Thomas Ebeling

Ex-Dyson CEO to fill ProSiebenSat.1 power vacuum

Former Dyson chief executive Max Conze will take up the same role at German broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1 Media. He will take up his post on June 1, with current incumbent Thomas Ebeling leaving today. ProSiebenSat.1 deputy CEO Conrad Albert will act as interim chairman before Conze joins. Ebeling’s departure was announced in November last year. […]

ProSiebenSat.1 merges Red Arrow with digital in restructure

ProSiebenSat.1 Media is to reorganise its business into three pillars encompassing entertainment, content production and global sales, and commerce respectively. The German broadcaster, which held its capital markets day yesterday, said over 50% of its revenues now come from outside the traditional TV advertising business. Key to the reorganisation is the combination of linear TV […]

TBI Weekly: ProSiebenSat.1 looks to the future

Germany’s ProsiebenSat.1 is among many large international broadcasters wrestling with the challenges of transforming into a company that’s ship-shape for a diversified digital media landscape occupied by new players such as Facebook, Apple and Google. In the past seven days, it has unveiled plans to address some of the more pressing issues. Last week, the […]

ProSiebenSat.1 CEO to step down in 2018

ProSiebenSat.1 Media chief executive officer Thomas Ebeling is due to leave the company after its next annual press conference on February 22, 2018. Ebeling’s term of employment was due to run until mid-2019, but ProSiebenSat.1 said he had already informed the company that he would not be available for a further contract renewal. The Germany-based […]

ProSiebenSat.1 could launch JV channels with Scripps

ProSiebenSat.1 could launch one or more new thematic channels in partnership with Scripps Networks Interactive, building on the big programming deal it struck with the US channel provider earlier this year. Under the deal struck between the pair in February, Scripps is supplying 1,200 hours of programming to the German broadcaster’s channels. Speaking to analysts […]

Half of ProSiebenSat.1’s H1 revenues not from ads

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 generated 50% of its revenues in the first half of this year from non-advertising activities for the first time, helping deliver solid revenue and profit growth for the group. The broadcaster saw off a weakening of the advertising market in the second quarter through strong growth in its digital ventures and […]

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 […]

US production drives ProSieben’s content business

Revenues from producing in the US and prodco acquisitions have driven significant growth in ProSiebenSat.1’s international business. The German-based media group’s content production and global sales division posted a 38% year-on-year increase in 2016 revenues of €362 million (US$382 million). EBIDTA profit increased 87%, taking the total to €47 million. “The increase in revenues was […]

ProSieben gets new finance chief

ProSieben 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 […]

ProSieben boss reveals exit plan

Thomas Ebeling will leave ProSiebenSat.1 at the end of his current deal. The chief of the German broadcast giant told a local magazine he plans to step down when his current contract expires in 2019, and the company confirmed the news to TBI today. His deal runs until end-June 2019, by which point Ebeling will […]

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