NewspaperDirect Publishing Partnerships Surpass 3,000 Titles With Addition of Sports Newspaper AS to ND’s Digital Newspaper and Magazine Network

Posted on December 14, 2012


One of Spain’s most popular sporting daily newspapers, AS is now live on PressReader and, reaching millions of readers on the world’s largest multiplatform digital content distribution network.

VANCOUVER, CANADA (PRWEB) November 27, 2012

AS, one of Spain’s top national daily sport newspapers, is now available through NewspaperDirect’s award-winning PressReader application and its companion website, For zero operational cost, AS publisher, Prisa Noticias, has instantly broadened its distribution to millions of global readers who access NewspaperDirect’s vast network of full-content digital magazines and newspapers every day.

“NewspaperDirect makes it incredibly easy for us to deliver a top-quality digital product to our readers everywhere, on whichever device they prefer,” said Rosalía Lloret Merino, chief digital officer at Prisa Noticias.

Today’s announcement marks an important milestone for NewspaperDirect (ND): AS is the 3,000th publication to join ND’s digital network of top press titles from around the world, which includes newspapers and magazines from 100 countries and 56 languages, such as The New York Times, The Australian, The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, Le Monde, The Irish Times, The New Zealand Herald, La Nacíon, Mundo Deportivo, Cosmopolitan, National Geographic, and Hello!

“Spanish-speaking sports fans are going to be thrilled to see that AS is now live across all our digital channels,” said Alex Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. “Reaching sports fans on any tablet or mobile device is especially important for publishers, since these readers tend to be on-the-go consumers of news content. And with PressReader and’s instant translation capabilities, sports enthusiasts from other countries can now enjoy AS’s quality reporting in their own language, opening up AS to the world.”

AS takes advantage of the full range of advanced reading enhancements offered by ND’s PressReader application, giving readers useful features such as:

■ Presentation of the entire colour newspaper, page by page, in high resolution
■ Two modes of reading — high-definition replica and “SmartFlow” tablet-optimized presentation
■ Touch-based, interactive reading experience
■ Quick scanning of the edition by flipping pages, just like the print edition
■ Easy navigation to specific pages, using page thumbnails or a table of contents
■ Instant translation in up to 12 languages
■ On-demand narration of articles
■ Printing of articles or individual pages
■ Sharing stories through email and on Facebook and Twitter
■ Instant posting of articles to cloud-based clipping services Evernote and Instapaper

PressReader is pre-installed on millions of mobile devices (Samsung, Microsoft, BlackBerry, LG, HP, HTC, Acer, ASUS and Kobo), making AS immediately available to millions of mobile consumers every day. AS can also be read at thousands of libraries, hotels, cruise ships, yachts, businesses and aviation facilities worldwide that subscribe to and PressReader for their patrons and customers.

About NewspaperDirect Inc.
NewspaperDirect delivers the world’s newspapers and magazines to millions of readers the way they want to receive them — in print, online, or on their mobile device, tablet or eReader — wherever they live, travel, work or play. With the most innovative digital publishing technology in the industry and the only zero-operational-cost business model, NewspaperDirect is recognized as the world leader in multichannel content distribution and monetization, and is the chosen partner of more than 3,000 publishers from 100 countries.

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