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WoodWing Strengthens Position in Newspaper Segment Worldwide

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

WoodWing's multi-channel publishing system, Enterprise, continues to gain acceptance among newspaper publishers worldwide, often replacing proprietary legacy solutions. Enterprise, including the editorial management application Content Station, helps address challenges newspaper publishers are facing, such as reducing costs, granular regionalization, trends as hyperlocal news, and tapping revenue streams in digital publishing.

The global newspaper market is under pressure. Following a new study by IBISWorld, the weak economic conditions have affected circulation and readership. IBISWorld states that the global newspaper publishing industry is forecast to generate revenues of $170.5 billion US in 2012, down 1.4% from 2011.

In these difficult times, WoodWing Software, supplier of innovative workflow solutions for efficient multi-channel publishing, is reporting significantly higher interest in its publishing system, Enterprise. Customer success stories are happening all over the world, but a key focus is on Latin America, with newspaper titles that include Milenio Nacional and Project Indigo in Mexico, the business newspaper Gestión in Peru, Nuevo D'a inVenezuela, Diario de Comercio and Novojornal in Brazil, and more.

WoodWing helps newspaper publishers tap digital publishing
WoodWing also helps newspaper publishers tap opportunities offered by digital publishing. In June, the Japanese daily newspaper Mainichi Newspaper launched TAP-i, its daily edition for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones. The team uses WoodWing Enterprise and WoodWing's renowned Digital Publishing Tools.

Since July, the Kronen Zeitung, Austria's leading daily newspaper, has been available in a daily issue for tablets. Based on designs created by the famous newspaper designer Mario Garcia, the tablet editions are produced through a highly efficient workflow, again leveraging WoodWing's Digital Publishing Tools. Also in July, The Herald Sun, Australia's favorite daily newspaper – read by 1.3 million Victorians every weekday – selected WoodWing to create the daily editions of its hybrid iPad app.

"The newspaper market is under pressure and publishers face many challenges," said Hans Janssen, CEO of WoodWing Software. "It's time they seriously look for a modern and future-proof publishing system. An editorial system that supports a medium-neutral approach and has the flexibility to add new media channels is a must. I think that – in addition to cost savings and workflow efficiency – these are the reasons why newspaper publishers worldwide are selecting our publishing system, Enterprise."

Mission completed in Switzerland
In Switzerland, the Neue Luzerner Zeitung, the leading journalistic voice of Central Switzerland, completed its migration to WoodWing Enterprise in the second quarter this year. The paper is published in one main and five regional editions produced by remote teams, both in print and digital.

Another noteworthy moment related to the newspaper market was the fifth anniversary of the Russian global newspaper supplement Russia Beyond the Headlines. Created with WoodWing and published in 19 different editions, 16 countries and 11 languages with a circulation of 6.8 million copies, Russia Beyond the Headlines (www.rbth.ru) is one of the world's biggest multilingual publishing projects.


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