Class Editori has developed various partnerships in the publishing business in order to
provide a better response to the needs of the customers. Class Editori has accordingly been
able to develop new information services by capitalizing on synergies arising from alliances
with leading companies in specific market segments.
In Italy, Class Editori S.p.A. has a major working relationship with Mediaset. The latter
company has held a 20-percent interest in the Class CNBC since the television
channel was incorporated. Class Editori and Mediaset have also reached an agreement to
develop interactive services for television; this agreement contemplates a partnership to
coordinate the strategic options for technologies to be used in interactive television
(types of set top boxes, software applications, and partnerships in the procurement of
Since 2001 GE and Nbc Universal became partner in Class CNBC.
When it comes to international alliances, Class Editori has a solid and long-standing
relationship with Dow Jones & Company, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal. The most
recent initiative undertaken by the two leaders in financial news is MF-Dow Jones
News, the world's leading financial and economic news agency in the Italian language.
This venture has broadened the series of multimedia partnerships already in place between
Dow Jones and Class Editori. At the beginning of 2001, Dow Jones Newswires and Class Editori
set up an Italian-language press agency, Dj-Mf Tech Market News, focusing on
leading high-technology companies in Europe and in the United States. During the same
period, MF/Milano Finanza, Class Editori's main newspaper publication, began
to feature, on a daily basis, two pages of news from The Wall Street Journal in the Italian