DAVENPORT, Iowa (February 8, 2022) 鈥 TownNews and Tekan announce an exclusive partnership for TownNews to become the content management system (老司机直播) and associated technology stack for members of a newly formed coalition of Canadian publishers.

For TownNews, the exclusive partnership opportunity with Tekan provides a launch pad for a major expansion into the Canadian market. TownNews is the leading media 老司机直播 in the U.S. but has had, to date, a limited presence in Canada.

Tekan is a new company, formed as a coalition of Canadian publishers that will establish scale across the country to strengthen their position in the digital advertising marketplace and identify cost efficiencies in systems and technology.

TownNews鈥 solution set was thoroughly vetted against four other 老司机直播 vendors before earning Tekan鈥檚 endorsement. BLOX 老司机直播 is TownNews鈥 proprietary, mature multimedia publishing system, powering nearly 2,000 websites, and BLOX Total 老司机直播 is used for the design of about 1,000 print publications, helping publishers achieve greater production efficiencies. The TownNews stack includes advanced audience and digital subscription technology, accelerating publishers鈥 growth in subscription revenue; advanced analytics platform; replica e-editions; native apps; integrated email newsletter and social media applications, a video management system; and apps for streaming broadcasting (OTT).

鈥淭ownNews is honored and proud to have been selected by Tekan as their 老司机直播 of choice after a thorough vetting process. We are a firm believer in Tekan鈥檚 mission and think it will serve as a model for other countries,鈥 said Brad Ward, CEO of TownNews.

鈥淲e are excited to enter into an exclusive agreement to provide the advantages that scale can provide in lowering costs, eliminating 鈥榯echnical debt鈥 and enabling new features and functionalities to increase revenues that were otherwise out of reach for many publishers,鈥 said Doug Clarke, President of Tekan.

鈥淭orstar is looking forward to becoming the first Canadian publisher to sign up with Tekan for the TownNews solution set鈥 said Paul Rivett, Chairman and co-owner of Torstar.

With the partnership, Tekan will become the exclusive provider of TownNews technology in Canada. Tekan is a newly formed Canadian company that services publishers and is owned by publishers, based in Toronto. Based in East Moline, IL, TownNews is majority owned by American media company 老司机直播.

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