Planeta Group

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Planeta Corporación, S.R.L.
TypeSociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada
IndustryMass media
FounderJosé Manuel Lara Hernández [es]
Headquarters,
Spain
Key people
José Creuheras [es] (president)
ProductsPublishing, broadcasting, television production, film production
Websitewww.planeta.es

Planeta Corporación, S.R.L., doing business as Grupo Planeta (lit.'Planet Group'), is a Spanish mass media conglomerate operating in Spain, Portugal, France and Latin America. It is the world's leading Spanish-language book publisher.[1]

Editorial Planeta, founded in 1949, was the seed of Grupo Planeta, which includes many more publishing imprints as well as other media assets. Planeta is the primary shareholder of the media group Atresmedia (dominating alongside Mediaset España the free-to-air television landscape in Spain under a duopoly) and the publisher of the Conservative newspaper La Razón.[2] Since 1952, Planeta awards the Premio Planeta de Novela literary prize.

It is headquartered in Madrid.[3]

History and profile[edit]

Former head office of Planeta in Barcelona

The company was founded as Editorial Planeta in 1949.[4] José Manuel Lara Hernández [es] was the founder of the company.[4] Starting in 1952, the publishing group awards the Premio Planeta de Novela literary prize.[5]

The company expanded from Spain to the Latin American market in the mid-1960s.[6]

In 1992, Planeta acquired the Espasa Calpe publishing company and the Casa del Libro [es] bookstore chain.[7][8]

José Manuel Lara Hernández's son, José Manuel Lara Bosch, became the company president upon the death of his father in 2003.[9] Also in 2003, Planeta became the primary shareholder of Antena 3.[10]

The merger of Antena 3 with LaSexta (by means of the absorption of the latter) was announced in December 2011 even though it was not formalised until October 2012.[11] After the merger, LaSexta somewhat retained a perception of a left-leaning profile, starkly contrasting to those of the rest of Planeta media properties.[12]

With its purchase of Editis in 2009, Planeta became one of the largest publishers in the world,[13] with over 1 billion dollars of revenue that year. Both in 2013 and 2014 the company was the eight largest book publisher in the world.[14]

Following the death of Lara Bosch in 2015, José Creuheras Margenat [es] became the president of the company.[15]

Hitherto headquartered in Barcelona,[16] Grupo Planeta decided to move its head office to Madrid in October 2017 because of the "uncertainty" caused by the thwarted Catalan declaration of independence.[17]

Selected imprints[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Artero-Muñoz, Juan Pablo; Zugasti, Ricardo; Hernánez-Corchete, Sira (2021). "Media Concentration in Spain: National, sectorial, and regional groups". Estudios sobre el Mensaje Periodístico. Madrid: Ediciones Complutense. 27 (3): 771. doi:10.5209/esmp.72928. ISSN 1134-1629.
  2. ^ Seoane Pérez, Francisco. "Informe Nacional sobre Medios – España" (PDF). p. 12; 14.
  3. ^ "Privacy Policy." Planeta. Retrieved on 15 May 2018. "PLANETA CORPORACIÓN, SRL, with registered address at Josefa Valcárcel, nº 42, 28027 Madrid,"
  4. ^ a b "Country Profile: Spain". Institute of Media and Communications Study. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  5. ^ Tàpies, San Román & Gil López 2014, p. 157.
  6. ^ Tàpies, San Román & Gil López 2014, pp. 157–158.
  7. ^ Cabezas, E. (29 November 2009). "Casa del Libro escribe la primera página de su historia en la ciudad". Diario Sur.
  8. ^ Tàpies, Josep; San Román, Elena; Gil López, Águeda (2014). 100 familias que cambiaron el mundo. Las empresas familiares y la industrialización (PDF). Fundación Josep Serra. p. 157. ISBN 978-84-86851-96-5.
  9. ^ "Fallece José Manuel Lara Bosch, presidente del Grupo Planeta". La Vanguardia. 31 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Antena 3… porque veinte años no es nada". Panorama Audiovisual. 25 January 2010.
  11. ^ García-Santamaría, José Vicente. "Televisión y concentración en España: el duopolio de Mediaset y Atresmedia" (PDF). Palabra Clave 16 (2): 381. ISSN 0122-8285.
  12. ^ Artero-Muñoz, Zugasti & Hernánez-Corchete 2021, p. 771.
  13. ^ "Global Publishing Leaders 2014: Planeta". Publishers Weekly. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  14. ^ "The World's 56 Largest Book Publishers, 2014". Publishers Weekly. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  15. ^ "Jose Creuheras, nuevo presidente del grupo Planeta". Cinco Días. 16 February 2015.
  16. ^ "Legal Warning Archived 2010-11-20 at the Wayback Machine." Planeta. Retrieved on 20 December 2010. "Planeta Corporación, S.R.L. is a Spanish business entity, with address at Av. Diagonal, 662-664, 08034 Barcelona, Spain,"
  17. ^ "Planeta traslada su sede social a Madrid". Crónica Global (in Spanish). El Español. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2021.

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