We are still a relatively young, forward-looking media group. In all the countries where we are active, our influential news brands have deep roots in the history and local social life. We combine the power of innovation with true respect for the tradition of all our brands.
Mediahuis is founded
Mediahuis is founded as a joint venture by Corelio and Concentra, two businesses with a rich history in the Flemish and Belgian media. The group’s portfolio includes four leading daily newspapers, important digital marketplaces, printing presses, a radio station and regional TV channels.
Acquisition of NRC Media Holding
Mediahuis acquires NRC Media Holding in the Netherlands, publisher of titles including NRC Handelsblad and nrc.next. With this acquisition, Mediahuis establishes a foothold in the Netherlands.
Acquisition of Media Groep Limburg
Media Groep Limburg (later renamed Mediahuis Limburg), publisher of titles including De Limburger, becomes part of the Mediahuis group. The transaction further strengthens Mediahuis’s market position in the Netherlands.
Acquisition of Telegraaf Media Groep
Mediahuis acquires Telegraaf Media Groep (later renamed Mediahuis Nederland). With this acquisition and with the entry of VP Exploitatie as third shareholder, Mediahuis confirms its position as a leading multimedia group in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Strategic cooperation with Wayne Parker Kent
Mediahuis enters a strategic cooperation with Wayne Parker Kent (WPK), one of the fastest-growing digital media businesses in the Netherlands. WPK specialises in developing and publishing online media brands. A year later, in 2018, Mediahuis acquires all shares in WPK.
Partnership with Jellow
Mediahuis launches a partnership with the Dutch Jellow, an online matching platform for freelancers.
Mediahuis is one of the founders of NRJ, a new Flemish radio station for a young and urban audience. With this initiative, the group underlines its ambitions in the radio market.
Acquisition of Independent News & Media
Mediahuis acquires the Irish media group Independent News & Media (later renamed Mediahuis Ireland), expanding its geographic scope. INM is the publisher of various newspapers and magazines in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, including the Irish Independent, The Herald and the Belfast Telegraph.
Partnership with Mather Economics
Mediahuis declares its intention to be involved outside the world of publishing and enters a strategic partnership with the American consultancy bureau Mather Economics. This participation sees the group enter the media technology market.
Acquisition of Saint-Paul Luxembourg
Mediahuis acquires Saint-Paul Luxembourg (later renamed Mediahuis Luxembourg), the largest media group in Luxembourg and the publisher of titles including the quality Luxemburger Wort.
Participation in Lepaya
Mediahuis acquires a participation in the Dutch Lepaya, a scale-up specialised in offering soft-skill training. This transaction sees Mediahuis take its first step into the educational technology market.
Acquisition of Cartell.ie
Via Independent News & Media, Mediahuis acquires Cartell.ie in Ireland. The company is the market leader in data for the automotive sector.
Acquisition of NDC mediagroep
Mediahuis acquires the NDC mediagroep (later renamed Mediahuis Noord) in North Holland, published of Dagblad van het Noorden, Leeuwarder Courant, Friesch Dagblad and a dozen regional publications.
Acquisition of Aachener Verlagsgesellschaft (AVG)
Mediahuis acquires the German Aachener Verlagsgesellschaft (AVG), thus becoming the main shareholder of its subsidiary Medienhaus Aachen, publisher of the Aachener Zeitung and Aachener Nachtrichten newspapers.