Lagardere SCA operates as a media and high technology group. The company’s media operating sectors include book publishing, the press, distribution and audiovisual. Its high-tech activities are illustrated by its 14.95% strategic interest in the European company EADS. The company also engages in the communications and aerospace industries. Book Publishing The company’s subsidiary, Hachette Livre, publishes books in three languages: French, Spanish and English. Its focus is on general literature, textbooks and illustrated books. It also publishes booklets to be sold at newsstands. Press The company’s subsidiary, Hachette Filipacchi Medias, publishes magazine with 260 titles in approximately 41 countries, a circulation of approximately 1 billion copies, and paid advertising of 130,000 pages per year. In France, Hachette Filipacchi Medias also has a daily newspaper and supplement branch and has developed various complementary activities, including a photo and licensing division. Distribution Services The company’s subsidiary, Hachette Distribution Services, facilitates the general public’s access to a diverse range of ideas and cultures. Hachette Distribution Services operates the foremost international chain of retail outlets for cultural, multimedia and entertainment products (4,000 stores) under internationally known banner names (such as Relay and Virgin) as well as chains with a strong local identity (Payot, Le Furet du Nord and Inmedio). Audio Visual The company’s subsidiary, Lagardere Active, engages in the business of radio, television and new media. Its radio stations include Europe 1, Europe 2, RFM and 17 stations outside France. Its TV division operates 11 special-interest television channels, among them MCM, Europe 2 TV, Canal J and Gulli, and 16 production companies, including GMT Productions, DEMD Productions and Angel Productions. It is also active in the new-media segment. Lagardere Active also holds 34% of CanalSat. High Technologies EADS provides services to civil aviation with Airbus. It is a helicopter manufacturer with Eurocopter. It also engages in the space industry in Europe.
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Phone: 33 1 40 69 16 00
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