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Germany’s Videociety to take over Maxdome brand

Germany’s Splendid Medien-owned Videociety has struck an agreement with ProSiebenSat.1-Discovery joint venture streaming outfit Joyn to take over the former ProSiebenSat.1-owned Maxdome video-on-demand brand, effective October 1. The Splendid Group outfit, which operates a direct-to-consumer offering as well as supplying video platform services to third party providers including Freenet, said it intends to tap the […]

RTL to rebrand TV Now as RTL+, plans international rollout in ’22

RTL Group had over three million paying streaming subscribers at the half-year point, a highlight in a very strong set of results for the pan-European media outfit, which is to rebrand its TV Now OTT service as RTL+ ahead of an international rollout. RTL’s top line jumped by 13.7% to €3 billion and EBITA increased […]

Pay TV providers respond to Coronavirus with new offers

Pay TV providers are continuing to respond to the Coronavirus crisis and the confinement at home of large swathes of the world’s population by launching a range of free windows and other initiatives. In Russia, pay TV operator NTV+ has de-encrypted its TV channels, movies and shows on satellite and OTT platforms throughout the country […]

Joyn launches premium offering at €6.99 a month

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery streaming joint venture Joyn has unveiled its premium offering, Joyn Plus+, which will be available to viewers for a subscription of €6.99 a month. Joyn Plus+ is kicking off with a promotional offer for viewers who sign up before the end of the year of one month free and a charge of […]

ProSiebenSat.1’s Conze hails ‘unique business model’, highlights Joyn premium launch plan

ProSiebenSat.1’s “unique business model”, combining entertainment with e-commerce and digital advertising, will see it through a tough period, while the German broadcaster is seeing “very strong interest” in its Red Arrow production unit, according to CEO Max Conze. Speaking to analysts after the company posted a sharp drop in core advertising revenues offset by solid […]

Discovery sees success with regional strategy ahead of busy 2020

Discovery has seen a positive quarter ahead of the launch of a range of streaming ventures in 2020.  The company reported a total revenue increase of 3% for the quarter, with revenue reaching US$2.68 billion and net income of US$262 million. This is compared to a total revenue of US$2.59 billion and net income of […]

Red Arrow Studios, e-commerce and advanced advertising save the day for ProSiebenSat.1

Red Arrow Studios, the production outfit that ProSiebenSat.1 is mulling the possible sale of, helped push the German media group into positive territory in the third quarter, along with its advanced advertising business and e-commerce arm. While ProSiebenSat.1’s core advertising revenues fell by 6% during the quarter, overall revenues were up 4% to €926 million […]

Joyn commissions first original series

Joyn, the German streaming JV between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery,which launched in June, has announced its first original drama series commission. Dignityis an eight-part political thriller, jointly commissioned by Joyn in Germany and MEGA in Chile. The series is produced by Story House Productions in Germany and Chilean film and TV producer Invercine & Wood, in […]

Joyn partners aim for winter premium launch and international expansion

Joyn, the German streaming joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery, will likely add its premium SVOD tier to the existing free offering over the winter with over 10 original shows, a “vast library” and next year’s Olympic Games, with plans for international expansion next year, according to ProSiebenSat.1 chief executive Max Conze. Speaking on ProSiebenSat.1’s […]

ProSiebenSat.1 profits take a hit, but Joyn reports 3.8m users

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1’s profits took a hit in the second quarter as the company invests in what it describes as “future-fit entertainment businesses” including Discovery JV Joyn, which recorded over 3.8 million active users and 2.4 million installed apps at the end of the period. ProSiebenSat.1’s CEO Max Conze conceded that the company faced “a […]