#1 U.K. Technology Site to Feature Localized Content; U.S.-Centric Reviews Outlet Driven by Expert Editorial Team
SAN FRANCISCO – January 4, 2012 – Future U.S., a leading publisher of gaming and technology media properties, today announced that TechRadar.com, the extremely popular U.K. technology destination, is coming to the United States. The new site will provide localized content, including news, features and reviews. Future is currently recruiting for a dedicated editorial team to work on the site based in the San Francisco office.
Now in beta, TechRadar.com plans to launch in early Spring 2012. TechRadar.com will target tech-savvy, early adopters.
The U.K.’s #1 technology outlet according to UKOM and Hitwise, TechRadar attracts more than ten million unique monthly visitors, with U.S.-specific visits topping 1.6 million uniques per month, according to comScore.
TechRadar has been the leading technology site in the U.K. for the past several years, and the opportunity to bring this respected brand to the U.S. is a no-brainer,” said Rachelle Considine, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Future U.S. “Building in reviews of U.S. cell phones, tablets, hardware and software, up-to-the-minute news, and insightful content catered to a domestic audience gives us confidence that Future U.S. can drive TechRadar to similar heights as we have seen in other territories.”
Editor’s Note: Future U.S. will host an invite-only cocktail reception to introduce TechRadar.com to industry insiders at CES 2012 on Wednesday, January 11.
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.