The Vision Group incorporated as New Vision Printing & Publishing Company Limited (NVPPCL) started business in March 1986 and is a multimedia business housing newspaper, magazines, internet publishing, television, radio broadcasting, commercial printing, advertising and distribution services.
New Vision Printing and Publishing Company is registered as a public limited liability company engaged in Multi Media business with its registered office at Plot 19/21 First Street Industrial Area.
It was listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange in November 2004. 51,000,000 ordinary shares were issued of a value of 19.66 per share giving an aggregate nominal capital of Ushs 1,002,660,000.
In 2008, the Company undertook a rights issue which increased the Company’s ordinary shares to 76,500,000 shares of Ushs 19.66 each and a share capital of Ushs. 1,503,990,000.
The majority shareholders are the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development with a collective holding of 53.3%. The public holds the remaining 46.7%.
The Company’s Board is constituted of 10 members, 9 of whom are Non Executive Directors.
In 2011, the Company opened a sales office in Nairobi to tap into the growing advertising business.
The Company currently trades under the names Vision Group.
"To be a market-focused, performance-driven organisation, managed on global standards of operational and financial efficiency"
"A globally respected African media powerhouse that advances society"
The Vision Group dominates the newspaper market in Uganda with five publications.
THE NEW VISION is the leading English daily newspaper with several editions from Monday to Friday
The newspaper has various sections making up the whole paper, with a strong emphasis on enhanced reader value. The added value features include: - Education, Jobs, Tenders, Her Vision, Health & Beauty, Farming, Children, Business Vision and Entertainment. The New Vision newspaper supports Education in Uganda and publishes advanced career/study guides and conducts direct school education through the “Newspapers in Education” program.
SATURDAY VISION is an English weekend entertainment newspaper aimed at leisure, entertainment & relaxation for all ages. It offers a variety news features, sports, commentary and entertainment.
THE SUNDAY VISION comes with a free magazine “Discovery“ and offers a veriety of background news features, sports, commentary and entertainment.
BUKEDDE is the only daily paper published in Luganda. It is the fastest growing newspaper in Uganda and is an integral part of the average working Ugandan’s day. It has a variety of features which include farming, relationship advice, leisure, traditional remedies, shocking eye openers, Women and health, entertainment, art, people, what’s on and sports
REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS Regional newspapers are published weekly and focus on the everyday life and human interest side of the communities in Western, Northern and Eastern Uganda. The Vision Group is the only publishing house in Uganda producing local language newspapers for the different areas in Uganda.
ORUMURI is published in Runyakore/Rukiga weekly every Monday. The main circulation area is the western part of Uganda, from Masaka to Kabale, including Toro, Kasese, Bunyoro. Orumuri offers a variety to its readers which includes local and international news, gossip, relationship education, politics, community news and gossip, wedding pictorial, business, herbal remedies, farming, weekly news round up and sports.
RUPINY is published in Luo weekly every Wednesday. The northern part of Uganda, Gulu and Lira are Rupiny’s main circulation area. Rupiny has a variety of features such as local and international news, politics, relationship advice, sports, community news & gossip, business, leisure, crazy crazy country, pictorials and readers’ letters & opinions. ETOP is published in Ateso weekly every Thursday. The main circulation area covers North Eastern Uganda, Soroti, Katakwa and Kumi. Etop gives its readers value for money with a variety of features that include regional and international news, relationship advice, sports, community news and gossip, business, pictorial and readers’ letters & opinions.
Our magazines deliver niche audiences which is an attractive vehicle to reach more people.
CITY BEAT is an entertainment magazine published in Uganda aimed at an urban audience between the ages of 19 and 34.
BRIDE & GROOM is the perfect wedding planners tool, covering all items from budgeting, through to fashion and the wedding ceremony.
FLAIR for her is designed for the working woman, covering all aspects of professional life, health and fitness, work-life balance, parenting and fashion.
DIGITAL WEBSITES PUBLISHING
www.newvision.co.ug - carries digital versions of all the above products. It is the leading website in East Africa with approximately 35,000 hits daily.
www.jobs.co.ug – Comprehensive jobs site offering listing jobs and candidates VISION MOBILE With a dedicated SMS platform, 8338 is available for Bulk SMS, SMS polls, content aggregation and other customized offerings.
Vision Group has five radio stations and three free to air television channels:-
94.8 XFM Is an English urban entertainment station that covers much of Kampala.
BUKEDDE FM 100.5FM Bukedde FM broadcasts in Luganda offering its listeners a blend of entertainment and information. The radio station shares a close & beneficial relationship with the readership of the Bukedde newspaper.
RADIO WEST 100.2FM Radio West is western Uganda’s dominant Radio Station offering regional news, music & entertainment. It is also available on the following frequencies in the respective areas:- 94.3 FM Kabale, 106.6 FM Masaka, 95.2 FM Kampala, 91.0FM Fort Portal.
RADIO RUPINY 95.7 FM Radio Rupiny is the new radio station, based in Gulu for the people of the northern part of Uganda, stretching from Lira, round to Kitgum and Gulu. Broadcasting in a mixture of Acholi and Luo with a mixture of politics, news, infotainment, local and international music. It is the radio of choice for the people of the north.
ETOP RADIO 99.4 FM Based in Soroti, Etop broadcasts in Ateso for Eastern Uganda from Tororo, Mbale and Soroti. The radio offers a mixture similar to it’s sister station in the North, with a combination of politics, news, infotainment and music.
BUKEDDE TV Uganda’s only Luganda TV station, Bukedde TV is the leading station in the Central region. Reaching a 100 KM radius from the centre of Kampala, the station talks to people from Luwero to Jinja, Masaka to Entebbe and includes the Ssese Islands. The station enjoys a strong symbiotic relationship with Bukedde newspaper and Bukedde FM.
TV WEST Is stationed in Mbarara in Western Uganda and is the leading regional station. It also has a strong relationship with Radio West and broadcasts to Bushenyi, Kasese, Isingiro, Ibanda, Kabale and Lyantonde.
URBAN TV Urban is set to be Kampala’s leading English TV station targeting 15-35 year olds living and working in Kampala. Urban is primarily an entertainment station but also offers news and current affairs programs. By complementing XFM, New Vision and City Beat, Urban ensures that Vision Group’s coverage of issues that affect the youth are adequately addressed.
VISION PRINTING is Vision Group’s commercial printing division and is undoughtedly Uganda’s best value printer. We print anything on paper at the most competitive price in Uganda. Some of the products we print include; books, annual reports, spiral bound dairies, calendars (desk, wall, shipping & piano), folders, printed stationery, labels, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, marketing & promotional materials like brochures, flyers, leaflets, posters, wobblers among others in quantities from 1 piece to millions.
- Speedy delivery
- Competitive prices
- Guaranteed Quality
- After-sales service
We partner with advertisers in order to offer them the best oppotunities to reach their target market. We offer a unique combination of print design, radio and television advert production and other customized communication packages.
Advertising services included:-
- Display & Classifed adverts
- Theme supplements - motor mart, food guide, property and shopping
- Special reviews
- Job adverts
- Website adverts
- Radio adverts
- Television adverts