De Persgroep Nederland
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De Persgroep Nederland is a media company from Belgium owned by the Van Thillo family. In 1978 the family obtained 60 percent of shares in the Flemish oriented publishing company Hoste. When in 1990 the rest of the shares were acquired, the company’s name was changed to De Persgroep. December 2009, it merged with PCM Uitgevers, and became De Persgroep Nederland.
In 2003 the group’s annual turnover was 334 million euros.
In December 2009, the company merged with PCM Publishing from the Netherlands, forming a subsidiary De Persgroep Nederland, which comprises the newspapers Algemeen Dagblad, de Volkskrant, Trouw, NRC Handelsblad, nrc.next, Het Parool, J.M. Meulenhoff and Het Spectrum.
TV and radio stations
De Persgroep and Roularta Media Group own 50 percent shares each of Vlaamse Media Maatschappij (VMMa). VMMa, in turn, is the owner of television and radio stations:
- Q-music (Belgium)
- Q-music (Netherlands, as of mid-2005)
- Radio BemBem (children's radio, digital/cable), defunct
- Het Laatste Nieuws, daily
- De Morgen, daily
- Vacature.com, job vacancies paper, weekly
- De Tijd, financial daily (co-owned by Rossel)
- L'Echo, French-speaking daily (co-owned by Rossel)
One of the company’s subsidiaries Magnet Magazines publishes the following magazines:
- Dag Allemaal / TV Ekspres
- TV-Familie / Blik
- Goed Gevoel
- Netwerk (untill 2007)
- Uw Vermogen
Zone/magazines, free city papers