Press release

A new addition to the international GEO family: GEO EPOCHE launches in the Czech Republic

Hamburg, 01 November 2011 – GEO EPOCHE, Germany's market-leading single-topic history magazine and part of the GEO family, will hit the newsstands in the Czech Republic for the first time on November 2, 2011. The title will be published as a licensed edition by Ringier/Axel Springer, which also publishes the Czech edition of the reportage magazine GEO.

GEO EPOCHE will be launched onto the Czech market at a price equivalent to approximately four Euro and with an initial print run of 10,000. An advertising campaign in print and online media and on TV will accompany the launch. A decision on publishing frequency will be taken once initial information on sales is available.
"The first issue, which focuses on the topic of the Soviet Union under the rule of Josef Stalin, is a test to see whether the idea of a single-topic history magazine is exportable to other markets", says Michael Schaper, editor-in-chief of the German edition of GEO EPOCHE. "We can't wait to find out how Czech readers respond to our concept."

The edition was translated and adapted to the local audience by the Czech GEO editorial team on the basis of the German content. The publication's editor-in-chief is Dr. Zden?k Vacek, who also edits the Czech edition of the reportage magazine GEO.

"We're pleased to see our successful German title GEO EPOCHE launched onto the Czech market and continue to trust in our strong professional relationship with Ringier/Axel Springer for the publication of this new GEO magazine in the Czech Republic", says André; Moellersmann, head of International Brands and Licences at G+J International.

The reportage magazine GEO is G+J's magazine brand with the widest international reach, appearing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as being published in separate editions in a host of other countries: Brazil, Bulgaria, Estonia, India, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, the Czech Republic, Turkey, and Hungary.

Christian Merl
Vice President, Media Relations
20444 Hamburg

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