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KOS Media is a multimedia company based in the county of Kentmarker in South East England. The company operates local newspapers and internet sites throughout the county.

History

KOS Media's first newspaper, the Kent on Sunday was launched as a free newspaper in 2002. The company is based in Smeethmarker, near Ashfordmarker.

The company also produces YourKentTV, an internet based TV channel providing local news and features.

Until May 2009 all KOS Media newspapers were free. In june both Kent on Saturday and Kent on Sunday became paid for in the newsagents, in order to increase availability, whilst the free copies were diverted to business rounds and home delivery. The mid-week local papers remain free. All tiles have a fast growing online audience as they are available free as a page turning e-edition, or by subscription on Kentnews.co.uk.

Newspapers

Paid newspapers

The company produces two paid for newspapers, both originally free until May 2009.

Free newspapers

In the summer of 2007 KOS Media introduced free, local papers for different parts of Kent. These are published on Wednesdays. The papers are listed below with their coverage as of March 2009
  • yourashford (13,039)
  • yourcanterbury (14,668)
  • yourdover (11,887)
  • yourmaidstone (14,039)
  • yourmedway (21,707)
  • yourshepway (11,319)
  • yourswale (10,316)
  • yourthanet (15,449)


These were joined in 2009 by two more local newspapers.
  • yourdeal
  • yoursandwich


Magazines

KOS Media publishes magazines accompanying its paid for papers, such as the Review entertainment guide. It also publishes Isle Magazine (published quarterly for the Isle of Thanetmarker); and BBC Radio Kent County Life for the BBC. This caused a complaint against KOS Media and the BBC by rival group the KM Group.

Television

KOS Media operates the YourKentTV internet television channel. The channel features local news and sport, and videos both sent in by viewers and provided by the company.

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