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Corelio is a Belgian media group, formerly known as the Vlaamse Uitgeversmaatschappij (VUM). The group was founded on 26 June 1976 by André Leysen, together with other Flemish businesspeople. In 1997, Thomas Leysen took over the position of chairman from his father André Leysen.


The VUM was founded to save the newspapers published by the Standaard group, after the bankruptcy of the group on 22 June 1976. The VUM took over the newspapers of the group, such as De Standaard, Het Nieuwsblad and De Gentenaar. In November 1994, the VUM took over Het Volk, the newspaper of the Belgian Christian labour movement (ACV union). VUMMedia also has a stake in the Television production company Woestijnvis. On 1 September 2006, VUM Media changed its name into Corelio.



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