MALIBU, CA (August 27, 2003) – CurtCo Media, which publishes Robb Report, The Robb Report Collection and Robb Report Home Entertainment & Design magazines, and most recently acquired Worth, today announced the establishment of Digital TV. Launching as a quarterly publication Digital TV will focus on the products and technologies driving the consumer electronics market.
The new title will offer the latest news, updates and product reviews on plasma and LCD flat-screen TV, high-definition TV, DLP and front projection TV systems, as well as related speaker and audio technologies. In addition, Digital TV will focus on promising new video technologies, such as LCOS and OLED. The new publication will also explore the increase in digital TV programming offerings, and the convergence of computers into the video market, as well as other aspects of the digital TV revolution.
Scheduled to reach newsstands on November 4, Digital TV will have an initial distribution of 75,000 to newsstands, subscribers and audio/video dealers.
“Clearly, the remarkable video technologies available today are now the primary driver of the Consumer Electronics marketplace,” said CurtCo Media CEO William J. Curtis. “We are launching Digital TV magazine at a time when consumer demand for flat screen TV and related products is at an all time high. It is our mission to de-mystify the subject allowing consumers to purchase with confidence.”
“Perhaps most significantly, the myriad of options in the ‘new TV’ market offer so many shapes, sizes and characteristics that it is best described by an old potato chip slogan; ‘I bet you can’t have just one,’” Mr. Curtis further explained. “From bathrooms, kitchens, dens, living rooms, and home theaters to the head rest in your SUV, no place is complete without a digital TV.”
In line with the establishment of Digital TV, CurtCo also announced the appointment of Michael Wood as editor of the new publication. Mr. Wood, who brings more than a decade of consumer electronic experience to this new position, joins CurtCo from Home Theater Magazine, where he served as senior technical editor.
Previously, Mr. Wood was editor of both Home Theater Buyer’s Guide and Home Theater Interiors magazines.
Mr. Wood will report to Editor-in-Chief Brent Butterworth, who Guides the content of both Digital TV and Robb Report Home Entertainment & Design. Mark Mendelsohn, will act as Group Publisher of both titles as well.
Establishment of Digital TV follows CurtCo Media’s launch last year of Robb Report Home Entertainment & Design, a luxury lifestyle publication dedicated to the world’s most exceptional home theaters, home automation systems, architecture and interior design.
Over the last two decades, CurtCo had successfully established other Consumer Electronics Publications such as Home Theater Magazine in 1994, along with Home Theater Buyers’ Guides and Home Theater Interiors as well as Audio Video Interiors in 1989 and Car Audio in 1987
About CurtCo Media
CurtCo Media Group is operated by CurtCo Media Labs, which for more than two decades has built publishing companies. CurtCo has launched or acquired 28 magazines during this period. In association with Weston Presidio and TD Capital Communications Partners, CurtCo operates Robb Report, The Robb Report Collection, Robb Report Home Entertainment & Design and acquired Worth Magazine in June of this year. CurtCo maintains offices in Malibu, New York City and Boston.
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