NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Time Inc.’s PEOPLE, the top magazine media brand in the United States, announces the launch of a licensed German edition of PEOPLE by Bauer Media Group, scheduled for 2015. Bauer, the international media house operating with a global reach, is intensifying its consistent strategy of investing in top-quality premium magazines with this new agreement with PEOPLE. Germany is the latest internationally licensed edition of PEOPLE, which is also published in Greece and Australia (where it is published as WHO).
The PEOPLE brand has a global audience of 59 million consumers, with 3.5 million weekly subscribers in the US (source: ABC Publisher’s Statement 1H14). The iconic PEOPLE, which is a blend of celebrity news and entertainment, as well as human interest and “everyday heroes” stories, is well-known internationally for its Sexiest Man Alive and 50 Most Beautiful franchise issues. PEOPLE recently celebrated its 40-year anniversary with Jess Cagle as Editorial Director. Tom Junkersdorf is the Editor-in-Chief of the licensed German edition of PEOPLE.
“Time Inc. is pleased to partner with Bauer Media Group in Germany, a weekly publisher with a strong heritage,“ says Norman Pearlstine, Chief Content Officer, Time Inc. “We expect the PEOPLE Germany team in Hamburg to launch the magazine with the same passion for the brand as we have in the US.“
“Being Europe’s leading magazine publisher, we are clearly committed to the print domain and are proud to introduce the world’s leading entertainment magazine to Germany,” says Bauer executive board member Andreas Schoo. “In the past several years we have delivered proof on a number of occasions that the establishment of successful magazine concepts represents Bauer’s core expertise.”
Time Inc.’s PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism in 1974. Each week, the PEOPLE brand brings more than 59 million consumers the latest news, exclusive interviews and in-depth reporting on the most compelling people of our time. In addition to unparalleled access to the entertainment community, the stories of real-life “Heroes Among Us” remain an essential component of PEOPLE’s editorial approach. PEOPLE.com is the premier web destination for celebrity news, photos, style and entertainment coverage. With reporters across the globe, PEOPLE is headquartered in New York City. For more information visit www.PEOPLE.com.
About Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is one of the world’s most successful media houses. Over 600 magazines, more than 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations reach millions of people across the globe. The corporate portfolio extends to include print shops, postal, distribution and marketing services. The Bauer Media Group’s global positioning underscores its passion for people and brands. The message “We think popular.” illustrates the Bauer Media Group’s self-perception as an organization with a range of popular media, creating inspiration and motivation for its global workforce of some 11,000 employees in 16 countries.