Canada's Rogers to cut back on print magazines, sell titles

(Adds titles for sale, company statement, media analyst
comment, background, byline)By Alastair Sharp Rogers Communications Inc
will stop printing four of its biggest magazines next
year and sell all its French-language and trade publications as
more readers and advertisers move online, the Canadian company’s
media arm said on Friday.Rogers, one of the country’s biggest magazine publishers,
said Canadian Business, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Flare will
have digital-only versions starting next year. It will also
print Maclean’s, Châtelaine and Today’s Parent less frequently.Rogers’ French-language titles are Châtelaine, L’actualité
and Loulou. Its trade publications include Canadian Insurance
Top Broker, Advisor’s Edge and Benefits Canada.Rogers, which also owns television and radio stations, has
committed C$35 million ($26.7 million) to create and promote
digital content, it said in a statement.

“We are going where our audiences are,” Rogers Media
President Rick Brace said in the statement.The company declined to …