Internacional (Marketwired, 09 de Agosto de 2013) Digital First Media today announced an agreement to print three of the Company's New York capital region daily newspapers with the Albany Times Union.The agreement includes the printing of The Daily Freeman (Kingston, N.Y.), The Record (Troy, N.Y.), and The Saratogian (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.), as well as affiliated weekly publications, and utilizes the Times Union's newly installed KBA Commander CL Offset press in the Colonie, N.Y. production facility.
"This type of partnership is directly in line with Digital First Media's business model and our digitally focused strategy," said William Higginson, Executive Vice President of Operations for Digital First Media. "The Times Union's new press allows us to upgrade the print quality of our newspapers while continuing to focus on our digital transformation and the reduction of our legacy infrastructure costs."
"The Times Union welcomes our new partner Digital First Media onto our state-of-the-art press. This relationship solidifies our commitment to the commercial printing component of our diversified business model," said Dan Couto, Vice President of Operations and Integrated Services for the Albany Times Union.
The Times Union's new press produces up to 80,000 full-color, high-resolution copies an hour and is capable of printing up to 64 full-color pages.
Digital First Media previously consolidated printing of The Daily Freeman, The Record and The Saratogian in Troy, N.Y.
The transition of printing from Digital First Media's Troy facility to the Times Union's Colonie facility will be completed before Aug. 30.
About Digital First Media
Digital First Media is headquartered in New York City and jointly manages MediaNews Group and 21st Century Media. Digital First Media reaches 66.6 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states.
About the Times Union
The Times Union is the leading newspaper in New York's Capital Region, and timesunion.com is Upstate New York's most innovative news website. Together, they reach 533,000 adults each month in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy market. The newspaper is widely respected for its focus on local news and watchdog reporting, particularly on state government and politics. It has won numerous state and national awards for its work in print and online, and has repeatedly been named New York's "Newspaper of Distinction" by the state editors association. The Times Union also publishes several niche magazines and hosts major regional events, including the Great Northeast Home Show at the Times Union Center, which is the area's premier arena.
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