London Times and FT to Launch Digital Editions

The Times of London and the Daily Telegraph, competitors, are the latest UK dailies to begin publishing digital editions.

What’s notable about these large (weekday print circulations ranging from 500,000 to 2 million) dailies publishing digital editions is that the Audit Bureau of Circulation in the UK & Ireland doesn’t yet audit or certify digital edition circulation. These large dailies nonetheless see positive business cases for launching digital editions.

The UK Journalism says that The Guardian and the FT plan to begin retailing digital editions later this year. (Actually, those two newspapers have been wholesaling digital editions for several years via PressPoint and NewspaperDirect, to newsstands, hotels, cruise ships, and kiosks. But now The Guardian and the FT will now be offering digital editions directly downloadable to consumers.)

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