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Banijay, ProSieben launch ‘Eurovision replacement’ contest

Banijay Group-owned Brainpool, German broadcaster ProSieben and domestic producer and entertainer Stefan Raab have teamed up to create a new competition to replace the cancelled Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The Free European Song Contest is being produced by Raab for Brainpool. A former Eurovision competitor himself, Raab also produced and hosted the contest when it […]

Mediaset prepares for “uncertain” 2020, considers stake in ailing ProSieben

Italian broadcaster Mediaset is preparing for an “uncertain” 2020 amid Italy’s Coronavirus outbreak, while also considering its stake in ProSiebenSat.1. The broadcaster said it could not make “reliable forecasts” about the duration or the effects of the Covid-19 “emergency” on management or results of the group, as it published its annual report. In lieu of […]

Show of the Week: Beat The Channel

Red Arrow Studios International’s madcap entertainment format Beat The Channel sees two popular TV presenters given the chance to win a 15-minute live broadcast slot on their channel during which anything goes. But can they first beat the ultimate competitor – their own channel? Over six challenges and a final game, the channel throws everything […]

Renewal round-up: ‘All Against 1’ gets second run, MTV extends ‘The Hills’ reboot

German broadcaster ProSieben has ordered a second season of interactive entertainment format All Against 1 (pictured) from Banijay Group-backed prodco Brainpool. The German remake, known as Alle Gegen Einen, sees a challenger and a viewer answering identical questions via the show’s dedicated app. If the individual outsmarts the nation, they take home the jackpot, but […]

Germany picks up Banijay’s All Against 1

Germany’s ProSieben has picked up Banijay Group’s interactive, studio-based entertainment format, All Against 1. Brainpool, a Banijay Group company, is producing a local version of the series for ProSieben. Known in Germany as Alle gegen Einen, the show will consist of four live episodes, which will broadcast later this year with Andreas Viek at the […]

Dutch format set for RecordTV, ProSieben

FremantleMedia’s provocatively titled Dutch format Get the F*ck Out of My House will be remade in Brazil and Germany. RecordTV and ProSieben are the first networks to license local versions of the entertainment format, which Fremantle launched at MIPCOM last year. Record’s Brazilian version will run to 22 85-minute episodes, staring on June 27. It […]

ProSieben, Discovery pact for OTT drive

ProSiebenSat.1 (P7S1) and Discovery Communications have joined forces to push OTT in the German market with a combined streaming service. The pair are also looking to add third party channels to a new joint venture streaming service. German TV and media giant P7S1 and global channel operator Discovery will stream a raft of their channels […]

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 […]

MTG’s Zoomin expands German operations

MTG-backed MCN Zoomin TV is expanding in Germany, appointing Cengiz Kurt its new country manager. Kurt is the former CEO of video marketing business Clipkit and brings a 13-strong team from that business to Zoomin. Zoomin said today it wants to double revenues from Germany this year, working with traditional broadcasters in Germany including RTL […]

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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