KP Media announces plan to become strategic investor in ITC Publishing | 04.10.2008
KP Media and ITC Publishing outlined plans for future development in internet projects as well as magazines.
KP Media will become one of the shareholders in LLC ITC Publishing and strategic investor with a minority shareholding. Both companies will work together for launching new titles and internet projects.
ITC is the leader in IT and Computer media sector in Ukraine with leading print titles as well as internet sites. Additionally, ITC publishes numerous specialist titles.
KP Media is a leader in News publications as well as the largest internet company in Ukraine.
All operations for both companies will remain separate, though limited integration for internet projects is foreseen in the future.
«ITC is the leader in the IT sector and one of the most successful publishing houses in Ukraine with well-developed internet projects. We hope that by working together we can combine our experiences and we will be able to develop new products which reach and expand our audiences,» said Jed Sunden, director of KP Media.
«Our products compliment each other so that the consolidation of our companies will have concrete benefits for advertisers, which will get more quality for the same money», added Sergey Arabadji, director of ITCPublishing.
KP Media (www.kpmedia.ua) is leader in Ukrainian media market; active in both print and internet. KP Media publishes Kyiv Post and “15 минут“,“Корреспондент“,“Афиша“,Pink,“Пані“,“Вона“,“Интерьер Магазин“,“Идеи Вашего Дома“, as well as Kyiv Business Directory. Its internet projects include Bigmir.net, Korrespondent.net, and Kyivpost.com, Pink.com.ua, Afisha.ua, Ricardo.com.ua and Novynar.com.ua. KP Media is traded on the PFTS, stock symbol KPME.
ITC Publishing (www.itcpublishing.com) publishes such magazines as “Компьютерное Обозрение“,“Домашний ПК“, DFOTO, Mobility, Gameplay, Autocar. Internet projects: hotline.ua, itc.ua, ko-online, dpk.com.ua, gameplay.com.ua, autocar.ua. Company was established in 1993, specializes in mass media for consumers, devotees and professionals in the field of technology with more than 2 million of total Ukrainian audience.
ITC Publishing Celebrated Its 13th Anniversary | 25.04.2006
On April 20th ITC Publishing marked by celebration its 13th anniversary since the date of its establishing.
The first periodical edition with which ITC Publishing started was HotLine, published since spring 1993. From the beginning Hotline has been providing its customers with information on prices for computer hardware and software and office supplies; yet the first issues were proposed on floppy disks which served as data medium for catalogue distribution. However, in summer 1993 the catalogue was published as paper magazine and it was start for ITC Publishing as magazine publisher. We would like to underline the following event: since January 2006 HotLine turned into on-line magazine hotline.ua and get used to a new kind of service and information.
Nowadays ITC Publishing consists of two business branches with location in the Russian Federation and Ukraine and is involved in 13 publishing projects: Computer Review weekly, AUTOCAR (Ukraine); Home PC monthly; Gameplay monthly, DFOTO monthly; What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision — Ukraine monthly; What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision — Russia monthly, PrintWeek — Ukraine; PrintWeek — Russia; F1 Racing — Russia; Mobility monthly. ITC Online (IT-portal) and Hot Line web-catalogue are Internet projects launched by ITC Publishing as well. Every project is original and a leading one in its market segment in Ukraine and Russia.
Today 248 employees form the regular staff of ITC Publishing: 202 employees work in Kiev branch and 46 — in Moscow. The Publishing House keeps generating new projects and creating new vacancies.
ITC Publishing is well-experienced both in founding its own titles with original content and promoting international licensed magazines in the local market, such as AUTOCAR, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, PrintWeek, F1 Racing.
The key business partner to ITC Publishing is Haymarket the largest private magazine publisher in the United Kingdom.
Sergey Arabadji, president of ITC Publishing, stated, «We are constantly searching for new opportunities in publishing business while creating new projects and working on them». «Within the last five years we managed to launch several new projects per year and we are disposed to keep to this very strategy in the year of 2006», summarized he.