Ouest-France goes straight for the biggest slice by
11 October 2001
Ouest France, the largest French newspaper publisher, is setting the tune in France by opening a paid portal with the content from all of its 50
This move is in line with the shift to payment in Europe and the US, where this week Salon.com went the paid way.
The group, covering Brittany, lower Normandy and the Loire region, charges a minimum of 385 euro per year and 0.40 euro per article, and a maximum of 1540 euro and 0.06 euro per article.
Multiple users from subscribing businesses
pay 60 euro per year per extra user.
The group also offers e-mail alerts and profiles.
To date, the sites had 1 million visitors per month. The new portal is called ouestfrance-enligne.com.
The group daily adds 2500 articles and 1500 photos to its database. It is not the first in France to start charging for content, but is of the most
The electronic publishing activities are concentrated under a subsidiary,
The group daily prints 800,000 copies and claims to serve over 2 m readers.
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