Timeline

2015

January 2015

As grows in Latin America and launches a new edition in Colombia.

Santillana, in collaboration with the Atresmedia Foundation, hosts the event ¡Grandes Profes! (Great Teachers!), attended by more than 1,600 teachers.

February 2014

The Santillana Foundation organizes and brings together leading European experts for the 29th Education Week, titled "Improving education: What can technology contribute?

Cadena SER organizes the New Social Challenges Forum, debating work, precariousness and the future of employment, with the participation of Felipe González.

A framework agreement is signed between PRISA and UNESCO to support freedom of expression and teacher training.

El País and Amazon sponsor a journalism competition for European university students.

March 2015

El País organizes the Forum for Peace in Colombia to discuss forgiveness and reconciliation, with the participation of President Juan Manuel Santos.

Ke Buena FM organizes the music festival "La Fiesta de la Radio" in the Azteca Stadium with 100,000 attendees.

Sports daily As launches its edition As Chile.

April 2015

The Santillana Foundation kicks off its activities in Lima with a conference with Mario Vargas Llosa and Education Minister Jaime Saavedra.

PRISA completes the sale of Canal+ to Telefonica.

Launch of TLIFE.guru, a website specializing in the most useful technological innovations for everyday life.

May 2015

Awards ceremony for the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards 2015, with the prizes going to journalists Pedro Simón and Alberto Di Lolli, of El Mundo; Gerardo Reyes, of Univisión; activist and photographer José Palazón; and Teodoro Petkoff, editor of the newspaper Tal Cual.

Radio Madrid celebrates its 90th anniversary with the event "Contigo” (With You), presented by Iñaki Gabilondo, and a journey through the history of the broadcaster SER and its most groundbreaking content.

40 Principales hosts "Primavera Pop", the top pop music festival, and organizes a panel discussion about gender violence and cyberbullying.

June 2015

El País and The Guardian spearhead an international news network on climate change.

W Radio receives top award for Best Coverage Of Ongoing News Story for its coverage of the of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States.

Santillana Peru organizes the Second Annual Congress dedicated to children's literature. “Reading as a Journey Without Borders” brought together leading writers, scholars and educational leaders.

PRISA Noticias and CNBC sign an agreement to share content.

July 2015

El País organizes the forum for debate and reflection, Peru’s Future, with the participation of the Peruvian President Ollanta Humala.

As launches its Mexican version As Mexico, its third digital publishing venture in the Americas. 

El País, in collaboration with Vodafone, launches One, a video platform to show how technology can transform the world around us.

September 2015

Cadena Dial celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a gala concert featuring more than 30 Spanish-language pop performers, a unique event in Spain.

The Santillana Foundation and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México sign an agreement for the organization and promotion of academic and cultural activities.

El País launches new web portal and a new brand: El País Video

El País opens the tenth edition of the Hay Festival Segovia with a discussion among international experts on the transition to clean energy.

October 2015

PRISA organizes, in Barcelona, ​​the 16th Ibero-American Forum, this year focusing on the role of new technologies as tools for political and social improvement.

Ferrovial, Sistemas Genómicos and Torusware win the Cinco Días Awards for Business Innovation 2015.

El País develops, in partnership with Google and a number of international publishers, Accelerated Mobile Pages, a new open-source standard for publishing content on mobile devices.

TVI launches two new channels: TVI Africa (Angola and Mozambique) and TVI Reality.

November 2015

PRISA wins the Latin American Award for Corporate Responsibility for its commitment to CSR.

The website elpais.com organizes and broadcasts the first electoral debate between presidential candidates, a pioneering event in the history of political debates in Spain.

Official presentation of Loqueleo, Santillana’s new children's and youth literature imprint, at the Guadalajara Book Fair (Mexico).

Ondas Awards Gala, celebrating its 62nd edition this year with a record number of nominees: 350 from 20 different countries.

December 2015

As celebrates the ninth edition of the As Sports Awards, with winners Carolina Marín, Javier Fernández and Ruth Beitia. 

The tenth Edition of the 40 Principales Awards, with part of the proceeds from the gala going to the NGO Entreculturas project Red Solidaria de Jóvenes

More than 2,000 students take part in the first edition of El País con tu Futuro, a career guidance forum for young people.

Media Capital wins the media awards Meios & Publicidade in three audiovisual categories, with top honors going to TVI, Plural and Rádio Comercial.

2014

January 2014

El País organizes the event Investing in Colombia, with the participation of Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, and Felipe González. 

CANAL+ movies and series win 19 of the 25 awards at the 71st Golden Globes.

Launch of AS Club Deportivo, an initiative aimed at supporting Spanish amateur sport. The project allows clubs and sports people to create and maintain, free of charge, a website that is hosted at as.com.

February 2014

The 28th Education Week, organized by the Santillana Foundation, analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the Spanish education system. The event was attended by Andreas Schleicher, head of the PISA report.

Ferran Adrià was guest of honor at the El País stand at ARCO, which brought together 200 unpublished documents and drawings made over the previous two years by the chef.

The Berggruen Institute for Governance, in collaboration with PRISA, hosted in Madrid the international conference Project Europe, a debate on youth unemployment and the future of Europe.

Futbolín, the film by J.J. Campanella, and produced by Plural Entertainment with the participation of Canal +, wins the Goya Award for Best Animated Film.

March 2014

The Colombian writer Jorge Franco wins the Alfaguara Novel Prize 2014 for his book El mundo de afuera (The Outside World), a tribute to the city of Medellin in the years before the twin scourges of violence and drug trafficking.

Santillana sells Ediciones Generales to Penguin Random House in order to focus on and strengthen the educational area, where it is the leading publisher in Spain and Latin America 

Launch of YES FM, a new web and mobile product that offers music-on-demand for free and lets users listen to all PRISA Radio music stations.

El Huffington Post reaches 5.1 million unique users in Spain.

April 2014

Radio Continental (Argentina) is one of the most nominated radio stations at the Martin Fierro awards, with a total of 7 nominations.

Education Week: "Strengths and weaknesses of basic education in Peru”. This was the Santillana Foundation’s first initiative in Peru, ahead of the creation of a new headquarters in Lima.

Third Master Class El Talento organized by Cinco Días, with Catalan chef Joan Roca.

May 2014

Antonio Caño is named Editor-in-Chief of El País.

Santillana and the Atresmedia Foundation team up to promote "Iniciativas que Educan” (Initiatives to Educate), thereby paying tribute to the best educational projects. 

Spanish national football team (La Roja) event. Cadena SER’s flagship sports program, Carrusel Deportiva, turns 60 and celebrates with the Spanish national squad.

The 31st Ortega y Gasset Awards for Journalism: the winners were the series of reports on drug trafficking in Central America (El Universal, Mexico), the El País special on evictions, Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, and the photographer Pedro Armestre. 

El País launches Buena Vida, a monthly health and wellness supplement.

June 2014

El País organizes the forum “Mexico: Reforms for Growth”, with the participation of the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto.

PRISA and Telefónica sign an agreement for the sale of 56% of shares in DTS, the CANAL + Pay-TV platform controlled by PRISA.

The Santillana Foundation and the OECD sign an agreement which will see the Foundation collaborating in the translation, publication and distribution throughout Latin America and Spain of the international organization’s educational reports.

Meristation reaches 1.2 million unique users per month in Spain.

July 2014

PRISA announces a capital raise amounting to 100 million euros following an injection by Mexican entrepreneur Roberto Alcantara.

PRISA fosters talent, ideas and technological initiatives through PRISA INN, a program for the acceleration and analysis of digital businesses.

August 2014

Canal + series triumph at the Emmy Awards, winning 11 Primetime Emmys, with Breaking Bad in the lead.

MeriStation broadcasts, from Cologne, the conferences at Gamescom (the most important video games fair in Europe).

September 2014

Santillana launches the educational project "Saber Hacer” (Know-how) and its new digital initiative "Aula Virtual" (Virtual Classroom) to harness the full potential of learning and teaching through a comprehensive, flexible and creative approach. 

iTunes Festival 2014 exclusively on 40 Principales. 40 Principales was the official radio partner in 11 countries for the iTunes Festival .

CANAL + flexibilizes subscriber options and offers deals that are free of permanence contracts on Yomvi – allowing users to access CANAL + content from online devices.

El País, in collaboration with the European Council on Foreign Relations, organizes an open public debate at the CaixaForum on the crisis in Ukraine.

October 2014

José Luis Sainz takes over as PRISA CEO. 

El País organizes the event “Investing in Chile”, with the participation of President Michelle Bachelet.

El País launches its web edition in Catalan: elpais.cat.

As.com continues to grow in America and launches As Chile, led by journalist Leopoldo Iturra and with its own editorial team and top columnists.

The Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and PRISA sign a cooperation agreement to develop joint training projects with the UAM/El País School of Journalism.

El País joins forces with Materia, the leading site for science news and information in Spanish, and launches Verne, a website which explores the Internet and which creates, discovers and distributes content for social networks.

Cinco Días gives out its annual awards for business innovation. Cosentino, Aquilón and Novartis are this year’s winners.

November 2014

61st edition of the Ondas Awards. The gala awards ceremony paid tribute to excellence in radio, television, music and advertising. The winners included Serrat, Mamen Mendizábal, Arturo Valls and Toni Clapés. 

The 2nd Latin American Seminar on Technology for the Transformation and Improvement of Education, organized in Brazil by the Santillana Foundation, UNESCO, El País Brazil and the OECD.

Cinco Días hosts its first ever Escuela El Talento (Talent School). Dov Seidman, the management expert and author of How, and Juan Luis Cebrián debated the future of management.

December 2014

61st edition of the Ondas Awards. The gala awards ceremony paid tribute to excellence in radio, television, music and advertising. The winners included Serrat, Mamen Mendizábal, Arturo Valls and Toni Clapés.

The 2nd Latin American Seminar on Technology for the Transformation and Improvement of Education, organized in Brazil by the Santillana Foundation, UNESCO, El País Brazil and the OECD.

Cinco Días hosts its first ever Escuela El Talento (Talent School). Dov Seidman, the management expert and author of How, and Juan Luis Cebrián debated the future of management.

2013

January 2013

CANAL + content triumphs at the Golden Globes with a grand total of 14 awards.

Launch of cadenaserviajes.com, the first online travel magazine to bring together opinion, news and information, special offers on a range of travel destinations, reviews and user experiences, as well as reports from top travel journalists.

February 2013

Launch of AS America, the showcase for Spanish sport for the more than 460 million Spanish speakers in Latin America.

TVI celebrates its 20th anniversary with a series of initiatives aimed at reinforcing its values ​​and its commitment to shaping the future of Portuguese society.

March 2013

CANAL +’s El día del Fútbol wins a Silver Promax award in the category "Best Programme Branding Design".

Launch of El País America, a regional edition with differentiated news specifically aimed at coverage of Latin America.

The Spanish writer José Ovejerowins the Alfaguara Novel Prize 2013 for his book La invención del amor (The Invention of Love).

Cadena Dial hosts its annual awards gala at the Auditorium Santa Cruz de Tenerife "Adán Martín".

April 2013

The World Bank shows its support for Santillana’s Sistema UNO initiative with 25 million euros in funding.

CANAL+ exclusive premiere of the third season of Game of Thrones.

The Fundación Santillana gives out the VivaLectura awards for the most outstanding initiatives to foster reading, at the Buenos Aires Book Fair and in collaboration with the Argentinean Ministry of Education and the OEI (Organization of Ibero-American States).

May 2013

Alberto Salcedo, Juan Ramón Robles, Emilio Morenatti and Jesús de la Serna, among the winners at the 30th annual Ortega y Gasset Awards for Journalism.

Ninth annual Latin American Forum on Education in Argentina: "New challenges facing our schools: participation, citizenship and new literacies", organized by the Fundación Santillana and sponsored by the OEI (Organization of Ibero-American States).

40 Principales Mexico hosts Evento 40, the most important music festival in the country featuring the biggest names in pop.

Funglode (Fundación Global Desarrollo y Democracia), the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Grupo Santillana host the Educational Innovation Forum.

June 2013

El País organizes the conference 'Investing in Panama' with the participation of the President of the Republic of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli.

CANAL + presents 4K Day, an event focused on Ultra High Definition (UHD), the very latest technology that vastly improves the quality of HD images.

El País organizes the conference 'Investing in Peru' in Lima, with the participation of Ollanta Humala, president of Peru.

July 2013

TVI Intenacional begins broadcasting in the United States to the country’s nearly 1.4 million people of Portuguese descent.

40 Principales, the leading music radio brand among Spanish-speaking youth, grows in Latin America and begins broadcasting in Paraguay.

Radio Continental in Argentina gets more nominations than any other radio broadcaster at the prestigious Martín Fierro Awards.

August 2013

CANAL + shows its commitment to technology as the football season kicks off.

September 2013

El Viajero, El País’s travel supplement celebrates its 15th anniversary with a special issue.

Guía del Ocio (Leisure and Entertainment Guide) is added to El País’s weekend offer.

UNICEF’s Spanish Committee and Santillana sign an agreement to promote joint projects and initiatives in favor of education.

40 Principales is the official broadcaster in Spain and a further nine Spanish-speaking countries for the iTunes Festival 2013, held in London.

W Radio in Colombia celebrates its tenth anniversary with a huge Beyoncé concert.

October 2013

El País Semanal gets a revamp, with changes to structure, news desks and design to better adapt to the digital environment.

Acciona, Basque Culinary Center and Endesa win the Cinco Días Awards for Business Innovation 2013.

Canal + renews exclusive NBA broadcast rights and expands its range of coverage of the best basketball league in the world.

The Ondas Awards celebrate their 60th anniversary with special events and the launch of Radio Ondas, which will broadcast a range of award-winning programs from over the years from SER’s back catalog.

Santillana 's Pupitre app wins Best App 2013, in the Children’s and Educational category at the TAB Innovation Awards.

Santillana and PRISA Ediciones participate in the Sixth International Spanish Language Congress in Panama.

November 2013

El País extends its global reach with the launch of an edition in Portuguese, El País Brazil, and the opening of a newsroom in São Paulo.

Icon, the men's fashion and lifestyle magazine, is brought to Spain by El País.

Santillana ratifies its partnership with UNESCO to improve education in Latin America.

Alfaguara kicks off the celebrations for its 50th anniversary at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, bringing together Mario Vargas Llosa, Sergio Ramírez, Xavier Velasco and Joël Dicker.

The prestigious Ondas Awards Gala, this year celebrating its 60th Anniversary, continues to identify and honor both Spanish and international talent in the audiovisual sector.

December 2013

The eighth annual 40 Principales Awards are held, with proceeds from the awards gala going to the project El Árbol es vida (Trees are Life).

Launch of CANAL+ Series, the latest addition to the CANAL + premium package and dedicated exclusively to TV series.

AS Sports Awards 2013: winners include Marc Márquez, the Spanish women's water polo team, Simeone and Marta Ortega.

The Extraordinary General Shareholders' Meeting of PRISA endorses the agreement on the restructuring of financial debt that the company had reached with all creditor banks and investment funds.

TVI24 closes 2013 with record audiences. The rolling news channel strengthened its current affairs coverage, consolidated its offer of programs and sports content and boasted its best year ever with average market share of 1.7%. TVI24 also expanded broadcast to Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde.

2012

January 2012

PRISA refinances all its debt. The agreement with its banks is a vote of confidence in the company’s transformation.

President Ollanta Humala and Luis de Guindos participate in the debate "Investing in Peru", organized by El País and the Peruvian newspaper La República, and which brought together

leading experts to analyze business opportunities there.

UNESCO and SANTILLANA broaden the scope of their collaboration on education. The agreement includes technical assistance and event organization in Latin America.

February 2012

Santillana USA registers record sales of ebooks in Spanish, with growth of 78% from November 2011 to January 2012 in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The Argentinian writer Leopoldo Brizuela wins the Alfaguara Novel Prize 2012 for his novel Una misma noche.

March 2012

Santillana presents the report "Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)" developed by the OECD and published by the publishing group, at the Museum of Art of El Salvador.

PRISA and Microsoft sign an agreement that will include the contents of As, Cinco Días, Cinemanía and Meristation on the MSN portal.

April 2012

PRISA and the Paley Center for Media, the U.S.’s foremost independent forum for the media industry, organize a summit on the future of news and information.

PRISA Radio interviews Barack Obama within the framework of the Sixth Summit of the Americas.

May 2012

The Royal Spanish Academy and the Association of Spanish Language Academies celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of La ciudad y los perros (The Time of the Hero) by Mario Vargas Llosa, with Alfaguara publishing a special commemorative edition.

Humberto Padgett, Carmela Rios, Carlos Jacobo Mendez and Sir Harold Evans are honored with the Ortega y Gasset Prizes for Journalism 2012.

June 2012

El País strengthens its commitment to news and information in Latin America and launches a new online section dedicated to Mexico.

Launch of El Huffington Post, the Spanish-language version of the popular U.S. news and views website, created by Arianna Huffington, with Montserrat Domínguez as editor-in-chief.

July 2012

Juan Luis Cebrián is appointed executive chairman of PRISA, Ignacio Polanco as honorary president, Fernando Abril-Martorell as CEO, and Manuel Polanco as vice president.

Tribute to Carlos Fuentes, who died in May aged 83, organized by the International University Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) and Fundación Santillana.

August 2012

TVI presents the new entertainment channel +TVI, which will be distributed exclusively through cable operator ZON

September 2012

Kiosko y Más, the leading multi-format digital newsstand in Spain, with a catalog of more than 300 titles, wins the Publishing Platform of the Year. 

Launch of Tareas y más, the first study-aid website created by Santillana, with more 6,000 resources created by the publisher and offering a personalized service to students aged 10 to 18.

Cadena SER, in collaboration with My Word, presents the study  El observatorio, a comprehensive review of the state of Spanish society.

October 2012

José Luis Sainz is appointed CEO of PRISA Radio and Cadena SER by the Boards of Directors of both companies.

PRISA Radio launches Mymajorcompany.es, a commitment to crowdfunding for up-and-coming artists and projects.

November 2012

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff participates in the forum "Brazil on the path to growth" organized by El País and held at the Teatro Real in Madrid.

The Cinco Días Awards for Business Innovation 2012 go to Mutua Madrileña, Tecnalia and Santander CRUE CEPYME.

The Fundación Santillana celebrates XXVII Education Week with the theme “Education: The key to growth in Ibero-America” with the participation of Spain’s Minister for Education, José Ignacio Wert, and Ibero-American Secretary General, Enrique Iglesias.

PRISA acts as Global Partner for the second edition of EmTech Spain 2012, Europe’s most important conference on emerging technologies.

December 2012

Santillana launches Edusfera, the first online store for educational content, as well as a social network to foster learning.

Santillana launches Pupitre, a clear commitment to developing the full educational potential of tablets, a device whose use is increasingly widespread among children.

40 Principales expands its presence in Latin America and starts broadcasting in the Dominican Republic.

The First Edition of the Premios 40 América in Veracruz (Mexico).

2011

January 2011

Santillana celebrates half a century. 

El País enjoys Internet lead in Spain. The impact of the Wikileaks story boosts audience figures.

February 2011

The Champions League returns to CANAL + in 2012.

AS.com leads on Facebook. More than 150,000 fans make it Spain’s most popular newspaper on the social networks.

CANAL + reports more than 1.8 million customers.

March 2011

El País is sold in the U.S. alongside Miami’s Nuevo Herald.

Juan Gabriel Vasquez wins the 14th Alfaguara Novel Prize with El ruido de las cosas al caer (The noise of things falling).

Santillana receives the quality label "Sello Escuela 2.0" for its commitment to developing and improving educational quality through the use of ICT.

April 2011

Fernando Abril-Martorell joins PRISA as deputy CEO and CFO.

El País wins the International Press Freedom Award for its Wikileaks coverage.

Juan Luis Cebrián is appointed president of El País. José Luis Sainz is named executive president of PRISA’s Press Division and CEO of El País.

May 2011

Octavio Enríquez, Carlos Martinez D'Aubuisson, Cristóbal Manuel Sanchez Rodriguez and Moises Naim win the Ortega y Gasset Prizes for Journalism 2011.

The newspaper El País turns 35.

The Fundación Santillana, the General Foundation of the UIMP and the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey team up to create a Masters in Ibero-American Journalism.

PRISA launches Planeo, its new discount shopping website.

Arianna Huffington joins the Board of Directors of El País.

June 2011

El País and Endesa award the prizes for the tenth annual edition of El País de los Estudiantes competition.

Santillana showcases education at Red Innova 2011, while PRISA is among the Global Sponsors for the event

July 2011

El País and other major newspapers come together to create a digital newsstand for the 21st century: Kiosko y Más.

El País, the only national newspaper to maintain distribution figures in 2011 with 382,908 copies daily, according to OJD.

Rosa Cullell, new CEO of Media Capital.

August 2011

PRISA creates a business division for Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market. 

PRISA launches new apps for televisions with Internet access.

September 2011

PRISA personalizes its offer of content and advertising in partnership with IBM

El País revolutionizes the weekend with new fashion magazine S Moda.

40 Principales’ latest hit opens in the heart of Madrid: 40 Café.

October 2011

The launch of IneveryCREA, Santillana’s creative community aimed at education professionals.

The Colombian writer Carlos Granés Maya wins the International Isabel Polanco Essay Prize for his work El puño invisible. Arte, revolución y un siglo de cambios culturales (The Invisible Fist. Arts, Revolution and a Century of Cultural Changes). 

CANAL+ YOMVI is launched, the new way to enjoy CANAL+ in a connected environment.

Santillana opens an online store selling digital books.

November 2011

Carlos Slim takes 3.2% stake in PRISA.

Cadena SER audience figures up by 4% making it the most popular radio network and the favorite in all time slots with 4,208,000 listeners.

Santillana to offer ebooks in Spanish to European readers at the Amazon Kindle store.

December 2011

The Huffington Post Media Group and El País partner to launch El Huffington Post in Spanish

PRISA signs deal to refinance all its debt. The reference shareholders inject 150 million into PRISA capital.

2010

January 2010

Strategic partnership between PRISA and Indra to enhance the Group’s technology resources.

El País closes the year as absolute market leader with average circulation at 391,816 copies.

Santillana USA Publishing and Hispanic Communications Network sign deal to provide free and exclusive news content to the US Hispanic community.

February 2010

Javier Pons is named deputy managing director of Unión Radio

Elpaís.com, second most mentioned brand among internet users.

March 2010

PRISA signs deal with Liberty: the Group will receive up to 900 million dollars

Hernán Rivera Letelier wins the 13th Annual Alfaguara Novel Prize

AS.com becomes first sports site to launch an Android app

April 2010

PRISA and Telecinco sign deal on Cuatro merger and for the latter’s acquisition of a 22% stake in Digital+

El País editorial team, Judith Torrea, Jean Daniel and José Cendón win the Ortega y Gasset Awards for Journalism 2010

SER opens its doors to the Prince and Princess of Asturias

May 2010

Cuatro wins three awards at the New York Festivals 2010

Cadena SER and El País, Spain's favorite media outlets, according to CIS survey

Santillana launches web book for high school students

June 2010

CincoDias.com enjoys record ausience figure, with 43% growth in May

Caracol Radio consolidates its lead with 8,826,600 listeners, according to 2nd quarter ECAR data

Canal + wins the prize for best company advertiser at the 2010 Publifestival

PRISA regains football-broadcast rights

July 2010

PRISA is revalidated by the FTSE4Good IBEX, the index of socially responsible companies 

PRISA initiates its digital transformation 

The Jesús de Polanco Academic Chair launches a master's program in Human Rights

SANTILLANA enters the world of digital publishing with Libranda

August 2010

PRISA and Liberty announce commitment of additional 100 million euros from institutional investors

September 2010

Grupo Santillana reorganizes management to strengthen its lead and commitment to digital businesses

Carrusel Deportivo, one of Cadena SER’s most popular shows, wins the Academia de la Radio’s special award

October 2010

Mario Vargas Llosa wins 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature

AS.com wins best online news design award 2010

Caracol Radio wins two Simon Bolivar Journalism awards

BBVA, Panda Security and Saft win the Cinco Días Awards for Business Innovation 2010

Francisco Pérez González, honorary CEO of Grupo PRISA, dies

November 2010

PRISA joins controlling stakeholders of Le Monde

The educational community celebrates 50 years of Santillana

The Ondas Awards pay tribute to the rigor of Cadena SER's current affairs program Hoy por Hoy

Telefónica and Telecinco get green light for Digital+ transaction

New PRISA Board of Directors.The Board welcomes seven new members

December 2010

AS pays tribute to the year of wonders. The Spanish national football team, Nadal, Lorenzo, Marquez, Gento and Forlan are among those honored.                                                                   

The 40 Principales Awards gala goes interactive with a la carte broadcast

PRISA, Telecinco and Telefónica confirm alliance

PRISA TV sells headquarters. The Group banks 80 million euros in the deal and signs a 20-year leaseback on the property

2009

January 2009

Ignacio Santillana and Manuel Polanco named directors general of PRISA.

August 2009

PRISA and In-Store Broadcasting Network (IBN), strategic partners in the Retail Media network throughout Spain and Latin America.

December 2009

PRISA and its subsidiary Sogecable reaches an agreement with Telecinco to merge their free-to-air TV operations. At the same time, Mediaset's Spanish TV channel takes a 22% stake in Digital+.

2008

January 2008

Jesús de Polanco is awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the field of Work by the Council of Ministers.

March 2008

Grupo Santillana CEO Isabel Polanco dies.

April 2008

Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) and the FTSE Group include PRISA in the new FTSE4GOOD Ibex of socially responsible companies.

Santillana Foundation opens a new HQ in Brazil.

 

May 2008

PRISA holds an Extraordinary General Meeting, in order to approve Sogecable’s fussion in PRISA and the process of recapitalization and restructuring PRISA’s debt.

December 2008

The Fundación Santillana, launches, in collaboration with the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL), the Isabel Polanco International Essay Prize.

2007

February 2007

PRISA acquires 73.70% of Media Capital after a voluntary takeover bid and then launches yet another. The group’s audiovisual strategy is thus given a further boost.

July 2007

Jesús de Polanco, PRISA's founder and president, dies aged 77.

Ignacio Polanco becomes PRISA's president.

October 2007

EL PAÍS Spain's leading daily newspaper undergoes a redesign, renewing its commitment to quality, credibility and independence.

EL PAÍS Catalan edition celebrates its 25th anniversary.

November 2007

Elpaís.com makes its archive - over a million items - available online to users worldwide.

December 2007

To coincide with the 40th anniversary of sports paper As, the As Sports Awards are established.

2006

February 2006

PRISA signs an agreement with the Instituto Cervantes to promote Spanish language and culture worldwide.

July 2006

PRISA and Godó bring their radio shares in Spain and Latin America together through Unión Radio, a move that creates the largest radio group in the Spanish-language markets.

October 2006

PRISA announces a public acquisition bid on 100% of the shares of Portuguese group Media Capital.

November 2006

Ignacio Polanco is named vice-president and future president of PRISA by the board of directors of the company.

December 2006

Unión Radio buys 100% of Iberoamerican Radio Chile, Chile's leading broadcaster with 140 stations.

2005

January 2005

PRISA signs an agreement with the regional government of Castilla-La Mancha aimed at jointly promoting events to celebrate the Fourth Centenary of Don Quijote.

April 2005

PRISA, through its US subsidiary GLR Services, acquires the programming and commercial operating rights to the radio station 690 AM, which broadcasts in Spanish in southern California, including the Los Angeles area.

June 2005

PRISA acquires, through Santillana, 75% of the Brazilian publisher Editora Objetiva.

October 2005

PRISA, directly and through its subsidiary company Investissements Presse Régionale (IPR), increases its share in French media group Le Monde S.A. to a 17.69% stake.

November 2005

PRISA completes the adquisition of Vértix, the company that holds 33% of the shares and voting rights of the Portuguese group Media Capital SGPS, S.A.

2001-2004

2001

Through the publishing group Santillana, PRISA acquires 100% of the Brazilian publisher Moderna.

PRISA reaches a strategic agreement with Televisa with the acquisition of 50% of Radiópolis.

2002

Sogecable and Telefónica agree to integrate the digital platforms Vía Digital and Canal Satélite Digital.

2004

PRISA increases its stake in the radio broadcaster Grupo Latino de Radio (GLR) to 100%.

Aquisition of the Argentinian radio stations Radio Continental and Radio Estéreo.

1991-2000

1991

The average circulation of El País Semanal passes the one-million mark.

1994

Sogecable launches Canal Satélite Digital, the largest satellite television platform in Spain with a package of four theme-oriented pay channels: Cinemanía, Documanía, Cineclassics and Minimax.

1995

CANAL+ clocks up 1 million subscribers.

1996

EL PAÍS launches its online edition, El País Digital.

PRISA acquires 75% of the sports daily, As, the second-most popular in the country.

1997

Canal Satélite Digital launches Europe's first Spanish-language pay-TV package.

2000

After an IPO, PRISA goes public on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

1958-1990

1958

Jesús de Polanco sets up the publishing house Santillana.

1976

On May 4th, the first issue of the daily EL PAÍS hits the news stands, just five months after the death of Franco.

1985

PRISA becomes the majority shareholder of Cadena SER and takes over management of the company.

1987

The EL PAÍS/UAM (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) School of Journalism for post-graduate students is set up.

1990

CANAL + begins regular broadcasts.

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