Publisher PCM, PC World, PC-Active and PU asks bankruptcy – update




The residing in Haarlem HUB Uitgevers has filed for bankruptcy. The publisher is responsible among other things for computer magazines such as PC World, Magazine, Power Unlimited, PC-Active and PCM. The trustee will consider whether there are opportunities restart.

HUB Uitgevers Raimon Gort, director of HUB Uitgevers, confirms to Tweakers Monday that the staff is informed of the bankruptcy petition. According Gort is the bankruptcy caused by an ‘unruly market’ and ‘liquidity problems’.

Presumably, the bankruptcy court Tuesday to comment, after which the receiver will see the possibilities. Gort confirms that the publisher viewing or can be, it will start up but it is unclear yet whether that will apply or for the entire publishing. Individual titles It is expected that the entire staff dismissal notices and only employees that are relevant for the relaunch of one of the titles with a temporary contract to work again.

HUB Publishers has twenty journal titles under his wing, including the computer magazines Computer Idee, PCM, Power Unlimited,, PC-Active, Magazine, Focus,,, Java Magazine, IGN, Linux Magazine and Network Pro.

In August last year HUB publishers already announced a reorganization to. Thus was cut into the PCM and editors of PC World and was most copy provided by freelancers. A total of 35 of the 161 jobs lost at the company.

Update, 18:08: Response HUB Director Raimon Gort added.


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