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.
Reuters  Jun 23  Comment 
* Resignation comes amid probe by China's securities regulator
MarketWatch  Jun 4  Comment 
If plans for Focus Media to join the Shenzhen share market via a backdoor listing goes through, it would be the first time a Chinese company left a U.S. bourse, then listed on the A-share market, reports Caixin Online.
Wall Street Journal  Jun 3  Comment 
The Chinese advertiser, which left the Nasdaq Stock Market two years ago amid allegations by short seller Muddy Waters, will list in Shenzhen.
Wall Street Journal  May 21  Comment 
The Chinese outdoor display advertising company that delisted in the U.S. two years ago will float on China’s A-share market through a reverse merger.
Reuters  Apr 21  Comment 
Focus Media Holding Ltd, a Chinese display advertising company backed by Carlyle Group LP and other private equity firms, has sealed a $1.4 billion loan from a group of three...


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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