Mafra (company)

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Mafra, a.s.
Joint-stock
Industry Publishing, Internet
Founded December 31, 1992 (1992-12-31)
Headquarters Prague, Czech Republic
Products Newspapers, Magazines
Revenue Decrease CZK 2,872 mil (2009)[1]
Decrease CZK 169 mil. (2009)[1]
Decrease CZK 216 mil. (2009)[1]
Total assets Increase CZK 4,068 mil. (2009)[1]
Number of employees
1,072 (2009)
Parent Agrofert
Website mafra.cz

Mafra is a Czech media group that publishes printed and internet media, headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic. It is a subsidiary of Agrofert holding conglomerate that is owned by businessman Andrej Babiš, who has been the Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic since January 2014.

History[edit]

Mafra was founded in 1992 in Prague. It was acquired in 1994 by the German group Rheinisch-Bergische Druckerei- und Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH (RBDV)[2][1] (the publisher of the Rheinische Post), which bought Mafra from French press group Socpresse. In 2013, Mafra was acquired by Czech holding group Agrofert, which is owned by Andrej Babiš.[3]

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,[4] after tabloid Blesk. Fully owned subsidiary Lidové noviny, a.s. publishes daily newspaper Lidové noviny with circulation of 44 thousand,[citation needed] 60% subsidiary Metro Česká republika, a.s. publishes a freesheet Czech edition of Metro with a circulation of 266 thousand.[5]

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.[6] It includes web portals iDnes.cz and lidovky.cz, most of its websites being under iDnes.cz.

Other assets include two printing works (in Prague and Olomouc) and the TV music channel Óčko.

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