Some of Canada’s most recognizable magazines will soon be available online only.
Rogers Communications announced Friday that brand names like Flare, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Canadian Business will not be available in print come January of 2017.
Meanwhile, Maclean’s, Chatelaine and Today’s Parent will see a reduction in the number of physical product published.
Maclean’s will go from weekly to monthly printed issues, while Chatelaine and Today’s Parent will now be published six times a year.
Maclean’s will continue to be published digitally every week while Hello! Canada will continue to be published weekly, in both print and digital.
In press release on the company’s magazine service website, the reasoning behind the move is said to be a “changing media environment and the habits of our readers.”
Earlier in 2016, Rogers made staffing moves in it’s print division in response to declining print revenue, adding that advertisers are moving increasingly to digital platforms.
Rogers is also looking to sell all of its business-to-business magazines as well as its French publications.