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nextmedia Pty Limited (styled as nextmedia) is an Australian media company which publishes special interest magazines in the sport, humor, and hobby (among others). The company is headquartered in Sydney and owned by The Forum Media Group, a German-based B2B and B2C publisher.[1]

nextmedia
Formerly
Next Publishing
IndustryPublishing
Founded2007
HeadquartersSydney, Australia
Key people
  • David Gardiner (CEO)
  • Bruce Duncan (Commercial Director)
ProductsMagazines
ParentForum Media Group
Websitewww.nextmedia.com.au

nextmedia is Australia's foremost special interest digital and print media publisher,[citation needed] and has become the country's fourth-largest magazine publishing group.[citation needed]

nextmedia was established in 2008 as a new entrant to the special interest publishing sector. nextmedia was managed by CEO David Gardiner and Commercial Director Bruce Duncan until 2018, when Duncan retired, Hamish Bayliss was appointed Managing Director, and David Gardiner 'stepped back' to a role as Executive Chairman[2].

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HistoryEdit

nextmedia was founded in 2007[3] by acquiring the publishing assets of four companies:

  • Horwitz Publications (founded 1960)[4]
  • Next Publishing (founded 1987)[5]
  • Chevron Publishing Group (founded 1988)[6]
  • Bluewater Publishing (founded 2006)[7]

In 2013, nextmedia itself was acquired by the Forum Media Group.[1] Shortly thereafter, nextmedia acquired the assets of Haymarket Media Pty Ltd.[8]

In 2018, consumer computing and tech assets (including Atomic, Hyper, PC PowerPlay, and PC Tech & Authority) were sold to Future plc.[9]

MagazinesEdit

WebsitesEdit

Out of print magazinesEdit

  • N64 Gamer
  • Internet.AU
  • MAX Magazine
  • Geare
  • Smart Home Ideas
  • PC & Tech Authority
  • Official Australian PlayStation Magazine (first edition)
  • Total Gamer
  • GBA World (2002–2004)
  • Nintendo Gamer (2006–2012)
  • Waves
  • Blunt
  • Yen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Harris, Leigh. "Nextmedia acquired by Forum Media Group," MCV Pacific (September 30th 2013).
  2. ^ "nextmedia moves: Hamish Bayliss appointed MD, David Gardiner now exec chairman" MediaWeek (April 19th 2018).
  3. ^ [1].
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ [3].
  6. ^ [4]
  7. ^ [5]
  8. ^ "NEXTMEDIA ACQUIRES HAYMARKET’S AUSTRALIAN BRANDS" nextmedia press release (November 29, 2013).
  9. ^ Hollingworth, David (2018-09-04). "Australia, PC PowerPlay is now part of the PC Gamer family". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  10. ^ "Nextmedia acquires Art Almanac". Mumbrella. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2016.

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