and fashion through the eyes of CBS stars,” said Jeremy Murphy, Editor in Chief. “The photography and editorial are top notch, and now with a digital edition on Magzter we are able to offer readers even more, including behind the scenes videos of all our photo shoots. This is an incredible opportunity to grow our readership and evolve Watch into multi-platform brand.”

Watch! magazine was created by CBS and its content focuses exclusively on the talents under the CBS umbrella, including from the CBS Television Network, The CW, a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Television, the premium cable Showtime network, the Simon & Schuster publishing house, CBS Films, CBS Studios, CBS Interactive and CBS Distribution, among other brands owned by CBS Corporation.

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Magzter Inc. is the world’s largest and fastest growing self-service, cross-platform digital magazine store and newsstand with over 19 million digital consumers, more than 3500 magazines, 1000s of books and comic titles from over 1000 publishers. Headquartered in New York, Magzter has its local offices in London, Paris, Barcelona, Munich, Amsterdam, Cape Town, Chennai and Singapore and will soon be expanding to other countires. Founded by global entrepreneurs, Girish Ramdas and Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan in June 2011, Magzter enables magazine publishers around the world to create and deliver digital editions of their titles to global consumers. Powered by its proprietary OREY Click Publishing System(R), Magzter also enables their customers to publish interactive/audio-visual content in the magazine as it supports HTML 5. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Magzter Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.