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heat magazine to close down

Media24 have announced plans to close celebrity niche magazine heat. The company said this was in line with a clear plan to accelerate its digital-first strategy to best serve its digital audience, while consolidating its print portfolio behind its strongest brands.
To build digital scale, celebrity sites Channel24 (, and The Juice ( will soon merge to become a celebrity megasite, with a strong focus on South African stars.

Lisa MacLeod, Media24's head of digital publishing, said: "Media24 is constantly evolving, and we go where our readers are. We are expanding our content
offering on digital platforms as we develop a greater understanding of how our readers are consuming content and how we can best meet these needs."

MacLeod said that the move was a further step in the company's digital-first strategy. The last edition of heat will be on street from 27 February.
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