History and profileEdit
FACTS was established by Tamedia AG in 1995. The magazine initially oriented itself after the German magazine Focus until it obtained its own profile. It was among the leading news magazines in Switzerland. The magazine was published on a weekly basis in German and was part of Tamedia.
The main competitor of FACTS was the weekly Weltwoche. In 1997 FACTS had a circulation of 103,424 copies. In 2005, the magazine had a circulation of about 73,000 copies, with a reader reachout of about 440,000 readers.
In 2007 FACTS ceased publication. In September 2007, Tamedia reactivated the website of the discontinued weekly magazine by launching FACTS 2.0. FACTS 2.0 aggregates content from various news sources and presents it in the form of teasers.
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