Hoffman, Katja
November 2006
Daily Variety;11/21/2006, Vol. 293 Issue 37, p14
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The article reports on the proposal of Axel Springer AG of Germany to acquire 25 percent of Polsat, the largest commercial web site in Poland. Polsat publishes tabloid and the Polish version of Newsweek, which makes it the country's largest publisher. Meanwhile, Springer's 12 percent in German broadcaster ProSiebienSat 1 and 27 percent in Teuton regional channel Hamburg 1 are seen as starting point for the company's intention of entering the television industry.


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