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Mediaset seeks watchdog OK that could see it up its stake in ProSiebenSat.1

Mediaset is seeking the approval of German competition regulator the Bundeskartellamt after admitting it intends to take a “significant competitive interest” in ProSiebenSat.1. Mediaset’s interest in the German broadcaster appears on a list of ongoing merger control proceedings published on the German competition regulator’s website. A green light from the Bundeskartellamt would enable the Italian […]

Conze out at ProSiebenSat.1

Max Conze is to step down as CEO at German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 immediately, with the media giant set to re-focus its efforts on Red Arrow Studios, entertainment programming and expanding its on demand offerings. Conze joined from Dyson in 2018 to replace Thomas Ebeling but his tenure has been more recently associated with a tumbling share […]

Mediaset buys up more of ProSiebenSat.1 fuelling merger speculation

Mediaset has effectively doubled its stake in German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 since last year with a fresh acquisition of shares by its Spanish unit, fuelling speculation about its intentions and the possibility of a takeover bid. The Italian media company announced yesterday that Mediaset España, its Spanish unit with which it plans to merge under […]

ProSiebenSat.1 pulls Red Arrow sale as Coronavirus crisis intensifies

German media giant ProSiebenSat.1 has pulled the potential sale of production and distribution arm Red Arrow Studios amid what it has termed a “Coronavirus crisis environment”, our sister title TBI has learned. The German company triggered a strategic review of Red Arrow in September, prompting a number of companies including Sony Pictures Television, AMC and All3Media […]

ProSiebenSat.1 expands online dating presence with The Meet Group acquisition

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 and General Atlantic, the joint owner of ProSiebenSat.1’s ecommerce arm NuCom, have agreed to acquire US online dating and social entertainment provider The Meet Group. ProSiebenSat.1, which has invested heavily in ecommerce and online dating as part of a drive to diversify away from a declining linear TV advertising business, said […]

Bertelsmann’s Rabe raises possibility of RTL-ProSiebenSat.1 merger

Bertelsmann and RTL boss Thomas Rabe has called for looser regulation that would permit a merger of Germany’s leading commercial broadcasters – RTL Group and ProSiebenSat.1 – in the face of competition from global media and tech giants. Interviewed by German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on Sunday, Rabe said that it was “extremely important” that […]

ProSiebenSat.1 Entertainment becomes SevenOne Entertainment

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1’s entertainment business – which houses its TV channels, content and digital businesses – is changing its name to SevenOne Entertainment. ProSiebenSat.1 Deutschland, which includes the group’s TV channels, will be bundled into the new SevenOne Entertainment Group along with advertising arm SevenOne Media. The change follows on from the restructuring of […]

ProSiebenSat.1’s ecommerce arm interested in dating app developer

ProSiebenSat.1 is considering buying social streaming app developer Meet Group. As reported by Reuters, the acquisition is being looked at through ProSiebenSat.1’s NuCom ecommerce business. According to sources familiar with the matter, NuCom has made a “preliminary expression of interest” to buy Meet Group, whose portfolio includes mobile social entertainment apps such as MeetMe and […]

ProSiebenSat.1 chooses AWS as primary cloud provider

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has chosen AWS as its primary cloud provider and is working closely with AWS to adopt cloud services within all parts of its broadcast and digital media businesses, production companies, and e-commerce platforms.  Most of ProSiebenSat.1‘s brands have previously deployed applications on AWS, including its Joyn streaming platform, offering viewers over 20,000 […]

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 […]

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