Grupo Godó

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Grupo Godó de Comunicación, S.A.
Company typeSociedad anónima
IndustryMass media
Founded31 December 1956 Edit this on Wikidata
HeadquartersTorre Godó, ,
Spain
ProductsPublishing, broadcasting

Grupo Godó de Comunicación, S. A., doing business as Grupo Godó, is a Spanish media conglomerate based in Barcelona. Its assets include the daily newspapers La Vanguardia and Mundo Deportivo and the Catalan radio station RAC1.

History[edit]

The origins of the group are linked to the Godó family, owners of La Vanguardia since 1887, when textile businessman Carlos Godó [es] bought the newspaper,[1] which had been founded in 1881. During the Francoist dictatorship the newspaper was renamed to La Vanguardia Española. In 1974, Godó became the exclusive owner of Tele/eXprés [es] and the primary shareholder of Mundo Deportivo.[2] Following the death of Franco, La Vanguardia Española embraced a profile both in favour of Catalan autonomism and in defence of the monarchy of Juan Carlos I and returned to its original name.[3]

The Godó family was the primary shareholder behind Antena 3 Radio, launched in 1982,[4] but the radio station was soon absorbed by PRISA.[5] The Godó family was also among the founders of the television channel Antena 3, but their shares in the latter were sold to the Grupo Zeta.[5]

In 2019, Godó sold its participation in the audiovisual production company Veranda (a joint venture with Boomerang TV) to Lagardère Studios.[6] In 2021, the group sold the Catalan TV station 8TV to Nicola Pedrazzoli's [ca] GANSO 2022.[7]

Holdings[edit]

Newspapers
Radio

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sánchez Marroyo, Fernando (2003). La España del siglo XX.: Economía, demografía y sociedad. Tres Cantos: Ediciones Istmo. p. 251. ISBN 84-7090-383-7.
  2. ^ Ferreira Santos Luís, Rita (2015). Spain and the Portuguese Revolution of 1974–1975: the limits of a surveilled press (PDF). Universitat Pompeu Fabra. p. 82.
  3. ^ Marina Carranza, Marcos (2012). "Prensa española y Transición (1975-1982)" (PDF). No es país para jóvenes. p. 10. ISBN 978-849860-636-2.
  4. ^ Dobón Roux, Pilar; Barrera, Carlos (2015). "Antena 3 Radio: nacimiento y primer desarrollo de una empresa periodística singular" (PDF). Revista Internacional de Historia de la Comunicación (4): 177–178. ISSN 2255-5129.
  5. ^ a b 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): 771–772. doi:10.5209/esmp.72928. ISSN 1134-1629. S2CID 237788845.
  6. ^ "Lagardère compra a Godó la productora Veranda". Panorama Audiovisual. 15 October 2019.
  7. ^ "El Grupo Godó vende su cadena de televisión 8TV al dueño de Canal Català". El Periódico. 5 March 2021.