Kourtney Kardashian split from Scott Disick because his partying and heavy drinking frequently left her 'embarrassed'

Breaking News: Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he secured drugs with the intent of giving them to young women for sex

SA launches own Top Gear magazine

2011-09-05 12:00
 
Cape Town - The South African edition of Top Gear magazine, a print extension to the iconic television programme, will hit newsstands in October, Media24 Magazines CEO John Relihan announced on Monday.
 
"Top Gear is the biggest motoring media brand in the world. We're very excited about working with BBC Magazines in bringing this highly enriched experience in motoring magazine journalism to South Africa," Relihan said.

Joanna Marshall, head of International Licensing and Syndication at BBC Magazines, is equally proud of the launch.

"For us, Top Gear South Africa is a major milestone as it marks the 27th published licensed edition, with the title available in over 50 territories across the world and the television programme broadcast in more than 170 countries.
 
"We're confident that we have found a perfect home for it at Media24, with its deep understanding of the local market and a solid reputation in the South African market."

Content
 
Top Gear SA will be edited by Pierre Steyn, former editor of topCar, the other automotive title in Media24's portfolio.
 
A personal fan of Top Gear, Pierre commented on the huge popularity of the television programme amongst a cross section of South Africans: "What's not to love about the highly entertaining mavericks of motoring journalism? The very unique content mix, irreverence and unpretentious tone of voice transcend all cultural and geographical barriers.
 
"The magazine also delivers on this brand promise, with careful attention to not simply repeating TV content. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May play a vital role in the magazine content; all three contribute monthly columns and features and rotate the Editor's letter between them. The Stig is equally a part of the magazine, as we regularly put his driving talents to the test."
 
The first issue of Top Gear South Africa will be hitting newsstands on October 24.

 
Read more on:    top gear  |  bbc  |  media24  |  south africa
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
29 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

From the amazing pool of water surrounding the “ship” to a very real, looming spectre, the company created a multi-sensory experience that took an already very visceral and important classical play and imbued it with wonder and awe enough for a contemporary audience. Read More »

There is reference to Nkandla and Jacob Zuma, except number one is a white, AfriForum type farmer, and Nkandla is just a farm. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.