By: E&P Staff
World’s Largest Digital Newspaper Kiosk Adds More Than 1,700 Full-Content Daily Newspapers to the Latest Android-Powered Tablet From Samsung Electronics
Monaco Media Forum 2010 — NewspaperDirect Inc., the world leader in multi-channel newspaper content distribution and monetization, and the company behind the world’s largest online newspaper kiosk, PressDisplay.com, announced that its PressReader app is pre-installed on the new, Android-powered Samsung GALAXY Tab. The GALAXY Tab was recently announced in Europe and unveiled in September at the Time Warner Center in New York City.
PressReader from PressDisplay.com is the pre-loaded news app on the GALAXY Tab’s “Readers Hub,” giving users on-the-go access to more than 1,700 full-content publications for this new class of device. GALAXY Tab offers Web access, news, books, and multimedia content on a compact tablet with a 7-inch display. “Readers Hub” provides a new way of reading experience to users by integrating all kinds of content, Including newspapers and magazines as well as bestselling books.
For newspaper publishers, inclusion of PressReader in the “Readers Hub” on the GALAXY Tab will offer a unique opportunity to be instantly accessible to millions of users of the latest Android-powered tablet, which is a new category of mobile products for Samsung. Tablets are emerging as the preferred device for reading digital newspapers, and PressReader offers the widest choice of newspaper titles and the most engaging and immersive experience on the widest array of mobile devices.
“When it came to news content, we wanted to offer our customers the best in the industry, and PressDisplay service from NewspaperDirect fit the bill,” said Steve Cho, director, Samsung Media Solutions America of Samsung Electronics. “When the Samsung GALAXY Tab goes on sale in Europe within weeks, owners of the device will be able to use PressReader in the Readers Hub to download local, national and international titles available on PressDisplay.com, and read them in their entirety.”
“With PressReader pre-installed on the new Samsung GALAXY Tab, NewspaperDirect just added close to two thousand daily newspapers to this new, Android-powered tablet. Publications instantly available include titles from Postmedia Network of Canada, Fairfax of Australia and New Zealand, News Corporation, Independent News Media, and Tribune Company, to name a few,” said Alex Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. “We are focused on, and committed to, opening new channels of distribution and revenue for all our existing publishing partners, and we continue to welcome new publishers from around the world. As the global leader in newspaper distribution, our mission is to ensure that our publishing partners’ content is made immediately available to their readers on all the new and hot devices hitting the market today and in the future.”
PressReader on Android offers publishers a rapidly growing distribution channel
The Samsung GALAXY Tab joins a long list of devices already supported by PressDisplay.com. NewspaperDirect works with hundreds of publishers to broaden their reach across a wide range of digital platforms, ensuring that PressReader is compatible with all the top mobile devices, handhelds and tablets. Whenever PressReader, or its online service, PressDisplay.com, supports a new device, it is instantly available to NewspaperDirect’s publishing partners for their privately-branded SmartEdition ePapers.
PressReader is the world’s most popular digital newspaper app
PressReader works as an integral part of PressDisplay.com to give news fans a convenient way to read their daily newspapers, even when offline. The PressReader app, which is available as a free download for most popular mobile devices, gives publishers access to mobile consumers — one of the fastest-growing distribution channels. Features include:
– Presentation of complete digital replicas, often before the print version is on the newsstands
– Browsing of entire publications with one finger (including zoom, pan and scroll)
– Fast navigation from article to article, and to a favorite section using the Table of Contents
– A rich graphics page view and an easy-to-read text view for individual articles
– Cross-title search of keywords and phrases
– Automatic download of favorite newspapers for offline reading
– Sharing of articles
– On-demand narration of news stories