Future, which claims to be the world’s largest cycling publisher, has launched Cycling News HD, a new weekly digital cycling magazine through Apple’s Newsstand. Designed exclusively for the mobile tablet device, the first issue is now available for free.
Cycling News HD ‘provides a must-have weekly package for all followers of international road racing, including an essential summary of the weekly road racing news and detailed round-ups of the week’s leading races.’ Alongside this is comprehensive analysis and comment from the experts, the sharpest photography of key events and riders, event previews and the latest team-by-team news. There will also be interviews and comment from the biggest names in the sport.
Retailing at US$0.99 in the US (£0.69 in the UK), Cycling News HD will have an international appeal – reflecting the global nature of cycling. The glamorous world of competition road cycling is presented using the rich functionality of the tablet environment and accompanied with the stunning photography of world-renowned cycling photographer Tim De Waele.
“Cyclingnews.com is the world’s biggest news and results brand for professional cycling,” said Richard Schofield, Publisher, Cycling News HD. “With the launch of Cycling News HD, we’ve created a completely new weekly package of must-have content tailored for international cycling enthusiasts, delivered exclusively to their iPads each and every week.”
Cycling News HD was created on Future Folio, the app-creation software developed in-house at Future Publishing. This software is an Apple-approved wrapper for digital products on the Newsstand, and Future is licensing the software to other publishers.