Xavier Bouckaert • CEO
Roularta Media Group (RMG was founded in 1954) is a quoted company with more than 1,300 employees and a total combined turnover of 300 million euros. RMG is the market leader in Belgium in the field of magazines (Dutch and French).
THE BELGIAN NEWS MAGAZINES
Roularta created the 6 Belgian “news magazines”:
- The weekly magazines Knack and Le Vif/L’Express, the general news magazines combined with lifestyle magazines Weekend Knack and Weekend Le Vif/L’Express and entertainment magazines Focus Knack and Focus Vif.
- The weekly magazines Trends and Trends-Tendances, the business news magazines.
- The monthly magazines Sport/Voetbalmagazine and Sport/Foot Magazine, the sports news magazines.
Roularta publishes the weekly magazines Libelle/Femmes d’Aujourd’hui and Flair (Dutch/French) for a specific female target group. Besides, Roularta publishes the monthly magazines Feeling/Gaël, Libelle Lekker and Libelle Nest (Dutch/French) and Trends Style (Dutch/French), the lifestyle magazine for the modern man.
Télépro is the weekly TV magazine for the French-speaking part of Belgium.
Roularta publishes a number of titles (print, e-newsletters and websites) for specific fields (fiscal, financial, legal, ICT, industrial, management, graphics design and HR). The main titles include Fiscoloog, Balans, Sterck., Data News, Grafisch Nieuws, etc.
Roularta HealthCare is a market leader in the medical press segment. In addition to De Artsenkrant/Le journal du Médecin, Roularta also publishes De Apotheker/Le Pharmacien, Belgian Oncology News and HealthCare Magazine, etc.
THE REGIONAL PAPERS
KW De Krant van West-Vlaanderen is the weekly paper for the province of West-Flanders. It consists of three parts. The regional paper, a local paper with its traditional titles for every region: KW De Weekbode, KW Het Wekelijks Nieuws, KW De Zeewacht, KW Het Brugsch Handelsblad and a lifestyle and entertainment magazine KW Weekend. KW De Krant van West-Vlaanderen is available everywhere but the paper is mainly distributed by postal subscription.
THE BUSINESS NEWSPAPERS
Roularta has a 50% participation in Mediafin with the business newspapers De Tijd and L’Echo and the weekly paper De Belegger/L’Investisseur. The multimedia editorial staff is there to guarantee that all news is equally available on smartphone, tablet, website and even web TV.
The data company Trends Business Information delivers all financial and marketing data from Belgian companies.
Kanaal Z/Canal Z (100% Roularta) is the Belgian news and business channel that reaches 1.3 million viewers weekly.
ROULARTA LOCAL MEDIA
Roularta publishes the national Sunday paper De Zondag and lifestyle magazine De Zondag Magazine, distributed in all cities and municipalities in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. Roularta Local Media makes it possible to promote geolocalized digital campaigns: digital ads are placed on Roularta websites (news sites, advertisements sites, service sites, sites from Trends Business Information, etc.) and the ads appear in the area which is interesting for the local advertiser. Thanks to the “Mijn Stad” network, Roularta makes it possible to show commercials on TV screens in different stores.
All subscribers from Knack and Trends, Le Vif/l’Express and Trends-Tendances get access to the digital kiosk MijnMagazines. On the website or in the app “MijnMagazines”, they can read the digital version of 30 magazines on their mobile, tablet or pc. They have access to all websites from the MijnMagazines group as well, including the plus zone which is exclusively for subscribers. They can also see the electronic archives with all articles from now to 20 years ago. The Roularta magazines newsrooms guarantee profound background information and follow the current news closely.
Besides, Roularta develops autovlan.be and gocar.be in co-operation with Rossel. Together with Rossel and Belfius, Roularta develops immovlan.be
Roularta Recruitment Solutions has a multimedia offering with the Regiotalent section in De Zondag, with regiotalent.be online, with targeted digital ads via knack.be, trends.be, libelle.be and with numerous recruitment salons.
She Deals is the internet platform with special offers for a specific female target group.
RMG IS THE SECOND LARGEST MAGAZINE PUBLISHING COMPANY IN THE NETHERLANDS
Roularta publishes the weekly magazine EW (formerly known as Elsevier, founded in 1945), as a news magazine the counterpart of Knack in Belgium, the opinion magazine for high educated readers, entrepreneurs and decision makers. Beleggers Belangen is a weekly magazine and mobile first platform for active investors and as such market leader.
Furthermore RMG publishes about 20 monthly lifestyle and special interest magazines such as Landleven, Seasons, Delicious, Columbus Travel, Zin, Kijk, Knipmode, Fiets, Formule 1, Vorsten, etc.
MAGAZINES FOR PEOPLE OVER FIFTY
Roularta is a market leader in the field of 50+ magazines in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany with Plus Magazine, Frau im Leben, etc.
Roularta Printing is Belgium’s largest offset printing company producing top quality papers, magazines and catalogues for Belgium and abroad.