Beano becomes first comic to join hotel-focused digital download service

Gold Key Media Box

Gold Key Media has announced the addition of their first children’s comic, The Beano, to their innovative Media Box, a digital download service offered in hotels across the globe – meaning fans of the weekly comic won’t miss out on the latest adventures of Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx and more while they’re on holiday.

The digital platform, which is integrated into hotels remotely anywhere in the world, allows guests to download a wide range of international newspapers and magazines of their choice onto their own mobile device, in the same simple format as the print editions.

The Beano - 20th June 2015

The Beano is a great addition to our Media Box as we continue to expand our digital offering,” says Sally Ingram, UK Sales Manager of Gold Key Media. “The magazine will most definitely be a hit with the younger guests (and probably most older guests), ideal for the summer period!”

There are over 600 individualised Media Boxes currently in use in hotels globally, including the Apex Temple Court Hotel, ANdAZ, The Queen’s Gate Hotel and W Hotel.

Publications included within the Media Box include luxury lifestyle titles such as GQ, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar and newspapers such as the Daily Mail, Independent and Wall Street Journal.

Gold Key Media already supplies print editions of children’s magazines First News and National Geographic Kids and offers interactive London Children’s Maps to help children explore Britain’s capital city, as well as a selection of Activity Packs.

Established in 2001, Gold Key Media  has grown to be the world’s largest distributor of press to the leisure, travel and corporate sectors. As a business they increase magazine distribution and circulation through targeted media placement, representing over 300 international publishers, distributing over 60 million copies per annum across a complete range of international venues and global events.

• More about Gold Key’s services on their web site: http://gkml.co.uk

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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