ProSiebenSat.1 launches ‘vertical content division’ for mobile

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has launched a new ‘vertical content division’ or VERT as part of its Studio71 digital content unit to provide mobile content in the 9:16 format for consumption on mobile phones. ProSiebenSat.1 said that the vertical format was in high demand on platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat and among young target groups […]

Pro7Sat1 digital chief takes the reins at Precise TV

ProSiebenSat.1 Digital CEO and chairman and Studio71 board member Christian Dankl has joined Precise TV as its chairman with a remit to oversee global expansion and product development. Dankl’s arrival at the company he co-founded in 2015 and has since served as a member of the board, comes in a period of rapid growth. As […]

Channel 4, ProSiebenSat.1 and Unilever form social influencer partnership

Channel 4 has partnered with ProSiebenSat.1’s digital studio, Studio71, and consumer goods giant Unilever to identify “up-and-coming social media influencers with commercial potential”. The partnership aims to help launch social media startups, supporting influencers to establish new businesses so they can build up their brands. Influencers will be selected via a pitch process and successful […]

Studio71 France management team named

TF1 digital chief Nicolas Capuron has been named as CEO of Studio71 France, while Stéphane Bourgouin has been named as chief content officer of the multichannel network. Completing the management team at the MCN, which came out of the wide-ranging alliance forged between French commercial broadcaster TF1 and Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1, Virginie Maire has been named […]

Digital boost for TF1

French commercial broadcaster TF1 Group has continued its recovery from a difficult 2016 by posting increased revenues and a net profit for the third quarter, boosted by a strong performance in non-advertising revenues. TF1 posted revenues of €1.467 billion for the first nine months of the year, up 2.8%, and Q3 revenues of €429.9 million, […]

New UK and scripted chiefs for Studio71

Multichannel operator Studio71 has expanded its UK business by hiring a local managing director and had added a US-based scripted chief. Former StyleHaul executive James Stafford will lead a new UK-based studio as MD, while Broken Road Productions’ Jeremy Stein is joining as senior VP of scripted content. Part of Stafford’s duties will be working […]

MCN Studio71 to launch in France

Multichannel network (MCN) Studio71 is to launch in France in September. The move follows the deal signed in January this year between Studio71’s owner ProSiebenSat.1, leading French broadcaster TF1 and Italy’s Mediaset to collaborate in developing MCNs. TF1 said the French version of Studio71 would lean heavily on the programming inventory of Finder Studios, the […]

New management team for Studio71

ProSiebenSat.1 Group-backed multichannel network Studio71 has named a new management team to take over from founders Sebastian Weil and Ronald Horstman, with US chief Reza Izad to become global CEO. Weil and Horstman are leaving the company at their own request at the end of June. Sebastian Romanus will join the company as joint managing […]

TF1, Mediaset, ProSieben partner on MCN investments

France’s TF1 Group and Italy’s Mediaset have bought into ProSiebenSat.1’s Studio71, with the German media group taking a stake in TF1’s Finder Studios, as Europe’s multichannel network market consolidates. In what’s being described as a strategic digital media alliance, TF1 and Mediaset will take stakes of 6.1% and 5.5% respectively in Germany- and US-based MCN […]

ProSieben rebrands MCN unit

ProSiebenSat.1 has rebranded its MCN group Collective Digital Studio as Studio71. The German broadcast group took control of Collective Digital Studio last year and merged it with its MCN Studio 71. ProSieben said the name change comes at a critical time for the MCN as it now generates 3.5 billion views a month. The newly […]