x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

End of the road for Car Middle East magazine

Car Middle East is being scrapped by Dubai publisher ITP amid high photography costs and licensing fees.

The Dubai-based publisher ITP is closing the monthly magazine Car Middle East, which is published under license from Germany's Bauer Media Group.

High photography costs and licensing fees are believed to be behind the decision to close the magazine.

The September issue will be the last, executives with knowledge of the situation told The National.

Car Middle East is published under license from Bauer Consumer Media, which owns Car magazine in the UK.

The title is Britain's oldest monthly motoring title, and dates back to 1962. Bauer acquired Car as part of its takeover of Emap's consumer-magazine division in 2008.

ITP declined to comment when contacted by The National.

bflanagan@thenational.ae