Purchase Includes Consumer Publications Cottage Life, Cottage, Outdoor Canada and Canadian Home Workshop.
TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Blue Ant Media (the "Company") announced today it has purchased Canadian lifestyle
company Cottage Life Media Inc. and its four consumer publications - Cottage Life, Cottage, Outdoor Canada, Canadian Home Workshop and their associated websites. The purchase also includes Cottage Life Media custom magazines, books, social-media apps, and the bi-annual Cottage
Life consumer shows. Cottage Life Media is a thriving, multi-platform business that will continue to be led by Founder, President, and CEO, Al Zikovitz.
Cottage Life is a well-loved, successful and iconic brand that has earned the trust
of Canadians for over 25 years. This award-winning company has
effectively built a strong business with a loyal community around its
flagship Cottage Life brand by being an expert in all things cottage and by making its content
available through print, digital and consumer show touch points.
Earlier this year the company acquired Cottage, a magazine that focuses on the unique British Columbia and Alberta
market, giving the publisher a greater presence across Canada.
"The acquisition by Blue Ant will provide strategic extension and
expansion of the Cottage Life brand, positioning it for continued
success in the rapidly changing media environment," said Al Zikovitz, CEO, and President, Cottage Life Media Inc. "It will give our readers and our advertisers increased media options
that feature coast-to-coast interests."
"We are excited to have the outstanding team at Cottage Life join Blue
Ant Media and we look forward to continuing to build on the strong
equity of this treasured brand," said Michael MacMillan, CEO, Blue Ant Media. "Our goal is to be leaders in content creation and distribution and
this allows us to leverage broadcast, digital and publishing to engage
a targeted audience across all platforms."
Blue Ant Media is a privately held integrated Canadian media company that creates and
distributes great content in lifestyle, travel, documentary, music and
entertainment categories. The company owns specialty
channels Travel+Escape, Bite TV and AUX TV along with four premium,
commercial-free channels Oasis HD, HIFI, eqHD, radX and their companion
websites. Blue Ant Media's digital publishing division produces daily
content for its web and mobile sites and recently launched AUX
Magazine, a monthly music tablet magazine. Producing over 400 hours of
original content, Blue Ant Media develops both in house programming and
co-productions with international partners. Blue Ant recently acquired
Cottage Life Media Inc., publishers of Cottage Life, Cottage, Outdoor
Canada and Canadian Home Workshop and producers of the Spring & Fall
Cottage Life consumer shows.
SOURCE: Blue Ant Media
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