October 17, 2005 21:40 ET

Times Online Launches NewspaperDirect's SmartEdition ePaper Solution

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(CCNMatthews - Oct 17, 2005) -

NewspaperDirect ( is pleased to announce that The Times and The Sunday Times (London), have selected its SmartEdition ePaper solution for its Times Online e-paper at

NewspaperDirect's SmartEdition solution allows publishers to display their newspapers on the web in their original format, with no capital investment and with zero operational costs. In addition, NewspaperDirect can manage the entire online subscription process.

"The Times Online ePaper, powered by NewspaperDirect, offers our readers an intuitive digital representation of The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers, for subscribers accessing from outside the UK and Republic of Ireland," said Dan Leonard, Product Manager, Times Online. "The e-paper is available online each day from 5am GMT. Following a seamless migration of our e-paper subscriber database on 1st August 2005, NewspaperDirect have added search, multiple views, a 30-day archive and the ability to trial the product free for 7 days to our existing product offering."

Alex Kroogman, NewspaperDirect CEO says, "We are delighted to be working with The Times and The Sunday Times, two of the world's great newspapers. With this SmartEdition solution, the traditional printed newspaper is replicated online -- bringing readers their newspaper in a familiar format, with valuable digital tools."

About NewspaperDirect

NewspaperDirect is the leader in digital delivery and local printing of same-day newspapers from around the world. With over 280 newspaper titles, and a network of over 400 print locations in more than 70 countries, NewspaperDirect delivers to subscribers everywhere. NewspaperDirect also provides direct access to newspapers online through

About The Times Online

Times Online ( is the website of The Times and The Sunday Times, providing live news, sport and business as well as publishing two of the world's best-known newspapers online. It offers a wide range of services including the subscription service Times archive, the Crossword Club, Times Law Reports, news alerts and free breakfast news, as well as personal finance and travel offers via e-mail bulletins. The travel, property, motoring, business, personal finance, sports and entertainment sections of Times Online combine the best of The Times and The Sunday Times with online-only content and services. The Times, The Sunday Times and Times Online are part of Times Newspaper Ltd. (TNL) a subsidiary of News International Ltd.

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