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App Studio Apps Win Digital Magazine Awards

London - 12/13/2012 - The international Digital Magazine Awards announced the winners of the 2012 competition at a showcase event held at the Proud Gallery in London on December 6th. Among the winners are two digital publications created with App StudioTM, the new HTML5 solution for designing and publishing apps for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, and Android devices.

Cineworld, produced by Immediate Media Company’s Branded Content team, is the monthly movie magazine published by the United Kingdom’s number one cinema chain. It won the 2012 Digital Magazine Award for Entertainment Magazine of the Year. Download Cineworld for free to experience the award-winning digital film magazine: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cineworld-magazine/id508350271?mt=8.

Focus, also by Immediate Media Company, is the BBC’s award-winning science and technology magazine that features articles on everything from astronomy to archaeology, genetics and geology, won the 2012 Science and Nature Magazine of the Year. To see Focus, which also appears in Apple’s ‘App Rewind’ list, a showcase of the best and most popular apps of the past 12 months, visit:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/focus-magazine/id458036083?mt=8.

The Digital Magazine Awards 2012 were judged by luminaries from the digital publishing industry including CNN International Digital's Vice President and General Manager, Peter Bale; Huffington Post Tech (UK) Managing Editor, Grattan McCoach and Getty Image’s Vice President Christian Toksvig.

Check http://digitalmagazineawards.com/ to learn more about the awards and the winners.

About App Studio
App Studio (www.AppStudio.net) is the next generation digital publishing solution that uses HTML5 to push the bounds of user experience without the high cost and effort associated with custom app development. By combining the market-leading HTML5 technology from the recent acquisition of PressRun with Quark’s existing digital publishing technology, App Studio is the only digital publishing solution that allows users to create branded content apps using QuarkXPress, InDesign, HTML5, and XML. Through a managed cloud environment, designers, authors, and extended teams are able to collaborate to create rich, interactive content that can be delivered across multiple platforms and devices.

About Immediate Media Company
Immediate Media Co was formed on November 1, 2011 following the merger of BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. With an exciting mix of market-leading brands, great talent and technology expertise, the company combines a strong publishing heritage with digital platforms and entrepreneurial flair. Its wholly-owned brands include Radio Times, olive, Homes & Antiques and highly successful specialist titles including Perfect Wedding and Junior. It publishes Top Gear, Good Food, EasyCook and Lonely Planet Traveller magazine on behalf of BBC Worldwide and a number of other titles, including BBC History, Gardeners’ World, Focus and the CBeebies portfolio, under license. The company also publishes leading digital brands such as MadeForMums.com, loveyourhair.com and visordown.com. With 800 staff in London and Bristol, Immediate Media Co has over 1 million subscribers, a brand reach of over 11 million UK consumers and revenues of £150m per annum. It is owned by Exponent Private Equity. Follow on Twitter @Immediate_Media.

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