Third Rumanian free daily launched

curentul.jpgOn February 1, the formerly paid paper Curentul converted itself to a free distributed daily and also went tabloid. Paid circulation before February was only 4,000 – now it has moved to 126,000. Total circulation of free dailies is now 326,000 – ± 23% of the total market. Curentul plans national circulation later this year which would increase circulation to 300,000 – now it is mainly distributed in Bucharest and Cluj. According to our sources, Curentul obtained European Development Funds to make the conversion. The paper also uses newsstands for distribution. Also free dailies Compact (Ringier) and Express (in Arad and Timisoara) are published in Rumania. Compact started in 2006 with a circulation of 150,000 and will raise that this month to 160,000. Circulation of all free dailies in Rumania is audited by BRAT.

2 Responses to “Third Rumanian free daily launched”

  1. Newspaper Innovation » Blog Archive » Romanian free competition increases Says:

    [...] launches of Compact and two Express-editions, and the conversion of Curentul from paid to free (see previous post). But also non-dailies are emerging in the new EU member state. The weekly Romania Express, was [...]

  2. carlo Says:

    Ciao a tutti,se è possibile,volevo leggere il giornale gratis,anche perchè conosco bene la lingua Rumena