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Joyn commissions first original series

Joyn, the German streaming JV between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery,which launched in June, has announced its first original drama series commission. Dignityis an eight-part political thriller, jointly commissioned by Joyn in Germany and MEGA in Chile. The series is produced by Story House Productions in Germany and Chilean film and TV producer Invercine & Wood, in […]

ProSiebenSat.1 reportedly looking at Red Arrow sale

ProSiebenSat.1 has triggered a strategic review that could see the business offload Red Arrow Studios, according to German reports. According to DWDL.de, the German media group has assigned Morgan Stanley to handle a sale, and potential investors have until 13 September to express their interest in the business, which houses the likes of Deep State producer Endor […]

ProSiebenSat.1 launches news channel in Austria

ProSiebenSat.1 has launched news channel Puls 24 in Austria alongside a new app. ProSiebenSat.1 initially debuted the Puls 24 service in Austria in 2017 as a pop-up channel on Austrian free-to-view streaming app Zappn. However the German media group has now launched it as a 24-hour channel and dedicated app. This is the fourth channel […]

Joyn partners aim for winter premium launch and international expansion

Joyn, the German streaming joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery, will likely add its premium SVOD tier to the existing free offering over the winter with over 10 original shows, a “vast library” and next year’s Olympic Games, with plans for international expansion next year, according to ProSiebenSat.1 chief executive Max Conze. Speaking on ProSiebenSat.1’s […]

German competition watchdog gives green light to ProSiebenSat.1-RTL ad JV

German competition watchdog the Bundeskartellamt has approved commercial broadcasters ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL’s advertising joint venture D-Force. The venture is designed to establish an automated booking platform for addressable advertising to enable brands to reach target audiences at scale. Thomas Wagner, CEO of SevenOne Media said that he was “very pleased that we have received the […]

ProSiebenSat.1 profits take a hit, but Joyn reports 3.8m users

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1’s profits took a hit in the second quarter as the company invests in what it describes as “future-fit entertainment businesses” including Discovery JV Joyn, which recorded over 3.8 million active users and 2.4 million installed apps at the end of the period. ProSiebenSat.1’s CEO Max Conze conceded that the company faced “a […]

ProSiebenSat.1 stays cool as Mediaset highlights European ambition

Signs of possible tension between Mediaset and ProSiebenSat.1 are emerging, according to German press reports following an interview given by the Italian broadcaster’s chief executive Pier Silvio Berlusconi to newspaper La Stampa. Berlusconi told the Italian newspaper that MediaForEurope, the new holding company set up in the Netherlands to control both Mediaset and Spanish broadcaster […]

ProSiebenSat.1 mulling international launches of Joyn

ProSiebenSat.1 could look to launch versions of its streaming joint venture with Discovery in markets outside Germany, either by licensing the brand and platform or by forming partnerships with national players, according to CEO Max Conze. Speaking to WirtschaftsWoche, Conze said that the broadcaster would look at taking the Joyn model elsewhere in Europe once […]

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery partner with 3SS for Joyn UI

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery have announced that 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) has been chosen to provide “development, engineering and integration” for Joyn, the newly launched streaming service in Germany. Joyn (formerly 7TV) was launched last month as a multi-channel entertainment streaming platform that bundles live streams and on-demand contents of more than 50 channels from ProSiebenSat.1 […]

Conze: Germany can resist Netflix, Joyn to be leading AVOD platform

The German video entertainment business is capable of defending its patch against the threat of Netflix and new JV streaming platform Joyn will quickly emerge as the leading ad-supported streaming offering in the country, according to CEO Max Conze. Speaking to Die Welt newspaper, Conze said that there was a “defeatist” view at large that […]