Digital Spy launches digital magazine on Apple News+

Digital Spy, Hearst’s TV and movies website yesterday announced the launch of its first digital magazine, which will be exclusively available to Apple News+ subscribers in the UK, US, Canada and Australia from Wednesday 29th July.

Digital Spy launches digital magazine on Apple News+
Matt Hill: “We are unbelievably proud to launch the very first Digital Spy magazine.” Photograph: Sean Longmore, images courtesy of AMC, BBC, CBS, HBO, Hulu, Getty Images/ABC, Netflix, Love Productions

Custom designed by the Digital Spy and Apple News teams, the new Digital Spy magazine will premiere exclusive features, videos, interviews and illustrations around some of the hottest topics in the world of TV, film and entertainment.

The new publication – which is the first in Digital Spy’s 20-year history – will feature solely on Apple News+ offering consumers a premium and enhanced experience, say the publishers.

Apple News+ is a subscription service available in the UK for £9.99 a month, and includes access to hundreds of magazines and newspapers.

Headline features in the debut Digital Spy issue include ‘The 100 Greatest TV Shows of the 21st Century’ – as voted by Digital Spy readers – a ‘Game of Thrones One Year On’ special and an exclusive insight into the future of TV with COVID-19.

Matt Hill, Editor-in-Chief of Digital Spy and Group Digital Strategy Director at Hearst UK, said: “We are unbelievably proud to launch the very first Digital Spy magazine, having worked so closely with the Apple News team to create such a bespoke experience. The Apple News+ platform gives our readers – who we know are hungry for ever more high-quality entertainment content – a great ecosystem to consume a plethora of deeper investigations, exclusive features, videos and interactive extras. It’s an achievement that is testament to the hard work put in by our whole team of expert writers at Digital Spy.”

Meanwhile, Mark McCafferty, Head of Partnerships at Hearst Solutions, added: “This is a major landmark for Digital Spy. In supporting the magazine launch, we’re also embarking on a media campaign to drive sign ups to the Apple News+ service, using creative advertising formats on Digital Spy and the digital edition. What’s more, the content is incredibly impressive and engaging for audiences – a credit to Editor-in-Chief Matt Hill, Editor Laurence Mozafari and the Digital Spy team.”