Future Named Top Digital Consumer Publisher At PPA Digital Awards 2012

Award Follows Future Scooping AOP Consumer Digital Publisher Award for Second Year in a Row in July

Sep 27, 2012, 18:36 ET from Future PLC

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Future PLC, the international specialist media group and leading digital publisher, secured the Digital Publisher of the Year (Consumer Media) Award at the PPA Digital Publishing Awards 2012.

The win underlines Future's position as a leading global digital publisher and follows Future's recent award as Best Digital Publisher – Consumer at the Association of Online Publishers Awards. Future is the only media company that has won the headline AOP award two years in a row.  

"Always ahead of the pack, Future continues to impress, through developing its own in-house video production capability and app creation software, to the use of video advertising and interactive tablet editions," said The PPA Judges."They are a well-deserved recipient of Consumer Media Digital Publisher of the Year."

"It is quite something to win the PPA award for Digital Publisher of the year right after we took the same title at the annual AOP awards," said Future CEO Mark Wood. "We are delighted and grateful. It is quite an accolade that the rest of the U.K. media industry clearly sees Future as leading the way in developing successful new digital business models."

The PPA Digital Awards continue what has been an award-winning year for Future. Alongside the AOP Best Digital Publisher – Consumer accolade, Future also netted the prestigious AOP Launch of the Year Award for its work making its portfolio of more than 65 products ready for Apple's Newsstand's launch last October. Future is among the most successful publishers worldwide on Apple's Newsstand and has delivered in excess of $8 million in revenues through the platform since Newsstand's launch.

Newsstand has opened up a raft of new opportunities for Future's specialist brands – 45 percent of its sales are subscriptions; 80 percent of its market is outside the U.K. and close to 90 percent of subscribers are new customers.

In June, Future also scooped two prizes at the prestigious PPA Awards, with T3 winningDigital Product of the Year for their tablet edition, and International Consumer Magazine of the Year. T3 is the biggest lifestyle magazine on Apple's Newsstand.

Future is an international leader in the field of digital publishing. Its web and mobile sites deliver content to over 45 million unique users. The Future digital portfolio includes award winning and hugely respected brands including: TechRadar, CyclingNews.com, GamesRadar, CVG.co.uk, MusicRadar and BikeRadar.

About Future U.S.
Future PLC is an international special-interest media group that is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today the company has operations in the U.K. and U.S. creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. The company holds strong market positions in games, music, technology, action sports, film, automotive and crafts. The biggest-selling magazines in the U.S., include Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, PC Gamer, Guitar World, Maximum PC and Mac|Life, while U.K. business publishes leading titles such as T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car and Classic Rock. The company's web sites include GamesRadar, BikeRadar, TechRadar and MusicRadar. Future sells over 2.9 million magazines each month; attracting more than 34 million unique visitors to its websites; and hosts 16 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 89 countries internationally, making it the U.K.'s biggest exporter of monthly magazines.