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Mediafax Group moves: Pro Sport – online and weekly supplement for Ziarul Financiar, InStyle - closed


ultima coperta prosportPro Sport, daily sports newspaper, gives up print starting December 9th. It will continue online and will still appear along with Ziarul Financiar, as weekly supplement


Lucian Lipovan, editor in chief ProSport:
“ProSport team established important objectives for the following period and the business model change represents a real challenge. We will focus on all that means digital and we will focus even more than until now on sport’s practitioners, that we are waiting for to participate to our events. We must reinvent and we will do it together with the hundreds of thousands of people that read us and watch us on daily basis”

Orlando Nicoara, CEO Mediafax Group:

“The future of this product is in digital, and the experience of Gandul, that, in just 2 years, became one of the most important websites in Romania, makes us be trustful that we can repeat the success also with Prosport brand”

Gazeta Sporturilor remains the only Romanian print sports daily. Discussions with Ringier

Starting December, the only sports daily available on Romanian market will be Gazeta Sporturilor. Intact’s publication is now in discussions with Ringier, that wants to take over the title.

The history of the 2 publications – Gazeta Sporturior and ProSport – is intertwined. The team that handles now Gazeta Sporturilor (managed by Ovidiu Ioanitoaia and Catalin Tolontan) is the one that Adrian Sarbu had in charge with Pro Sport’s start, 15 years ago .

On the other hand, women lifestyle magazine InStyle will be closed, with the last edition to appear on the market being the one in December.
“The licence contract ended and is not prolongued anymore”, Orlando Nicoara, General Manager Mediafax Group, said, for

When it comes of magazine’s team, Carmen Mihalcea, publisher women division Mediafax Group, said that the company is trying to offer them other jobs inside the company.

In November 2011, Mediafax Group took over the licence for InStyle from Attica Media, after taking back also another title, Playboy.

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Autor: Carmen Maria Andronache

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