Unidad Editorial

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Unidad Editorial, S.A.
Company typeSociedad anónima
HeadquartersAvenida de San Luis 25, ,
Key people
Jorge de Esteban (CEO)
OwnerRCS MediaGroup (96.48 %)

Unidad Editorial, S.A. is a Spanish media company. It owns the newspapers El Mundo, Expansión and Marca. It is primarily owned by the Italian holding RCS MediaGroup.


Unidad Editorial emerged in 2007 after the merger of two media companies, namely Unedisa (controlled by Italian media conglomerate RCS MediaGroup) and Grupo Recoletos [es].[1][2]

Grupo Recoletos was the publisher of the newspapers Marca, Expansión and the magazines Actualidad Económica and Telva.[3] Unedisa was the publisher of El Mundo, founded in 1989 by Pedro J. Ramírez. Back in 2000, Veo Televisión (owned by Unedisa) had been also conceded one of the two new DTT licenses granted by People's Party government.[4][5]

Following the leaving of Pedro J. Ramírez from El Mundo in 2014, RCS MediaGroup asserted a tighter control over Unidad Editorial.[5] In 2016, RCS MediaGroup was acquired in a takeover by Urbano Cairo, who had support from the Intesa Sanpaolo banking group.[6]



In 2006, the share of the newspapers controlled by the founding companies was 10% in the Spanish press market.[7]



Unidad Editorial is the owner of Veo TV [es].[10] Through Veo TV, Unidad Editorial has one of the DTT licenses in Spain, leased to third parties.[5]



Italian media conglomerate RCS MediaGroup owns 96.48% of Unidad Editorial.

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  1. ^ Laura Chaqués Bonafont; Frank R. Baumgartner (April 2013). "Newspaper attention and policy activities in Spain". Journal of Public Policy. 33 (1): 65–88. doi:10.1017/S0143814X12000219. hdl:2445/49364. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  2. ^ "La italiana RCS MediaGroup cierra la compra de Recoletos por 1.100 millones". El Confidencial. 12 April 2007.
  3. ^ García Santamaría, Pérez Serrano & Alcolea Díaz 2016, p. 137.
  4. ^ Fdez, Juanma (24 March 2020). "El indecente mercadeo de licencias TDT, más vivo que nunca". Bluper. El Español.
  5. ^ a b c Artero-Muñoz, Zugasti & Hernánez-Corchete 2021, p. 771.
  6. ^ García Santamaría, Pérez Serrano & Alcolea Díaz 2016, p. 139.
  7. ^ Andrea Czepek; Melanie Hellwig; Eva Nowak (2009). Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe: Concepts and Conditions. Intellect Books. p. 278. ISBN 978-1-84150-243-4. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  8. ^ a b c "Country Profile: Spain". Institute of Media and Communications Study. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Actualidad Economica". Publicitas. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  10. ^ Artero-Muñoz, Zugasti & Hernánez-Corchete 2021, p. 770.

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