Polish media go Piano

Jul 18, 2012

In September, 42 Polish news websites will begin charging for their best online content in an attempt to gain revenue despite decreases in readership, according to The Associated Press. Read More »

Update: Piano Media gets $2.6M in new funding

Apr 19, 2012

Last week, we ran a post on Piano Media’s recent success in Slovenia and future plans to expand to new markets. Now it seems the company, which specializes in providing media companies with nation-wide paywalls for content, has found the resources to speed up that expansion.  Piano announced 17 April that it has secured $2.6 million in new funding from the 3TS Cisco Growth Fund. Read More »

Piano Media says Slovenia paywall a success so far

Apr 6, 2012

Piano Media’s national paywall, active for a year in Slovakia, has released their first month’s figures from the recent expansion into Slovenia. The paywall exceeded its goal of signing up 20,000 Slovenians, or 1 percent of the country, gaining 25,000 members and raising €26,000 in revenue. Read More »

Cold feet for ACTA in Central Europe

Feb 7, 2012

The Czech and Slovak governments announced on 6 February that they are halting the ratification process for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, an international anti-piracy pact that has attracted increasing controversy over the past few weeks. Read More »

Slovenian online media join forces in paid content scheme

Jan 11, 2012

Nine months after Slovakia’s major online media outlets put much of their content behind a paywall, Piano Media, the system operator, will launch the scheme in Slovenia. Read More »

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