Today Espace Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tamedia AG and publishes the newspapers Berner Zeitung, Berner Oberländer, Thuner Tagblatt and DER BUND as well as the free papers Bantiger Post, Bernerbär and Bümpliz Woche.
Espace Media dates back to the 19th century: 1834 saw the appearance in Bern of the paper Intelligenzblatt, which quickly became an important voice in that city. The paper, later renamed Berner Tagblatt, is one of the four main lines from which Berner Zeitung sprang in the course of the 20th century. Various mergers resulted in 1979 in what is now Berner Zeitung BZ. In 1993 the Aktiengesellschaft für das Berner Tagblatt was renamed Berner Tagblatt-Medien AG BTM. This gave rise in 2001 to Espace Media.
Der Bund was founded in 1850 and has a journalistic tradition that goes back over 160 years. In its earlier days the Der Bund was managed by various different publishers and publishing houses. Since 2004 Der Bund has appeared as part of a media and advertising market cooperation with the Berner Zeitung. Since the autumn of 2009 the very traditional Tageszeitung has been collaborating closely with the Tages-Anzeiger in terms of editorial aspects.