FORTUNE Media, publisher of FORTUNE magazine, is pivoting to a premium model with big changes to how they do business. Last week, the company...
Mergers, strategy, earnings and redesigns are in the subscription headlines this week. With much anticipation, Viacom and CBS complete their $12 billion deal, Stadia Pro adds Tomb Raider and Farming Simulator 19 to the new gaming service, and DocuSigns stock grows when its quarterly earnings report exceeds all estimates and expectations. Also this week, TheStreet undergoes a redesign, McClatchy hopes that going digital will save it from ghost papers, and Tesla starts charging for premium connectivity features.
Last week, Duncan McIntosh announced the sale of Editor and Publisher (E&P), the insiders guide to the publishing industry. With roots dating back to 1884, the iconic trade journal was sold to media consultant Mike Blinder and his new company, The Curated Experiences Group. McIntosh is the president and group publisher of Duncan McIntosh Co., Inc. (DMC) and the previous owner of E&P. The sale closed on August 30; terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Maven, a digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, has completed its acquisition of Jim Cramers TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST), a financial news and investor information outlet, for $16.5 million in an all-cash deal. The deal is being fully funded through debt financing from Maven subsidiary B. Riley Financial, Inc. Cramer, co-founder of TheStreet and host of CNBC's "Mad Money," his team of financial experts and senior management will remain with the company. The combined companies anticipate revenue of more than $50 million in revenue over the next four quarters, not including a newly announced deal with Sports Illustrated.
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The Hustle, publisher of a free daily business newsletter with more than 1 million subscribers, has just launched a premium weekly newsletter, Hustle Trends. For $299 a year - or $249 if you take advantage of the current promotional offer - subscribers get access to premium content about new startups and startup trends. In his pithy pitch to potential subscribers, Hustle CEO Sam Parr said readers wanted more in-depth information than they were getting in their daily newsletter.
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Subscription Insider announced today the launch of a new industry conference, Subscription Show 2019. Subscription Show 2019, an industry conference focused on the business of subscriptions, will be hosted at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA, Nov. 4-6, 2019.