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04/28/2003

IDG Netherlands Acquires HCC Media

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 28, 2003 – International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media company, announced today that IDG Netherlands reached an agreement with HCC, the largest Dutch association of computer users, to acquire HCC Media. IDG will gain gaming magazines: PCZone Benelux, GameQuest, PlayNation, DVDNation, and FlightZone. Together with Computer!Totaal, Tips&Trucs, Internet Tips&Trucs and ZOOM Magazine, IDG Netherlands now reaches more than 1.6 million Dutch technology readers.

 

"Teaming up with IDG has secured the continuity of these titles," said Ronald van Rooden, director of HCC. “IDG will be able to effectively reach the target segment of the gaming industry and continue our commitment to gamers in the Netherlands."

“The acquisition of HCC Media further strengthens IDG’s leading position in the consumer technology market," said Raimon Gort, managing director of IDG Netherlands. “With gaming growing increasingly popular in The Netherlands, we are grateful to increase our consumer portfolio with five successful gaming titles."

About HCC

With nearly 200,000 members, HCC is the leading association of computer users in the Netherlands. HCC offers a package of services to its members, which includes subscriptions to the magazines Computer!Totaal, Tips & Trucs, Internet Tips & Trucs, ZOOM Magazine, PC Zone, PlayNation, GameQuest, DVDNation, and FlightZone, as well as access to the HCC Dagen/GAMEXPO computer fair and the use of the HCCnet.nl internet portal. In addition, HCC offers various forms of Internet access through HCCnet.

For further information on HCC, please visit www.hccnet.nl. For information on IDG Netherlands’ publications, please contact Raimon Gort at rgort@idg.nl.

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people about information technology than any other company in the world and is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and CIO global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

 

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