|Founded||December 31, 1992|
|Headquarters||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Revenue||CZK 2,872 mil (2009)|
|CZK 169 mil. (2009)|
|CZK 216 mil. (2009)|
|Total assets||CZK 4,068 mil. (2009)|
Number of employees
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) (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.
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, after tabloid Blesk. Fully owned subsidiary Lidové noviny, a.s. publishes daily newspaper Lidové noviny with circulation of 44 thousand, 60% subsidiary Metro Česká republika, a.s. publishes a freesheet Czech edition of Metro with a circulation of 266 thousand.
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. It includes web portals iDnes.cz and lidovky.cz, most of its websites being under iDnes.cz.
- MAFRA - 2009 Annual Report
- "The press in the Czech Republic". BBC news. December 10, 2005. Retrieved 2008-12-13.
- Francová, Pavla (26 June 2013). "Miliardář Babiš mediálním magnátem. Koupil vydavatele MF Dnes, Lidových novin i Metra". Hospodářské noviny (in Czech). iHNED. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- ABC: Periodický tisk - březen 2011
- MAFRA - Metro
- Finanční Noviny: Návštěvnost internetu v ČR v únoru stagnovala na 7,7 milionu lidí