DirectGroup Bertelsmann was a division of Bertelsmann AG and operated book sales clubs, online shops, bookstore chains and publishers in 8 countries when it was disbanded as a division in 2011.
Its more than 15 million customers have generated sales of €1.245 billion in 2009. The company was formed in July 2000 and was led by CEO Fernando Carro.
Management [ edit ]
The Direct Group Executive Board consisted of:
Fernando Carro (Chief Executive Officer)
Gerd Bührig (Executive Vice President)
Niklas Darijtschuk (Chief Financial Officer)
Jörg Hagen (French-speaking countries)
Gruner + Jahr
^ joint venture with Tele München Fernseh, Heinrich Bauer Verlag and Burda.
^ joint venture with The Walt Disney Company.
^ a b joint venture with Amperwelle Studio München Programmanbietergesellschaft, Axel Springer, Burda, Studio Gong, m.b.t. Mediengesellschaft der bayerischen Tageszeitungen für Kabelkommunikation, Medienpool and Radio Bavaria Rundfunkprogrammgesellschaft.
^ joint venture with Axel Springer, Heinrich Bauer Verlag, Lühmanndruck Harburger Zeitungsgesellschaft and Morgenpost Verlag.
^ joint venture with Pressefunk Nordrhein-Westfalen and Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
^ joint venture with Funk & Fernsehen Nordwestdeutschland, Antenne Niedersachen and Niedersachsen Radio.
^ joint venture with Mediengruppe Dr. Haas.
^ a b joint venture with Rheinland-Pfälzische Rundfunk.
^ joint venture with Verlagsgesellschaft Madsack, Studio Gong Niedersachsen and Brune-Rieck-Beteiligungs.
^ a b joint venture with TF1 Group.
^ joint venture with AB Groupe.
^ joint venture with L'Équipe.
^ a b c joint venture with TVI, LEMAIRE ELECTRONICS and Rossel.