Our platforms create, develop and maintain loyal relationships with our millions of engaged users. We’re creating world-class competencies, and a technology infrastructure which is opening up new services for our consumers.
Our platform strategy
We're creating an agile technology infrastructure to develop new opportunities at speed. Established platforms – including Print and Digital Content – are rapidly being complemented by new models, from eCommerce and Marketplaces to TV Shopping.
Ad tech & programmatic
Transactional & eCommerce
We have a high-performing and stable print portfolio, comprising many of the UK’s best-loved brands. We sell over 74 million magazines a year, including the UK’s most profitable magazine brand: Radio Times. With stable newsstand revenues and over 1.1m active subscribers, our print platform is thriving.
Our mobile-first, free web content is accessed by over 38 million unique users every month. Our technology infrastructure means that we have the ability to create digital content once and deploy it seamlessly across different platforms. And our digital editions – created with our own proprietary software – are among the most popular in the UK.
Data and Analytics sit at the heart of our strategy. Our marketing database provides a single customer view of millions of consumers, including lifestyle and demographic variables. We use it to deliver cutting edge data insight and analysis, as well as a data planning tool to deliver multi-channel CRM.
Our brands have always been hugely important in offering advice and inspiration to our consumers. With Marketplace models like hitched – the UK’s leading digital planning tool for the £13bn wedding sector – we can take the next step and bring buyers and sellers together, offering additional services and generating new revenues.
Venues & Suppliers
Our deep understanding of our customers and their life stages means we can work with selected partners to offer tailored products ideally suited to their passions. From travel and finance through Radio Times to hand-picked products for discerning gardeners, we’re deepening the relationship and driving fast-growing revenues.
With the acquisition of JewelleryMaker in November 2015, we have quickly integrated the broadcast, payment and fulfilment infrastructure of TV Shopping into our technology stack. The channel is available on all major TV platforms, offering live broadcast and offline playback. And strong live offers and variable pricing capabilities direct traffic through multiple eCommerce channels.
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Our events bring our brands to life – from unique access to some of the UK’s top chefs via BBC Good Food Magazine to our History Weekends and Who Do You Think You Are? experiences across the country. Events like the Radio Times Festival bring our consumers face-to-face with the stars they love, inspiring their passions.