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Arena Holdings

Arena Holdings has been using HUP systems since 2004.

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The replacement of an in-house development and the reduction of manual work were the focus of the project at Arena Holdings. The extensive use of HUP systems, the analysis and over the years ongoing optimization of processes enabled a high degree of automation. As a result costs were also reduced significantly.

HUP project manager Alexander Schulz: “The long-standing customer relationship with Arena Holdings is a good example for the ever expanding optimization possibilities, if both sides are open for changes and can think laterally – and then implement them”.

Arena Holdings Deputy GM Circulation Richard Pluck: “Many years have passed since 2004, but there are still things to be improved and optimized. We are always happy when we can turn the odd screw with the support of HUP to do something new and bring about change. Soon there will be a software update, which we are looking forward to with great anticipation.”

The best known print media of Arena Holding are:

  • Sunday Times, Sunday newspaper with a circulation of about 100,000 copies
  • Sowetan, daily newspaper, circulation: approx. 30,000 copies
  • Business Day, business daily newspaper, circulation approx. 15,000 copies

Both daily newspapers and magazines are distributed nationally by approx. 1,500 delivery staff via contractual partners

About Arena Holdings
Arena Holdings is one of Africa’s largest English-language news publishers in print (titles include Sunday Times, Business Day, Financial Mail, The Herald, Sowetan and Daily Dispatch) and online (titles include TimesLIVE, SowetanLIVE, BusinessLIVE, DispatchLIVE, HeraldLIVE and Vrye Weekblad, amongst others). The company broadcasts on DStv (via Business Day TV, Ignition and The Home Channel) and radio (via Vuma FM and Rise FM in SA) and owns a number of B2B and B2C magazines as well as an events division, amongst others. Arena serves over 10-million readers a month in South Africa across its websites. Of these, TimesLIVE – is one of South Africa’s largest websites and is the company’s most significant online brand. The Sunday Times is South Africa’s biggest weekend newspaper.

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