Source Interlink

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Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
Source Interlink logo.png
Founded 1995
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Bonita Springs, Florida
Publication types Magazine

Source Interlink Companies, Inc. is an American magazine publishing and logistics company. It owns Source Interlink Distribution and TEN: The Enthusiast Network (formerly Source Interlink Media). It maintains a strong position in automotive and action sports media, publishing a variety of magazines including Motor Trend, Automobile, Hot Rod, Surfer, Snowboarder, GrindTV, and the Transworld titles.[1]


In September 2012, it was announced that Source Interlink Media (SIM) made a strategic investment in San Francisco technology company CoverHound to power its insurance searches.[2]

Through its GrindMedia action sports division, SIM acquired the suite of TransWorld brands that includes popular titles such as TransWorld Skateboarding and TransWorld Business in late May 2013.[3]

On August 19, 2013, GrindMedia announced that production of Skateboarder will cease on October 15, 2013.[4] The Skateboarder announcement was followed by the closure of other publications, such as Modified, Mini Truckin', Bound By Ink, GEEK, and Law of Attraction, in January 2014.[5][6] Former Skateboarder editor-in-chief Jamie Owens was announced as the new editor-in-chief of TransWorld SKATEboarding in October 2013.[7]

On May 29, 2014, Source Interlink Companies announced that it changed its name change to "TEN: The Enthusiast Network" and that it would cease production of numerous automotive titles as part of the company's name change. These titles include Popular Hot Rodding, Rod & Custom, High Performance Pontiac, Custom Classic Trucks, 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility, Mud Life, 5.0 Mustangs and Super Fords, Modified Mustangs & Fords, Camaro Performers, GM High-Tech Performance, Import Tuner, and Honda Tuning. In addition of closing numerous titles, there were a far more layoffs in editorial, art and production staff that was later explained by VPs and executives as needed cuts to keep TEN in a sustainable path since losing the large distribution arm of its core business to reach the claimed audience in its dwindling circulation and online presence. [8][9]

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  2. ^ "CoverHound Announces Strategic Partnership with Source Interlink Media". 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  3. ^ Mike P (21 May 2013). "Grind Media Buys TransWorld". SBC Business Magazine. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Kailee Bradstreet (19 August 2013). "GRINDMEDIA TO DISCONTINUE PUBLISHING SKATEBOARDER MAGAZINE". TransWorld Business. GrindMedia. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Matt Hardigree (31 January 2014). "Modified Magazine Killed As Source Interlink Rumored To Lay Off Dozens". Jalopnik. Gawker. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
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  7. ^ "TWS New Editor In Chief Jaime Owens Interview". Transworld SKATEboarding. The Enthusiast Network. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Mickey, Bill (2014-05-30). "Source Interlink Media Rebrands, Closes 12 Titles New corporate identity: TEN: The Enthusiast Network". FolioMag. 
  9. ^ "Source Interlink Media Rebrands As TEN: The Enthusiast Network". 2014-05-29. 

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