Future Publishing is in the process of selling MCV and a raft of its associated publications including Toy News, PC Retail and Develop, to specialist Business-to-Business publisher Datateam Media Group.
The move comes a mere eight months after Future Publishing acquired MCV and its associated titles from New Bay Media. In a statement on MCV’s website, Editor Seth Barton said: “The acquisition is due to complete in early January. The plan is for all MCV staff to transfer over to the new business, and myself and the team are looking forward to working with our new colleagues. At present, out of respect for TUPE regulations, we can’t go into further detail about the change. However, for MCV it’s certainly business as usual. We’ll continue to operate our monthly magazine, our full lineup of events, the website and our social channels.”
The acquisition also includes various events run by MCV and its sister publications, most notably the MCV Awards. As recently as mid-October, Future Publishing also announced that it was shutting down the popular magazines GamesTM and GamesMaster.
At least MCV, the games industry’s premier regular news magazine, will continue to operate – as part of a magazine group which is more geared up towards business-to-business publications than the consumer-facing Future Publishing. For further news, keep an eye on MCV’s website.