Media Press was established as an IT company in 1987, providing editorial systems for Swiss publishers. Two years later saw the launch of the first version of our ground-breaking TVMan editing platform, which has held us in such good stead with so many of our clients up to and including the present day.
It was in 1997 that we branched out into the editorial business with the establishment of our first team of editors. Our work expanded as we acquired more and more clients. Notable milestones included taking on the task of providing the EPS (European Programme Service) in 2001, and the TPS service for the Ringier company in 2003.
By 2008, we were engaged in the collation and refinement of TV and radio metadata for clients, supplying system solutions and providing editorial outsourcing services. Our portfolio of clients was further widened when we commenced formal commercial cooperation with the major rtv media group Bertelsmann in the same year. In 2008, we have also released the initial version of Hubert System. First pages were produced for Springer Schweiz.
The acquisition of the PPS (Presse Program Service) in 2011 was another major step in the company development. It brought a lot of valuable know-how and strengthened Media Press’ position in the German market
In the following two-year period, Media Press entered into partnerships with the well-established Spanish provider Mediadata (2011) and the leading Dutch publishing house Bindinc (2012). We continue to do business with these valued and respected clients.
Our presence in the German market was strengthened in 2013 when the leading publishing house Bauer became a client. The company remains a highly-valued client up to this moment.
Two years later (2015) we clinched an important partnership deal with Plurimedia in France, and welcomed the Funke company to our list of clients.
2017 has proved to be no less eventful for Media Press, with expansion into the Central European market through the acquisition of Port Network (hitherto the #1 metadata provider operating in the south east region of the continent), and with investments in the Baltic market.