Blue Ant Media acquires Australian Geographic magazine

Blue Ant Media (Canada) has acquired Australian Geographic magazine, and its associated assets, from Bauer Media. Australian Geographic will operate out of Northern Pictures’ office in Sydney, Australia.

Australian Geographic is a bi-monthly quality magazine that celebrates the very best of Australia’s nature, culture, people and places. It is renowned for its photography, maps and stories that cover Australian life, natural history, adventure, science, culture, innovation and travel. With more than 40,000 subscribers, significant newsstand sales and a readership of over 540,000, it is one of Australia's top ten paid magazines.

“Australian Geographic is the most iconic Australian wildlife and nature publication, reaching a highly engaged audience of natural history fans through its multi platform content,” said Michael MacMillan, CEO, Blue Ant Media. “The purchase of Australian Geographic reinforces our footprint in the Australian market while providing an impactful vehicle for showcasing the work of our natural history documentaries and series being produced all over the world.”

Paul Dykzeul, CEO, Bauer Media commented: “The sale of Australian Geographic is consistent with our strategy of focussing resources and investment on our core consumer and customer segments. I'm delighted that the magazine and its staff are going to a home that is so passionate about documenting Australian landscapes, wildlife and adventure. I thank all staff who have worked on Australian Geographic and wish them and the new owners every success.”