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ProSiebenSat.1 takes NBCU’s Top Chef to Germany

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 has picked up NBCUniversal International format Top Chef for summer 2019. The six-part local series will be headed up by prolific German chef Eckhart Witzigmann (pictured) – who is making his first appearance on a cooking show. Top Chef sees a number of aspiring chefs face off in a battle of culinary skill. Each […]

ProSiebenSat.1 takes Endemol Shine’s Younger to Germany

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE has secured a deal with Endemol Shine International for the hit US title Younger. Younger follows Liza (Hilary Duff), a woman who lies about her age at her job in the highly competitive world of publishing. It is produced by TV Land and written and executive produced by Darren Star (Sex and […]

German watchdog approves Discovery/ProSiebenSat.1 streaming plan

The German competition watchdog, the Bundeskartellamt, has approved the plan by commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery to launch a new integrated streaming platform for Germany that will incorporate ProSiebenSat.1’s 7TV and Maxdome services, Eurosport Player and a range of other content. The plan builds on the pair’s existing joint streaming platform, 7TV, extending the latter’s ad-supported […]

Discovery & ProSiebenSat.1 integrate OTT offering to take on Netflix

Discovery and German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 have teamed up to launch a new integrated streaming platform for Germany that will incorporate ProSiebenSat.1’s 7TV and Maxdome services, Eurosport Player and a range of other content. The new OTT TV platform will be launched in the first half of next year. The pair said they aimed to attract 10 […]

ProSiebenSat.1’s Christof Wahl set for departure

ProSiebenSat.1 chief operating officer Christof Wahl is to leave the group “by mutual consent” at the end of July. Wahl was instrumental in developing the German broadcast group’s digital business and more recently was responsible for the entertainment part of the group’s online video business, along with advertising technology and data, the distribution of entertainment […]

CBS Studios Int’l clinches German sales for Instinct

CBS Studios International has secured licensing agreements with ProSiebenSat.1 and Turner Broadcasting System in Germany for its new mid-season drama Instinct. The show, which debuted on CBS in the US on March 18, will premiere on May 23 on TNT Serie, then air on free-to-air channel SAT.1. Instinct is averaging 10.7 million viewers in the […]

Red Arrow hires ex-Sky Vision acquisitions head

Red Arrow Studios International has appointed former Sky Vision acquisitions head Alex Fraser to the new position of senior VP of acquisitions. Fraser will be based in London and is responsible for driving international acquisitions and distribution deals across all genres, and developing new programming opportunities globally. The exec will also manage Red Arrow’s London […]

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery hire Google exec to lead 7TV

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Communications have named Google executive Alexandar Vassilev as CEO of their recently launched German streaming service 7TV. Vassilev starts with immediate effect and joins from Google in the US where he has worked for the past ten years, most recently as product manager for Google Search. Vassilev will report to the 7TV […]

Vevo president and CEO Erik Huggers steps down

Erik Huggers has stepped down as the president and CEO of major label-backed music video and entertainment platform Vevo. In a statement Vevo said that Huggers had decided to leave to “pursue new opportunities” and thanked him for his work since joining the company in 2015. Vevo’s chief finance officer Alan Price has become interim […]

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 […]

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