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ProSieben and Discovery’s streamer Joyn orders first drama

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery’s streamer Joyn has commissioned its first original with the drama Dignity. The 8 x 52-minute political thriller – commissioned by Joyn for Germany and Mega in Chile – is inspired by the true story of the mysterious German cult Colonia Dignidad, set up in Chile by former Nazi soldier Paul Schaefer. For […]

ProSieben alum Rüdiger Böss emerges at Constantin Film

Former ProSiebenSat.1 programming exec Rüdiger Böss is set to join German production outfit Constantin Film. Böss has been hired as a producer by Constantin, which is behind TV drama Shadowhunters and the Resident Evil franchise. He will take up the role in November, working on TV and theatrical movies, and joining the management team of […]

ProSiebenSat.1 bolstered by Discovery JV Joyn

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1’s profits took a hit in the second quarter as the company invests in what it describes as “future-fit entertainment businesses” including Discovery JV Joyn, which recorded over 3.8m active users and 2.4m installed apps at the end of the period. ProSiebenSat.1’s CEO Max Conze conceded that the company faced “a difficult advertising […]

Facebook links with ProSiebenSat.1 for content

Facebook Watch has struck a deal with German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 that will secure a raft of digital-first content for Facebook’s video service. Facebook Watch will work with ProSiebenSat.1 to bring digital content including pre-shows, after-shows, interviews and spin-offs of the German broadcaster’s content to Watch users. Facebook said that the deal would cover content […]

ProSiebenSat.1 hires Dyson exec as co-CEO for entertainment arm

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 is revamping its management structure, with its Entertainment arm to be split off as a standalone company under co-CEOs Wolfgang Link and Michaela Tod, currently president of soon-to-be-Singapore-based vacuum cleaner outfit Dyson’s Greater China region. Sales and marketing chief Sabina Eckhardt is meanwhile to leave the company by mutual consent, with her […]

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 […]

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