Thursday, September 21, 2006


Kommersant: Swedish TV to Come Out in Russia

"Russian market of satellite TV has for the first time attracted the attention of a large Western media-holding. Kommersant learned that Swedish satellite broadcaster Viasat will begin working in Russia next year. Experts estimate the project at $50 million. Viasat’s coming to Russia is regarded as a sign of qualitative changes in Russia’s media market. Other Western broadcasters might appear in Russia soon."

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Russia/New Magazine

Publicitas: First women's weekly glossy magazine Gloria to be launched

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Poland/New Daily

: Springer about to launch new Polish daily -sources

"German media giant Axel Springer will most likely launch a new upper-market daily in Poland soon after April 17, industry sources said on Friday. The newspaper - the Polish version of Die Welt - is designed to compete with daily Gazeta Wyborcza owned by Polish media group Agora and broadsheet Rzeczpospolita controlled by Norway's Orkla."

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Russia/Growing Media profits

: Russia through the looking-glass

"The trend toward economic independence of the media has accelerated dramatically under Putin. Before he came to office, just 10% of local television stations were financially self-sufficient; that has risen to more than a third. This has occurred alongside annual growth rates in newspaper, journal and book production that exceed 10%. There is more privately-financed media in Russia under Putin than there has ever been in Russian history, both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of the whole. Over the past two years, media profits have grown by more than $2 billion."

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Publicitas: Hachette Filipacchi Medias and Burda to merge their editorial operations

"Hachette Filipacchi Medias and Burda Group signed an agreement to merge their editorial operations in Poland. This merge will see the creation of a new holding, operating under Polish law, with a management of 51% Burda Group and 49% Hachette Filipacchi Medias. The holding will manage 100% of all the editorial functions of both Burda Polska and Hachette Filipacchi Polska."

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Russia/International Newspapers

The Moscow
: IHT to Start Publishing in Russia

"The International Herald Tribune will start publishing in Moscow on Feb. 1 under an agreement with The Moscow Times, becoming the first international newspaper to be published daily in Russia. The newspaper will initially be sold by subscription and at about 40 newsstands in hotels, supermarkets, trade centers and BP filling stations. An annual subscription will cost $599, while single copies will cost 90 rubles. The newspaper, which is owned by The New York Times Co., will have The Moscow Times logo on its front page and a copy of The Moscow Times inserted inside."

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Lithuania/New Supplement to Business Daily

: New supplement to business daily Verslo Zinios

"Business daily Verslo Žinios is now taking an additional step forward. The newspaper, which is published in Lithuania, is launching a hefty, 160-page monthly supplement magazine Verslo Klase (Business Class). In addition to being distributed to the newspaper’s subscribers, nearly 2,000 copies will be printed for sale separately."

"Verslo Žinios is part of the Bonnier Business Press and Lithuania’s only business daily. It is one of the most important channels of information for many in industry. The newspaper has a steadily growing circulation, currently at slightly more than 11,000."