365 (media corporation)

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365 Media
Native name
365 Miðlar hf.
Formerly called
Og fjarskipti
Industry Mass media
Founded 2003
Headquarters Reykjavik, Iceland
Key people
Website www.365.is

365 is a mass media company in Iceland, which operates eight TV stations, five radio stations, one newspaper and a website.

365 also rebroadcasts foreign television channels over its digital system. It started broadcasting Bylgjan in 1986, Stöð 2 started in 1986, Stöð 2 Sport (Sýn) in 1995, Bíórásin in 1998, and it started publishing Fréttablaðið in 2001.

History[edit]

Og fjarskipti was formed in 2003 through a merger of Íslandssími, Tal and Halló! (all telephone companies). During 2004 and early 2005, Og fjarskipti grew further by acquiring the two largest Icelandic ISP's, Margmiðlun hf. and Lína.Net hf., as well as most of the Icelandic media company Norðurljós, making it the largest corporate network provider in Iceland, offering mobile and fixed telephony and high-quality data networking, with a large footprint in the residential broadband and TV market. In 2005 the name of Og fjarskipti changed to Dagsbrún (ICEX: DB).

As of March, 2006 Dagsbrún owned "...television and radio stations, a newspaper and a telecommunications company in Iceland and the Faroe Islands",[1] and its Wyndeham stake marked the first time it showed interest in acquisition outside of its home market.[1] At that time it consisted of following brands:

Subsequently, Dagsbrun became 365 and split its media companies into two subsidiaries: 365 ljósvakamiðlar and 365 prentmiðlar, each with a specialized focus.

Television[edit]

Radio[edit]

Newspaper[edit]

Webmedia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Edgecliffe-Johnson, Andrew. Financial Times. London (UK): Mar 25, 2006. pg. 19

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Coordinates: 64°08′04″N 21°54′18″W / 64.13444°N 21.90500°W / 64.13444; -21.90500