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Readly Expands its Portfolio of UK Newspapers with Four New Titles

By Jess Browne-Swinburne

14 Oct 2020

Readly has expanded its portfolio of national newspapers with the addition of four UK newspapers to its platform: The Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Sunday Express and Sunday Mirror.

The addition of four newspaper titles from Reach plc marks the continued expansion of Readly’s UK newspaper portfolio. This follows the initial launch of UK newspapers onto the platform earlier this year with The Evening Standard and The Independent.

The newspapers will be available to Readly’s global audiences as part of the Readly subscription in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Sweden. The relationship will increase digital reach, ABC accreditation performance and global presence of the titles. In addition, the publisher will be able to access Readly’s data analytics and insights as part of the partnership.

Fergus McKenna, Content Sales Director at Reach plc said: "We're delighted to expand our existing partnership with Readly so that their global subscriber base will now be able to enjoy reading the Mirror and Express newspapers via the service. The Mirror and Express titles have a huge following both within and outside of the UK and we believe that this development will further extend the reach of these much loved and renowned newspapers, bringing them to a new and appreciative audience."

Ranj Begley, UK Managing Director and Chief Content Officer at Readly said: "We are thrilled to welcome four of the nation’s favourite national newspapers to the portfolio. As people increasingly look for trusted news and quality journalism, newspapers are an important part of our growing inventory of content. Firstly, they improve the whole consumer offer – subscribers can get all their reading material in a single app. Secondly, dailies build frequency of usage which drives increased read times all the way through to our magazine portfolio."

In addition to the expansion of UK newspaper titles, Readly has also welcomed back Future magazines titles Country Life, Horse & Hound, Wallpaper and Decanter onto its platform.