Turnover: 684 million EUR (2022)

Country: France

Media participations is a publishing and audiovisual production company. It is one of France's leading publishers of comics and manga.

It owns the Blake et Mortimer, Dupuis, Dargaud, Kana, Le Lombard, Lucky Comics and Urban Comics publishing houses, and publishes 1,225 new comics titles every year.

It took over the La Martinière group in 2018, consolidating its position in the publishing market.

The publishing house also has its own distribution subsidiaries, MDS and Média Diffusion, giving it a presence across most of the value chain.


Media Marticipation: Ono, the Frenchman who wants to become Europe's number three webtoon maker 13/07/2023

  • Competition between the Piccoma (Kakao) and Webtoon (Naver) platforms to dominate the French webtoon market.
  • The Ono platform, owned by Media-Participations (Dargaud, La Martinière, Dupuis), aims to become France's number three webtoon platform
  • The Ono platform, which has merged with Webtoon Factory, has a development budget of almost 15 million euros.
  • Ono, which was launched 4 months ago, has 125,000 downloads and aims to reach the million mark within three years.
  • Webtoon claims 2 million monthly active users, while Piccoma has passed the million mark.
  • Ono currently has 150 series in its catalog, 100% of which are webtoons.
  • Izneo, another digital Franco-Belgian comics application, will operate in parallel with Ono.
  • Ono's content is monetized through the sale of reading credits ("coins").

Comic publishers launch their own webtoons platforms 06/04/2023

  • Média-Participations and Ankama have launched their own webtoons platforms, Ono and AllSkreen.
  • Market leader in France: Piccoma (a subsidiary of the Korean group Kakao) invested around 10 million euros in its launch in France
  • piccoma has one million readers and offers nearly 300 series.
  • Piccoma generated nearly 1 million euros in spending among its readers in the first quarter of 2023, while Naver Webtoon generated 2.1 million euros.
  • The manga market will be worth 350 million euros by 2022.

Ellipse Animation strengthens its position in Angoulême 10/02/2023

  • Média-Participations, the leading independent family entertainment group
  • Média-Participationsn holds Europe's largest catalog of comic strips (Dargaud and Dupuis): 170 productions and heroes adapted for over sixty years
  • Owner of the Spirou theme park in Vaucluse, France
  • Ellipse Animation, its production studio in Angoulème, to grow from 50 to 150 people
  • Sales of €20 million
  • Objective: to produce The Smurfs, The Marsupilamis and a second feature film, Yakari.

Financial Data

DUNS: 391214905


Address: 57 RUE GASTON TESSIER , 75019 PARIS 19

Number of employees: Entre 100 et 199 salariés (2018)

Capital: 101 696 810

Financial Data:

Year Turnover (€) Net Profit (€) Fiscal Year End Fiscal Year Duration
2019 17 273 190 EUR -1 601 320 EUR 31/12/2019 12

Company Managers:

Position First Name Last Name Age Linkedin
Président du conseil d'administration,Directeur général Vincent Montagne 63
Directeur général délégué,Administrateur Claude De Saint Vincent 71
Audiovisual Rights sales manager Hélène de Saint Vincent
Directeur commercial Thibaut Cartier
Directeur général chez MEDIA DIFFUSION Stéphane AZNAR

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