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Sports Editions

An extra edition sold in addition to the normal edition(s) of the parent publication to cover sports.


Principles

  1. A Special Edition must be in keeping with the parent edition to be reported on the same certificate

  2. Copies knowingly paid for in the UK or Republic of Ireland


Requirements 

1. An extra edition sold in addition to the normal edition(s) of the parent publication to cover sports

  1. A Sports Edition:

    1. Must carry at least 50% of the ROP (display) advertisements from the parent edition of which at least 50% of the individual advertisers must be represented.. Any advertisers or agencies whose advertisement(s) is/are excluded from the Sports Edition must have agreed in writing their exclusion from the Sports Edition. Note:

      • Ignore any supplement (published in any Edition) which is published on 3 or less occasions in a 6 month period.

      • ROP (display) advertising does not include house advertisements, advertorials, advertisement/classified features (where advertisements for two or more advertisers are grouped under a common theme with or without editorial for example ‘Eating Out’ or ‘Spring Brides’), reader offers, reader holiday advertisements

    2. Must either:

      • carry a logotype/masthead on the front page incorporating the generic name of the parent publication, consistent with the general appearance of the parent publication; or

      • carry a strapline which clearly and prominently indicates on the masthead that it is an edition of the parent publication.

    3. Must carry the same cover date/issue identification as the parent edition on a majority of its pages.

2. Copies knowingly paid for in the UK or Republic of Ireland  

  1. The copy/copies must either be:

    1. A single copy sale meeting the requirements of either the Retail Sales or Single Copy Sales sections (including the requirement to publish a cover price); or

    2. A Multiple Copy Sale meeting the requirements of the Multiple Copy Sales section. 

Reporting

You will report Sports Edition sales for the period as follows, which will be broken out on the ABC certificate:

  1. By circulation type:

    1. As a category of Paid Single Copies

    2. As a category of Paid Multiple Copies 


Guidance

No additional guidance.

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