Joyn joins Deutsche Telekom’s MagentaTV in Germany

ProSiebenSat.1’s streaming service, Joyn, has launched on Deutsche Telekom’s MagentaTV in Germany.  Joyn content will be available to Deutsche Telekom’s customers with MagentaTV One and the MagentaTV Stick for no extra cost. The Joyn app is directly pre-installed for new customers, while existing customers can gain access to the platform in the app suggestions by […]

ProSiebenSat.1 looks to Joyn growth as ad sales hit by economic downturn

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 now expects full-year earnings to be at the lower end of the range forecast at the beginning of the year because of a slower than expected economic recovery in Germany, despite a boost in advertising sales from its Joyn streaming service. Advertising revenues declined by about 5% in the third quarter, with overall […]

ProSiebenSat.1 outlines strategy to combat advertising decline

ProSiebenSat.1 is to invest upwards of €1bn ($1.05m) in programming next year that can work on both its linear networks and streamer Joyn, as the company fights the “unprecedented decline” of the local advertising market. Germany’s ad market has slumped around 10% in consecutive years, prompting an overhaul that saw it cut a swathe of jobs […]

Germany’s Joyn enters FAST market with 24/7 offering

ProSiebenSat.1-owned streaming platform Joyn has expanded its content offering with the launch of 16 new FAST channels across a range of genres. The new channels include one based around the long-standing SAT.1 series K11 and others featuring true crime and action movie content. Several of the channels are based around supernatural series from the international […]

ProSiebenSat.1 buys Warner Bros. Discovery out of Joyn for €1

ProSiebenSat.1 has assumed full control of streaming service Joyn after buying out the 50% stake held by Warner Bros. Discovery for €1. Joyn was launched in May 2019 as a 50:50 joint-venture with Discovery. It launched as a free streamer, before adding a premium tier later that year. With WBD looking to cut billions from […]

ProSiebenSat.1 highlights ad-focused streaming strategy, rejects RTL merger idea

ProSiebenSat.1 believes that an advertising-focused offering with a slim premium layer is the best way to maximise returns from streaming in an environment where subscription growth is levelling off. Speaking to analysts after the group posted its year-end results, CEO Rainer Beaujean said that the company’s streaming offering, Joyn, was “the cornerstone of our digital […]

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 […]