Verlagsgruppe News Gesellschaft m.b.H. (News Publishing Group) is an Austrian publishing company that publishes fifteen magazines, including profil and NEWS, two weekly news magazines, and News online.
News has over 500 employees and approximately 60% of the magazine advertising market in Austria.
Prior to their merger in 2001, leadership in the Austrian magazine market was contested between News and the Kurier group, which at that time published profil. The merger was unsuccessful challenged by seven Austrian newspapers. News is controlled by Gruner + Jahr, a printing and publishing company with headquarters in Hamburg, who own 56 percent of the stock.
^joint venture with Axel Springer, Heinrich Bauer Verlag, Lühmanndruck Harburger Zeitungsgesellschaft and Morgenpost Verlag.
^joint venture with Rheinland-Pfälzische Rundfunk.
^joint venture with Amperwelle Studio München Programmanbietergesellschaft, Axel Springer AG, Hubert Burda Media, Studio Gong, Mediengesellschaft der bayerischen Tageszeitungen für Kabelkommunikation, Medienpool and Radio Bavaria Rundfunkprogrammgesellschaft