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 and celebrity news.[4] VSD is published on a weekly basis.[3][5]

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.[5] The magazine had a circulation of 204,036 copies in 2005 and 197,482 copies in 2006.[6] Its circulation grew to 217,751 copies in 2007,[6][7] but fell to 193,208 copies in 2008.[6] It further fell to 152,221 copies in 2009.[8][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. ^ "About VSD Magazine". Unique Magazines. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Top 50 Finance/Business/News magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (Report). Magazine Organization. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d "First official circulation figures for the new VSD magazine are encouraging". Mags 360°. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Anne Austin et. al. (2008). "Western Europe Market & Media Fact" (PDF). Zenith Optimedia. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  8. ^ 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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