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Dennis Publishing acquires bi-weekly computing magazine


By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

February 5, 2013 | 2 min read

Dennis Publishing’s Technology and Imaging arm has announced the acquisition of computing magazine, Computer Active.

The magazine is the first purchase from the division since 2010 and will join its roster of other titles including Web User, Computer Shopper, PC Pro, and

Launched in 1998, Computer Active is a mass market consumer magazine targeting home computer users. Its fortnightly edition covers software and the internet with news, reviews and step-by-step projects.

According to figures from January – December 2011, it has an audited circulation of 118,188 and a subscriber base of 79,128.

James Tye, CEO said: “Dennis Publishing is in the business of producing great content, with a focus on delivering what readers want, in the right format and at the right time. We acquire brands with a view to invest and improve them, which is exactly what we plan to do with Computer Active.”

John Garewal, MD of Dennis Technology & Imaging will take on publishing duties for Computer Active, with immediate effect. He said: “Computer Active is a fantastic magazine that we have admired for many years, which makes this is a particularly exciting move for us.

“Consumer technology is a sector that we truly own at Dennis – and the addition of Computer Active to our already strong portfolio will allow us to increase the scale and opportunity for our advertisers, subscribers and readers alike.”

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