CH Media and NZZ join OneLog joint venture 

The joint venture, which already includes more than 40 Swiss media brands, is growing to include 15 newspaper titles from CH Media as well as NZZ and NZZ am Sonntag.

The OneLog joint venture (JV) founded by TX Group and Ringier 2021, which operates the single sign-on solution of the same name, is already being used by more than 40 Swiss media brands - CH Media and NZZ also joined the joint venture at the end of December 2022. In the course of this, 15 newspaper titles of CH Media, including the Aargauer newspaper, the Lucerne Newspaper and the St. Galler Tagblatt, OneLog to be launched in the second half of 2023 at the earliest, the New Zurich Newspaper and the NZZ on Sunday from the end of 2023.

Data protection considered

Roland Kühne (CEO a.i. and COO CH Media) and Andreas Bossecker (Chief Technology Innovation Officer NZZ) have joined the Board of Directors of OneLog. The Jonit venture is intended to make it easier for the participating media companies to continuously develop and improve their offerings and to align them even more closely to the needs of the user community. For a seamless and cross-device user experience - as it is also known from the big tech platforms - it is necessary that users are recognized by means of a login. OneLog was designed in close coordination with the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner as well as the Data Protection Officers of the participating houses along Swiss data protection guidelines. In addition, and where applicable, the data protection laws of the European Union are also taken into account. There is no exchange of data among the participating media companies.

The previous OneLog VP Marc Walder (CEO Ringier) and OneLog Vice VP Pietro Supino (Chairman of the Board of Directors TX Group) have resigned from the board. The two initiators of the Swiss Digital Alliance have been campaigning for a joint single sign-on solution for the Swiss media industry for years. Their common goal is for users to be logged in to the respective media titles and thus verified. Numerous digital offerings with an outstanding user-friendliness that is appreciated by users - such as Netflix, Instagram, or Spotify - have registration as an access requirement. This user-friendliness is based predominantly on the login.

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