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A Bola launches Website dedicated to Euro 2024

At abola.pt/euro2024 it will be possible to follow all the developments of the European Championship. The project is in partnership with The Guardian, through the Guardian Experts’ Network. With Euro 2024 just around the corner, A BOLA has launched a special website to follow the competition in detail, which will take place in Germany between June 14...

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A Bola and the Heineken® brand together in a branded content project

The partnership brings together the new A BOLA ecosystem and the new Heineken® campaign, dedicated to the UEFA Champions League; Heineken® “Star Fans” and Heineken® “HardCoreFans” are two of the project’s sections; The project is a pioneer for A BOLA and marks a new communication paradigm; A BOLA produced all the content in house in...

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A BOLA and PÚBLICO join forces to offer generalist and sports content of excellence

The joint e-paper is just the first step in a series of initiatives that will be announced soon. A BOLA, a leading sports newspaper in Portugal, and PÚBLICO, one of the country’s main generalist newspapers, have joined forces in a strategic partnership that aims to provide readers the best information content on different platforms. This...

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Vladimir Filipović appointed Editor-in-Chief of sportal.rs

As of June 1st, Vladimir Filipović, Executive Editor of sportal.rs, will take over the role of Editor-in-Chief from Predrag Mihailović​, who will assume an international leadership role as Chief Transformation Officer at sportal.rs’ parent company, Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG), alongside role of Managing director sportal.rs. Under Predrag Mihailović’s ​editorial and management leadership, sportal.rs was...

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Sportal.hu welcomes Miklós Ilku as New Editor-in-Chief this August

Miklós Ilku will join Sportal.hu as the new editor-in-chief as of August 1st, 2024.  Miklós Ilku joins sportal.hu from the position of deputy editor-in-chief of index.hu. He started his professional career at Nemzeti Sport Online at the end of 2010. After a few years, he gained experience in the world of start-ups and played an...

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Tamás Szekeres

Tamás Szekeres, managing editor, will take over the lead of Sportal.hu

Change at the top of the editorial team of sportal.hu: The current editor-in-chief, István Kecskés, will leave sportal.hu and Tamás Szekeres, managing editor of sportal.hu, will take over as of April 25 the role of interim editor-in-chief. Sportal.hu was created in October 2022 with the ambition to develop the platform into a leading sports media...

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Ringier Sports Media Group has appointed Ottó Kiss as Managing Director of Sportal.hu

Ottó Kiss has been appointed Managing Director of Sportal.hu effective March 25, 2024. In close cooperation with Ringier Hungary, Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG) launched Sportal.hu in October 2022 as a digital sports platform providing sports fans in Hungary with the best videos, commentaries, analysis, interviews, statistics, and live scores. Backed by the strategic expertise and...

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GSP.ro breaks records

The GSP.ro team, guided by Predrag Mihailovic and his leadership including Mitrut Docan, Curelea Roxana, and Sebastian Culea, propelled Romania’s leading sports media platform to significant growth in key metrics in under six months through strategic Ringier Sports Media Group playbook implementation. Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG), announces a series of unprecedented achievements in sports...

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A Bola concludes its transformation with a new office move and leadership change

Completing the initial transformation, A Bola will move from its historic address at the historical Bairro Alto to a new modern office at Torres de Lisboa. Ricardo Peres steps up from COO to interim Managing Director, outgoing Managing Director Felipe Gomes to stay on as an advisor. Founded in 1947, iconic Portuguese sports publisher A...

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GSP.ro repositions itself on the national and international sports media stage: Acclaimed GSP coverage, record views and new video series announced

As it enters its 100th year, GSP.ro further strengthens its position as Romania’s leading sports media outlet. Since October 2023, the team has produced 25% more video content and 20% more articles each month, substantially expanding the coverage of major sports events. The wider international sports press has also noted GSP’s strategy acceleration with its...

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Ringier Slovakia Media s.r.o. becomes sole owner of Šport.sk

Ringier Slovakia Media s.r.o. has become the sole owner of the sports news portal Šport.sk after acquiring the 1/3 minority stake in Šport.sk from Šport Press. The acquisition is the next step for Sport.sk to fully implement the successful playbook of Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG). This includes adjustments to the website and a significant...

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Ringier Sports Media Group and DPG Media Group join forces in a newly created joint venture to elevate the Dutch sports media landscape

About DPG Media Group Over the last decades, DPG Media Group has become an influential media entity across the Netherlands and Belgium. With a diverse portfolio of over 80 strong brands, DPG Media Group’s media assets span newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, and online platforms. Among its notable brands are the Belgian newspapers “Het Laatste Nieuws”...

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Sportal.gr becomes the official media partner of EuroLeague Basketball in Greece

Today, sportal.gr will become the official online destination for all EuroLeague Basketball fans. This collaboration will enhance the fan experience and provide EuroLeague Basketball with an unparalleled level of coverage over the next two exciting seasons. As part of its partnership with EuroLeague Basketball, sportal.gr will launch an exclusive section on its website dedicated exclusively...

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One year after its founding, the portfolio of Ringier Sports Media Group includes 9 sports media brands in 7 countries

Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG) is pleased to celebrate its first anniversary. Since its launch one year ago, the group has quickly become a dynamic force driving a new era of digital sports media. RSMG’s commitment to delivering exceptional content, leveraging cutting-edge technology and forging strategic partnerships has elevated it to the forefront of the...

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After closing of the A Bola acquisition, Ringier Sports Media Group appoints new Managing Director

Ringier Sports Media Group AG (RSMG) acquired Sociedade Vicra Desportiva SA including A Bola  (newspaper, digital and TV) and AutoFoco magazine from Vicontrol SGPS S.A.   RSMG is part of the Ringier Group, a family owned 190 years old Media and Technology Company, based in Switzerland The transaction enables RSMG to focus even more on its...

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Ringier Sports Media Group and Vicontrol SGPS S.A. have entered into an agreement for the purchase of A Bola

Zurich and Lisbon, 06.06.2023 Swiss-based Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG) and Vicontrol SGPS S.A. have entered into an agreement for the acquisition of A Bola (newspaper, digital and TV)  and AutoFoco magazine. The transaction is expected to be completed within the upcoming weeks.  Both parties have agreed to keep the sale price and the valuation...

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Sachin Mehrish appointed CPO of Ringier Sports Media Group

Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sachin Mehrish as Chief Product Officer to further accelerate their digital sports media strategy. Sachin Mehrish is a senior professional in Sports business with extensive experience in leading product strategy, agile product development and transformation projects. “My product philosophy builds on passion, initiative...

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The Ringier Sports Media Group expands into Kenya with the launch of PulseSports.co.ke

Pulse Sports, a Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG) portfolio brand, today announced the launch of its website, pulsesports.co.ke, in Kenya. The platform will give sports fans in Kenya access to a state-of- the-art digital product,  featuring news, commentary, analysis, interviews, statistics, live results, and videos covering both Kenyan and international sports. Beyond football, Pulsesports.co.ke will include news and features ...

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The Ringier Sports Media Group expands into Uganda with the launch of PulseSports.ug

Pulse Sports, a Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG) portfolio brand, today announced the launch of its website, pulsesports.ug, in Uganda. The platform will give sports fans in Uganda access to a state-of- the-art digital product,  featuring news, commentary, analysis, interviews, statistics, live results, and videos covering both Ugandan and international sports. Beyond football, Pulsesports.ug will include news and features ...

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The Ringier Sports Media Group expands into Greece launching the digital Sports Media platform sportal.gr

The Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG) launched sportal.gr, a digital sports platform offering sports fans in Greece video-first based news, commentary, analysis, interviews, statistics and live results, bundled in a state-of-the art product experience....

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Ringier Sports Media Groups launched digital sports media platform Sportal.hu

In close collaboration with Ringier Hungary, the Ringier Sports Media Group today launched Sportal.hu, a new digital sports platform that provides sports fans in Hungary with video-based 24/7 news, commentary, analysis, interviews, statistics and live scores. Backed up with the strategic expertise and technical know-how of the Ringier Sports Media Group - the market leader for digital sports content in CEE - sportal.hu will soon become a dominant media player in the Hungarian sports market....

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LiveScore Group to Accelerate Global Expansion Following £50 Million Strategic Investment from Ringier AG

LiveScore Group and Ringier AG have today announced a landmark strategic partnership, with the Swiss-based media and technology company making a substantial investment in LiveScore Group’s rapidly growing sports media and gaming business....

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Ringier AG and Sportradar Group AG announce formation of joint venture in Africa: Joint support for leading digital media platform Pulse in developing sports information and entertainment services.

Ringier AG and Sportradar Group AG (NASDAQ: SRAD) today announced the formation of a joint venture to bring sports closer to fans in Africa, a dynamic and emerging region in the global sports industry. Ringier will be the majority owner of the joint venture. ...

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Newly founded Sports Media Group will drive Ringier’s expansion in the field of digital Sports Media

Ringier is further shaping its portfolio of market leading sports brands: Sport has always been core within Ringier’s publishing activities with a strong journalistic focus and proven sports expertise in various markets such as Blick in Switzerland, Sportal Media Group and Digital Ventures OOD in Bulgaria, Gazeta Sporturilor in Romania, Sport.sk in Slovakia, Onet and Przeglad Sportowy in Poland, Blikk in Hungary, Blic Sport in Serbia and Pulse in Africa....

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Fans are the reason sports media brands exist. We focus on delivering the best experience to those out there who love sports as much as we do. Our strategy unites national market leaders with global tech solutions, driven by the journalistic standards that have guided Ringier in over 190 years of history.

With sports, tech and media brands across Europe and more than 400 journalists, we publish 1500+ content pieces each day and reach 25M+ sports fans each month with the stories that matter most to them.

Founded in 2022 with 3 sports media brands in Eastern Europe, we have rapidly expanded to encompass 8 brands across the continent. Each of our brands is driven by a highly innovative and committed team dedicated to delivering the best content to sports fans.

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Robin Lingg

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Robin Lingg is a multi-cultural executive and experienced Board Member capturing business opportunities in complex market conditions through a strategic, customer-centric, tech-driven approach. He fuses strong management background with broad practical business expertise in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pac to impact executional excellence and visionary leadership. In May 2022 he became Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ringier`s Sports Media Group.

Stilian Shishkov

SENIOR PARTNER

Stilian Shishkov is the Founder and CEO of Bulgaria’s Sportal Media Group. Over the past decade, Stilian Shishkov has pushed the news platforms of Sportal Media and the associated company Digital Ventures OOD to the top of the Bulgarian market. Sportal Media Group brings Bulgaria’s leading online media together under a single umbrella. Digital Ventures OOD is the owner of Sportal365, the leading international content management system for sports news. Shishkov runs these companies with the drive and ambition of a former professional soccer player. In the USA, he spent five years playing for Virginia Beach and Atlanta.

Tim Kollmann

COO OF RINGIER SPORTS MEDIA GROUP

Tim Kollmann is COO of Ringier Sports Media Group. In this role, he is responsible for the operations, business development and partnerships on a group level. He joined Ringier in 2014 to expand the company’s footprint in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, first as General Manager in Ghana and Myanmar and from 2016 as CEO of Ringier Africa Digital Publishing. From 2020 to 2022, Kollmann was Head of Sports Media at Ringier’s Global Media Unit.

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