NewspaperDirect Inc.

NewspaperDirect Inc.

January 18, 2007 06:00 ET

NewspaperDirect teams with Metris Distribution Services

Metris Distribution Services to market and distribute digitally-printed newspapers from NewspaperDirect in Toronto and Vancouver

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, World News Editor VANCOUVER/BRITISH COLUMBIA/PRESS RELEASE--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 18, 2007) - NewspaperDirect, the leader in digital delivery and local printing of same-day newspapers from around the world, today announced a sales and distribution agreement with Metris Distribution Services Ltd.

Under this agreement, Metris, a Canadian distributor of major daily newspapers will market and deliver NewspaperDirect's 400+ titles, from 65 countries, in 37 languages to home subscribers, businesses, hotels and retail outlets in Vancouver and Toronto, with plans to expand into Calgary.

"The innovative technology, extensive product line and easy-to-use Print-on-Demand system was instrumental in our decision to join NewspaperDirect's international network," shared Karim Mitha, President of Metris Distribution Services. "Already, the feedback from customers has been very positive. They are impressed with the vast selection of publications (including all the classifieds and advertisements) and appreciate the same day delivery of their 'home away from home' newspaper right to their door."

NewspaperDirect's network of over 400 national and international newspaper titles include The Daily Mail, The Guardian, International Herald Tribune, Le Figaro, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, Los Angeles Times, El Pais, The Sydney Morning Herald, Il Giornale, Yomiuri Shimbun, as well as many others. Canadian titles available outside of their home market include The Toronto Star, La Presse, Journal de Montreal and all 11 CanWest dailies.

"Metris' well established network, logistics expertise and focus on customer service make them a highly valued distribution partner." stated Richard Miller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for NewspaperDirect. "Not only does this alliance offer new products and service value to Metris' existing customers, it will help drive new market opportunities for Metris, NewspaperDirect and our publishing partners across Canada and globally."

About Newspaper Direct
Founded in 1999 and based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, NewspaperDirect Inc. is the world leader in digital delivery and local printing of same-day newspapers from around the world.

NewspaperDirect offers hundreds of newspaper and magazine titles through a global network of more than 800 print locations in more than 85 countries, delivering them to hotels, libraries, cruise ships, corporate offices, retail outlets, home subscribers and Web browsers everywhere.

The company also leverages its extensive content base and leading-edge technology to offer PressDisplay.com, which provides consumers with online, instant access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines from around the world, via computer or smart mobile device. As a Microsoft Premium Partner, NewspaperDirect develops content applications for Tablet PCs and Ultra-Mobile PCs. To learn more, visit www.newspaperdirect.com.

About Metris Distribution Services Ltd.
Metris Distribution Services Ltd. is a distribution logistics company offering publishers a choice for their distribution needs in Canada. The company provides delivery of major daily newspapers in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. In addition, Metris provides delivery of various ethnic and international publications to the home/business, retail, airline, ship and hotel markets daily. To see a full list of newspapers, please visit www.metris.ca

NewspaperDirect contact:
Gayle Moss
Director of Marketing
+1 604 278-4604 ext. 325
gmoss@newspaperdirect.com

Metris contact:
Karim Mitha
President
Toll free. 1.888.602.7590
Tel. 604.602.7590 ext. 112
kmitha@metris.ca
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Contact Information

  • Gayle Moss, Director of Marketing
    Primary Phone: 604-278-4604 ext. 325
    Secondary Phone: 604-671-4516
    Toll-Free: 877-980-4040
    E-mail: gmoss@newspaperdirect.com