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Iliffe Media Ltd acquires KM Media Group

Iliffe Media Ltd has acquired the entire shareholding of Kent’s independent publisher KM Media Group Ltd.

KM Media Group Chairman Geraldine Allinson said the deal with Iliffe would allow KM to continue to evolve and bring about much needed investment to maintain its independence and continue to serve the people of Kent with trusted news and other valued content. Geraldine will remain involved with the KM Media Group.

David Fordham, former CEO of Iliffe News and Media, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the board of KM Media Group, with immediate effect.

The full list of titles, licences and broadcast entities involved in the deal are:

Kent Messenger Series
Medway Messenger
Kentish Gazette Series and Faversham News
Sittingbourne Messenger
Sittingbourne News Extra
Kentish Express Series
Folkestone and Hythe Express
Gravesend and Dartford Messenger
East Kent Mercury and Dover Mercury
Kent Business
Messenger Extra
Thanet Extra
Medway Extra
Canterbury Extra
KentOnline network (incorporating KentOnline, Kent Business, My Kent Family, Kent Homes, KentJobs,
kmfm Ashford
kmfm Canterbury
kmfm Maidstone
kmfm Medway
kmfm Shepway and White Cliffs
kmfm Thanet
kmfm West Kent
kmfm DAB
KMTV (50% share of licence jointly held with University of Kent)


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