News Magazine, the News International magazine arm that publishes women's weekly Love It! and homes magazine Inside Out, will publish the Sky magazine from next summer. It is expected to make it more entertainment-focused to complement the recently-launched Sky Movies, published by Future's contract division Future Plus and the forthcoming Sky Sports, published by Haymarket Network.
The magazine was launched as a television listings guide in September 1994 and was published by Redwood before John Brown took it over.
John Brown will continue to publish children's magazine Sky Kids, which is sent monthly to 800,000 targeted households.
Sky is also understood to be planning a further magazine targeting what it calls ABC1 ‘cultural connoisseurs'. Sky said in a statement that it might consider further segmentation in due course.