The announcement comes as DC Thomson celebrates the first anniversary of the U.K. launch of Animal Planet Magazine. The publication is also available in Benelux, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Turkey.
DeAgostini will serve as official publishing partner in Russia; Mediacorp Publishing will serve in Malaysia and Singapore; and Egmont Poland will produce the magazine in its territory.
"We’re very proud to be adding DeAgostini, Mediacorp Publishing and Egmont Poland to our stellar line-up of publishing partners for Animal Planet Magazine," says Nicolas Bonard, senior vice president, Discovery Enterprises International. "The sales potential in the emerging Asian, Russian and Eastern European markets is significant and the knock on effect in terms of increased consumer awareness for the Animal Planet brand and demand for Animal Planet licensed products is potentially huge and a very exciting opportunity for the business and our international partners."