Axel Springer Mulls French Daily Launch

15 March 2006

   BERLIN - Europe's biggest newspaper publisher is mulling the launch of a mass-circulation daily in France along the same lines as its German best-seller Bild, read by around 11.8 million people.
   Axel Springer, which has already launched a similar newspaper in Poland, is rethinking its strategy after the German competition authorities blocked its plans to buy commercial TV group ProSiebenSat1 [WAMN: 02-Feb-06].