TV Week is a weekly Australian magazine that provides television program listings information and highlights, as well as television-related news. Content ranges from previews for upcoming storylines of popular television programs dramas, soap operas and reality shows airing in Australia, celebrity interviews and news reports about television and music. A full weekly program guide with highlights is featured, as well listings for streaming services and crossword puzzles, it was first published as a Melbourne-only publication in December 1957, bearing a strong affiliation to television station Channel Nine, GTV9. The publication is well known for its association with the annual TV Week Logie Awards; the first issue of TV-Radio Week published in Melbourne covered the week 5–11 December 1957, with popular GTV9 performers Geoff Corke and Val Ruff featured on the cover. In 1958, the title was shortened to TV Week. Around 1956, radio magazine Listener In first published in 1925 adapted with the times and began covering television and added “TV” to its title.
As part of the Herald and Weekly Times group, Listener In-TV had an affinity to the company's new television station Channel 7, HSV7. The magazine was renamed TV Scene in 1976. Rival publication Television Preview, produced by the Television Owners Club of Australia, was launched in 1957. By June 1958, the two magazines had more competition with TV News, published by the Australian Broadcasting Commission and a fortnight Australian Consolidated Press launched its own guide, TV Times, it was thought that so many television titles in the market was unsustainable, so ACP entered into a co-publishing deal with the ABC, which saw their respective magazines merged to become TV News-Times, soon simplified to TV Times. By the end of 1958, Television Preview was incorporated into TV Week, leaving two strong rival publications in the market for the next two decades. In July 1958, TV Week added an edition in Sydney the only other TV market in Australia, it continued to expand publication as television launched in other capital cities and regional areas across Australia.
At the close of 1958, Melbourne readers were invited to vote for their favourite TV personalities and programs, to be presented awards along with some categories judged by an industry panel. Graham Kennedy and Panda Lisner from GTV's In Melbourne Tonight were voted Melbourne's Most Popular TV personalities. Kennedy named the awards the Logies, after the inventor of the first working television system, John Logie Baird. TV Week introduced colour internal pages in 1962, moving to gloss colour covers and internal pages in 1967; as a final evolutionary stage, the magazine doubled size from A5 to A4 in July 1968. By 1971 TV Week had a national weekly circulation of 400,000. South Australia's TV Guide attempted to launch a Melbourne edition in 1973 but only lasted for four months and became known as TV-Radio Extra in its home state. TV Week and TV Times dominated the market across Australia. In 1979, Family Circle Publications introduced a local version of the American magazine TV Guide, in the compact A5 size.
In 1980, the ABC chose to end its agreement with TV Week and ACP purchased their interest. ACP entered into a partnership with News Limited, leading to rival publication TV Times being incorporated into TV Week; that year, Family Circle Publications sold the national TV Guide to ACP and it was incorporated into TV Week. Competition came from existing women's magazines when The Australian Women’s Weekly began including a free television magazine TV Weekly as an insert for its publication in May 1980. Family Circle followed suit in August 1980, as did Woman's Day with TV Day in November 1981. TV Week hit a peak circulation of 850,000 in the mid-1980s. In 1984, the Federal Publishing Company's tabloid celebrity gossip magazine Star Enquirer was restyled to become TV Star but only ran until 1985; the Victorian publication TV Scene was shutdown after 62 years of publication after it was handed over to Southdown Press, following the media shake-up sparked by Rupert Murdoch's takeover of the Herald and Weekly Times Group Group.
TV-Radio Extra was discontinued in South Australia in 1988 when it was incorporated into the Sunday Mail's free television guide, TV Plus. With an increasing number of these types of free magazine supplements in Sunday newspapers across the country in the 1990s, TV Week began to lose significant circulation. In 1998, in an attempt to boost its local entertainment news credentials, Who Weekly introduced a TV supplement with television news and TV listings but by 2000 this had been dropped. TV Week was a joint venture between Kerry Packer's Australian Consolidated Press and Southdown Press, with the latter publishing the magazine on behalf of both parties. In 2002, Packer bought TV Week out of the joint venture, with a clause in the agreement. A legal battle over the custody of the magazine's Logie Awards followed as both Australian Consolidated Press and Pacific Publications claimed ownership. Pacific wanted to use the Logies to promote their new rival TV listing What's On Weekly but Packer won the battle and the Logies remain connected to TV Week.
What’s on Weekly ceased publication by the end of that year and it became the last attempt to launch a national rival to TV Week, now with a circulation of 265,000. ACP Magazines sold TV Week and Foxtel magazine to German Bauer Media Group in 2012. In 2016, another women's magazine New Idea published by Pacific Magazines, introduced TV Extra a supplement covering television news and highlights, however it did not contain TV listings. In recent years, online program guides have had a significant effec
Street Machine (magazine)
Street Machine is an Australian automotive magazine featuring customised cars from every era. Street Machine contains many sections, from letters sent in by readers, to articles on feature cars and technical issues; the feature cars are Australian and American muscle cars from the 1960s to the 2000s, while a hot rod or rat rod will feature. Cars such as a Datsun 1600 or an Austin A30 make rare appearances. While Street Machine was titled "Van Wheels", its history can be traced back to the Australian Hot Rodding Review, or AHRR, of the 1960s and 1970s. By 1976, AHRR had collapsed, a magazine called Van Wheels had replaced it. Van Wheels had an irregular publishing frequency and was destined to the same fate as AHRR, however Geoff Paradise, who at age 19 was Editor of AHRR before leaving to work at HOT ROD in the US took the failing brand under his wing. Paradise changed the name to Van Street Machine for the first issue under his management; this first issue, named Van Wheels & Street Machine. Cost $2, sold 24,500 copies, compared to 60,000 for Wheels and 45,000 for Motor.
For the second issue, the magazine was renamed Street Machine & Van Wheels, by the seventh issue was just called Street Machine in 1981. By this time, the magazine was selling well over 30,000 copies. Geoff Paradise, founding editor, resigned as Editor-in-Chief of Street Machine in 1985 and went on to launch Performance Street Car, Fast Fours and Super Ford, the first one-marque magazine published in Australia; the level of circulation of Street Machine at the time of Paradise's departure was in excess of 50,000 copies. Paradise is regarded as a somewhat shadowy figure in the Australian V8 culture; the reason for this misconception is. Paradise's replacement was a motoring writer from Phil Scott. Scott put the skills learnt from time spent in newspapers into Street Machine – increasing publishing frequency from six issues per year to eight and introducing some one-off car giveaways, which included an original A9X Torana and a Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III; this caused sales to reach 120,000 in September 1987.
However, all to change. In 1988, Street Machine started supporting Chic Henry with his new Summernats Car Festival, by paying for the burnout pad, underwriting the event and signing up as major sponsor; the Street Machine of the Year award started in 1988. From 1991 onwards, Street Machine went into a slow decline, losing the number one spot to Wheels in June 1994; the publication continued and Street Machine had several different editors, although they had their eyes set on something similar to Wheels and nothing at all similar to Paradise's original vision of a serious, no-nonsense street-car magazine. When Street Machine started assembling the current editorial team in 2000, sales had fallen well below the 50,000 mark that Paradise had achieved in the mid-eighties; the magazine needed to find a direction. Street Machine sales were up due to a revamped presentation of the magazine. However, it is more due to people beginning to show enthusiasm towards the V8 culture, the rise of V8 Supercars and a new dragstrip had been constructed in Sydney.
Street Machine has been publishing monthly since November 2000, now sells about 65,000 copies, has over half a million readers as of 2006. Street Machine is the main sponsor of the automotive show Summernats, run at Exhibition Park in Canberra in Canberra, ACT, Australia and features burnouts and car show and shines. Street Machine writes up a Summernats Survival Guide each year as well as a feature article reviewing the car festival, which includes winners of all the major and minor awards, Miss Summernats and a feature article on the Grand Champion car; the Street Machine of the Year award was established in 1988 by Street Machine Magazine. Each August, the staff of Street Machine Magazine vote for their favourite cars from the previous 12 issues and the top 16 become the SMOTY finalists; the finalists cover everything from pure street cars to elite hall and drag-strip terrors. Street Machine Magazine's readers put their vote in and the winner is announced in the December issue; the prize is a trophy.
Past winners: Street Machine Commodores Street Machine Fords Street Machine Choppers Street Machine Hot Rod Annual Street Machine Holden Legends Street Machine Ford Legends Street Machine Muscle Car Legends Street Machine Hot HoldensNote: Street Machine Commodores and Street Machine Fords are unrelated to the two magazines of similar titles, Street Commodores and Street Fords. Official Street Machine magazine website
Car is a British automotive enthusiast magazine published monthly by Bauer Consumer Media. International editions are published by Bauer Automotive in Republic of Korea, China, India, Mexico, the Middle East, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Turkey. Car features a regular group test under the'Giant Test' name, developed by the magazine in the 1970s, it features'newcomer' first drives of new cars, interviews with significant figures in the motor industry and other features. The magazine was launched in 1962 as Mini Owner incorporating Sporting Driver, it was renamed as Car in 1965. In the 1960s Car pioneered the'Car of The Year' competition, subsequently decided by motoring journalists on a Europe wide basis. In the 1970s and 1980s Car was far ahead of other motoring magazines for the quality and depth of its writing and photography. Significant contributors during the magazine's heyday included Henry Manney III, Douglas Blain, George Bishop, L. J. K. Setright, Ronald Barker, Mel Nichols, Steve Cropley, Russell Bulgin, Philip Llewellin, James May, Alexei Sayle and Rowan Atkinson.
L. J. K. Setright in many insightful series of articles, linked the development and history of the motor car to its social and historical contexts. Car was renowned for its'scoop' photos and drawings and took delight in the irritation it caused to car manufacturers by revealing significant new models ahead of time. Car featured the spy shots of Hans G. Lehmann, featuring his work with its own image-stamp emblazoned with the words Hans G. Lehmann - Fotograf. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the artist Hilton Holloway was responsible for a number of projected images of cars in development, first through graphic art, followed by Photoshop compositing artwork. In 2001 one of his concepts for a Lotus Formula 1 was so accurate that'Project Hilton' became the code-name for the F1 project within Lotus. In 1992 Car was sold by FF Publishing to Emap. Emap published in the magazine until 2007. In March 2009 the magazine's listings section reverted to the name'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' – which it had used when it was created in the early 1970s – after an absence of nearly three years.
In the UK Car's sales have been in decline since peaking in the mid-1990s. Car's' circulation in 2012 averaged 54,500 copies a month, 37,500 of which are in the UK. 2017 to present: Ben Miller 2006 to 2017: Phil McNamara 2004 to 2006: Jason Barlow 2002 to 2004: Angus MacKenzie 1999 to 2002: Greg Fountain 1997 to 1999: Rob Munro-Hall 1994 to 1997: Gavin Green 1993: Mark Gillies 1992 to 1993: Richard Bremner 1987 to 1992: Gavin Green 1981 to 1987: Steve Cropley 1974 to 1981: Mel Nichols 1971 to 1974: Ian Fraser 1963 to 1971: Douglas Blain 1963 to 1964: Nigel Lloyd 1962 to 1963: George Bishop CAR Online
Grazia is a weekly women's magazine that originated in Italy with international editions printed in Albania, Bahrain, China, France, Germany. Greece, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom; the Italian edition of Grazia was first published Mondadori in November 1938. The magazine was modelled on the American magazine Harper's Bazaar; the start of Grazia was a return in Italy to traditionalist values such as cooking and child-rearing. During the fascist rule in the country the magazine followed the Fascist policies and propaganda. Following World War II the magazine was renewed. From its beginning in 1938 to September 1943, Bruno Munari served as the art director for the magazine and for another Mondadori title, Tempo. In Italy, it is owned by the Mondadori which became one of Silvio Berlusconi's companies,Grazia published an article in July 2015 which promoted the breeding of family pets to make money to buy better furniture; this brought international condemnation from animal lovers owing to the number of unwanted pets which are killed in overcrowded shelters each week.
A press statement from the British Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was critical of Grazia. Grazia has international editions in several countries, its first international edition was published in Bulgaria in March 2004. The British edition of the magazine began publication in February 2005 and is owned in the UK under licence by Bauer Consumer Media; the Greek version was launched in April 2005. In November of the same year its edition in the United Arab Emirates was first issued; the magazine had an edition in Croatia from February 2006 and in Serbia from June 2006. The Russian edition began publication in March 2007, while the Netherlands followed in August 2007. Grazia India was launched in May 2008, its Australian edition began publication in July 2008, but folded in February 2013. Grazia Australia reopened in 2015 under new management. In February 2009 the Chinese version of Grazia was started; the French version of the magazine was first published in August 2009. The inaugural issue of Grazia Korea was launched on 20 February 2013.
It features a photospread of actors Lee Byung-hun, Bae Soo-bin and Kim Do-hyun for the play based on the film Masquerade. Grazia Pakistan was launched in February 2017; the launch party took place at the HSY Mansion in Krachi on the 6th of February with publisher and Editot-in-Chief of Grazia Pakistan, Zahraa Saifullah and the first issue cover girl Mawra Hocane. Only one and a half years after the start of the German edition of Grazia, Mediengruppe Klambt brought the title 2011 into a joint venture in which Gruner + Jahr held the majority. In 2017, the women's magazine has been bought back completely; as oh January 1, 2018, Mediengruppe Klambt is taking over the 50.1% share, held by Gruner + Jahr. Grazia had a circulation of 374,213 copies in 1984; the Italian version of the magazine had a circulation of 240,000 copies from January to August 2003. The 2007 circulation of the Italian edition was 218,083 copies. In Italy, the circulation of the magazine rose to 382,000 copies in the first half of 2011.
During the same period the British edition of the magazine had a circulation of 219,741 copies. The circulation in the UK for the second half of 2013 was 160,019 copies; the fashion magazine's published circulation in the third quarter 2017 was 96,632 copies - a drop of around 20 percent compared to the same period of 2016. Since 2016 Grazia has come under pressure at the kiosks with the magazine Olivia of Bauer Media Group. List of magazines in Italy Grazia Italia's website Information on Grazia from the parent company Grazia French's homepage Grazia India's homepage Grazia Indonesia's homepage Grazia Thailand's homepage Grazia UK's homepage Grazia Dutch's homepage Grazia Middle East homepage Italian Grazia – magazine profile at Fashion Model Directory
Bird Watching (magazine)
Bird Watching is a British four-weekly magazine for birdwatchers, established in March 1986. Distributed by subscription and through newsagents, it has, as of May 2011, a cover price of £4.10. Bird Watching was established in 1986. Key content areas include bird identification, location guides, skills development, recent sightings, news and reviews, its contributors include notable birders such as Dominic Couzens and David Lindo. Published by EMAP, the magazine is published monthly by Bauer Consumer Media of Peterborough, its ABC-certified total average net circulation/distribution per issue for 2010 was 17,511, of which just over 7,400 were newsagent sales and over 9,800 went to subscribers. Bird Watching has had five editors: Chris Dawn David Cromack Kevin Wilmot Sheena Harvey Matt Merritt List of ornithology journals Official website Official blog
Bravo Sport is a sports magazine for young people dedicated to soccer in Germany. It has 72 pages. In addition to soccer, Bravo Sport deals with other sports such as fun sports, Formula 1 or US sports; the magazine contains an extra, such as stickers or megaposters in DIN A2 format. Each issue includes posters showing soccer players or other athletes "in action"; the cover is adorned by soccer players or other top athletes. The magazine contains interviews with soccer players and other famous athletes as well as insights into private life and the training of the "stars". Bravo Sport awards the Bravo Otto to soccer players and sports teams; the winners will be chosen by Bravo Sport readers. The magazine appeared in a new look from 14 January 2010. In addition, the lettering of the "Bravo Sport" logo was revised. Since 2019, the magazine has no longer been monthly; the paid circulation is 45,654 copies, a minus of 82.6 percent since 1998
Brigitte is the largest women's magazine of Germany, with a circulation of around 800,000 and an estimated readership of 3,6 million. The magazine was first published in 1886 under the name Das Blatt der Hausfrau, its target audience was the middle-class bourgeois housewife and the magazine covered articles about child-rearing and foods. During World War II it stopped publication; the magazine was relaunched in 1949 and was renamed as Brigitte in 1954. Brigitte merged with another women's magazine Constanze in 1969. Brigitte is published every two weeks by Gruner + Jahr; the headquarters is in Hamburg. The magazine launched its website in April 1997; the target audience of the magazine is working women. Andreas Lebert and Brigitte Huber served as co-editors of Brigitte. Lebert, after serving in the post from 2002 to 2012, left the magazine to become editor-in-chief of Zeit Wissen magazine. In 2010 the magazine began to employ women. Brigitte had a circulation of 150,000 copies in 1926, it was 940,700 copies in 1999.
During the fourth quarter of 2000 its circulation rose to 958,258 copies. In 2001 it was one of top 50 women's magazine worldwide with a circulation of 958,000 copies. In 2004 the magazine had a circulation of 771,281 copies, its circulation was 693,248 copies in 2010. List of magazines in Germany Dora Horvath: Bitte recht weiblich! Frauenleitbilder in der deutschen Zeitschrift „BRIGITTE“ 1949-1982. Chronos Verlag, Zurich 2000 Sylvia Lott-Almstadt: Brigitte 1886-1986, Chronik einer Frauenzeitschrift. Gruner + Jahr AG & Co, Hamburg 1986, ISBN 3-570-04930-2 Brigitte.de