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Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni will be a protagonist of the Sanremo Festival

An opening party, three special issues, five days of non-stop interviews with all the competing artists and exclusive guests

Loads of original activities in Sorrisi’s Sanremo lounge, among which the Webboh corner to further engage the Generation Z

Emotions, music and exclusive contents for Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni’s great come back, finally face-to-face, in Sanremo,: the editorial staff of the Mondadori Group’s brand will once again follow the Italian Song Festival live, thus the succession of 28 competing artists and many exceptional guests scheduled to perform on stage at the Ariston Theater under the guidance of Amadeus and Gianni Morandi and their co-hosts Chiara Ferragni, Francesca Fagnani, Paola Egonu and Chiara Francini.

This year, the brand will once more accompany readers throughout the five-day event, affirming itself as a point of reference for all fans of the entertainment world, but also for the festival’s authors, singers, hosts and organisers, with the highly awaited and exclusive opening party at which Sorrisi will officially kick off the Sanremo week.

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, leader of the entertainment world with an audience consisting of 2,6 million readers (source: Audipress 2022/II) and 2,1 million monthly users (source: Audiweb 2022), will follow all the singing contest’s events at the forefront to provide special contents and insights on its magazine, website and social networks.

The newsroom at the Royal Hotel Sanremo

Tv Sorrisi will be hosted in Hotel Royal’s Palm Salon for the entire duration of the Sanremo event. A lounge will be divided into three areas in which the editorial staff will develop the magazine, interview the Festival’s stars and meet with many exceptional personalities.

Finally, each morning, the magazine’s director, Aldo Vitali, will start the day with a special breakfast in the company of one of the competing singers. Vitali will also be Sorrisi’s leading host for the Aperitif with the Director appointment planned each day at 19.00 throughout the festival to chat with many friends of the TV world and to comment on the contest’s developments in the early evening hours.

Webboh to conquer Generation Z

Webboh, the first Generation Z community with over 2 million followers between Instagram and TikTok and 3 million unique website users each month (source, Google Analytics), will also be part of the original contents aimed at animating Sorrisi‘s lounge in Sanremo. Together, they will speak about the Italian Song Festival from the younger generation’s perspective. Part of the team will be transferred to the city of flowers for the entire duration of the event to create contents for its Tik Tok and Instagram profiles. A super teen area, the Webboh Room where Webboh will interview the Festival’s Gen Z singers and creators, will be set up at Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni’s headquarters together with Kit Room – the first Italian structure fully dedicated to the creation of digital contents. A series of “vox populi” style TikTok videos will be shot from the streets of Sanremo, while a daily account with Will and a daily column with Lda, both very popular songwriters of Webboh’s community and contestants at the Festival, will be presented on Instagram.

The website and social coverage

The website will cover Sanremo with insights, reports, line-ups and feedback each evening. Not to mention exclusive news, interviews, backstage videos and tons of surprises.
The media coverage is further enhanced with contents on the brand’s Instagram and Facebook accounts. Sorrisi will offer an interactive and engaging experience to viewers and users throughout the contest, but also throughout each day of the Festival: revelations about the singers and guests, non-stop interviews, real-time news from the press room and much more.
Let’s not forget the daily appointment in the “Accounts of the Artists” format. This edition’s leading personalities will keep the Instagram community informed about each minute of their day, from the moment their alarm rings up to their performance, by sharing their emotions, superstitious rituals, backstage stories and revelations of course.

Three newsstand issues dedicated to the Festival

The most widely read and purchased Italian weekly magazine will publish three special issues dedicated to the Sanremo Festival for readers to find on the newsstands, with an exceptional overall production of 1,5 million copies. The first will be released on January 31: the same will contain the traditional exclusive of the songs’ lyrics. The cover will consists of an iconic shot of all the competing singers with Amadeus, the Festival’s host and artistic director, and Gianni Morandi. On Tuesday, February 7, the cover’s protagonists will instead be Amadeus and Gianni Morandi together with their co-hosts. Finally, Monday, January 13, readers will be able to enjoy the cover depicting San Remo’s first three finalists, exclusively shot in the middle of the night at Sorrisi’s newsroom immediately following the announcement, as well as a reportage of the event with intriguing revelations and interesting unpublished backstage stories.

Thanks to: DR Automobiles, who will accompany Sorrisi from Milan to Sanremo, allowing readers to admire the beauty of the Ligurian cities crossed, and Caffè Motta, who will offer relaxing moments to the editorial staff and guests for the entire duration of the Festival.

TV Sorrisi e Canzoni: announcing the new Telegatto

The entertainment world's favourite award evolves with a contemporary look, becoming a “green” artwork designed by Cracking Art

The first Telegatto awarded to Vasco Rossi

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, the Mondadori Group’s flagship entertainment brand, has launched the new Telegatto, the stars’ favourite award, which, for the magazine’s 70th anniversary, evolves with a contemporary look as a green artwork.

With the new completely restyled and sustainable Telegatto, Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni is looking to the future, taking a new approach to celebrate the talent of artistes and enhance the prestige of an award that has become an integral part of the history of Italian entertainment.

The exclusives statuettes, in blue, yellow and fuchsia pink, were designed by Cracking Art, a well-known artistic movement that has created urban installations all over the world. Each piece is made of recycled materials and regenerated plastic, with a procedure that is unique in the world of art.

«We are delighted to present the new Telegatto to the readers of Sorrisi. Our famous statuette has been given a make-over, for a contemporary look in tune with the times. Its function has also changed: the criterion with which the Telegatto used to be assigned was based on a subdivision into categories and it was largely a competitive award. But the world has changed, as has the way entertainment is delivered with the arrival of social media, digital and streaming. At the same time the manner and timing of the presentation is changing: our new Telegatto will be presented on several different occasions during the year, as a recognition of the achievement of the recipient» says Aldo Vitali, editor of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni.

The Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni awards will be given to the stars of television, music, cinema, and sport, as well as to the most representative personalities in modern entertainment, who for Sorrisi have become reference models for audiences of all ages.

The star who opened the age of the new Telegatto is Vasco Rossi, presented with the Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni award by editor Aldo Vitali as a symbol of Italian music returning to a new season of concerts in Italian stadiums. An artist who is a bridge between different generations of fans.

Vasco Rossi is the cover on this week’s edition of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni with an exclusive interview. Sorrisi is also putting up tickets for the artist’s tour: simply register on the link All the videos on the award of the new Telegatto will be available on the social channels and on the website of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni.

Palazzo Mondadori, where the editorial staff of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni are based, was “invaded” by the new Telegatto for a day: the Cracking Art pieces were placed along the edge of the building created by Oscar Niemeyer for the launch of the initiative. 

The new Telegatto underscores the continuous innovation that has always been a distinguishing feature of the DNA of Sorrisi, a brand that continues to win new generations of readers and users, thanks to its special relationship with the stars of the entertainment industry.

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni is a multichannel system with an audience of 2.4 million readers (source: Audipress, 2021/III), 3.1 million users (source: Audiweb, January 2022) and more than 950,000 fans (source: Shareablee e Insight, March 2022). Its editorial offer comprises the magazine, Italy’s best-selling and most widely read weekly publication, the website, social media and events.

The creative project was developed and organised by the Hunbranded agency.

The magical year of TV Sorrisi e Canzoni gets underway with the Sanremo Festival

An exciting calendar of initiatives and special projects for the brand that has been bringing the best in music, cinema and entertainment into Italian homes for 70 years

2022 will be a magical year for TV Sorrisi e Canzoni, the Mondadori Group benchmark brand in music, cinema and television.

The weekly magazine edited by Aldo Vitali has reached its 70th anniversary and is preparing to mark the event with a packed calendar of initiatives and events, which, throughout the year, will bring an ever-growing public of 5.7 million readers and users and 950,000 fans into contact with the most popular names in entertainment, confirming the special relationship that Sorrisi has always enjoyed with the stars.

The brand will be the protagonist of a series of exclusive and prestigious events: from the Sanremo Festival to the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest as well as the 79th Venice Film Festival, with an abundance of meetings, interviews, original content and initiatives for its users and readers in the magazine, on the website and on social media, culminating with a huge party at the end of the year.

«I’ve never seen such a young seventy-year old! Sorrisi has reached an important milestone, but it is not taking time off to celebrate. It is already looking to the future, and as the content of all our channels shows, no brand is more attentive to contemporary life. Sorrisi has a tradition: to get there first. It was the first entertainment magazine, the first to publish TV program schedules and song lyrics, to put the spotlight on local TV channels and, recently, to devote important space to the world of streaming. A special year lies ahead, involving unprecedented numbers of our readers and fans and giving them the opportunity to enjoy uniquely exciting experiences,» said Aldo Vitali, editor-in-chief of TV Sorrisi e Canzoni.

IT ALL BEGINS AT SANREMO – The celebrations get off to a start at the Sanremo Festival: Sorrisi is taking its community into the heart of the 72nd edition of the year’s most eagerly awaited song contest with a non-stop social schedule on its Instagram and Facebook channels, which last year beat all the audience records.

The real-time reports over the five days in Sanremo will be hosted by Aldo Vitali. Every morning, the magazine’s editor will welcome the Sorrisi public to a special breakfast with an exclusive guest from the artistes competing in the festival: from Gianni Morandi and Ana Mena to Iva Zanicchi and Elisa, ending the week with Highsnob e Hu.

Space will also be devoted to make-up and beauty in the daily “Commenta il look” feature, with tips from Rajan Tolomei: the Make-Up Artist from Max Factor Italia, an exclusive partner of Sorrisi, and the editorial team will comment on all the competition outfits, and create a short make-up video every day so that the beauty looks trending on the stage of the Ariston theatre can be tried out at home.

Another must is the Diari degli artisti format, returning after last year’s success with the contribution of the stars at this year’s Festival, who will be telling the Instagram community about their day in the delightful town of Sanremo, from their morning call through to the moment when they step on stage, with all their emotions, good luck rituals, backstage activities. Ana Mena will take fans inside her life as a popstar, showing all her preparations for the evening, from her choice of outfit to her fitness routine; Sangiovanni will offer the community an original photo diary of his Sanremo week, accompanying his snapshots with suggestions, thoughts and reflections, while Noemi will front an original Posta del cuore with the best songs to listen to.

At the end of each packed afternoon of meetings, live streaming on social media and exclusive interviews, readers and users will be entertained by the not-to-be-missed Aperitivo con il direttore, starting at 7 p.m. with the special participation of Valeria Angione. The young actress and content creator from Naples, a hugely popular figure on the web, will join Aldo Vitali to comment on the progress of each evening’s competition in her unmistakeable ironic style.

THREE SPECIAL ISSUES – Italy’s best-selling and most widely read weekly magazine is bringing out three special issues, devoted to the best of the Italian music festival, with an extraordinary circulation of 1.5 million copies. The first of the three specials provided an exclusive preview of the lyrics of the songs in the competition, with a must-have cover photo showing all the singers together with the Festival’s presenter and artistic director, Amadeus.

The issue out today offers interviews with the co-presenters of the Festival, with a raft of original content and, once again, the lyrics of all the songs. Readers will also find instructions on how to take part in the great Sorrisi 70 competition, an annual competition launched by Sorrisi to thank the public for their loyalty and affection on its 70th anniversary. Three super prizes will be awarded: a Fiat Panda Hybrid, two Costa cruises for the entire family and a Polello jewellery set designed exclusively for Sorrisi (for info and the competition rules:

The third special issue, on news-stands on Tuesday 8 February, will provide a report on the whole week at Sanremo, with the best photos from the five evenings and the first cover photo of the winner, photographed exclusively for Sorrisi.

(source: Nielsen Media Impact Data fusion, May 2021)
(source: Shareablee e Insight, October 2021)


TV Sorrisi e Canzoni: record numbers for the initiatives dedicated to the Sanremo Festival

Record numbers for the TV Sorrisi e Canzoni dedicated to the Sanremo Festival.

With this unprecedented issue, the Mondadori Group brand – for the first time without the physical presence of the editorial team in Sanremo -–took an evolutionary path by creating a totally video and digital social media-based schedule. Non-stop coverage of the most anticipated television event of the year, thanks to which Sorrisi once again confirmed its position as the point of reference for fans of the Festival, beating all audience records.

“Despite the difficulties due to the exceptional circumstances in which the Festival was held this year, it has nevertheless been a huge success. But Sorrisi can rely on an excellent team able to face any obstacles. And it is not only the numbers that speak loudly, also the affection and friendship of all of the artists involved in our coverage. I would particularly like to underline that Maneskin, just minutes after their victory, called us to do an exclusive live slot on Instagram. Further demonstration of the strength and authoritativeness of our brand,” declared Aldo Vitali, editor of TV Sorrisi e Canzoni.
“We still haven’t taken it all in and we weren’t expecting it at all. It’s an incredible result. The country has changed and Sanremo has been an absolutely amazing, incredible experience,” the band told Sorrisi.

The new web site – launched just a few days ahead of the Festival with a new look, an optimised user experience and a layout entirely dedicated to the event – recorded extraordinary figures.
During the week of Sanremo 1.5 million unique users, +26% compared with last year, 5 million pageviews (+53% compared with 2020) and 2.3 million sessions (+30% on 2020), with a rich and exclusive offer: the lyrics to the songs, interviews with the artists in competition, behind the scenes coverage and content updated in real time, with the running order of each evening, audience figures and daily news from the first Festival without an audience in the history of the event.

There was also big success for “Sorrisi Live”, the format for social meetings with the artists launched in October which, during the Sanremo week, included a daily schedule of live interviews on the brand’s Facebook and Instagram profiles, with over 40 separate appointments.
Starting at 10 am with A colazione con il Direttore” (Breakfast with the Editor), bring together with Sorrisi some of the leading stars of this edition of the Festival such as Arisa, Fedez e Francesca Michielin, Francesco Renga, Malika Ayane and Noemi.
The interviews continued everyday on Facebook and Instagram until 7 pm with the big new feature of this year, the Aperitivo con Sorrisi during which, every day, the editorial team were joined, during five appointments from Tuesday to Saturday, by commentators and much-loved public figures such as Carlo Conti, Costantino della Gherardesca, Diana Del Bufalo, Enzo Miccio, Francesco Gabbani, Michelle Hunziker, Pio e Amedeo, The Jackal and the Trio Medusa,

On Instagram we also published the exclusive digital diaries of six very popular artists among millennials and Gen Z: Annalisa, Ermal Meta, the duo Fedez and Francesca Michielin, Gaia Gozzi, Lo Stato Sociale and Madame, that alternated each day and exclusively sent to Sorrisi a report on their day with all of the private moments ahead of their performance on the stage of the Ariston Theatre.

Live television coverage from the Ariston Theatre of the five evenings was featured in the social media profiles of Sorrisi with a continuous feed of curiosities, surveys, quizzes, and breaking news about what was happening onstage, in real time.

Thanks to the production of over 600 items of content, including videos, posts and stories, that linked the innovation of the formats and approaches with the traditional authoritativeness of the TV Sorrisi e Canzoni brand, the brand’s Facebook and Instagram channels also achieved record results, reaching a total of 12.7 million people, an increase of 21% on the previous year. 

Max Factor was the make-up partner of Sorrisi Live: and every morning, live on Facebook, the National make-up artist Rajan Tolomei commented with the beauty editor of Sorrisi on the looks of the previous evening and created exclusive tutorials on the magazine’s Instagram profile, inspired by the artists in competition and the iconic looks of the Sanremo Festival.

There was also great success for the three special issues of the magazine dedicate to the Festival, with an exceptional total print-run of almost 2 million copies.

After the first two issues, on newsstands on 23 February and 2 March, exclusively featuring the lyrics of the songs and the free addition of the Storie di Sanremo special, this week sees the publication of the third unmissable issue with the traditional cover featuring the winners, reports on all the details and news from behind the scenes across the entire five days of the Festival.

Coming soon to newsstands Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni Cucina

Coming soon to newsstands Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni Cucina

The new monthly from Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni in collaboration with GialloZafferano

On newsstands from today Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni Cucinaa new monthly supplement to Italy’s most widely read weekly, produced with the exclusive collaboration of the website of GialloZafferano, the food media brand that is a point of reference for Italians in the kitchen.

Every month Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni Cucina will offer readers 50 fast and east recipes, explained step-by-step, in the classic GialloZafferano style. Each issue will feature on the cover a TV personality, or a star from the world of music or the cinema, who will share with readers their own specialities in the kitchen. Plus, starters, main course, fish and eggs, tasty ideas with vegetables side dishes, as well as chocolate desserts, creams and fruit. And not forgetting advice on how to vary dishes with alternative ingredients and on easy storage.

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni Cucina brings together two worlds much loved by the public, entertainment and cooking, with the aim of giving our readers even more service content, thanks to the experience of GialloZafferano, while maintaining a central focus on quality content, new ideas within the reach of everyone and entertainment for the whole family,” explained Aldo Vitali, the editor of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni.

The first issue features the Neapolitan actor and director Vincenzo Salemme, with his recipe for spaghetti with tomatoes and basil. “A dish that only seems simple, but the requires the use of high quality, fresh ingredients,” says Salemme. Adding that, “Though I am not a chef, I kow how prepare food. And I like to eat well.” 

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni is the brand leader in the world of entertainment, with a total audience of over 5.1 million readers and users (Source: Nielsen Media Impact data fusion, May 2020) and more than 900,000 fan (Source: Shareablee, December 2020), thanks to a system that ranges from the magazine, to the web site, social media, and events such as Sorrisi Live, a programme of appointments with leading figures from the entertainment world live on social media every Wednesday, which, since the launch in October, has reached a total of almost  quasi 4 million users. Forthcoming guests include, the actor Serena Rossi on 13 January and the singers Emma and Alessandra Amoroso on 20 January.
The editorial offer of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni is completed by the supplements Storie di fede, which covers issues related to religion with exclusive stories; Oroscopo, a monthly overview of what is written in the stars, Enigmistica, with 100 games including crosswords, puzzles, sudoku and much more, and special collections of CDs, DVDs, books and gifts, with 2.7 million add-on products sold in 2020.

The launch of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni Cucina, on newsstands from today with a cover price of  €0.50 plus the weekly, will be supported by a  TV commercial, planned on Mediaset channels.

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni presents the concert “Sorrisi Live – Un sorriso per Natale”

Francesco Gabbani, Ermal Meta, Annalisa, Gigi D’Alessio, Samuel, Federica Carta, Edoardo Bennato, i Tiromancino, i Pinguini Tattici Nucleari and Diodato are the featured artists of this exclusive musical event

Tomorrow, from 7 pm on and the magazine’s Facebook and Instagram pages

Sorrisi liveUn Sorriso per Natale (A Christmas Smile) is the exclusive musical event that Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, the Mondadori Group brand that is a point of reference for the world of music and entertainment, is giving to its readers and users this Christmas.

The initiative, that will be broadcast on Wednesday 16 December from 7 pm on the website, as well as the magazine’s Facebook page and Instagram account, features some of Italy’s biggest and most popular stars.

A series of performances on the virtual Sorrisi Live stage by Francesco Gabbani, Ermal Meta, Annalisa, Gigi D’Alessio, Samuel, Federica Carta, Edoardo Bennato, i Tiromancino, i Pinguini Tattici Nucleari and Diodato. All of the artists will give the audience an acoustic version of song from their repertoire exclusively for Sorrisi along with special Christmas wishes for their fans.

The event will be presented by the editor of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni Aldo Vitali, together with Gabriele Corsi from the Trio Medusa.

“This is our Christmas gift to the readers of Sorrisi and for all the users who follow us on social media.” Declared the editor Aldo Vitali. “It will be an authentic concert with some of the biggest names in Italian music, all of whom are friends of Sorrisi and gladly accepted our invitation to take part and who I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart. For the reasons we all know, this will be a Christmas will not be normal, but we want to add a smile to make it a little less disappointing,” the editor concluded.

On the occasion of Sorrisi Live -Un Sorriso per Natale, Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni also wants to offer a moment of peace and enjoyment for children in hospital and their families. Which is why the magazine is supporting the Fondazione Dottor Sorriso which, for 25 years, has been promoting d Terapia del Sorriso (smile therapy) in Italy aimed at cheering up young patients and helping them to face their illnesses and hospital stays. “We have decided to support this particular Foundation in order to lighten children’s suffering Fondazione with a joke, a game and a song, all of which are aimed at bringing a smile to their faces in a difficult moment. Also, because smiling is good for the heart and we at Sorrisi know this very well,” explained Vitali. To underline the importance of the project, the editor and Gabriele Corsi will be wearing a red nose for the entire duration.

Sorrisi Live – Un Sorriso per Natale is a confirmation of the special relationship that has always linked Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni to the world of entertainment and unites it, without barriers, to a public of over 5.1 million people, including readers, users and fans, thanks to a system that ranges from Italy’s most widely read weekly magazine, to the website, social media and events.

This virtual concert is also part of the Sorrisi Live programme, a cycle of live events on Sorrisi social media featuring the most popular personalities from the world of television, music and cinema. Since October, every Wednesday, artists of the caliber of Francesco Gabbani, Max Pezzali, Francesca Michielin, Fedez, J-Ax, Luca Argentero, Federica Panicucci, Michelle Hunziker, Ambra Angiolini have participated in this rich calendar of exclusive interviews, reaching a total reach of 3.1 million users.

In order to follow, comment on and share Sorrisi Live – Un Sorriso per Natale please use the hashtags #SorrisiLive #unSorrisoPerNatale.



The launch of “Sorrisi Live”

Talks, musical performances, exclusive interviews with show business protagonists, live all year round on the social media profiles of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni

Guests on the first three shows: Francesco Gabbani, Ficarra e Picone, Luca Argentero

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, the brand leader in the world of entertainment, presents Sorrisi Live, a new social media appointment with show business protagonists, that will accompany users all year round with a rich programme of exclusive interviews, talk shows, musical performances and live videos, starting tomorrow.

Each week the editor Aldo Vitali and the staff of Sorrisi will host some of the most loved personalities from the world of TV, music and cinema, in a new friendly and welcoming space, in close association with the editorial team, live every Wednesday at 3 pm on Facebook and Instagram, and the Sorrisi Live section of

“With special guests, previews and lots of surprises, Sorrisi Live will be a unique window of interaction that will host artists and celebrities and engage readers and digital fans in a relaxed and amusing atmosphere thanks to the privileged relationships that has always existed between Sorrisi and the world of entertainment. And the Sorrisi magic continues all year round, from the magazine to social media and the big events where we are always on the front line,” explains Aldo Vitali, editor of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni.

Sorrisi Live launches tomorrow, Wednesday 30 September, with singer-songwriter Francesco Gabbani, wo has won a gold disc with his latest album Viceversa, continuing on Wednesday 7 October with Ficarra e Picone, the comic duo that presents Striscia la Notizia, and Wednesday 14 October with the actor Luca Argentero, who will talk about himself just a few days before the launch of the new series of  DOC – Nelle tue mani. For an up-to-date programme, go to

Following the success of #ACasaConSorrisi, the new Sorrisi Live format will enhance the social media offer of the Mondadori Group brand that is a point of reference for fans of TV and entertainment: Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni is Italy’s top selling and most widely read weekly which, with is crossmedia touchpoints reaches a total audience of  5.1 million users (Source: Nielsen Media Impact data fusion, March 2020).

The launch of Sorrisi Live will be accompanied by two special newsstand initiatives: on 9 October Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni presents Viceversa, the album di Francesco Gabbani featuring the track of the same name that triumphed at the 2020 Sanremo Festival, the summer hit Il sudore ci appiccica, Einstein and other great songs. To coincide with the new episodes of DOC – Nelle tue mani, inoltre, Sorrisi will bring to newsstands the first season of the series on 8 DVDs as a supplement to the weekly from 23 October.

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni confirms its role as the magazine most able to engage and unite readers and fans to artists and celebrities

At a time when television is once again the main source of entertainment for Italian families, as they remain together for long periods during the day, Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni is confirming its role as a point of reference for all lovers of the world of television and show business.

Italy in lockdown has seen a record rise in increasingly younger viewers, tuning in also at previously unimaginable times of the day. There is a boom in generalist TV, but there is also an increase in TV consumption in streaming and updates online, all with social networks as a powerful sharing tool.

In this scenario Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni is seeing record-level growth in its online audience and expanding its offer, confirming its role as a brand uniquely able to maintain a privileged relationship with the personalities from the world of show business and its ability to create opportunities for interaction for its readers and digital fans.

“I am delighted with the results that Sorrisi, thanks to the efforts of the entire staff and digital team, is achieving,” declared Aldo Vitali, the magazine’s editor. “The current situation of social distancing has helped to make us even more dynamic, with an even greater determination to be close to our readers, users and the artistes of the world of television and show business. A renewed demonstration of the strength of our DNA; that of an authoritative brand continuously up to speed with the interests of its readers thanks to exclusive proposals available across a range of channels, from the print magazine to social networks”, Vitali concluded.

A number of initiatives have been developed by the Mondadori Group brand, starting from those on social networks:

#AcasaconSorrisi: two daily appointments on Instagram and Facebook in which the editor, Aldo Vitali, offers a brief guide to the day’s schedules, but above all brings the protagonists of the current issue into the homes of Italians with a live show on Instagram, every day at 4 pm, uncovering the more human and authentic side of celebrities. Guests of the Levante format have included, Francesco Gabbani, Francesca Michielin and J-Ax appearing exclusively for Sorrisi as well as Elettra Lamborghini, Carlo Conti, Vanessa Incontrada, and Stefano De Martino, Benedetta Parodi, Luca Argentero, Nicola Savino and a rich and continuously evolving schedule. These live celebrity slots have each generated up to 100,000 views.

But there are also ne features on the web and in the magazine: from 21 April, with Guida allo Streaming TVSorrisi will create every month a special insert for the magazine entirely dedicated to the TV offer in streaming. The insert will focus on what’s new from the major players: cinema, TV series, original content, documentaries, animated films. And to mark the occasion, the web site, will introduce a new section dedicated to the offer in streaming.

In may it will be the turn of Guida ai Filma special issue dedicated to film fans, a compass to find your way through the increasingly rich offer on all platforms, both free and paid, rental and paid digital downloads, from new releases to the most watched titles, with a vast range of information and suggestions from the editorial team.

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni is a brand that can remain close to its users at all times and across all available channels: something that is confirmed by the results in terms of audience. In the last week of March, the web site recorded a 70% rise in the daily number of unique users compared to an average day in January and February (Source: Audiweb Daily).

And also, an integral part of the Entertainment offer, saw an increase of 56% compared with last year.

There were also excellent result on social networks where, in the month of March, Sorrisi content reached over 7.5 million people.

Record-breaking Sanremo 2020 for Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni

Reinforced leadership on newsstands and the web, boom on social networks

A record-breaking Sanremo Festival for Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni. The Mondadori Groiup brand, Italy’s biggest-selling weekly, with a circulation of  474,459 copies (Source: ADS, December 2019), confirms its leadership in the entertainment world thanks to the enormous success of the dedicated initiatives and content organised during the annual Sanremo event.

Starting from 2 February with an exclusive party organised together with Grazia and United Music, and with the participation of the presenters Amadeus and Fiorello and all of the artists in competition, the week of the 70th edition of the Festival for Sorrisi  concluded with excellent performances: on newsstands, with a print run of over 1.7 million copies for the 3 issue linked to the Festival, on the web site and with an authentic boom for the brand on social networks, thanks to more than 600 pieces of original content on all web and social platforms, including 70 videos and 200 live stories., with the traditional preview of the songs, the order of appearance of the artists, the ratings and detailed reports of each evening, complete with the best photographs, between 2 and 9 February recorded 2.4 million sessions, an absolute traffic record for the site during the Sanremo week (Source: Google Analytics).

Over the whole week, the Instagram and Facebook accounts of Sorrisi were authentic second-screens for viewers, reaching 10.5 million people, more than doubled on Facebook, with 6.3 million people reached, and 4.2 million on Instagram, a significant increase on the figure of 300,000 recorded in 2019. Total interactions on the two platforms, including likes, comments and shares came to 400,000 (+122% compared with 2019), and with more than 2 million video views. 

There were also many new tools on offer to follow the Festival: cards with the lyrics to the songs and real time quotes from the protagonists onstage, live stories from the press room, the table recording the votes or the songs, animated GIFs, i surveys and the most memorable moments from 70 years of the Italian popular song. The final post declaring the winner reached over 1 million people (Source: Fanpagekarma).

Also this year Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni covered the whole Festival with its own editorial team there on the Ligurian coast, with a specially prepared photographic studio and tow lounges set up for video shoots and live social events, multiplying the digital production for the entire duration of the Festival.

In the mornings, an appointment with the editor Aldo Vitali together with one of the singers in competition, broadcast live on social media, was a key moment in getting the day going after the night before on the stage of the Ariston Theatre: a breakfast during which Elodie, Francesco Gabbani, Elettra Lamborghini, Piero Pelù, and Alberto Urso, could share comments and immediate reactions about the competition.

All of the artists and guests of the Festival came to the Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni editorial office for an interview or photo shoot, to talk about their plans, like Marco Sentieri, one of the singers from Nuove Proposte and an endorser of the national anti-bullying day, or for a surprise birthday party, like the one organised for the 28th birthday of Riki. There were also greetings from some of the great icons of Italian pop music such as the Ricchi e Poveri recently back together, and Gianna Nannini. And finally, a visit from the winners after the final, Diodato, Francesco Gabbani and the Pinguini Tattici Nucleari, for a big celebration and the traditional cover shot for this week’s edition of the magazine: an encounter that was transformed into a party  in which the top three placed artists improvised an exclusive concert for Sorrisi.

During the Sanremo week Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni was accompanied by: Tescoma, sponsor of the editorial lounge, Unieuro, with the book project #cuoriconnessi and diDesign for the lounge furniture.


Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, Grazia and United Music organised an exclusive party to mark the start of the Sanremo week with all artists from the festival

Special guest: LP

Great success for Evviva Sanremo: the exclusive party organised by Tv Sorrisi e CanzoniGrazia and United Music, for the opening of the 70th edition of the Italian Song Festival together with the protagonists of the event.

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, the leading weekly in the world of entertainment and historic point of reference for the Festival, Grazia, the fashion magazine that interprets Italian fashion and style, together with United Music, the digital audio project of  RadioMediaset, organised a special event that brought together the worlds that rotate around the three brands.

Music, glamour and an exceptional showcase animated an evening that was held at the Hotel Royal, where on Sunday 2 February over 300 guests gathered and were welcomed by Aldo Vitali, editor of Tv Sorrisi e CanzoniSilvia Grilli, editor of GraziaPaolo Salvaderi, chief executive of RadioMediaset and Rosanna Mani, head of show-business relations for Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni.

Also taking part were the artistic director and presenter Amadeus along with Fiorello, a fixed guest over the five evenings of the Festival and all of the artists in competition at Sanremo. Also present were Diletta Leotta and Emma D’Aquino, who will assist Amadeus on the stage of the Ariston Theatre.

They were joined by a number of personalities from the world of entertainment, cinema and fashion, including Francesca Cavallin, Federica Fontana and Eleonora Pedron.

Special guest, was  the Italo-American singer-songwriter LP, the star of a live performance who excited the guests with her unique voice and the rhythms of her hits, including Girls go wild, the most played track on radio in 2019.

The main sponsors of Evviva Sanremo: Lancia Ypsilon Monogram, Pianegonda Jewelry, Puig Italia with Good Girl di Carolina Herrera, Tescoma.