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Immediate Media Co.

By matt king, Monday May 18, 2020

Immediate Media Co is the special interest content and platform company, home to over 1,200 people across nine divisions. We own and operate some of the best-loved brands in the UK. And we only focus on special interest markets, engaging over 26 million passionate consumers each month, offering them world-class content and innovative new products and services – including ecommerce, and live events.

Immediate operates over 75 consumer brands and sell over 76 million magazines each year. With over 1.1 million active subscribers, our audiences are affluent and loyal to their favourite brands. And with more than 90 licensed editions globally, the universal appeal of our content and brands make us one of the largest licensors of magazine media brands in Europe.

Our wholly-owned brands include Radio Times, olive, Homes & Antiques, Cycling Plus, Bike Radar, MadeForMums, and Mollie Makes. We publish BBC Good Food, BBC EasyCook, BBC History, BBC Gardeners’ World magazine, BBC Science Focus and the CBeebies portfolio, under licence from BBC Studios and BBC Top Gear on behalf of BBC Studios and children’s titles for LEGO and Disney.

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In 2019, Immediate acquired both Upper Street Events Ltd and River Street, adding a specialist interest live events portfolio to our fast-growing, multi-platform media business.

Immediate was named Media Company of the Year at the 2015 British Media Awards and Digital Publisher of the Year at the AOP Awards 2017.

Our Mission

We can sum it up in three words: Content. Passion. Engagement. Our focus is to help our audiences get the most out of the things they love, whatever they spend their time and energy on.

Our content creators, producers and commercial teams are as passionate about their subjects as our consumers. And collectively, we are building a business that is populated by high calibre people, driven to exceed the expectations of our super-engaged consumers.

Our Platforms

Our heritage as a leading magazine media company means we focus on creating high quality, valuable content and services for our audiences. As well as being world-class at magazines, we are increasingly world-class across a range of digital platforms and business models.

From Video to eCommerce and live events: we’re creating exciting new experiences for our consumers, delivering effective solutions for our commercial partners and growing our business.

Immediate’s Bristol Division at Eagle House, Colston Avenue

Since forming in 2011, Immediate’s Bristol division has doubled in size, and now employs around 500 talented people who work across a wide range of professions; from journalism, sales and design, to video production, digital and app development. Immediate Bristol is home to some of the UK’s best-loved consumer brands, including BBC History Magazine, BBC Science Focus, BBC Wildlife Magazine, BBC Countryfile, Mollie Makes, BikeRadar and Cycling Plus, as well as Immediate’s Branded Content team, who produce print and digital content for an array of brands, charities and universities, including: English Heritage, RSPB, Cineworld and Plymouth University.

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