Confirming what Deepanshu had earlier talked about in his interview with VCCircle Founder Sahad, NewsCorp has today announced that it will offer annual subscriptions to The Wall Street Journal’s premium digital journalism at WSJ.com, bundled with subscriptions to VCCircle.com. These are the first signs of integrations between Newscorp’s India properties and its global ones.
This is a part of the 10th anniversary celebrations at VCCircle.com.
It is VCCircle’s 10th anniversary year starting this month and we wanted to celebrate it by offering VCCircle.com subscribers the opportunity to access the best of global business news coverage, leading opinion and insightful analysis from the Wall Street Journal, along with the pioneering and premier source of deals and investment news and insights in Indian business from VCCircle.com at an attractive combo price.
said Raju Narisetti, Senior Vice-President, Strategy, News Corp.
With this development, Indian subscribers of VCCircle.com will now also have access to global WSJ.com content in combinations deals for up to 76 per cent savings on value (approximately ₹22,730). Subscribers to this offer can also get access to VCCircle premium content for up to three years and WSJ.com subscription for one year, depending on the plan they opt in for as part of the offer.
VCCircle is one of the earliest digital media platforms in India, which was acquired by News Corp earlier this year. It acts as a pre-eminent source of information, data and analysis for the Indian investment ecosystem, tracking M&A, venture capital, private equity, investment banking, and emerging companies and sectors.
VCCircle.com’s premium content can still be accessed through the web browser and through its mobile apps available on iTunes and Google Play as free downloads. WSJ access is available through a web browser both on desktop and mobile.
NASDAQ listed and New York-based News Corporation is one of the most popular global media firms with presence across India through its Dow Jones, Wall Street Journal and HarperCollins Publishers businesses.
This year, Newscorp has also made few significant investments and acquisitions apart from Mosaic Media (parent company of VCCircle). These include acquisition of Bigdecisions.com and acquiring a major stake in online real estate platform, PropTiger. With all of its acquisitions and strategic investments, Newscorp has been eyeing companies with more data-driven platforms as compared to the general viewpoint of a media venture.