Hearst Corporation is one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include magazine, newspaper and broadcasting — and going forward, you’ll now find Hearst’s future editions of both its magazines and newspaper titles on Apple’s Newsstand – first, days before the titles are set to become available for download, (or for purchase in print) – elsewhere.
With its headquarters located at Hearst Tower, Manhattan in New York City, the company was originally founded by William Randolph Hearst, and is today still owned and managed by the Hearst family.
The company currently owns the publishing rights to a number of high-profile publications and print magazines, including: Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Elle and O, The Oprah Magazine, owning the rights to an additional 29 television stations through Hearst Television Inc, which are notably said to reach a combined 18-percent of the current U.S viewing population.
TechCrunch has more on the deal:
Apple today quietly launched a new feature for Newsstand, whereby publications by partner Hearst (covering their entire catalog) will now be available to subscribers days before they come to print, or other digital editions. Hearst’s library includes a number of top titles, including Car and Driver, Popular Mechanics, Esquire, Seventeen and Harper’s Bazaar among many others.
The exclusive arrangement varies by individual publication in terms of how far in advance you’ll be able to get the various Hearst titles compared to in print and from other online storefronts like Amazon’s Kindle marketplace, but each will be available at least a few days in advance, I’m told. Existing subscribers will get early access, as well as those signing up for the first time.
Further details on the exact terms of the agreement were not shared.