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Last Build Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 16:53:42 +0000


UAE free daily newspaper 7DAYS is going weekly

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 16:53:42 +0000

In October of 2016 7DAYS has moved from weekly to daily. Media said the company “will see increased focus on digital platforms and a transition away from being a print-centric publisher”. The title currently has a print run of 75,000 Sunday to Thursday with free distribution throughout Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It will now be distributed only [...]

Tamedia aquires 25.5 % of Austrian free daily Heute

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:58:02 +0000

Swiss publisher Tamedia, owner of free papers 20 Minuten in Switzerland, L’Essentiel in Luxemburg and MetroXpres (Metro) in Denmark, has bought 25.5 % of Austrian free daily Heute. Heute started in 2004 and is the market leader in Austria. In Switzerland Tamedia als owns paid paper Tages Anzeiger.

Metro Hungary stops

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:43:58 +0000

The Hungarian edition of free newspaper Metro (Metropol) in Hungary published its last edition on June 14th after 18 years. The paper was launched by Metro International in 1998. In July 2011 Megapolis Media Inc (a company with ties to the government) took over.

Rossel buys Schibsted share in French 20 Minutes

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:37:20 +0000

The Belgian publisher Rossel is buying 49,3% of the shares of leading French free daily 20 Minutes from Norwegian media group Schibsted. The remaining shares are in the hands of the French group Sipa-Ouest France. 20 Minutes was launched in 2002. Rossel publishes in Belgium free daily Metro.

New design for Toronto 24hours website

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 19:29:21 +0000

24 Hours Toronto has been redesigned this week. An example of the paper by Sun Media\Quebecor is below. The paper was launched in 2003. There are also editions in Vancouver and Montreal. editions in Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton closed in 2013. Total circulation is 550.000. The website of free Toronto daily newspaper 24 Hours Toronto is updated [...]

The Moscow Times becomes a weekly

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 19:40:23 +0000

The Moscow Times, one of the oldest – pre-Metro – free newspapers in the world, has gone weekly this month. The newspaper was founded in 1992 by Independent Media (Dutch entrepreneur and journalis Derk Sauer was one of the founders. The English-language paper went daily in October 1992. In 2006 it is was acquired by Finnish [...]

New editor for London free business daily City AM

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:48:36 +0000

Daily financial freesheet City AM has appointed Christian May, communications chief at the Institute of Directors, as its new editor. May, who has no senior editorial experience, replaces David Hellier, who is leaving after just eight months as editor. The 28-year old May, who has experience as a columnist and has contributed to City AM, describes his [...]

Iceland, free newspaper Frettabladid rules

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:50:10 +0000

Free Icelandic daily Frettabladid was lauched in 2001. It is delivered in greater Reyjavik (and Akureyri in the north) door-to-door in most households and is also available in shops, kiosks, and petrol stations. Initially it was published six times a week, in September 2003 this was extended to seven days. A few year back the Sunday [...]

Groupe Rossel bids for Schibsted stake in French 20 minutes

Thu, 28 May 2015 09:43:48 +0000

Norwegian publisher Schibsted has received an offer for its 49.3 percent share in 20 Minutes France from the Belgium Groupe Rossel. The publisher “is now entering a phase of exclusive negotiation. If agreement on terms is reached, the deal is subject to a standard approval process with the French Competition Authorities. The transaction is estimated to close [...]

Metro France about to close down in print

Mon, 25 May 2015 13:52:18 +0000

The chances that Metro France will be published in 2016 are slim. TF1, the commercial broadcaster that owns the paper since 2011, is thinking about closing the paper. The president of TF1 announced that 60 people (out of a 100) will lose the job at the third (after 20 Minutes and Matin Plus) free paper in [...]