About Us Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe

Ringier has been active in Eastern Europe for more than three decades. In 1989 Ringier started business activities in Czechia and Romania, followed by Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary in 1993. In 2010, Ringier and the German Media company Axel Springer combined their international operations in Central and Eastern Europe by establishing the joint venture Ringier Axel Springer Media AG active in Poland, Hungary, Serbia, the Baltics and Slovakia. In 2021, Ringier acquired all of the shares of Axel Springer in Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, and the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The successful joint venture between Ringier and Axel Springer in Poland remains unchanged.

Technology

Tech hub Poland
Ringier Axel Springer Polska is the leading publisher in the Polish digital market. Its technological hub is the creator of Ring Publishing, an all-in-one publishing platform that encourages every stage of the publishing value chain. It proposes solutions to help content creation, management, distribution, and tools to succeed in advertising inventory and monetize media products. Ring Website
United Classifieds
United Classifieds develops and operates cutting-edge online classifieds-platform technology for a broad portfolio of classifieds platforms in the segments of real estate, automotive and general classifieds websites in Slovakia. In addition, the company builds and provides a wide range of modules operating over microservices for their platforms. Their services are used by more than 1.65 million users per month. United Classifieds Website

Media & Marketplaces

Poland
Ringier Axel Springer Polska is the leading publisher in the Polish digital market. And its technological hub is the creator of Ring Publishing, an all-in-one publishing platform that supports every stage of the publishing value chain. Ring Publishing proposes solutions to assist in content creation, management and distribution, along with tools to promote effective advertising inventory and monetise media products. RAS Poland Website
Serbia
Ringier’s Serbian activities became part of the Ringier Axel Springer Media joint venture in 2010. The portfolio today comprises leading brands such as the Blic newspaper, the Blic.rs news site, noizz.rs, the Blic zena women’s magazine, the zena.rs women’s portal, the ana.rs forum and the renowned weekly NIN. The classifieds portfolio includes Nekretnine.rs and MojAuto.rs. Ringier acquired the shares previously held by Axel Springer in 2021.
Slovakia
Ringier has been active in Slovakia since the 1990s. These activities were incorporated into the Ringier Axel Springer Media joint venture in 2010. In 2021 Ringier acquired all shares previously held by Axel Springer. The Slovakian portfolio today consists of digital-only media brands such as Aktuality.sk, Šport.sk and Noizz.sk. Ringier is also the largest operator of classifieds portals in the country, through its United Classifieds subsidiary.
The Baltics
The CV Keskus Group, which operates leading job classifieds sites cvkeskus.ee in Estonia, cvmarket.lv in Latvia and cvmarket.lt in Lithuania, was acquired by the Ringier Axel Springer Media AG joint venture in 2017. Originally established in Estonia in 2000, CV Keskus expanded to Latvia and Lithuania in 2004. CV Keskus had been owned by the HeadHunter Group since 2007. Ringier now fully owns CV Keskus, having acquired Axel Springer’s previous holding in 2021.
Hungary
Ringier has had a presence in the Hungarian media market since 1989. These activities became part of the Ringier Axel Springer Media AG joint venture in 2014. In 2021 Ringier took over the entire Hungarian portfolio of the former joint venture, including market-leading daily Blikk, the Blikk.hu online portal, popular women’s weekly Kiskegyed, well-known glossy magazine Glamour and the leading classified jobs website Profession.hu.
Romania
Ringier Romania, which was established in 1992, is a key player on the local media market, managing over 120 newspapers and magazines and producing videos, web content and mobile platforms. The biggest publishing group in Romania, its portfolio includes some of the country’s best-known media titles and leading digital marketplaces such as Libertatea, GSP, ELLE, Viva!, Unica, Avantaje, Auto-Bild, Psychologies, eJobs.ro, WeAreHR and HRWorld. Ringier Romania Website
Bulgaria
Having been previously active in the Bulgarian media sector from 2013 to 2016, Ringier acquired majority holdings in the country’s Sportal digital media group and Digital Ventures content management system developers in 2021. The most important brands of the new businesses are Sportal.bg and the Novini.bg news platform. Digital Ventures also owns Sportal365, a leading sports content publishing platform.

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