Berlingske Media

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Berlingske Media
Private limited company
FounderErnst Henrich Berling
Key people
Anders Krab-Johansen (CEO), Connie Hedegaaard (Chairman)

Berlingske Media (formerly Det Berlingske Officin A/S)[1] is a Danish Copenhagen-based media company that owns many newspapers, websites and radio stations.

The main newspaper in the company, Berlingske Tidende, now Berlingske, is one of the world's oldest newspapers, having published its first issue on January 3, 1749.[2]

The company is run by Anders Krab-Johansen, former CEO and editor in chief at Børsen.


The company was founded in 1749 when Ernst Henrich Berling first published Kjøbenhavnske Danske Post-Tidender (later Berlingske Tidende). The company was owned by the Berling family until 1982 when it experienced economical difficulties and was saved by an investment from Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller. He sold his shares in the company in 1999. From 2000 to 2006, the company was owned by the Orkla Group, a Norwegian conglomerate which purchased 76% of Det Berlingske Officin publishing group' stock for €209-million.[3]

In 2006, Orkla sold its multi-national publishing and media activities, including Det Berlingske Officin, to the British company Mecom Group for €900 million.[3] The company name was changed to "Berlingske Media" to reflect its focus on websites.[2]

In June 2014, Mecom sold Berlingske Media to the Belgian mediahouse De Persgroep (now DPG Media).

After DPG Media's takeover, Berlingske Media is focusing on the four main brands; Berlingske, B.T., Weekendavisen and Radio24syv.




  1. ^ Berlingske Media website in English Archived October 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Berlingske, most recent update of English page, September 29, 2004
  3. ^ a b Ketupa Archived September 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Media Profiles: stock values rise: €209m in 2000; €900m in 2006. Archived September 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b c Jose L. Alvarez; Carmelo Mazza; Jordi Mur (October 1999). "The management publishing industry in Europe" (PDF). University of Navarra. Archived from the original (Occasional Paper No:99/4) on 30 June 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2015.

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