Caltagirone Editore Spa is one of the most important newspaper publishing companies in Italy. Incorporated in December 1999 and listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in July 2000, CED is a holding company whose subsidiaries publish 4 out of the top 15 newspapers in Italy, commanding leadership positions both in traditional newspapers and in the free press. In 2015, the newspaper Il Messaggero registered the highest readership of Caltagirone Editore at about 1.2 million readers.
Established in 1878, Il Messaggero is one of the oldest newspapers in Rome and the most important newspaper in the Lazio region. It has 13 editions and, as of May 2007, an online version: ilmessaggero.it. In 2015, the newspaper sold about 1.5 million copies, a decrease compared to the previous year; its print and digital sales revenue during the same year reached about 30.5 million euros.
Leggo, established in March 2001, is the first free press newspaper in Italy. Leggo started out being distributed in the main 15 cities in Italy. In November 2011, the newspaper became more modern and rich in concept and pages (48 pages). Leggo is widely distributed in railway and underground stations, airports, bars, hospitals, universities and other meeting points, as well as having an online version. In May 2016, the newspaper reached about 104.3 thousand individuals via PC every day.
Acquired by Caltagirone Editore in 2006, Il Gazzettino is today one of the top newspapers in the North-East of Italy with eight local editions: Venice-Mestre, Padua, Rovigo, Treviso, Belluno, Vicenza-Bassano, Udine and Pordenone. In 2015, the newspaper had an operating revenue of about 32.2 million euros, a decrease compared to the previous year.
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