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Promotora de Informaciones, S.A (PRISA) is a Spanish media conglomerate that owns a portfolio of newspapers, magazines, radio stations, and television channels.

Promotora de Informaciones, S.A
Sociedad Anónima
Traded asBMADPRS
IndustryBroadcasting, Publishing, Media, Internet, Entertainment
Founded1972; 48 years ago (1972)
FounderJesús de Polanco
Key people
Ignacio Polanco (Chairman)
Juan Luís Cebrián (CEO)
ServicesTelevision and radio production, press and publishing
Increase €2.822 billion (2010)[1]
Number of employees
14,987 (2009)[2]
SubsidiariesGrupo Santillana

History and profileEdit

The PRISA group was founded in 1972[3][4] by Jesús de Polanco who was the major shareholder and the president of the company until his death on 21 July 2007.[5] The other founder was José Ortega Spotorno, a son of the philosopher Ortega y Gasset.[4] The company was established as part of the Spanish transition towards democracy.[4] The son of Jesús de Polanco, Ignacio Polanco, succeeded him as the president of PRISA.[5]

The share of the group in the Spanish press market was 15.1% in 2006.[5]

As of 2010 it was controlled by Nicolas Berggruen.[6] At the end of 2010 the US hedge fund Liberty Acquisitions Holdings acquired 51% of the company.[3]


As of 2012, the company holds a 50% interest in El Huffington Post, the Spanish-language version of the news source.[4]


PRISA owns the following papers among the others[7][4]


PRISA Noticias
  • Cinemanía
  • Gentleman
  • Car
  • Claves
  • Revista 40
  • Rolling Stone

Music and radioEdit




See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Annual Results 2010" (PDF). Prisa. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2011.
  2. ^ Prisa: About us Archived 12 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Julia Pastor (27 December 2013). "Prisa Group: Dismantling of Spain's Top Media Giant Means End of an Era". The Corner. Madrid. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Country Profile: Spain". Institute of Media and Communications Study. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Andrea Czepek; Melanie Hellwig; Eva Nowak (2009). Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe: Concepts and Conditions. Intellect Books. p. 278. ISBN 978-1-84150-243-4. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  6. ^ Raphael Minder. "Prisa Looks for Return to Financial Health", The New York Times, 21 November 2010
  7. ^ "Spain- Newspapers". G2MI. Archived from the original on 13 April 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2014.

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