VSD (French magazine)

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VSD
Editor Bruno Seznec
Frequency Weekly
Publisher Philippe Labi
First issue 9 September 1977
Company Prisma Presse
Country France
Language French
Website http://www.vsd.fr
ISSN 1278-916X

VSD is a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. The name is formed from the first letters of the French names for Friday (Vendredi), Saturday (Samedi) and Sunday (Dimanche).[1]

History and profile[edit]

VSD was first published on 9 September 1977 by Maurice Siegel.[2] After Siegel's death in 1985, direction passed to his sons François and Jean-Dominique. Publication ceased in August 1995. The title was purchased by Prisma Presse, a media subsidiary of the German company Bertelsmann[1][3] and relaunched in June 1996. Like its rival Paris Match it relies heavily on paparazzi photography. VSD is published on a weekly basis.[3][4]

Circulation[edit]

The circulation of VSD in the 1980s reached 400,000 copies. The 1998 circulation of the weekly was 235,000 copies.[3]

In 2001 VSD had a circulation of 216,000 copies.[4] In 2005, average sales were over 200,000. During the 2007-2008 period its circulation was 218,000 copies.[5] The weekly had a circulation of 152,000 copies in 2009.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "France -- Media Guide 2008" (PDF). Open Source Center. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Richard Aplin; Joseph Montchamp (27 January 2014). Dictionary of Contemporary France. Taylor & Francis. p. 470. ISBN 978-1-135-93653-2. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c François Dalbard-Martin (2001). "RPC, Buying Habits and the Time Factor in Media Planning" (CONFERENCE PAPER). World Wide Readership Symposia. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Top 50 Finance/Business/News magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (REPORT). Magazine Organization. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Anne Austin et. al. (2008). "Western Europe Market & Media Fact" (PDF). ZenithOptimedia. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Raymond Kuhn (1 March 2011). The Media In Contemporary France. McGraw-Hill Education (UK). p. 9. ISBN 978-0-335-23622-0. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 

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