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Telegraph CEO hails digital growth, to add 100,000 subscribers by 2020

One challenge for Hugh is that online subscribers only pay between a third and a half as much as print customers, he said. But unlike print, digital is growing

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Thomas Seal | Bloomberg
Britain’s Telegraph Media Group expects to pass a milestone in coming days, when it will get more subscribers online than from its newspapers.

The 164-year-old publisher of the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph has hit parity in digital and print, with total combined subscriptions of about 418,000, Chief Executive Officer Nick Hugh said in an interview this week. Hugh has hired dozens of journalists to boost output of exclusive journalism and digital subscriptions have grown by about 81,000 in a year.

“It’s a great position to be in,” Hugh said. “To be able to grow at that rate should give great comfort

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First Published: Nov 30 2019 | 11:49 PM IST

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