A publisher at a rival magazine group was surprised at the move since advertising in lifestyle magazines was growing. Ramesh Pathania/Mint (A publisher at a rival magazine group was surprised at the move since advertising in lifestyle magazines was growing. Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
A publisher at a rival magazine group was surprised at the move since advertising in lifestyle magazines was growing. Ramesh Pathania/Mint
(A publisher at a rival magazine group was surprised at the move since advertising in lifestyle magazines was growing. Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Outlook to stop publishing People, Geo, Marie Claire in India

The magazine group will not renew licence for the three international titles, says president Indranil Roy

New Delhi: Magazine group Outlook Publishing (India) Pvt. Ltd has stopped producing the local editions of international magazines People, Geo and Marie Claire.

“We are not renewing our licences for these three international titles," said Indranil Roy, president, Outlook Group. Roy added that the renewals are due this month.

“However, Outlook, its promoters and management, remain fully committed to all other Outlook Group magazines, which will continue to be published in the normal course," Roy said.

A publisher at a rival magazine group was surprised at the move since advertising in lifestyle magazines was growing.

“News and current affairs magazines are under pressure because of lower advertising but not the lifestyle segment," said the publisher, who declined to be named.

Marie Claire, a leading international women’s fashion and lifestyle magazine, was launched in India in 2007 through an agreement with Groupe Marie Claire, a French publishing company. In the same year, the group reached an agreement with Time Inc. to bring People to India in 2008. Outlook Group tied up with European magazine publisher, Gruner + Jahr (G+J) International in 2008 to launch the Geo science magazine in the country.

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