RCS MediaGroup SpA, through its subsidiaries, operates in the media and publishing sectors. The company specializes in daily newspapers, magazines, circulation and third-party publications, advertising, books, educational and professional, and partworks. The company principally operates in Italy, the United States, Spain, Germany, and France. SUBSIDIARIES The company’s RCS Investimenti subsidiary consolidateds line-by-line, manages its own liquidity on behalf of other group companies, mostly in the form of intercompany funding; its net financial position. The company, through its subsidiary GFT NET, operates an Italian company which owns a building in Turin. SEGMENTS The company’s media and publishing sectors are divided in to five segments operated by its subsidiaries: RCS Quotidiani, RCS Periodici, RCS Libri, RCS Pubblicita, and RCS Broadcast. RCS Quotidiani RCS Quotidiani publishes newspapers in Italy and Spain, which are represented by the titles Corriere della Sera, La Gazzetta dello Sport, City and El Mundo del Siglo XXI, as well as the company’s Internet and sporting activities. The company also offers Corriere della Sera with the business weekly il Mondo and the monthly Casamica. The RCS Quotidiani group also runs certain services on its own account and for other RCS group companies. Italy: In Italy the newspaper circulation in 2004 of Corriere della Sera reported average daily circulation of 678,000 copies, while Gazzetta dello Sport sold an average of 425,000 copies each day. Spain: In Spain the company’s circulation figures at El Mundo reached approximately 308,000 copies per day. Its newspapers are also circulated under the names La Grande Enciclopedia Universal (Great Universal Encyclopedia) and La Historia de Espana (History of Spain). RCS Periodici The company’s RCS Periodici offers magazines, which comprises approximately twenty weekly and monthly titles in Italy, published by RCS Periodici and Sfera Editore. This division also manages the DARP joint venture with De Agostini. RCS Periodici is present in the segment of family magazines with Oggi, Visto, Novella 2000, Astra, Vie del Gusto, Domenica Quiz and Domenica Quiz Mese; in the sector of men’s magazines with Il Mondo, Capital, Max, L’Europeo, Newton; and in the sector of women’s magazines with Amica, Io Donna, Anna, Brava Casa, Casamica. RCS Libri The company’s RCS Libri engages in the book publishing sector in Italy, under Rizzoli, Fabbri, Bompiani, BUR, Sonzogno, Marsilio, Coccinella, Adelphi of which it owns 48%, R.L., in joint venture with the Longanesi group; in France, under Flammarion group including Edition Flammarion, J'ai lu, Casterman; and the United States, under Rizzoli and Universe. The company also operates in the textbook and professional publishing sector, under Fabbri, Etas, La Nuova Italia, Sansoni, Tramontana, Oxford, Calderini, Edagricola, Markes, Educazione & Scuola, Edizioni del Quadrifoglio, Garamond. The company also operates in the legal, university and professional publishing sector (La Tribuna); in the reference sector (Rizzoli-Larousse joint venture); and in the partworks sector (in Italy and abroad, mainly via Fabbri). Fiction and non fiction Italy: Its publications include La forza della ragione (The force of reason) and Oriana Fallaci intervista Oriana Fallaci (Oriana Fallaci interviews Oriana Fallaci) both by Oriana Fallaci, La misteriosa fiamma della regina Loana (Queen Loana's mysterious flame) by Umberto Eco, Life by Paulo Coelho, Giro di vento (Gust of wind) and Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Fiction and non fiction France: The books reporting in the Fiction and non fiction France were manuals, comic books and books for adolescents. The most successful titles in 2004 were: Soeur Emmanuelle (Sister Emmanuelle), Savoir Manger (Know how to eat), the collection Docs de choc (Shock papers) and the new releases Je voudrais que quelq’un m’attende de quelque part (I wish someone was waiting for me somewhere) by A. Gavalda, TinTin et l’Alph’Art (Tin and Alph'Art), as well as the new TV-related series by Jungle. Partworks: In the company’s Partworks segment the releases were the
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