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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 wants new PSB regime & funding

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has called for public funding to be made available to commercial networks to support public service broadcasting that can “reach a larger number of young people”. Proposing what it described as Medienordnung 4.0 – or ‘Media Regulations 4.0’ – the broadcaster said that it hoped to prompt a discussion about the realignment […]

ProSiebenSat.1 grows Warner pact

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has extended its licensing agreement with US studio Warner Bros. The deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution means ProSiebenSat.1 will continue to run Warner blockbuster movies and TV series for “years to come”, the companies revealed, though no other details were provided. This includes upcoming films Batman vs. Superman, Tarzan and […]

Magine completes German clean sweep with ProSieben channels

The ProSiebenSat.1 bouquet of channels will be added to the Magine service in Germany after the OTT service struck a deal with the German free-to-air broadcast group. The deal means that from march Magine will carry the SAT.1, ProSieben, Kabel Eins, Sixx, Sat.1 Gold and ProSieben Maxx channels. Magine has launched a trial version of […]