Looking back on more than 100 years of media history

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1893

Wilhelm Girardet and Fritz Walz founded the Tages-Anzeiger. Fritz Walz withdrew from the company at a later stage, Wilhelm Girardet's descendants still hold the majority stake in Tamedia today.

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1933

Tamedia acquires the magazine Schweizer Familie.

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1970

The Tages-Anzeiger, which had long since developed into Switzerland's largest newspaper, launched Das Magazin – the weekend supplement that is still published today.

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1981

The company acquired Annabelle, the magazine for women.

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1983

The company acquired a majority stake in the Tagblatt der Stadt Zürich (the Zurich city gazette, founded in 1730).

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1987

The first issue of SonntagsZeitung was published.

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1996

The company acquired a majority stake in Finanz und Wirtschaft.

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2000

The company was floated on the stock exchange as Tamedia.

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2003

Acquisition of an interest in 20 Minuten, the commuter newspaper, which Tamedia went on to introduce in the French-speaking region of Switzerland and Ticino in subsequent years.

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2004

Tamedia acquired a participating interest in homegate.ch, which was to develop into Switzerland's leading real estate portal.

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2007

Tamedia acquired BZ Berner Zeitung and Der Bund, together with participating interests in BO Berner Oberländer and TT Thuner Tagblatt, and joined with a partner to launch L’essentiel, the first commuter newspaper in Luxembourg.

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2008

Participating interests in Zattoo Switzerland were acquired.

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2009

In gradual stages until 2011, Tamedia acquired three dailies − 24 heures, Tribune de Genève and Le Matin – and the Sunday newspaper Le Matin Dimanche as well as Bilan magazine, making it the leading media group in the French-speaking region of Switzerland. Tamedia also joined with partners to launch FashionFriends and acquired a participating interest in Olmero.

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2010

The Zürcher Unterländer, Zürichsee Zeitung and a participating interest in the Zürcher Oberländer were new additions to the company.

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2011

Tamedia acquired a participating interest Doodle, the leading online scheduler, which is now fully owned by the company.

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2012

Ringier and Tamedia jointly acquired jobs.ch, Switzerland's leading job market website.

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2013

Tamedia acquired a stake in Starticket, the Swiss ticket marketer. Tamedia and Schibsted set up a new joint venture to run tutti.ch and car4you.ch. Another new addition to Tamedia's offering was the Metroxpress commuter newspaper in Denmark.

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2014

Acquisition of Der Landbote, the Winterthur newspaper.

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2015

Swisscom and Tamedia transferred their directory services, local.ch and search.ch to a joint subsidiary in which Tamedia has a 31% stake. Tamedia also announced the acquisition of the Ricardo Group and the complete acquisition of tutti.ch and car4you.ch.