Mediahuis is a newspaper & magazine publishing, distribution, printing, TV, radio and online media company with assets in Belgium, Netherlands and Ireland. 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.

Mediahuis NV
Private company
Founded1 January 2014 [1]
ProductsNewspapers, magazines, distribution, printing, TV and online media.
Revenue€ 819 million (2018)
€ 91 million (2018)
€ 28 million (2018)
OwnersMediahuis Partners NV (50.6% stake), Concentra (32.7% stake) and VP Exploitatie (16.7% stake) [2]. These 3 shareholders are in turn mainly owned by the Van Puijenbroek family, Belgian Baert family and Mediahuis chairman Thomas Leysen. [3]

Irish assets are held in Independent News & Media subsidiary. Dutch assets are held in a Telegraaf Media Groep subsidiary.

The headquarters of Mediahuis is in Antwerp.


Mediahuis was founded in 2014 [4] as a joint venture of two Flemish media corporations Corelio and Concentra. They entered into a collaboration around their paper and digital publishing activities. Corelio took 62% of the shares, Concentra the remaining 38%.

In 2015 Mediahuis acquired the Dutch NRC Media group. In 2017 it acquired the Dutch Telegraaf Media Groep. VP Exploitatie took 16.7% of the enlarged group.

In January 2019, Corelio NV, majority shareholder in the Belgian-Dutch group Mediahuis, becomes Mediahuis Partners NV. Mediahuis Partners NV currently holds a 50.6% stake in Mediahuis, along with Concentra (32.7%) and VP Exploitatie (16.7%). [5]

On 30 April 2019 Mediahuis agreed to acquire Independent News & Media for 145.6 million euro.[6] The deal will give 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. [7]

Telegraaf Media Groep

Telegraaf Media Groep
Public company
IndustryMass media

Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is a large Belgian media company owned by Mediahuis with activities in the Netherlands, with brands like De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW; regional newspapers like Haarlems Dagblad and Noordhollands Dagblad; digital brands such as GeenStijl and Dumpert, and the national radio station Classic FM. In addition, TMG owns dozens of other brands that focus on local news, entertainment and e-commerce. Via Keesing Media Group, the company publishes international puzzle magazines and digital puzzles.

TMG holds a 22.85 % stake in a joint venture with Talpa Holding, which operates the radio stations Radio 538, Sky Radio, Radio Veronica, Radio 10 and thematic channels (only on Internet). In addition, the television channel TV 538.[8]

De Telegraaf, the most popular newspaper in the Netherlands, is its flagship publication. Between 1999 and 2014, it published the free daily newspaper Spits. In 2012, it acquired the free daily newspaper Metro.

TMG acquired the popular weblog GeenStijl (after initially buying an interest) and Hyves, at that time still the most popular social network site in the Netherlands.

TMG was formerly known as the NV Holdingmaatschappij De Telegraaf.

Media Assets


See main article: Independent News & Media.

Belgium and Netherlands

Held by Telegraaf Media Groep

PrivéJAAP.nlHelders Weekblad
TelesportHuizenzoeker.nlHet Gezinsblad
VROUWSpeurders.nlLaarder Courant de Bel
AutovisieHyves GamesDenksport
MetroBlog SocietyNieuwsblad voor Castricum
Classic FM Vacaturekrant.nlSchager Weekblad
WendyNieuwsblad Santpoort en VelserbroekVecht Journaal
Noordhollands DagbladIJmuider CourantWeekblad voor Ouder Amstel
Haarlems DagbladBaarns WeekbladWestfries Weekblad
Leidsch DagbladStadsblad De EchoWieringer Courant
De Gooi- en EemlanderWitte WeekbladWoonbode
DumpertHaarlems WeekbladNieuwsblad voor Huizen
UpcomingAlkmaars WeekbladNieuwsblad De Kennemer
GeenStijlDe DuinstreekDe Krommenieër
Das KapitalDe Gooi en EembodeDe Zaankanter
GasPedaal.nlDe Koerier
De TelegraafHeemsteedse Courant
De Financiële Telegraaf (DFT)Haarlems Weekblad

See also


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