Time Out (magazine)
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The original Time Out neon sign that hung outside the company's offices in Tottenham Court Road, London
|Owner(s)||Time Out Group Limited|
|Language||English and many local languages|
Time Out is a London-based global publishing and e-commerce platform aimed at helping people to make the most of their city. The Time Out content distribution platform includes magazines, websites, apps, guidebooks and other commercial products. As of 2015[update] there were 89 cities, in 38 countries, with a combined audience of 39 million people across the Time Out platforms.
Time Out's digital platforms have grown in recent years.
Time Out audience
The original Time Out magazine, with listings for London, was first published in 1968 by Tony Elliott with Bob Harris as co-editor. Early issues had a print run of around 5,000. Time Out began as an alternative magazine alongside other members of the underground press in the UK, but by 1980 it had abandoned its original collective decision-making structure and its commitment to equal pay for all its workers, leading to the foundation of a competing magazine by former staffers, City Limits. By now its former radicalism has all but vanished. As one example of its early editorial stance, in 1976 London's Time Out published the names of 60 purported CIA agents stationed in England.
In September 2012, Time Out became one of the first free magazines in London. Time Out's London magazine was hand distributed at central London stations, and received its first official ABC Certificate for October 2012 showing distribution of over 305,000 copies per week which was the largest distribution in the history of the brand. The latest NRS figures show a London monthly readership of 1,151,000 and a combined print and digital reach of 2,725,000.
New York Magazine
On the 15 April 2015 Time Out switched its New York magazine to the free distribution model to increase the reader base and grow brand awareness. Time Out will increase its weekly magazine circulation to over 305,000 copies complementing millions of digital users of Time Out New York. 
In April 2014 Time Out Lisbon launched the Time Out Mercado da Ribeira. The market hosts 35 small restaurant and artisan kiosks from the best chefs offering local specialities and has been widely recognised as one of the top tourist attractions in Lisbon.
Time Out acquired the personalisation business LikeCube in August 2011 
Time Out acquired the daily offers business of Kelkoo in December 2011 
Time Out acquired the band licensee for Chicago in March 2013
Time Out acquired the event discovery platform Huge City in May 2014.
The group is owned by Oakley Capital and Tony Elliott.
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