Netflix launching magazine?
April 12, 2019
Netflix is considering launching its own print magazine – a quarterly publication to promote its own content.
The magazine, tentatively named Wide, would include features on its shows and their star, and also spotlight programmes that may have been overlooked.
However, the publication won’t be available to the general public, according to Bloomberg News. Instead it will be distributed at industry events where tastemakers and individuals who vote for TV and film awards might be found.
“In preparation for a groundbreaking year in film and television, Netflix has gathered some of the most talented and sought-after writers and photographers, thinkers and creatives to make the inaugural issue of Wide, the Netflix print journal,” reportedly said one email describing the project, which has attracted the involvement of former Vanity Fair staff.
The streaming giant seems intent on branching out; the magazine news come on top of confirmation that Netflix will launch a radio station next week, and is also eyeing the purchase of a movie theatre in Hollywood.