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Mediahuis

Mediahuis NV
Company typePrivate company
IndustryMedia
Founded1 January 2014[1]
HeadquartersBelgium
ProductsNewspapers, magazines, distribution, printing, TV and online media
Revenue€ 980 million (2020)
€ 15 million (2020)
OwnersMediahuis Partners NV (50.6% stake), Concentra (32.7% stake) and VP Exploitatie (16.7% stake).[2]
Websitewww.mediahuis.be

Mediahuis (lit.'Media House') is a European multinational newspaper and magazine publishing, distribution, printing, television, radio and online media company founded in 2014 with assets in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Luxembourg and Germany. Mediahuis publishes daily newspaper titles in Belgium, the Netherlands and Ireland as well as regional titles, and is involved in broadcasting a number of Dutch and French language TV and radio stations.

Irish assets are held in Independent News & Media subsidiary.

The headquarters of Mediahuis is in Antwerp.

History

Mediahuis was founded in January 2014 as a joint venture of two Flemish media corporations: Corelio and Concentra. They entered into a collaboration around their paper and digital publishing activities.[1] Corelio took 62% of the shares, Concentra the remaining 38%.

In 2015, Mediahuis acquired the Dutch NRC Media group.[3] In 2017 it acquired the Dutch Telegraaf Media Groep and VP Exploitatie joined as third shareholder.[1] It took 16.7% of the enlarged group.[citation needed]

In January 2019, majority shareholder Corelio NV became Mediahuis Partners NV. Mediahuis Partners NV then held a 50.6% stake in Mediahuis, along with Concentra (32.7%) and VP Exploitatie (16.7%).[2] These three shareholders are in turn mainly owned by the Van Puijenbroek family, Belgian Baert family and Mediahuis chairman Thomas Leysen.[4]

On 30 April 2019 Mediahuis acquired Independent News & Media for 145.6 million euros,[5] which gave Mediahuis control over the Irish Independent and the Sunday Independent (Ireland), respectively Ireland's top-selling daily and Sunday newspaper, among other assets.

In July 2019, Mediahuis were reported to be interested in acquiring JPIMedia.[6]

In September 2020, Mediahuis acquired the heavily loss-making NDC Mediagroep.[citation needed] In May 2023, Mediahuis acquired leading EU affairs media outlet EURACTIV, which became the company's first international media platform acquisition.[7]

Mediahuis Nederland

Mediahuis Nederlands started as the NV Holdingmaatschappij De Telegraaf[citation needed] and was later coined Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG).[1] In 2017 it was acquired by Mediahuis.[1] It owns De Telegraaf, the most popular newspaper in the Netherlands, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and Vrouw; regional newspapers including Haarlems Dagblad and Noordhollands Dagblad; digital brands including GeenStijl and Dumpert, and the national radio station Classic FM. In addition, Mediahuis Nederland owns dozens of other brands that focus on local news, entertainment and e-commerce. Via Keesing Media Group publishes international puzzle magazines and digital puzzles.[citation needed]

TMG acquired the weblog GeenStijl after initially buying an interest and Hyves, at that time[when?] still the most popular social network site in the Netherlands.[citation needed] In 2012, TMG acquired the free daily newspaper Metro, which folded in 2019.

In 2016, TMG held a 23% stake in a joint venture with Talpa Holding, operating radio stations Radio 538, Sky Radio, Radio Veronica, Radio 10 and thematic channels (only on Internet). In addition, the television channel TV 538.[8]

Media assets

Europe

Belgium

Ireland

Northern Ireland

Germany

Netherlands

Privé JAAP.nl Helders Weekblad
Telesport Huizenzoeker.nl Het Gezinsblad
VROUW Speurders.nl Laarder Courant de Bel
Autovisie Hyves Games Denksport
Metro Blog Society Nieuwsblad voor Castricum
Sublime Vacaturekrant.nl Schager Weekblad
Wendy Nieuwsblad Santpoort en Velserbroek Vecht Journaal
Noordhollands Dagblad IJmuider Courant Weekblad voor Ouder Amstel
Haarlems Dagblad Baarns Weekblad Westfries Weekblad
Leidsch Dagblad Stadsblad De Echo Wieringer Courant
De Gooi- en Eemlander Witte Weekblad Woonbode
Dumpert Haarlems Weekblad Nieuwsblad voor Huizen
Upcoming Alkmaars Weekblad Nieuwsblad De Kennemer
De Duinstreek De Krommenieër
Das Kapital De Gooi en Eembode De Zaankanter
GasPedaal.nl De Koerier
GroupDeal Botentekoop.nl
Relatieplanet.nl CampersCaravans.nl
De Telegraaf Heemsteedse Courant
De Financiële Telegraaf (DFT) Haarlems Weekblad

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "History – Mediahuis". mediahuis.be. n.d. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  2. ^ a b "Corelio NV becomes Mediahuis Partners NV". Mediahuis. 2019-01-15. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  3. ^ Mediahuis neemt NRC over
  4. ^ Ellie Donnelly (2019-07-30). "Court approves INM takeover by Mediahuis". Independent News & Media. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  5. ^ "Mediahuis to buy Irish newspaper group INM for $163 million". Reuters. 2019-04-30. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  6. ^ Mark Kleinman (2019-07-08). "Hedge funds in talks to sell i and regional newspapers". Sky News. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  7. ^ "Mediahuis strengthens its European ambition with the acquisition of pan-European EURACTIV Media Network". EURACTIV. 2023-05-11. Retrieved 2023-05-11.
  8. ^ Jarco Kriek (October 3, 2016). "Grote wijzigingen Nederlands radiolandschap" (in Dutch). TotaalTV.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Geschiedenis". corelio.be (in Dutch). 2017. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  10. ^ a b "Home - Mediahuis". www.mediahuis.be. n.d. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  11. ^ a b c d e "Assets National Newspapers". www.inmplc.com. n.d. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  12. ^ a b "Mediahuis übernimmt Mehrheit im Medienhaus Aachen". medienhausaachen.de. 2022-01-10. Retrieved 2022-08-30.
  13. ^ "Meer informatie over NDC mediagroep". www.ndcmediagroep.nl. 2021-10-11. Retrieved 2021-10-11.
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