Tag: Belgium

The Mediahouse in Belgium

ICMA member Koen Vandaele has shared with us, that as of last week, two of Belgium’s top newspaper groups, Corelio (#2) and ICMA Member Concentra (#3) respectively, decided to join forces and will merge into what will become Belgium’s largest publishing company called “The Mediahouse”.

The Mediahouse will join all daily newspaper products, “Het Belang van Limburg”  and “Gazet van Antwerpen”  from Concentra and “Nieuwsblad” and “De Standaard” from Corelio. Together with the daily newspapers, all classified products Hebbes, Koopjeskrant, Vroom and Zimmo will also be joined into a new portfolio.

The merger is a major shift in the Belgian Media landscape and required approval by the Belgian authorities.