Bauer Media has launched a new monthly magazine TV Week Close Up, offering extended interviews and behind the scenes access.
On sale from tomorrow, the mag will launch with an introductory $2.99 price before rising to $5.99 monthly. Long-running TV Week will remain on sale as a weekly title.
The launch edition features stories on Jessica Marais, Home and Away‘s “Brax”, A Place to Call Home, Hamish & Andy, Sam Frost, Julia Morris, Streaming TV and the state of TV drama.
Editor Thomas Woodgate said, “TV Week has earned the trust of our best talent over many years, and we have unrivalled access to Australian stars and shows. It’s this access that we want to be able to share every month. We want to provide more of what we know readers love, which is in-depth chats, photo shoots with the stars, exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at favourite shows, and nostalgic trips down TV memory lane.”
Bauer Media’s Head of Product Development, Paul Weaving, explains, “TV Week is a brand that holds enormous trust from both its readers and the talent who feature in it every week. Close Up is a natural extension for the brand and will appeal to not just the current TV Week audience, but also anyone who enjoys the incredible TV on our screens right now.”
Recent media reports claim Seven-owned Pacific Magazines had been poaching journos from Bauer’s TV Week, causing some trade friction.