TV Week Close Up

Bauer launches new monthly, TV WEEK Close Up

Australia’s No. 1 TV magazine, TV WEEK is launching into the monthly market with an exciting new title, TV WEEK Close Up.

The inaugural TV WEEK Close Up issue is on August 2 and features exclusive coverage of the latest happenings in Australian television, interviews with its brightest stars and industry power brokers as well as behind-the-scenes access to Australia’s most watched shows.

In the launch issue, TV WEEK Close Up sits down for an in-depth interview with TV golden girl Jessica Marais. The Logie-winning actress opens up about the challenges of always being in the spotlight, her fears for the future and the joy of being a mum.

There is also a special report on the future of Australian TV drama, a heartfelt farewell to the acclaimed period drama A Place To Call Home, and exclusive interviews with Hamish & Andy, Jonathan LaPaglia, Julia Morris and Sam Frost.

Editor Thomas Woodgate said TV WEEK Close Up aims to leverage TV WEEK’s special relationship with the television industry. He said: “TV WEEK has earned the trust of our best talent over many years and we have unrivalled access to Australian stars and shows.

“It’s this access that we want to be able to share every month. We want to provide more of what we know readers love, which is in-depth chats, photo shoots with the stars, exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at favourite shows and nostalgic trips down TV memory lane.”

The TV WEEK brand is enjoying a milestone year, having recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, along with a successful debut of the TV WEEK Logie Awards in the ceremony’s new home on the Gold Coast.

As Bauer Media’s Head of Product Development, Paul Weaving, explains, “TV WEEK is a brand that holds enormous trust from both its readers and the talent who feature in it every week. Close Up is a natural extension for the brand and will appeal to not just the current TV WEEK audience, but also anyone who enjoys the incredible TV on our screens right now.

TV WEEK Close Up is Bauer Media Australia’s third new launch for 2018 and follows the success of Take 5 Monthly which continues to exceed launch expectations.

Weaving added: “Expect even more to come from TV WEEK in 2018 as Bauer continues to innovate in print and across platforms.”

TV WEEK Close Up aims to become Australia’s new monthly TV fix and a special companion to the iconic weekly magazine.

The launch is supported with a broadcast TVC, print and digital advertising campaign.