Times and Sunday Times first papers on board for UK launch of paid Apple News service

Apple News Plus launched in the US and Canada in March with more than 300 titles signed up, and has now expanded to the UK and Australia.

For £9.99 per month UK subscribers can access the more than 150 magazines signed up so far, including Empire, Grazia, Cosmopolitan UK, Esquire UK, Four Four Two, Hello, Q and Men’s Health UK.

News UK chief executive Rebekah Brooks said putting the Times and Sunday Times, and their associated magazines, on Apple News Plus would bring new revenues to the company and allow it to reach a wider audience.

It has been reported that Apple proposed a 50/50 subscription fee split between itself and publishers, but the company has never confirmed this and declined to comment today.

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