|Founded||Prague, Czech Republic (December 31, 1992)|
|Headquarters||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Key people||Karl Hans Arnold (chairman)|
|Revenue||CZK 2,872 mil (2009)|
|Operating income||CZK 169 mil. (2009)|
|Net income||CZK 216 mil. (2009)|
|Total assets||CZK 4,068 mil. (2009)|
|Owner(s)||Rheinisch-Bergische Druckerei- und Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH|
MAFRA is a Czech media group oriented mainly on printed internet media. The company is a subsidiary of German group Rheinisch-Bergische Druckerei- und Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH (the publisher of the Rheinische Post), which bought MAFRA from French press group Socpresse in 1994.
MAFRA publishes daily newspaper MF Dnes, which, with 224 thousand newspaper circulation as of March 2011 is the second largest newspaper in the Czech Republic, after tabloid Blesk. Fully owned subsidiary Lidové noviny, a.s. publishes daily newspaper Lidové noviny with circulation of 44 thousand, 60% subsidiary METRO Česká republika, a.s. publishes a freesheet Czech edition of Metro with a circulation of 266 thousand.
The internet division is, as of February 2011, the third most visited Czech website on the internet, with 3.7 million unique visitors per month. It includes web portals iDnes.cz and lidovky.cz, most of its websites being under iDnes.cz.
- MAFRA - 2009 Annual Report
- "The press in the Czech Republic". BBC news. December 10, 2005. Retrieved 2008-12-13.
- ABC: Periodický tisk - březen 2011
- MAFRA - Metro
- Finanční Noviny: Návštěvnost internetu v ČR v únoru stagnovala na 7,7 milionu lidí
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