Reed Business Information has sold Electronics Weekly to Metropolis, a publisher with a portfolio of consumer, trade and travel titles. As RBI has made no secret of its desire to move away from traditional magazine publishing to paid content and online subscription-based data sales, the fact that a sale has been made is a good thing for the magazine and its team.
It will be interesting to see how Electronics Weekly develops under new ownership. I’m sure that other than the commute to work changing to arrive in Croydon, Electronics Weekly will continue with few changes early in the relationship. In the longer term, I’ll be fascinated to see how the new owners develop EW – will the try to reinvigorate the print edition? What can they learn from EW to enhance their existing portfolio of titles?
The sale of EW was inevitable, and it is great to see that there is a publisher who recognised the value of the title. I’m looking forward to seeing what the new owners can do to make EW even better in the future.