ProSiebenSat.1-Discovery JV makes key management appointments

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery’s German joint-venture 7TV’s CEO Alexander Vassilev has strengthened his management team by naming Katja Hofem as co-managing director for content, marketing and partner management and Jochen Cassel as co-managing director responsible for finance, legal and HR. The JV has also named Contanze Gilles as SVP of distribution and partnerships. Hofem will be […]

ProSiebenSat.1 seeking ‘total reach’ with new digital strategy

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 is focusing on achieving “a total reach with one video currency” spanning linear and digital platforms, with its extension of the 7TV joint venture with Discovery a “critical pillar” of this, according to CEO Max Conze. The extension of the partnership to include SVOD service Maxdome and Eurosport Player will start […]

OTT TV service 7TV adds first external channels

7TV, the German streaming TV offering co-owned by ProSiebenSat.1 Group and Discovery, has added the first external channels to the service. 7TV users will now have access to video content from Constantin Media-owned sports network Sport1 and Axel Springer-owned WeltN24’s Welt and N24 Doku channels. The agreements include both live-streaming and catch-up content. Separately, 7TV, […]

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery hire Google exec to lead 7TV

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Communications have named Google executive, Alexandar Vassilev, as CEO of their recently launched German streaming service 7TV. Vassilev starts with immediate effect and joins from Google in the US where he has worked for the past 10 years, most recently as product manager for Google Search. Vassilev will report to the 7TV […]

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery partner on German streaming service

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Communications have launched an ad-supported entertainment streaming service in Germany. The joint venture offering is available on the existing ProSiebenSat.1 7TV digital platform and app and brings together nine of the most popular terrestrial TV channels in Germany. ProSieben and Discovery said that a broad range of original and premium TV shows […]

UK leads for video app downloads

Netflix was the more downloaded video app in the UK in the third quarter of last year, followed by BBC iPlayer and YouTube, according to a report on video apps in the UK, France and Germany by App Annie. However, the Sky Sports mobile TV app delivered the highest app revenue for video apps, followed […]

ProSiebenSat.1 to launch streaming app

German broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1 is set to launch a new app, called 7TV, that will air offer all ProSiebenSat.1 TV stations as a live stream and numerous TV shows on demand.  Announcing the “comprehensive” service along with its first quarter results, ProSiebenSat.1 said that 7TV will launch in June and that it had already signed […]