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Mediaset increases ProSiebenSat.1 stake as part of “free TV” plans

Mediaset has increased its stake in ProSiebenSat.1 as a part of its aspirations to create a pan-European media group. The Silvio Berlusconi-controlled company now holds a 15.1% stake in the German broadcaster, following the acquisition of a further 5.5% stake in the media group. The purchase, completed via Mediaset’s Spanish unit Mediaset Espana, was worth […]

Exclusive: Sony, All3 eye Red Arrow Studios as sales process heats up

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and All3Media are understood to be among leading suitors for Red Arrow Studios, as the sale of ProSiebenSat.1’s production arm heats up. The German media giant was revealed in September to be considering selling the production group, which houses the likes of Deep State producer Endor Productions, The Circus firm Left/Right […]

Red Arrow Studios fuels ProSiebenSat.1 revenues as advertising declines

Red Arrow Studios’ revenues have soared by almost a quarter over the last three months, helping to offset a fall in advertising at parent company ProSiebenSat.1, which is looking to sell the production business. While ProSiebenSat.1’s core advertising revenues fell by 6% during the quarter, overall revenues were up 4% to €926 million thanks to […]

ProSiebenSat.1 forms Pyjama Pictures with ‘Jerks’ team

ProSiebenSat.1 is forming a Berlin-based production company with actor-producer Christian Ulmen and producer Carsten Kelber. The new label, Pyjama Pictures, is to bolster the broadcaster’s production might within Germany, and has set up its first project – a fourth season of the Ulmen-starring Jerks for ProSiebenSat.1 streamer Joyn. The show, which was previously produced with […]

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 […]

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