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The Guardian First UK Newspaper On Satellite Newspapers Global Network

Press release from the issuing company

THE HAGUE, July 11 2003 - Hardcopy editions of The Guardian and The Observer are now globally available on the day of publication via Satellite Newspapers’ print-on-demand newspaper vending machines.Thesenewspaper-vending machines, marketed as Satellite Newspaper KiOSKS,print on customer's demand any newspaper-of-choice on A3-format, within two minutes. British travellers can find Satellite Newspaper KiOSKS at high-traffic, international venues, such as hotels, airport concourses and convention centres in 25 countries around the world. Joe Clark, Director of Circulation at Guardian Newspapers Ltd, said: "We are continually striving to provide a better service for our readers. This new technology enables us to deliver our product to our international audience faster than ever before and to expand our reach to new locations, where previously it would have been impossible to provide timely copies." When the Guardian and the Observer are at print stage the newspapers are sent via the Internet to Netherlands based Satellite Newspapers Worldwide. Satellite Newspapers distributes the newspapers digitally through satellite transmission to its global network of Satellite Newspaper KiOSKS. By distributing the news electronically rather than physically Satellite Newspapers provides newspaper publishers access to a new channel of distribution for their newspapers. Satellite Newspapers currently offers the latest edition of 122 newspapers from 50 countries including leading publications such as the International Herald Tribune, USA Today (USA), Die Welt (Germany), Le Monde (France), El Pais (Spain), and Komsomolskaya Pravda (Russia).

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