Free daily newspaper
Media Punkt AG
17 September 2007; 9 years ago (2007-09-17)
.ch (.ch; spoken: Punkt CH) was a Swiss German-language free daily newspaper, published in the tabloid format by Media Punkt AG in Zurich between 2007 and 2009.
It was first published on 19 September 2007. The newspaper's name was derived from .ch, the Internet's country code top-level domain for Switzerland.
With a claimed initial print run of 435,000, it was one of the largest daily newspapers in Switzerland, according to 2006 statistics. The newspaper was distributed directly to homes in Basel, Bern, Lucerne, St. Gallen and Zürich. It competed mainly with other free newspapers in Switzerland including 20 Minuten, heute and the News.
The newspaper's editor-in-chief was Rolf Leeb.
The newspaper's chief executive officer was Caroline Thoma.
It ceased publication, because of poor economic performance, with the last issue on 4 May 2009. All 69 employees of the newspaper were laid off.