American Media LLC said April 10 that it is exploring strategic options, including a sale, for brands National Enquirer (US and UK editions), Globe and National Examiner.
NEW YORK, April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — American Media, LLC today announced that its Board concluded its strategic operational review of its tabloid business, which began last August, and has resulted in the decision to explore strategic options for its National Enquirer (US and UK editions), Globe and National Examiner brands, which will likely result in their sale in the near future.
“We have been keenly focused on leveraging the popularity of our celebrity glossy, teen and active lifestyle brands while developing new and robust platforms including broadcast and audio programming, and a live events business, that now deliver significant revenue streams,” said American Media President and CEO David J. Pecker. “Because of this focus, we feel the future opportunities with the tabloids can be best exploited by a different ownership.”
American Media has seen significant growth in the past two years with the acquisitions of Us Weekly, Men’s Journal,Bauer’s U.S. celebrity and teen publications, and the most recent acquisition of media assets comprising TEN: Publishing’s Adventure Sports Network (ASN). The addition of ASN’s 14 adventure and sports brands makes American Media the sixth largest sports media brand in the world, delivering more than 60 million monthly video views.
The company has also continued to grow its experiential marketing and events division. In addition to its ownership of Joe Weider’s Mr. Olympia Fitness & Performance Expo, and international series of Mr. Olympia events, the company added the newly acquired production assets from TEN Publishing, including world-renowned action sports events, allowing American Media to further deliver unique and creative opportunities to engage with a young and passionate audience.
About American Media, LLC
American Media, LLC owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. American Media’s titles include Us Weekly, Star, OK!, In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, Men’s Journal, Muscle & Fitness, Powder, Snowboarder, Surfer, Bike, Mr. Olympia Contest, National Enquirer and other celebrity and teen titles. American Media also manages nineteen different digital sites including Usmagazine.com, OKmagazine.com, RadarOnline.com, Intouchweekly.com, Lifeandstylemag.com, Closerweekly.com, MensJournal.com, MuscleandFitness.com, Powder.com, Surfer.com and other digital and social properties. American Media’s magazines have a combined total circulation of 5.7+ million and reach approximately 49.4 million men and women each month. American Media’s digital properties reach approximately 65 million unique visitors monthly.