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.


Webtoon: Media Participation's Ono platform joins forces with Korean studio 29/11/2023

  • Ono is the platform of France's third-largest publishing company, Média-Participations.
  • Ono moves into the original territory of the webtoon.
  • Onovient joins forces with Kenaz, South Korea's largest independent webtoon producer Creation of a 50/50 joint venture
  • Kenaz works with over 400 creators worldwide.
  • Kenaz supplies content to various international clients, including Piccoma (Kakao), Webtoon (Naver), Apple Books (Japan and USA) and ByteDance (TikTok) in China.
  • Ono plans to produce webtoons in France in the coming months.
  • Translation and lettering costs from Korean to French are three times higher than the purchase of rights for Ono.
  • The Ono platform, launched eight months ago, boasts over 250,000 downloads.
  • Ono's ambition is to become the third major player in the sector in Europe, behind Naver and Piccoma.
  • Ono's catalog of web series will total 300 by the end of the year.
  • Ono has acquired some 50 series from Verytoon and 100 from Delitoon.
  • Ono plans to offer manga on their platform early next year.

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 64
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

Studies mentioning this company

The comic book market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Media Participations
  • Glénat
  • Delcourt Groupe
  • Editions Albert René (Hachette Groupe)
  • Delsol Diffusion
  • Interforum (Editis Groupe)
  • Gibert Joseph
  • Furet du Nord Decitre (Nosoli)
  • Fnac Darty
The school and university book market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Presses Universitaires de france PUF (Humensis)
  • Presses universitaires de Rennes
  • Hachette Jeunesse
  • Hatier (Hachette Groupe)
  • Gibert Joseph
  • Media Participations
  • Sejer (Groupe Editis)
  • Editis
  • Magnard
  • Nathan (Editis groupe)
  • Bordas (Editis)
  • Retz Editions (Editis)
  • Le Robert (Editis))
  • Didier Editions (Hatier Hachette)
  • L'Étudiant Groupe
  • Dunod (Lagardère Groupe)
  • Armand Colin Dunod Editions (Lagardère groupe)
  • Editions De Boeck Supérieur (Albin Michel groupe)
The manga market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Shûeisha
  • Pika Édition
  • Kana Editions (Dargaud Media Participations)
  • Kurokawa Univers Poche (Editis)
  • Kazé Crunchyroll
  • Ototo Euphor
  • Delcourt Groupe - Soleil Manga
  • Nobi Nobi Pika Editions
  • KiOon
  • Komikku Éditions
  • Delsol Diffusion
  • Interforum (Editis Groupe)
  • Scantrad
  • Jaimini’s Box
  • Media Participations
  • Bamboo Edition
  • Mangas.io
The magazine market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Reworld Media
  • Prisma Media (Vivendi Groupe)
  • CMI France
  • Cafeyn Group
  • McPhy
  • Le Figaro - Gala
  • Bertelsmann
  • Reporters Sans Frontières
  • Rossel La Voix Groupe
  • Media Participations
  • Bayard Presse Groupe
  • Unimédias (Crédit Agricole groupe)
  • Éditions Philippe Amaury
  • Fleurus Presse
  • Milan Presse (Bayard Groupe)
  • L'Obs
  • Le Point
  • Le Monde Diplomatique
  • Sciences et Avenir
  • L'Express
  • Les Inrockuptibles (LNEI)
  • Valmonde - Valeurs Actuelles

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