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Grupo Godó

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


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]


This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (October 2021)

See also


  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.
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