Dawson Media Direct is the world's leading distributor of newspapers, magazines and digital publications to airlines and international rail operators.

We work with over 120 airlines across 115 airports worldwide, and manage more than 130 million daily newspapers and magazines a year.

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20th February 2017

Eurostar extends its contract with DMD, as it also extends its network to Amsterdam and opens a stylish new Paris business lounge

International rail operator Eurostar has agreed the extension of its contract with DMD for a further 2 years, until January 2019. The contract covers both our Newspaper & Magazine and Onboard Entertainment services. The entertainment component follows on our success in that area with Virgin Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast in the past year, […]

5th December 2016

Passengers can now ‘VUER’ great digital mag content from DMD on National Express UK coaches

Great news for British road passengers travelling with the country’s leading coach operator – many of them now have free access to a range of superb magazine content on their personal devices, courtesy of a brand new National Express service.


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