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Naspers is a multinational media company with principal operations in electronic media (including pay-television, internet and instant-messaging subscriber platforms and the provision of related technologies) and print media (including the publishing, distribution and printing of magazines, newspapers and books).
Naspers has made substantial investments in recent years to upgrade and enhance its subscriber platforms. Naspers intends to consolidate the leading positions it holds in many markets and to expand into new ones. Most of Naspersâ€™ pay-television platforms offer digital subscriptions and feature interactive or enhanced services. Naspers is presently researching the opportunity of broadcasting television channels to mobile devices. Naspers has expanded its printing facilities by investing in advanced printing and related facilities. Additional newspaper and magazine titles have been launched when market opportunities present themselves. Naspers has further launched several internet related businesses.
Naspersâ€™ most significant operations are located in South Africa, where it generates approximately 73% of its revenues, with other operations located elsewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Greece, Cyprus, the Netherlands, the United States, Thailand, India and China.
Naspers creates media content, builds brand names around it, and manages the platforms distributing the content. Naspers delivers its content in a variety of forms and through a variety of channels, including television platforms, internet services, newspapers, magazines and books.
Many of Naspersâ€™ businesses hold leading market positions, and Naspers capitalises on these strong positions when expanding into new markets.
Naspers has recently finalised the acquisition of Tradus, a pan-European provider of leading online consumer trading platforms and services and of a controlling interest in Gadu-Gadu, a Polish internet communications services business. It has a 32.6% stake in Mail.ru, an internet platform in Russia, which is the market leader in display advertising, and internet communications and is building a substantial presence in e-commerce.