Looking back on more than 100 years of media history
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.
Tamedia acquires the magazine Schweizer Familie.
The Tages-Anzeiger, which had long since developed into Switzerland's largest newspaper, launched Das Magazin – the weekend supplement that is still published today.
The company acquired Annabelle, the magazine for women.
The company acquired a majority stake in the Tagblatt der Stadt Zürich (the Zurich city gazette, founded in 1730).
The first issue of SonntagsZeitung was published.
The company acquired a majority stake in Finanz und Wirtschaft.
The company was floated on the stock exchange as Tamedia.
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.
Tamedia acquired a participating interest in homegate.ch, which was to develop into Switzerland's leading real estate portal.
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.
Participating interests in Zattoo Switzerland were acquired.
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.
The Zürcher Unterländer, Zürichsee Zeitung and a participating interest in the Zürcher Oberländer were new additions to the company.
Tamedia acquired a participating interest Doodle, the leading online scheduler, which is now fully owned by the company.
Ringier and Tamedia jointly acquired jobs.ch, Switzerland's leading job market website.
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.
Acquisition of Der Landbote, the Winterthur newspaper.
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.
Tamedia is acquiring a 25.5 percent interest in the Austrian free daily Heute and a 51 percent majority interest in the digital platform heute.at.
The leading online scheduler Doodle is taking over the Israel-based startup Meekan. Meekan’s chatbot supports users as a virtual assistant with easy and fast scheduling.
Tamedia is investing in the Picstars sponsor marketplace and supporting the continued development of this platform for talents, events and brands. Picstars is engaged in the marketing of the social media coverage of talents and event visitors.
Tamedia has invested in the German start-up gebraucht.de, an innovative and transaction-based online marketplace for second-hand articles.
Tamedia wants to add outdoor advertising to its offering for advertising customers and acquires a majority interest of 51% in Neo Advertising. In addition, Tamedia acquires the advertising marketing company Goldbach, thus further expanding its position in the Swiss advertising market.