Cricket Media, an education media company and global learning network, today announced a distribution agreement with Magzter, a cross-platform global digital newsstand, to feature all 11 of Cricket's digital magazine brands on Magzter's platforms worldwide.
Cricket's digital brands for toddlers through teens will be available on Magzter's newsstand for desktop and iOS, Android, Amazon App Store and Windows platforms. Magzter, which has over 26 million global readers in over 200 countries and territories, will feature Babybug, Ladybug, Click, Spider, Ask, Cricket, Dig, Muse, Cobblestone, Faces and Cicada magazines to enhance its offerings for children and young adults.
"This partnership is a significant step in Cricket Media's efforts to expand the reach of our high-quality digital media products internationally," said Cricket Media CEO Katya Andresen. "Magzter's tremendous global reach makes them an ideal partner in ensuring children worldwide have access to content that engages, enlightens and educates young minds."
Cricket Media is one of the world's most respected children's media companies. Its magazines have won 60 Parents' Choice Awards since 2012 and have been awarded the Paul A. Witty Short Story Award from the International Reading Association more times than any other children's magazine publisher.
"At a time when kids and teenagers grow with the exposure to latest technologies and inventions, it is essential to keep them engaged constructively through these scientific advancements. We are thrilled to take Cricket Media's informative magazines, which impart knowledge the fun way, to young children all over the world." - Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc.
"We are very excited to offer Cricket Media's acclaimed line of children's magazines to our fast-growing global audience. There is tremendous demand for this kind of exceptional content worldwide and we firmly believe that our global audience will be elated to read these titles on their favorite devices." said Vijay Radhakrishnan, President, Magzter Inc.
About Cricket Media
Cricket Media (TSXV: CKT) is an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world. Cricket Media's 11 popular media brands for toddlers to teens include Babybug, Ladybug, Cricket® and Cobblestone®. The Company's innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books®, a Common Core eMentoring program that builds reading, writing and critical thinking skills. Cricket Media serves approximately one million classrooms and millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories through its platform and NeuPals, its joint venture with China's leading IT services company Neusoft. Cricket Media also licenses its content and platform to top publishing and educational companies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.cricketmedia.com.
Magzter Inc. is the world's largest and fastest growing self-service, cross-platform digital magazine store and newsstand with over 26 million digital consumers, more than 6000 magazines and comic titles from over 2500 publishers. Headquartered in New York, Magzter has its local presence in London, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Chennai and Singapore and will soon be expanding to other countries. Founded by global entrepreneurs, Girish Ramdas and Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan in June 2011, Magzter enables magazine publishers around the world to create and deliver digital editions of their titles to global consumers. Powered by its proprietary OREY Click Publishing® System, that allows publishers to upload their magazines with a single touch, Magzter also enables them to publish interactive/audio-visual content in the magazine as it supports HTML5.
Magzter also launched a path-breaking "All You Can Read" subscription service called Magzter GOLD in January 2015, which gives digital readers unlimited access to thousands of magazines for a low monthly price.