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Mediacentre

Mediacentre N.V.
Naamloze vennootschap
Traded asSHEB: MCT
KSB: MCET
IndustryMass media
PredecessorsATV Groep
Exel Media
FoundedJanuary 1, 2006; 15 years ago (2006-01-01)
HeadquartersZilverzee, Hennehouwe
Key people
Jeroen Strijdveen
(Chief Executive Officer)
Carolin Hansson
(Chief Operating Officer)
ProductsPrint media, television, radio, streaming, entertainment production, digital services, online media
RevenueIncrease €3.689 billion (2020)
Number of employees
9,193 (2020)
ParentExel (46.1%)
Websitewww.mediacentre.he

Mediacentre, trading as Mediacentre N.V., is a Henno-Kesselbourgish multinational mass media company, headquartered in Zilverzee, Hennehouwe with another corporate centre in Kesselbourg City, Kesselbourg. It has operations in Hennehouwe, Kesselbourg and TBA. Mediacentre is one of the largest media companies in Euclea, owning a wide range of television channels, radio stations, newspapers, magazines and streaming services across a number of countries.

Its operations include the Hennish ATV television network; radio stations Beat, 101 Radio and TalkFM; newspapers Courant, Nationaal Dagblad and Kesselbourg's Te Staatsvinger; and streaming service ATV+. In recent years, Mediacentre has expanded its operations into other countries, including TBA following the purchase of X in 20XX. Mediacentre holds a plurality market share in the television, radio and daily newspaper markets in both Hennehouwe and Kesselbourg, with recent high-profile buyouts of smaller media companies fuelling concerns over the concentration of media ownership in both countries.

The company was formed in 2006 following a merger of Exel Media, owned by the Henno-Kesselbourgish Exel family, and ATV Groep. The Exel conglomerate maintains a 46.1% controlling stake in the company. It is listed on both the s'Holle Stock Exchange and Kesselbourg Stock Exchange.

History

Mediacentre's corporate offices in Kesselbourg City.
  • Merger and formation of Mediacentre
  • Buyouts of Courant, De Flamischer
  • International expansion

Corporate affairs

The activities and finances of the company are overseen by its board of directors. Since 2016, Jeroen Strijdveen has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mediacentre. His deputy is Carolin Hansson, officially the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

The company's main headquarters is the Mediacampus, located in the western Nieuwebrug district of Zilverzee, Hennehouwe. This is also the centre of operations for its Hennish radio and television divisions, with several studios located on the campus. Mediacentre's other primary corporate office is located in Kesselbourg City, Kesselbourg, with additional facilities in s'Holle.

Shortly after its founding, Mediacentre became listed on the s'Holle Stock Exchange and, subsequently, on the Kesselbourg Stock Exchange. Mediacentre N.V. shares are included in the HAX 90 index for the 90 major blue chip companies in Hennehouwe.

The Exel Group retain a plurality controlling stake in the company, holding approximately 46% shares in the company. The second-largest shareholder is x, an investment company based in x, with a stake of approximately 18%.

Operations

Mediacentre is active in a number of countries, primarily Hennehouwe and Kesselbourg. It has brands in print media, television radio, online and other digital media.

Mediacentre Hennehouwe

Television

Free-to-air
  • ATV — General entertainment, Hennehouwe's largest commercial television network
  • Metro — General entertainment, television series and movies
  • LV — Lifestyle, reality shows and drama
  • Max — Action, comedy, sci-fi, movies and sport
  • A22 — Alternative entertainment, independent cinema and anime
  • Panda — Pre-school children's programming
  • Splat — Children's programming (6+)
  • Beat TV — Music channel
Pay TV
  • ATV Sport — Subscription sports network
  • ATV Sportnieuws — Sports news channel
  • H&T — Lifestyle, factual, cooking, home improvement
  • Box Office — PPV channel

Radio

  • Beat
  • 101 Radio
  • TalkFM
  • Hart
  • Hart Classics
  • Arrow 99
  • Dagbladradio

Newspapers

  • Courant
  • Nationaal Dagblad
  • Het Avondnieuws
  • Courant.nova
  • s'Holles Krant
  • Gazet van Zilverzee
  • De Flamischer
  • Bovenaanzicht
  • 24 Heures
  • Le Quotidien du Moulenbourg

Streaming services and digital

Mediacentre Kesselbourg

Television

  • ATV Kesselbuerg — Localised version of ATV
  • KS24 — Local news and programming for Kesselbourg City

Radio

  • Radio Kesselbuerg 93.7
  • Hits FM

Newspapers

Mediacentre Global

Television

Radio

Newspapers

Controversies

Concentration of media ownership

Alleged political bias