MSN UK Selects NewspaperDirect

By: E&P Staff MSN UK has selected from NewspaperDirect Inc. in Vancouver, B.C., as its aggregated newspaper and magazine portal. affords online access to newspapers and magazines from around the world. MSN UK News now offers a version of (MSN PressDisplay) in a modular design that includes PressDisplay's digital features and all its 1,000-plus digital replicas of printed publications, including: The Guardian, The Daily Mail, and more than 40 other British newspapers, as well as The Washington Post, New York Post, Canada's Globe and Mail and National Post, The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Australian, Poland's Gazeta Wyborcza, Italy's Corriere dello Sport, Bangkok Post and Russia's Kommersant.

MSN PressDisplay has been optimized for PCs, Macs, smartphones (e.g. Microsoft's Windows Mobile devices), iPhones, BlackBerry iPod Touch devices and the latest e-readers.

"At a time when the survival of newspapers is being questioned we see this as a great outlet for newspaper content," MSN Executive Producer Peter Bale said in a statement.

The MSN version of Press Display is currently only available on MSN UK. Users have free access to the front page and two stories from any title on the day of publication. More stories or older content will require registration with Press Display and may require a subscription, according to NewspaperDirect.

MSN PressDisplay enhances the reading experience with features such as cross-title search, media monitoring, article ranking, related stories, recommended articles and top stories as determined by the readers. Its social features allow readers to comment on content and the quality of reporting, share articles and interact with other readers.

MSN UK claims approximately 16 million unique users and reaches almost half the UK online audience.


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