ProSieben’s SevenOne snags German remake rights to ‘The 1% Club’

ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s SevenOne Entertainment has picked up remake rights to BBC Studios entertainment format, The 1% Club. The show, originally created by Magnum Media for ITV in the UK, will be produced by BBCS Germany and becomes the fifth remake following deals with France Televisions, Kan in Israel, RTL in the Netherlands and most recently Atresmedia Television […]

Sat.1 takes Italian format ‘Back To School’ into Germany

ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany has picked up remake rights to Italian format Back To School and is prepping a local version. The show, sold via Mediaset Distribution, will be produced by Germany’s Cheerio Entertainment and requires four celebrities to each face a real elementary school exam in which they are tested on a subject they have prepared […]

Exclusive: Red Arrow’s US sale attracts private equity interest

A flurry of private equity firms have joined the race to acquire Red Arrow Studios’ North American production businesses, TBI understands. The sale, which started in January, includes LA heavyweights such as Love Is Blind and Married At First Sight prodco Kinetic Content, as well as LA-based 44 Blue Productions, which was behind A&E’s Wahlburgers and Fox’s First Responders […]

Amazon hires ProSiebenSat.1 chief to lead streamer in Germany

Amazon has hired ProSiebenSat.1’s former MD Kaspar Pfluger to lead its Prime Video operation in Germany. Pfluger joined the German broadcaster in 2013 and took charge two years later, before moving to a new role overseeing production at sibling Seven.One Entertainment in May, with Daniel Rosemann taking on the remit for Sat.1. Pfluger, a former RTL […]

Germany’s Seven.One Entertainment launches new format firm

ProSiebenSat.1 subsidiary Seven.One Entertainment Group is launching a new entertainment format focused Red Arrow production house in Germany. Headed up by managing directors Nadine Grünfeld and Frank Kott, former executive director and former head of production and factual at Endemol Shine Germany, respectively, the Cologne-based firm aims to expand the group’s pipeline for local content by […]

ProSiebenSat.1 has ‘open mind’ to merger as Mediaset looks to ‘engage’

German media giant ProSiebenSat.1 would be open to a merger, CEO Rainer Beaujean has told investors. There has been mounting interest in the German broadcaster from Mediaset, which controls a 23.5% share of the company in shares and other ‘financial instruments’. This includes a direct voting stake of 12.4%. Following a truce with Vivendi, Mediaset […]

‘Bosch’ exec Henrik Bastin unveils Fabel, as Red Arrow’s Fabrik future unclear

Bosch producer Henrik Bastin has unveiled his newly minted prodco Fabel Entertainment, which has been launched following his exit from Red Arrow Studios-backed Fabrik Entertainment, whose future is unclear. Fabel will be led by CEO Bastin, who had overseen Fabrik during a run that saw it produce Bosch for Amazon Studios, Interrogation for CBS All […]

Exclusive: Red Arrow future unclear as creative chief Nina Etspueler exits

Doubts have emerged over the future of Love Is Blind and Deep State producer Red Arrow Studio (RAS), after creative chief Nina Etspueler became the latest senior executive to step down from the ProSiebenSat.1-owned firm. Etspueler had been group creative director at Red Arrow for 18 months, having been promoted in February 2019 following the […]

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