Table: Middelhoff's Challenges

Music

Bertelsmann Music Group introduced too few new albums last year amid management shakeup. Profit, if any, will be minimal.

Magazines

Purchase of Fast Company in U.S. and declining ad sales will depress profits.

Internet

Must prove online activities can be profitable after combining bol.com and book clubs.

TV

Doing well in Germany but must strengthen foreign operations.

Data: BusinessWeek

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