Pro7Sat1 extends partnership with German touring car series DTM

German media group ProSiebenSat1 has secure domestic broadcast rights to the popular touring car series DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters). Described as a long-term partnership, the renewal deal gives Pro7Sat1 rights across both linear channels and digital platforms. The deal was agreed by Pro7Sat1’s sport business division Seven. One Sports and rights holder ADAC (the German […]

Mediaset facing ‘uncertain’ 2020 amid coronavirus outbreak

Italian broadcaster Mediaset is preparing for an “uncertain” 2020 amid Italy’s coronavirus outbreak, while also considering its stake in ProSiebenSat.1. Announcing its annual report, a statement from the broadcaster said that its visibility has diminished significantly in recent weeks due to the Covid-19 emergency” and that “it is not currently possible to make reliable forecasts […]

ProSieben buys into online dating

German broadcast giant ProSieben has taken control of online dating business Parship Elite and will add it to its portfolio of digital businesses. ProSieben bought Parship, which operates the Parship and ElitePartner brands, from its private equity owners for €100 million. The company has been aggressively reorganising and expanding its digital business and has set […]

Tele Columbus runs Easter HD promotion with ProSiebenSat.1

German cable operator Tele Columbus is making four ProSiebenSat.1 HD channels available to watch for free over the Easter period.  For the four days from Good Friday to Easter Monday, all Tele Columbus customers will be able to receive ProSieben, Sat.1 HD, Kabel eins HD and Sixx HD.

Magine completes German clean sweep with ProSieben channels

The ProSiebenSat.1 bouquet of channels will be added to the Magine service in Germany after the OTT service struck a deal with the German free-to-air broadcast group. The deal means that from march Magine will carry the SAT.1, ProSieben, Kabel Eins, Sixx, Sat.1 Gold and ProSieben Maxx channels. Magine has launched a trial version of […]

ProSiebenSat.1 boosted by channel and digital gains

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Group reported strong second quarter earnings, buoyed by gains in it channels and digital businesses.  The firm said that in the Broadcasting German-speaking segment, which includes free TV stations and its basic pay TV and HD distribution business, external revenues rose in the second quarter by 2.4 % to €486.7 million. ProSiebenSat.1 […]

Telenet to drop ProSiebenSat.1 channels

Belgian cable operator Telenet is set to drop ProSiebenSat.1’s channels from its basic channel tier after failing to agree new terms with the German media firm.  Telenet said that as of April 16 it will cease to distribute the digital TV signals of ProSiebenSat.1’s channels, claiming the firm had asked for an “unreasonable increase in their […]

ProSieben Fun added to Unitymedia

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has struck a distribution deal with cable operator Unitymedia for its new comedy channel ProSieben Fun. The move will see the channel, which will air local and international comedy series, launch in both standard and high definition on the country’s second largest cable platform. This follows a deal with Deutsche Telekom-owned […]

ProSiebenSat.1 strikes deal with WB

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has struck an output deal with Hollywood studio Warner Bros, snapping rights away from rival RTL. ProSiebenSat.1 signed a multi-year arrangement with Warner Bros International Television Distribution, a deal that was previously struck with Bertelsmann-owned RTL. The deal will give the broadcaster access to Warner Bros’s forthcoming slate of US television […]