TechCrunch  Jul 19  Comment 
Alibaba is investing big bucks into offline distribution. The Chinese e-commerce giant has forked out $2.23 billion in exchange for a sizeable piece of Focus Media, a Shanghai-based company that operates outdoor digital advertising screens...
Reuters  Jul 18  Comment 
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire a minority stake in China's Focus Media Information Technology Co Ltd to tap into the digital marketing sector.
Forbes  Nov 18  Comment 
The family that controls the company targeted for a backdoor listing by big China outdoor advertising firm Focus Media has become the county’s latest billionaire clan following a stock run-up in connection with the transaction.
Finance Asia  Nov 13  Comment 
Carlyle-backed outdoor advertising company set to become the first Chinese company to de-list from the US and re-list on the A-share market through a reverse takeover.
Finance Asia  Nov 12  Comment 
Carlyle-backed outdoor advertising company set to become the first Chinese company to de-list from the US and re-list on the A-share market through a reverse takeover.
newratings.com  Oct 1  Comment 
HONG KONG (dpa-AFX) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced a $55.6 million settlement with Focus Media Holding Limited and CEO Jason Jiang to resolve charges of inaccurate disclosures about the China-based...
Reuters  Sep 30  Comment 
Focus Media Holding Ltd and its chief executive will pay $55.6 million to resolve U.S. charges over its disclosures related to the partial sale of an Internet unit to insiders,...
Reuters  Aug 31  Comment 
China's Focus Media Holding Ltd, a Carlyle-backed company that was delisted in the United States after short-seller attacks, aims to relist on the market through an acquisition...
The Economic Times  Aug 6  Comment 
Wall Street fell on Thursday morning as investors traded on earnings, with Walt Disney's warning on its cable business continuing to haunt media stocks.


Focus Media Holding Limited operates out-of-home advertising network using audiovisual television displays in the People's Republic of China. Its out-of-home advertising network consists of commercial location network, in-store network, poster frame network, mobile handset advertising network, outdoor LED network, and movie theater network.

Out-of-home advertising network

Commercial location

The commercial location network includes flat-panel television displays placed in high-traffic areas of commercial buildings, such as in lobbies and near elevators, as well as in beauty parlors, karaoke parlors, golf country clubs, auto shops, banks, pharmacies, hotels, airports, airport shuttle buses, and in-air flights.


The in-store network consists of flat-panel television displays placed in the personal care, food, and beverage sections, as well as in hypermarkets, supermarkets, and convenience stores.

Poster Frame

The poster frame network comprises advertising poster frames placed primarily in the elevators and public areas of residential complexes, which are marketed under the brand name Framedia.

Mobile handset

The mobile handset advertising network offers WAP-based mobile handset advertising services on the mobile telecommunications networks.

Outdoor LED

The outdoor LED network consists of leased 5' x 5' LED digital billboards installed on the street-sides in shopping districts and other locations with pedestrian traffic in Shanghai.

Movie theater

The movie theater network consists of movie theaters, which the company leased approximately three minutes of screen-time prior to each showing of a movie in the People's Republic of China.

As of March 31, 2007, Focus Media had approximately 90,000 display units in its commercial location network; 40,700 display units in its in-store network; 124,500 advertising poster frames installed throughout China; and 200 outdoor LED displays in Shanghai. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.


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