Mafra (company)

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Mafra, a.s.
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

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.


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 and, most of its websites being under

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


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