Online success as CVG.co.uk hits 1.56 million users a month

13/07/07– Future, the special-interest media company, has announced the continuing growth of its gaming portfolio, with the first ABC Electronic certificate for the Computer and Video Games ( www.cvg.co.uk) Network.

Total qualifying traffic for the certification period 1 May– 31 May, as audited by ABC Electronic, saw CVG attract 1,560,247 unique users, generating 11,472,341 page impressions.

CVG is one of the UK’s leading websites for committed gamers. Having launched as a magazine in 1982, CVG is also one of the world’s longest-established videogames media brands. The site is well-known for breaking the biggest games news as well as providing a massive information resource for gamers and a lively environment for user debate, discussion and participation. The CVG Network is also the hub of Future’s magazine websites, including PC Gamer, PSM3 and Xbox World 360.

Alongside its popular Social games website GamesRadar ( www.gamesradar.com), the reach of Future’s games portfolio continues to grow, offering cross platform solutions for advertisers across online, print and live events. The company is the UK’s leading creator of games media, publishing 12 monthly games magazines, including officially licensed titles for Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, as well as a growing roster of live gaming events, including the Golden Joystick Awards.

Daniel Ward-Lee, Digital Commercial Director, said:

“These are encouraging first-time ABCe figures for CVG and gives Future a solid base to build and develop our cross-media strategy allowing Future to provide reach and relevance to our clients media campaigns as well as strengthen our traditional games print sector strength online. Combining the readers of our magazines, users of our web properties and supporters of our events, Future can offer a uniquely integrated multi-channel approach delivering real benefits to both consumers and advertisers as a result of cross-promotion and truly complementary content.”

www.cvg.co.uk

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CVG’s Audit Report can be downloaded from the ABC Electronic website at: http://tinyurl.com/25xhhh

About Future

Future plc is an international special-interest media group with offices in the UK, US and France. Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today it creates over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events, with strong portfolios in the technology, games, music, automotive and sports sectors. Over 130 international editions of Future's magazines are published under licence by publishing partners in 30 other countries around the world. Future employs around 1,450 people worldwide. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR).

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