Constantin Media

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, […]

Constantin Media sees second quarter sales boost

Germany’s Constantin Medien, which operates the Sport1 free TV channel, has boosted its second quarter sales by 14.9% year-on-year. The firm’s revenue for Q2 2014 were €110.3 million. compared to the €96 million posted in the same period the year before. Furthermore, the company swung into profit before tax, posting earnings of €7.1 million. This […]

Constantin seeks slice of Bundesliga rights

Constantin Media chairman Dieter Hahn wants to take part in the next round of bidding for German Bundesliga premium football rights for Constantin’s Sport 1 Plus pay TV channel. Hahn told the Handesblatt newspaper that he wanted to secure a package for Sport 1 Plus that could be retailed for less than €10. He said […]

Constantin calls off Sky Deutschland talks

German TV business Constantin Media has called an end to talks with pay TV operator Sky Deutschland, which wanted to buy its production business Plazamedia and its stake in the Sport1 channel and associated sports marketing business. The proposed deal was announced in December and would have seen Sky Deutschland acquire 100% ownership of Plazamedia […]

F1 legal row brewing

Germany’s Constantin Media has lodged a legal complaint against Formula 1 bosses, according to UK press reports. The German company is understood to have filed a lawsuit in a London court, alleging that various Formula 1 managers undervalued the auto-racing event when selling it to CVC Capital. The private equity company paid US$1.7 billion (€1.2 […]