Founded in 1869, "Styria" is one of the leading Media Groups in Austria, Croatia and Slovenia. With 2.900* employees altogether, the "Styria Media Group AG" generated a market turnover of 465 million Euros in 2011. "Styria" incorporates along with others, 9 daily and more than 24 weekly newspapers, more than 20 magazines in Austria and 40 magazines in Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia ("Adria Media"), 2 supplements, 21 online services, 2 radio programs, stake in 2 TV programs and 6 book publishers.
The "Styria" Group sees itself as a content company and regards production, selection, valuation, development and interpretation of content for different media products, as its main business. "Styria Media Group AG" manages these contents in the form of texts, graphics, pictures and sound.
Furthermore "Styria" dedicates much entrepreneurial attention to all those areas with a large significance to the success of the main areas of competence –with independence also in mind - such as newspaper print, logistic and information technology.
The regions of Styria and Carinthia are traditional principal markets, above all due to the unique success story of the “Kleine Zeitung” since its founding in 1904 but also due to the long-standing involvement of “Styria” in the regional weekly newspaper area and its leading role in the areas of private radio and private television.
In Austria, "Styria" is strongly established and represented through the newspaper names “Die Presse”, “WirtschaftsBlatt” and “Die Furche”, by the magazine group “Styria Multi Media” and the fifty percent share in the weekly newspaper association “Regionalmedien (Regional Media) Austria”, by various book publishers as well as having shares in “tele” and “SAT 1 Österreich”.
In Croatia "Styria" is the sole shareholder of the traditional daily newspaper “Večernji list” and has launched the most successful newspaper in the country with the daily newspaper “24 sata”. "Styria's" portfolio also includes Croatia's first business daily newspaper “Poslovni dnevnik”, the largest TV magazine in the country “TV tjedan” and the search portal njuskalo.hr.
"Styria" plays an important role in Slovenia, mainly with the dynamic and innovative Žurnal group (free weekly newspaper “Žurnal”, free daily newspaper “Žurnal24”, news platform “zurnal24.si”), the small ad market leader "bolha.com" as well as its shares of the newspaper publishers "Dnevnik".
In March 2009 a further step was taken with a minority shareholding of the Montenegrin "Daily Press d.o.o.", a media company publishing "Vijesti", one of the leading newspapers in the country.
* The number of employees is presented proportionally according to the level of employment.