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Promotora de Informaciones, S.A
Sociedad Anónima
Traded as BMADPRS
Industry Broadcasting, Publishing, Media, Internet, Entertainment
Founded 1972
Founder Jesús de Polanco
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Key people
Ignacio Polanco (Chairman)
Juan Luís Cebrián (CEO)
Services Television and radio production, press and publishing
€2.822 billion (2010)[1]
Number of employees
14,987 (2009)[2]

Promotora de Informaciones, S.A (PRISA) is a Spanish media conglomerate.

History and profile[edit]

The PRISA group was founded in 1972[3] by Jesús de Polanco who was the major shareholder and the president of the company until his death on 21 July 2007.[4] His son, Ignacio Polanco, succeeded him as the president of PRISA.[4]

The share of the group in the Spanish press market was 15,1% in 2006.[4]

As of 2010 it was controlled by Nicolas Berggruen.[5] At the end of 2010 the US hedge fund Liberty Acquisitions Holdings acquired 51% of the company.[3]



PRISA owns the following papers among the others[6]


PRISA noticias

Music and radio[edit]

PRISA radio




  1. ^ "Annual Results 2010". 
  2. ^ Prisa: About us
  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 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. 
  5. ^ Raphael Minder. Prisa Looks for Return to Financial Health, The New York Times, 21 November 2010
  6. ^ "Spain- Newspapers". G2MI. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 

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