Publisher Metro launches in three new French cities
The Local · 27 Sep 2010, 08:54
Published: 27 Sep 2010 08:54 GMT+02:00
- Free paper publisher Metro sees losses shrink (19 Jul 10)
- Metro sells Greek business due to crisis (25 Jun 10)
- Metro finishes 2009 with a flourish (04 Feb 10)
The newspapers will be delivered to 50 new key street distribution points, over 40 train stations and 200 large company buildings in the city. Local coverage will be expanded with a daily section focusing on politics, society, sports, culture and leisure with a five local reporters and columnists.
In addition, Metro began distributing 20,000 copies from Monday to Friday in Metz and Nancy on Tuesday. The company also launched an edition in Toulon on Monday with 10,000 copies and will increase circulation in Nice and Toulouse. Metro is now distributed in 15 of the largest French cities.
"France is an important market for Metro. Together with our strong partner TF1, we have agreed to invest in the French operation in order to deal with the competitive landscape," Metro President and CEO Per Mikael Jensen said in a statement.