Grupo Planeta

Grupo Planeta

A major publishing and media group

Grupo Planeta is Spain’s leading family-owned publishing and media group and it boasts an extensive product offering at the service of culture, learning, news and audiovisual entertainment. In the years since Editorial Planeta was founded in Barcelona by José Manuel Lara Hernández, in 1949, the Group has become a multinational enterprise. It combines a solid business tradition with its capacity for innovation and its European and international vocation, with an especially prominent presence in Spain, France, Portugal and Latin America.

Leadership in the publishing sector

Grupo Planeta leads the publishing market in Spain and Latin America, is second in the market in France and ranks among the top ten publishing enterprises worldwide. It owns over 100 publishing imprints that encompass all the literary genres and it boasts a catalogue featuring over 15,000 Spanish and foreign authors, both classic and contemporary.

Multimedia (press, radio, television and internet) and audiovisual entertainment leader

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Grupo Planeta has achieved consolidation in new areas of business to become one of Spain’s leading media groups. It is a reference shareholder in the newspaper La Razón and in ATRESMEDIA, which comprises the television channels Antena 3, laSexta, Neox, Nova and Mega; the radio stations Onda Cero, Europa FM and Melodía FM; film and television production; online television and film websites and multimedia advertising management (on television, radio and the internet). Through these channels it also promotes awareness-raising campaigns relating to road safety, the environment and health. Furthermore, Prisma Publicaciones produces specialised magazines such as Objetivo Bienestar, Lonely Planet Traveller, Historia y Vida and Interiores, and offers print and digital publishing services for businesses and institutions.

A reference in distance and face-to-face learning

Grupo Planeta’s projection situates it as the leading group in Spain for distance and online learning for professionals and the foremost group for the personalised teaching of languages. This relevance is also reflected in face-to-face learning with EAE as the country’s third largest business school, in addition to its undergraduate and postgraduate teaching online with international projection, together with the University of Barcelona and the Valencian International University (VIU). In addition, it offers ongoing learning programmes with Deusto Formación and Deusto Salud for professionals who are actively working and want to improve their career prospects.

An offering in numerous formats and channels

Grupo Planeta puts culture, news, leisure and entertainment within the reach of all people all over the world, according to their consumer and leisure preferences. We incorporate all formats possible in order to take our products closer to customers: traditional printed books and e-books, Casa del Libro bookstores in the main Spanish cities, reading clubs, commercial distribution networks that offer products through TV and online sales, face-to-face and distance learning, online stores, plus platforms for renting, purchasing and subscribing to film and television products.

International projection

Grupo Planeta extends its international vocation from its strong roots in Europe and Latin America. Its presence in over twenty-five Spanish-, Portuguese-, French- and Italian- speaking countries project it towards a cultural universe shared by nearly eight-hundred million people worldwide.

Innovators and leaders

Grupo Planeta has always been characterised by its innovative nature, in terms of products and formats alike, as well as in its promotion and commercialisation. The Group’s participation has enabled it to inject new life into the publishing and media sectors, as well as into leisure, entertainment and learning with its novel business strategy that is increasingly cross-disciplinary. This is permanently backed by its desire to lead each of the sectors where its companies exercise their activity.

Loyal to our ethical and corporate principles

All Grupo Planeta companies and staff share principles that are based on people, ethics, quality and excellence in work. Geared towards customer satisfaction and towards contributing value to society, our behaviour is governed by honesty and a respect for legality and for social values. Open to collaboration and partnerships, we value the prestige of our brand names and work to strengthen the leadership and innovation that characterises them. Our success is based on our track history and our projection into the future.