Future, the world’s largest cycling publisher, is to launch Cycling News HD, a new weekly digital cycling magazine through Apple’s Newsstand. Designed exclusively for the mobile tablet device, the first issue is available free on Wednesday 2nd May.
Cycling News HD provides a must-have weekly package for all followers of international road racing, including an essential summary of the weekly road racing news and detailed round-ups of the week’s leading races. Alongside is comprehensive analysis and comment from the experts, the sharpest photography of key events and riders, event previews, and the latest team-by-team news. There will also be interviews and comment from the biggest names in the sport.
Retailing at 69p in the UK and 99c in the US, Cycling News HD will have a truly international appeal – reflecting the nature of the global sport. The glamorous world of competition road cycling will be beautifully presented using the rich functionality of the tablet environment and accompanied with the stunning photography of world-renowned cycling photographer Tim De Waele.
Cycling News HD publisher Richard Schofield says: “Cyclingnews.com is the world’s biggest news and results brand for professional cycling. With the launch of Cycling News HD, we’ve created a completely new weekly package of must-have content tailored for international cycling enthusiasts, delivered exclusively to their iPads each and every week.”
Cycling News HD has been created on Future Folio, the app-creation software developed in-house at Future Publishing. This market leading software is an Apple-approved wrapper for digital products on the Newsstand, and Future is licensing this software to other publishers.
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating 200 specialist publications, apps, websites and events. We hold market-leading positions in Games, Film, Music, Technology, Cycling, Crafts and Automotive. Our biggest-selling products include TechRadar, T3, Total Film, BikeRadar, MusicRadar, Classic Rock, Mollie Makes, GamesRadar and Official Xbox Magazine. TechRadar is the UK’s number one consumer technology website. Future sells 2.9 million magazines each month; we attract more than 34 million monthly unique visitors to our websites; and we deliver over 100 digital editions and bespoke apps on tablet. Future exports or syndicates publications to 89 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of magazine content. Future is the Association of Online Publishers’ Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year.