WHO WE ARE

DIAS Group is a complete media group with a large cumulative volume of publications, radio, internet, and television media, which are the core of the triptych of information, entertainment, and education.

It is the unique comprehensive one stop media shop in Cyprus, offering advertisers multiple opportunities to achieve the best result in their company’s financial framework.

It is estimated that we communicate with more than 400,000 individuals. 

Mission

DIAS Group’s mission is to remain the top group in information and entertainment by being first in all categories its media are part of.

It has attained this role by creating and reporting high-quality content, which it channels through its tasteful and modern systems, with the goal of continuing to be the number one choice of advertisers. 

History

Dias Group started its operation on the 3rd February 1976 with the first publication of its daily morning newspaper “Simerini”. Today’s Chairman of the Board of Directors Mr Costas N. Hadjicostis came up with the idea.  

In June 1979, it was renamed to “Dias United Publishing Co Ltd”. On May 17, 1986, the company published the magazine “To Periodiko” with topics related to news and lifestyle.  It was published weekly as an independent magazine and later on as a package with the Sunday issue of “Simerini” until January 2013.

On January 28, 1989, the afternoon paper “Deilini” was published.

In 1988, the construction of Dias Group Court began and in 1990 -when it was completed- all of its executive, financial, editorial and technical services were housed there.

On September 3, 1990, the Group launched the first private and independent radio station of Cyprus, “Radio Proto”. Radio Proto won the audience in a short time whilst contributing to the consolidation and establishment of independent private radio, as well as the liberation of electronic mass media in Cyprus.

Throughout its course, Dias Group has published and circulated famous magazine titles that have been loved by the reading audience in Cyprus. Today, it publishes and circulates three international titles. The monthly magazines “MADAME FIGARO”, the top women’s magazine in Cyprus, “TIME OUT” and the weekly magazine “OK”. In 2016 the financial magazine “CAPITAL TODAY” was also published.

On December 9, 2002, Galaxias Productions LTD was founded, with the purpose of developing activities that deal with the entertainment industry and events. The company ceased operations in 2010.

 “SUPER FM” became part of DIAS GROUP as a partner company. It has been operating since March of 1998 and has been established as the most popular music, youth station in Cyprus.

Sigmalive was created in November 2007, when Andy Hadjicostis the CO of the Group wanted to make his own revolution in the local cyber-world, seeking to turn users into committed readers by offering something local, modern, different and technologically advanced.

“SIGMA” television station is part of DIAS Group as a cooperating media partner, for the production and presentation of news, like Sigmalive.com, Radio Proto and Simerini newspaper.

The television channel SIGMA was first broadcasted on April 3, 1995. It broadcasts Cypriot, Greek and foreign series, news programmes, informative and sports programmes, as well as entertainment programmes. The channel has achieved many great successes and its audience in Cyprus loves it for its local series and programmes productions.

Andy Hadjicostis at a glance

A man is just strike of lightning, and if you saw it, you saw it

Andy was born in Nicosia in 1968. He studied Economics and Political Sciences at the University of Southampton in the UK where he graduated with “Distinction”. He spoke English, French and German. He worked as a Financial Analyst at the Secretariat-General of the European Commission in Brussels (1992-1993). In addition, he was a Project Manager at the consulting company Kienbaum Consultants International Kienbaum, in Dusseldorf Germany (1992-1993) and the Marketing Director of Dias Publishing house and SIGMA TV (1994-1997). Furthermore, he was one of the founding and executive members of IMH Creative Solutions Consulting (1996-2010) and the Director of Development of new businesses (1997-1999). He took over as Director of Dias Group from 1992-2002 and then as CEO of SIGMA TV and Dias Publishing. Additionally he participated in Boards of public companies in Cyprus as well as abroad and was a member of the European Publishers Association and Administrative Counsellor and Ambassador of the International Emmy Awards.

Andy Hadjicostis was murdered on January 11, 2010 outside his house in Engomi, Nicosia. News of his death shocked not only Cyprus but the world abroad too. He was a pioneer with a dream, loved by all.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

  • Chrysanthos Tsouroullis
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Maria Kyriacou
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Zenon Zintilis
    Super FM Director
  • Zacharias Philippides
    Radio Proto Director
  • Marilena Ierodiakonou
    Magazines and Lifestyle Portals Director
  • Christos Danezis
    Sigmalive Director
  • Petra Argyrou
    Simerini Director
  • Antonis Karatzias
    Innovation and Development Director
  • Erotokritos Erotokritou
    Marketing Director
  • Georgia Toutouzian
    Commercial Department Director
  • Stella Ioannidou
    HR Director
  • Xanthi Marcou
    IT Director
  • Sophie Zachariadou
    Operations Manager Creative Division
  • Eliza Vlachou
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Iosif Iosif
    Deputy Chief Financial Officer
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