ProSiebenSat.1 Group

ProSiebenSat.1 sells majority stake in venture assets to Lexington Partners

German broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1’s investment unit ProSiebenSat.1 Ventures has sold what it says is ‘a large part’ of its media-for-equity portfolio of assets to private equity outfit Lexington Partners for a double-digit million euro sum. Up to 16 minority participations of SevenVentures and other Group companies will be transferred to the new Crosslantic Capital fund. […]

Digital boost for ProSiebenSat.1

Digital activities – notably online video and digital ventures and commerce including online dating and lifestyle e-commerce – contributed to solid growth for German media group ProSiebenSat.1 in the first quarter. The success of ProSieben’s online video activities was partly offset by a decline in adjacent activities including the deconsolidation of its games business, leading […]

ProSiebenSat.1 acquires Austria’s ATV

ProSiebenSat.1 has agreed to buy Austrian TV station, ATV, from its parent company Tele München Fernsen. ProSieben said that the takeover will strengthen the footing of its Austrian subsidiary ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4 and that contracts were signed this week. It added that ATV and PULS 4 would “reciprocally benefit” from the deal and the planned integration […]

ProSiebenSat.1 signs broad content deal with Vodafone

ProSiebenSat.1 Media has signed a long-term agreement with Vodafone for the distribution of its free, paid, HD, and video-on-demand content. From the end of this month, Vodafone customers will be able to access ProSiebenSat.1-owned on-demand service, Maxdome, via Vodafone’s new GigaTV entertainment platform. For the first time, Vodafone viewers with a cable TV or IPTV […]

ProSiebenSAT.1 gets finance chief

ProSiebenSAT.1 has appointed a new CFO, the latest in a series of management changes at the German broadcaster and media group. Jan Kemper will become CFO and a member of the executive board, filling the role being vacated by Gunnar Wiedenfels who was recently appointed CFO at Discovery, in turn replacing Andrew Warren. Wedenfels exits […]

ProSiebenSat.1 tech SVP moves to Dentsu Aegis Network

Former ITV executive Paul Dale has left his post as senior vice president, technology for e-Entertainment at ProSiebenSat.1 Group to join Dentsu Aegis Network. Dale has joined as global group chief technology officer at the UK-headquartered, multinational media and digital marketing communications company, taking up his post earlier this month. Commenting on the move, a […]

ProSiebenSat.1 Group boosted by TV ad gains

ProSiebenSat.1 Group extended its lead over the German TV advertising market in the second quarter, increasing its overall market share to 44.9% according to its latest earnings report.  The German broadcast group said that it upped its share of the country’s TV market from 43.7% last year, claiming that it had also benefitted from the […]

Former Lovefilm exec lands ProSieben digital role

Lesley Mackenzie, the former group digital officer of streaming site Lovefilm, has landed a role overseeing German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s digital operations. Mackenzie will lead a slate of assets including on-demand video sites Maxdome and Studio71 as executive VP of ProSieben’s E-Entertainment division. Mackenzie left Amazon-owned Lovefilm in 2012 and has since held consultancy roles […]

ProSieben Fun HD launches on Sky Deutschland

ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s youth-skewing ProSieben Fun HD channel is due to launch on Sky Deutschland in Germany and Austria from next week.  The channel will be available to all of Sky Deutschland’s satellite customers as part of its Sky Welt package, with selected programmes also due to be available on-demand via Sky Anytime and Sky Go.

ProSieben FUN HD to join Sky Deutschland line-up

ProSiebenSat.1 Group-owned youth-skewing TV network, ProSieben Fun HD, will launch on Sky Deutschland early next year as part of the latter’s Sky Welt package of channels.  The agreement marks a broadening of Sky Deutschland and ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s existing partnership, with Sky already broadcasting the SAT.1 Emotions and Kabel Eins Classics channels. ProSieben Fun HD is […]