ProSiebenSat.1 Media

NHL goes free-to-air in Germany with ProSieben MAXX deal

The National Hockey League (NHL) has agreed a free-to-air broadcast partnership in Germany with ProSieben Sat.1.  The deal will see one NHL game broadcast live every week this season on the media company’s ProSieben MAXX channel. In total, ProSieben MAXX will show up to 18 games from the season starting February 27 through the Stanley […]

Investors Křetínský and Tkac purchase stakes in ProSieben

Czech billionaire Daniel Křetínský’s Czech Media Invest (CMI) has bought a minority stake in ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE in an effort to break into the TV industry. Křetínský is the CEO and majority owner of Energetický a průmyslový holding (EPH), a Prague-based company that invests mainly in the energy sector in Europe. He also is the […]

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 chief extends contract

ProSiebenSat.1 Media has extended CEO Thomas Ebeling’s contract through to 2019. Should he stay in thepost until the company AGM in four years’ time, he will have held the top at the Germany-based broadcaster for a decade. “Since taking office in 2009, Thomas Ebeling has decisively shaped the group’s strategy and, with his colleagues on […]

ProSiebenSat.1 Media to become a ‘European Company’

ProSiebenSat.1 Media is due to convert itself into a European Company in order to establish “stronger international alignment” for its digital business. ProSiebenSat.1 said that it expects the conversion to take place next summer, following a shareholder meeting to decide on the matter next May. It said this will not affect the rights of its […]

MTG appoints ProSiebenSat.1 Media’s digital chief

Modern Times Group (MTG) has appointed ProSiebenSat.1 Media’s chief digital officer, Arnd Benninghoff, as deputy CEO of its digital accelerator arm MTGx and CEO of MTGx Ventures. MTG launched MTGx as its new ‘digital hub’ in June 2013, headed up by chief digital officer and MTGx CEO Rikard Steiber. The division is built around three […]

Facebook partners with European broadcasters

Facebook is now working with TV partners in Europe to provide them with data mined from the social network. Delivering a keynote speech at the MIPCOM TV trade show in Cannes yesterday, Facebook’s partnerships VP Dan Rose said it had now partnered with firms including TF1 and Canal+ in France, Channel 4 and Food Network […]