Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to launch afternoon electronic edition The Pittsburgh Press, available at no additional cost to home delivery subscribers

PITTSBURGH , November 14, 2011 (press release) – Block Communications, Inc., a multimedia company based in Toledo, Ohio, announced today that its Pittsburgh newspaper, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, will launch a new afternoon electronic edition called The Pittsburgh Press. The Press will feature late-day updates on world, national and regional news; sports; end of business day reports; entertainment tips for the coming evening and social media commentary.

The venerable name of The Pittsburgh Press, last published nearly 20 years ago, is returning by virtue of proprietary e-edition technology. Press readers will enjoy an elegant print newspaper experience in a digitally-delivered format.

"We are delighted to bring back one of America's newspaper icons, The Pittsburgh Press, in a modern form that serves the contemporary needs of our audience," said Allan Block, Chairman of Block Communications, Inc.

The Pittsburgh Press joins the Post-Gazette, the Post-Gazette's morning e-edition, called PGe, and the Post-Gazette's multiple digital products on web, mobile, and iPad platforms to reach the Post-Gazette's broad audience. The morning edition of the Post-Gazette remains in print and e-edition form while The Pittsburgh Press will only be published electronically. Its prototype is the successful electronic edition published by The Blade of Toledo, called eBlade.

The new electronic afternoon newspaper will be available at no additional cost to current home delivery (7 days) and PGe subscribers Monday through Friday at approximately 4:00 p.m. New customers wishing to receive The Pittsburgh Press electronic edition will be able to subscribe for $2.00 per month. The online address for The Pittsburgh Press will be www.post-gazette.com/press .


About Block Communications

Block Communications, Inc., (BCI) is a privately-held diversified media holding company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. Founded in 1900, its primary operations are in cable television, newspaper publishing, telecommunications and broadcast television.

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