Sport magazine closes after ten years

Sport magazine, the free weekly men's magazine, is closing.

Sport: first issue launched in September 2006
Sport: first issue launched in September 2006

The title owned by Wireless Group celebrated its tenth anniversary in September last year.

The closure follows News Corp moving to acquire Wireless for £220m in June last year.

Sport’s last issue will be published next week, it revealed on Twitter. The success of Sport’s free model, which relies solely on ad revenue, was followed by ShortList and Stylist.

The Wireless portfolio now consists of radio stations including talkSPORT and Virgin Radio.

Wireless rebranded from UTV Media in 2016 after selling its TV business in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland to ITV.

UTV Media acquired Sport magazine in 2009 after the title’s owner Sport Media & Strategie went into administration. Publication of the title had to be suspended until a buyer was found.

Sport's statement on Twitter said: "From the very first issue in September 2006, the team here – both editorial and commercial – have been proud to produce a magazine we always wanted to celebrate all that is special about sport. We love it, and the aim was simply to share that passion with our readers."

Scott Taunton, the chief executive of Wireless Group, said: "Our thanks go to the editor Tony Hodson and his team who have made Sport magazine so popular with its readers. We look forward to them producing a cracking final issue."

Topics

Become a member of Campaign from just £46 a quarter

Get the very latest news and insight from Campaign with unrestricted access to campaignlive.co.uk ,plus get exclusive discounts to Campaign events

Become a member

Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an Alert Now

Partner content

Share

1 Why creative people have lost their way

What better way to kick off the inaugural issue of Campaign's monthly print offering than with another think piece on the current failings of our industry, written by an embittered, pretentious creative who misses "the way things used to be"...

Share

1 Job description: Digital marketing executive

Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).