ProSiebenSat.1 Media

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ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

legal form Societas Europaea
founding October 2, 2000
Seat Unterfoehring , GermanyGermanyGermany 
Number of employees 7,253
sales 4.1 billion euros (2019)
Branch media
As of December 31, 2019

The ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (to 7 July 2015: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG), based in Unterföhring in Munich is a privately held German media company that, among other things, the German Free TV - TV station ProSieben , SAT.1 , kabel eins , sixx , ProSieben MAXX , SAT.1 Gold and kabel eins Doku and the three German pay TV channels ProSieben FUN , SAT.1 emotions and kabel eins CLASSICS are united under one roof and offer various TV content on the TV channels' websites . The company emerged from a merger between ProSieben Media AG (ProSieben, kabel eins and N24 ) and Sat.1 SatelliteFernsehen GmbH in October 2000.

The company has been listed in the MDAX since March 19, 2018 , after having previously been relegated from the DAX .


Organizational chart of the Kirch group at the time of its collapse
Detail view
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ProSiebenSat.1 TV Germany, detailed view

After KirchMedia GmbH & Co. KGaA became the majority shareholder of ProSieben Media AG at the end of 1999, ProSieben Media AG and Sat.1 GmbH, which also belongs to the Kirch Group, announced their merger plans on June 28, 2000. This would create the largest broadcasting group (SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins and N24) on the German television market. With effect from October 2, 2000, ProSieben Media AG took over 100 percent of the shares in Sat.1 GmbH from KirchMedia GmbH & Co. KGaA. Since October 13, 2000, the shares of ProSieben Media AG have been traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the new name ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG . The previous CEO of ProSieben, Urs Rohner, became the CEO. In the course of the integration of Sat.1, ProSieben Television GmbH was also founded.

The Kirch Group collapses and is taken over by Haim Saban

On September 7, 2001 the merger of ProSiebenSat.1 and KirchMedia (see also: Leo Kirch , Premiere ) was announced; it failed shortly before completion due to the insolvency of the Kirch group. The ProSiebenSat.1 share then crashed. After the bankruptcy, the creditors got control of ProSiebenSat.1 Media. In 2002, in addition to a consortium led by Bauer Verlag, the American investor Haim Saban and the investment company Apex Partners, they were interested in ProSiebenSat.1. In 2003, the creditors' committee decided in favor of the American company P7S1 Holding , a 25 percent subsidiary of the Saban Capital Group owned by Haim Saban and other investors, as the buyer of the 88 percent of the voting shares and thus the new main shareholder of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. Saban took over the station group for 500 million euros. Axel Springer AG held the remaining twelve percent through an investment company . Free shareholders only held non-voting preference shares .

After the takeover by P7S1 Holding, major restructuring measures and a realignment of the group's various channels took place in the months that followed. Some formats also fell victim to the red pencil.

With its television stations in the target group of 14 to 49 years, the AG has a total market share of over 30 percent and in 2002 achieved sales of over 1.8 billion euros and a profit of 21 million euros, employing over 3,000 people.

After the previous CEO Urs Rohner left the company “at his own request” on April 30, 2004, he was followed by the Belgian Guillaume de Posch .

In 2005, the Hamburg-based Axel Springer Verlag announced that it would take over ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG entirely for the purchase price of three billion euros. However, this sale was not approved by either the Federal Cartel Office or the KEK , so that Springer finally announced on January 31, 2006 that it would refrain from a takeover.

Takeover by Permira and KKR

The equity investment of the GMP by Haim Saban was on 14 December 2006 by the private equity -Unternehmen Permira and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. acquired (KKR) for about 3 billion euros. Together with the SBS Broadcasting Group from Luxembourg, to which more than 19 private TV channels and 20 pay TV channels and radio stations belong, a European media group is to be formed.

The 50.5 percent of the shares have 88 percent of the voting rights. The remaining 49.5 percent of the shares are listed and are in free float.

In the summer of 2007, ProSiebenSat.1 took over 100 percent of the SBS Broadcasting Group for a total of 3.3 billion euros, making it the second largest television provider in Europe with annual sales of around 3.1 billion euros. On July 16, 2007 it was announced that the group intends to cut 180 jobs in Germany by 2009, 100 of them in Berlin and 80 in Munich. As of this day, two tabloid magazine programs have already been deleted from Sat.1, and news programs will also be discontinued or restricted in the future.

On December 10, 2007, Axel Springer AG announced that it would withdraw completely from ProSiebenSat.1 and sell its 12 percent of the ordinary and preference shares to the ProSiebenSat.1 majority shareholders KKR and Permira for 500 million euros. This withdrawal was completed on January 16, 2008. This means that Lavena Holding 5, controlled by KKR and Permira, now holds 100 percent of the voting ordinary shares and 25 percent of the non-voting preference shares.

When ProSiebenSat.1 took over SBS in the summer of 2007, KKR and Permira offered the other owner, Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG), an option to purchase twelve percent of the ordinary shares, provided they waive their right of first refusal over the SBS Broadcasting Group. In June 2008 TMG announced that it would waive its option to join ProSiebenSat.1. However, TMG then joined ProSiebenSat.1 in August of the same year.

At the end of 2008, Guillaume de Posch left the company at his own request. Thomas Ebeling was the head of the group between March 2009 and February 2018 . On June 1, 2018, Max Conze succeeded Ebeling as CEO. Until Conzes took office, Conrad Albert took over the management on an interim basis.

In October 2009 it became known that the group's indebtedness was more than 3.4 billion euros and that the group did not reduce this burden, but only paid the interest on its current loans. Above all, the station group saves on program expenses.

On January 12, 2011, Permira and KKR announced the sale of 8 million non-voting preferred shares. This corresponds to 3.7 percent of the share capital. After completing the accelerated bookbuilding process, both financial investors will hold 53 percent of the share capital according to their own statements.

After the acquisition of the ProSiebenSat.1-owned TV stations in Belgium and the Netherlands for 1.225 billion euros by an international media consortium led by the Finnish company Sanoma on July 29, 2011, the entire portfolio of stations in Scandinavia for Sold 1.325 billion euros to the American Discovery Communications, Inc. This does not apply to the production companies that are bundled in the Red Arrow Entertainment Group. The proceeds are to be used to repay bullet liabilities of around 500 million euros and to finance an increase in the dividend to around 5.60 euros per share or 1.2 billion euros. In addition, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG intends to convert the preference shares previously traded on the stock exchange into ordinary shares with voting rights, so that all shares issued would be tradable on the stock exchange.

In mid-February 2013, the financial investors Permira and KKR began selling all 18 percent preference shares held by Lavena Holding 1 . The block of shares was sold for around 485 million euros on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, which corresponds to a unit price of 24.60 euros. As a result of the sale, all preferred shares or 50 percent of the share capital are now in free float.

Exit from KKR and Permira

At the Annual General Meeting on July 23, 2013, the shareholders of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG resolved to merge the preference shares previously listed on the stock exchange and the ordinary shares held by KKR and Permira. As a result, only ordinary shares with voting rights would be traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the future. Since the share capital consisted of 50% ordinary and 50% preference shares, KKR and Permira still held 44% of the ordinary shares after the conversion and thus no majority. The financial investors also decided that after the conversion they would sell their stake in tranches on the stock exchange together with Telegraaf Media Groep .

On August 19, 2013, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG completed its IPO, which means that since then only the previously unlisted ordinary shares have been listed in the MDAX and the market value has doubled.

Between the beginning of September 2013 and mid-January 2014, Lavena Holding and Telegraaf Media Groep sold their shares in three tranches exclusively to institutional investors and are therefore no longer shareholders. The free float is now 100 percent, partially reduced by the Group's own ownership of its shares. In accordance with the invitation to the 2016 Annual General Meeting, 4,278,650 of a total of 218,797,200 shares were owned by the company.

At the end of December 2013, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG announced the sale of the remaining Eastern European business. The Hungarian television channels are being sold as part of a management buy-out . In Romania, all television and radio stations, with the exception of Prima TV, which is to be acquired by the Romanian entrepreneur Cristian Burci, will be taken over by the Greek Antenna Group. The acquisitions are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014.

In a press release, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG announced on October 15, 2014 that it was planning to convert to ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE in summer 2015. Following approval by the Annual General Meeting on May 21, 2015, this conversion to a Societas Europaea became effective on July 7, 2015 when it was entered in the commercial register. This step is intended to facilitate the international expansion of the digital division.

The Deutsche Börse Group announced on March 3, 2016 that ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE will be promoted from the MDAX to the DAX from March 21, 2016 . ProSiebenSat.1 replaces K + S as its market capitalization has fallen sharply.

To further expand the business areas, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE carried out a capital increase in November by issuing 14.2 million new shares at EUR 36.25 each. The resulting income of 515 million euros increased the share capital by 6.5 percent. This led to a subsequent price loss of 6 percent on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

In 2017, both adjusted net profit grew to 550 million euros and EBITDA to 1.050 billion euros each grew by 3 percent. In the same year, General Atlantic acquired a minority stake in the commerce business. With 51 percent of consolidated sales, ProSiebenSat1 made 4 percent more gross income outside of the TV advertising business than in the previous year. Consolidated sales rose by 7 percent compared to the previous year and amounted to 4.078 billion euros.

As a result of falling advertising income and falling audience numbers as well as increasing competition from streaming services , ProSieben shares had "lost over half of their value since 2016". The purchase of 9.6 percent of the shares in ProSiebenSat.1 by the Berlusconi company Mediaset at the end of May 2019 was therefore welcome. For the purchase price of around 330 million euros, the Italians acquired around 9.9 percent of the voting rights . The share price of the Munich media group went up significantly as a result.

Shareholder structure

Shareholder structure until September 2013

Lavena Holding
( KKR and Permira )
44% ordinary shares
44% of the share capital
Telegraaf Media Groep NV
6% ordinary shares
6% of the share capital
Free float
50% ordinary shares
50% of the share capital
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Current shareholder structure

As of May 11, 2020

20.10% common stock
Czech Media Invest
10.01% common stock
Glenhill Capital Advisors
6.77% common stock
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2.94% common stock
Free float
60.18% common shares

Management positions in the group


Surname function Area Member since
Rainer Beaujean Board spokesman (since March 26, 2020) , CFO Strategy & M&A, Red Arrow Studios (incl. Studio71), NuCom Group, finance (IR, Treasury, Controlling, Accounting, Internal Audit), IT, communication, legal, media policy 1st July 2019
Wolfgang Link Executive Board, CEO SevenOne Entertainment Entertainment (content, digital incl. Joyn, sales, distribution) March 26, 2020
Christine Scheffler Board member, Chief Human Resources Officer Personnel, Compliance, Sustainability, Organizational Development & Operational Excellence March 26, 2020

Supervisory board

Surname Remarks Member since
Werner Brandt
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of RWE AG , former member of the Executive Board of SAP AG June 26, 2014
Marion Helmes Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board
Former member of the management board of Celesio AG June 26, 2014
Lawrence A. Aidem Freelance consultant, past President and CEO of Iconic Entertainment Inc. and Sundance Channel LLC June 26, 2014
Adam Cahan Self-employed entrepreneur, former senior vice president at Yahoo! Inc. June 26, 2014
Erik Adrianus Hubertus Huggers Self-employed entrepreneur, member of the board of directors at WeTransfer , former CEO and president of Vevo LLC June 26, 2014
Rolf Nonnenmacher Senior Advisor at Lazard & Co. GmbH May 21, 2015
Ketan Mehta Managing Director at Allen & Company LLC 19th November 2015
Marjorie Kaplan Self-employed entrepreneur May 16, 2018
Antonella Mei-Pochtler Head of the staff unit for strategy, analysis and planning in the Austrian Federal Chancellery April 13, 2020

Divisions and Subsidiaries

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE divides its activities into the areas of Broadcasting German-Speaking (free and pay TV channels and distribution), Digital & Adjacent (including VOD, E-Commerce and Venture) and Content Production & Global Sales. These are almost exclusively 100 percent daughters. In most cases these daughters work exclusively for their own broadcasting family.

Broadcasting German-speaking Digital & Adjacent Content Production & Global Sales
The Broadcasting German-speaking division comprises advertising-financed free TV as the core business of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. In addition, the advertising & program windows in Austria and Switzerland, as well as marketing and production & production service are bundled in this division . All digital activities and the record label Starwatch Entertainment are bundled in the Digital & Adjacent division. These include a. In addition to the ventures and e-commerce business, also the video on demand offerings maxdome and MyVideo. With the Red Arrow Entertainment Group, the Content Production & Global Sales division encompasses the entire international production and sales business of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. In addition to Studio 71, this includes 13 other production companies in Germany, Scandinavia, Great Britain and the USA. All productions are distributed by Red Arrow International.
  • Red Arrow Entertainment Group
    • Studio 71
    • RedSeven Entertainment
    • Red Arrow International
    • Snowman Productions
    • CPL production
    • Nerd TV
    • further investments

Group structure

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Red Arrow Entertainment Group
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Red Arrow International
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SevenVentures (Switzerland)
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SevenOne Brands
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ProSieben Travel
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MAGIC Internet Holding
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SevenOne Media (Switzerland)
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AdTech Solutions
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7 Wellbeing
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Starwatch Entertainment

SevenOne Media

SevenOne Media at dmexco 2016

The company has its origins in the two marketers MGM MediaGruppe Munich and Media 1. The MGM MediaGruppe Munich was founded on June 1, 1992 and was responsible for the marketing of the advertising times for the stations ProSieben and kabel eins (at that time still Kabelkanal ). Media 1 was created on August 1, 1999 by a spin-off from Sat.1 Sales & Services. On November 15, 2000, one month after the merger of ProSieben and Sat.1, the merger of MGM MediaGruppe Munich (ProSieben) and MEDIA 1 (Sat.1) created SevenOne Media.

In 2009 the marketing company merged with its sister company SevenOne Interactive, at the time the third largest online marketer in Germany. Since then, SevenOne Media has been responsible for marketing the advertising time for the TV and multimedia brands (online, mobile, teletext) of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group.

As a subsidiary of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, SevenOne Media markets the group’s German-language channels (SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, Sixx since May 2010, Sat1 Gold since January 2013) and their digital platforms (pay TV, video on demand / maxdome , Online, mobile, podcast, games, teletext) and various third-party offers (teletext). The portfolio is rounded off by the topics of licensing, direct marketing / CRM and events.

The company's headquarters are in Unterföhring near Munich.

In Switzerland and Austria, SevenOne Media markets the advertising and program windows there through the subsidiaries SevenOne Media Austria and SevenOne Media CH. In addition, the company offers advertising customers operating across Europe beyond Germany, Austria and Switzerland: advertising customers can record advertising time on over 20 channels in 12 countries at SevenOne Media and the national marketing companies of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group.

In addition to traditional marketing, SevenOne Media also bundles all of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group's market and program research. The various research departments continuously examine and evaluate trends in the audience and advertising markets. For example, viewer and program research provides up-to- date market share data, among other things. In addition to the daily audience quotas of the ProSiebenSat.1 stations, u. a. also observed competition channels, analyzed audience target groups and carried out extensive program tests.

In the area of market research , SevenOne Media accompanies customers' campaigns and determines their advertising impact on the basis of various parameters such as brand awareness or advertising recall. In addition, advertising research provides long-term insights into the sales impact of television advertising.

SevenOne AdFactory

In July 2009, the SevenOne AdFactory was founded to develop special forms of advertising , combining up to 12 platforms - in addition to television, internet and mobile services, including licenses, product placement , testimonials and events. The managing director of SevenOne AdFactory is Sabine Eckhardt. She is also a member of the management of SevenOne Media.

ProSiebenSat.1 Digital & Adjacent

ProSiebenSat.1 Digital & Adjacent GmbH bundles the pillars of online video, online games, ventures & commerce and music. According to the company, it is the company's strongest growth driver.

ProSiebenSat.1 Digital

ProSiebenSat.1 Digital GmbH (formerly SevenOne Intermedia; Kirch Intermedia) is responsible for the interactive products related to the station brands - from online to teletext , value-added services and HbbTV to mobile applications . The online portal and MyVideo also belong to the company.

Localists Media

In mid-October 2006 ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG acquired a 30 percent stake in Lokalisten Media GmbH. The company operates the online community . At the end of May 2008, the stake was increased to 90 percent. In 2011, ProSiebenSat.1 Digital GmbH took over the remaining 10 percent in Lokalisten Media and is now the sole owner. As of September 30, 2016, the social network was closed after a sharp decline in active users.

Fem Media

In June 2008, ProSiebenSat.1 Media acquired Feeem Media GmbH, which was renamed Fem Media GmbH on September 1, 2008 . Fem Media GmbH operates the women's portal, a German-language online lifestyle portal for women and the umbrella portal of the vertical network fem., An association of around 60 partner websites with an affinity for women. The daily lifestyle magazine, launched on July 1st, 2008, deals with various women-related topics such as celebrity, fashion and beauty news, astrology, health, nutrition, the latest travel trends as well as love, sex and relationships. Fem. Has gained around 60 partners since it was founded. Furthermore, fem has also existed in the Netherlands since 2010.

On September 2, 2010, ProSiebenSat.1 Media announced the renaming of the portal to Sixx after the women-oriented station of the same name from ProsiebenSat.1. The Fem umbrella brand will, however, be retained as an independent portal. With the renaming, ProSiebenSat.1 Media plans to bundle the offers for women under the central name Sixx. In the course of this, Fem Media GmbH also takes over the operation of the station homepage

who knows what

On August 22, 2007, ProSiebenSat.1 Media announced the acquisition of the majority stake in the advice platform who-knows-was . The new wer-weiss-was GmbH was founded with the developer and operator company epublica GmbH , which is now fully responsible for the advice platform. Wer-weiss-was GmbH is now 100% owned by ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG.


Together with lawyer Ingo Lenßen , ProSiebenSat.1 Digital has been operating the Advopedia platform since the end of 2014 , where a team of authors give legal tips, report on court rulings and clarify legal questions.

Magic Internet Holding

Magic Internet Holding was founded as part of the MyVideo takeover by ProSiebenSat.1 in 2006. In September 2006 ProSiebenSat.1 Media initially took a 30 percent stake in Magic Internet Holding, to which MyVideo Broadband (formerly Videocamp SRL) belongs. In July 2007 the remaining 70 percent were acquired. Magic Internet Holding operates several online platforms in the fields of video and music.

MyVideo MyVideo was gradually taken over and greatly expanded in 2006. On November 30, 2015, MyVideo Broadband, the operation of MyVideo, transferred Magic Internet Holding GmbH to your mother. The Romanian MyVideo site will continue to be operated by MyVideo Broadband SRL.
Ampya Ampya was founded in 2011 as a music streaming service and converted into an online music television provider with music editing is a platform for lyrics and music news acquired in November 2013 was taken over in May 2015 and is being restarted under the Ampya brand.

The cross-media agency Booming GmbH . was sold to the Danish Blackwood Seven A / S in May 2015.

Mobile access

Together with Telefónica, Telekom and Vodafone, ProSiebenSat.1 Digital sells its own smartphone tariffs for the stations ProSieben and Sat.1, as well as fyve as a private label. The respective wireless service providers are service providers, while ProSiebenSat.1 Digital is responsible for marketing the individual tariffs. Since September 2014, chixx has had its own tariff for viewers of the women's channel Sixx. This is implemented in the telecommunications network by Woodman GmbH (service provider). Marketing takes place via Sixx.

  • simfinity is the smartphone tariff of the television broadcaster Sat.1 together with Telefónica Deutschland
  • ProSieben Smart is the smartphone tariff from ProSieben , together with Vodafone .
  • Fyve is a mobile phone discounter that uses the Vodafone network .
  • chixx is a mobile phone discounter that uses the Telekom Deutschland network .
  • nyze was a mobile phone discounter that used the Telefónica Deutschland Holding network and provided access to the Group's own TV app. The offer was discontinued in 2016 and the previous web address has been forwarded to simfinity since then.
Virtual Minds

On June 30, 2015, ProSiebenSat.1 Digital announced the majority takeover of Virtual Minds AG, Freiburg im Breisgau. Virtual Minds is a European specialist in digital advertising technology and u. a. Parent company of Yieldlab AG, Adition Technologies AG including Adition Schweiz GmbH and Adition UK Ltd., Active Agent AG and myLoc Managed IT AG. After completion of the transaction, United Internet AG will retain a 25.1 percent stake in Virtual Minds AG, the remaining shares will be held by the founders. The transaction is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities; the purchase price is not known.


On March 19, 2015, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE announced that all majority holdings in the eCommerce and travel sectors had been transferred to ProSiebenSat.1 Commerce GmbH (7Commerce). ProSiebenSat.1 Commerce GmbH emerged from ProSiebenSat.1 Elfte Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH. At the same time, ProSiebenSat.1 announced the increase in several investments or their takeover.

  • Acquisition of a further 25 percent in preis24 (shares in sixt e-Ventures) - subject to the Federal Cartel Office
  • Acquisition of a majority stake of 75 percent in Sonoma Internet GmbH ( - subject to the Federal Cartel Office
  • Complete takeover of Flaconi GmbH

The participations are assigned to several categories (clusters) within 7Commerce.

Participations (cluster division)
Beauty & Accessories Travel (7Travel GmbH) Home & Living Fashion & Lifestyle Marketplaces & other holdings
  • Cupid
  • Flaconi
  • Valmano
  • Cheaper rental car
  • Carigami
  • CamperDays
  • MyDays Holding
  • GmbH
  • Stylight
  • Gymondo
  • 12Auto Group (,,,,,,
  • Outstore
  • Price24
  • Verivox
  • Parship
  • Lovoo
  • Elite partner


On April 14, 2011 ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE announced the founding of SevenVentures. In the company, the online investments of ProSiebenSat.1 Digital (formerly SevenOne Intermedia) and the media for equity and media-for-revenue-share business of Seven Entertainment (formerly MM MerchandisingMedia) are primarily bundled. The online women's service and the video platform are not in the portfolio.

On November 3, 2011, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG took a 29% stake in meetOne GmbH through its subsidiary SevenVentures.

In May 2013, SevenVentures invested 16 percent in the Dortmund Babybedarf-Versand GmbH (slogan klick-klick-Glück). A long-term media cooperation was agreed with the previous shareholder Tengelmann until 2017.

SevenVentures has other investments in the online shop MyParfuem, the online pharmacy Apomio, the telecommunications company, the language learning platform Busuu, tropo , Zalando , LactoStop and the online fitness program by Detlef D. Soost, 10 Weeks Body Change. In May 2014, SevenVentures also increased its stake in the online perfumery Flaconi to 47%. In June 2014, SevenVentures increased its stake in to 50.1% and has been the majority owner of the furniture portal since then.

List of participations (as of August 8, 2016)
Venture Investments

(Media for Equity and Media
for Revenue Share)

Selected partners
  • auxmoney GmbH
  • ayondo markest Limited
  • GmbH
  • Centralway Switzerland AG
  • Jawbone
  • Just Fabulous GmbH
  • Kiveda Germany GmbH
  • eFashion Boulevard GmbH (
  • asgoodasnew electronics GmbH (
  • yd. your delivery GmbH (Lieferando) ended
  • shopkick Inc. ended
  • Tirendo Deutschland GmbH terminated
  • Zalando SE ended
  • Kitchens Quelle GmbH
  • Naturwohl Vertriebs GmbH (Lactostop) ended
  • Lottohelden Limited ended
  • Social Media Interactive GmbH (10 weeks body change)
  • Lieferheld GmbH
  • Mister Spex GmbH
  • trivago GmbH

ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator

With the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator , a funding program was created that supports small companies that are still at an early stage. They can apply to participate - up to seven start-ups can find space per half-year and receive start-up funding of 25,000 euros. They are also trained by mentors and can move into premises at the headquarters of the TV group in Unterföhring; there are also several networking events. Regardless of the company's value, the ProSiebenSat.1 Group will then receive a 5% stake in the company. More detailed information can be found on the English website of the program.

List of participations (as of September 30, 2015)
Period Companies description
April to June 2013
  • Talentry
  • get2play
  • Ticket heroes
  • moosify
  • Dreama TV
  • amipodo
  • digital employee recruitment program
  • E-learning platform for music
  • Last-minute ticket app
  • Music & Dating App
  • Online TV network
  • Parking space rental
September to November 2013
  • MyRadioDay
  • kinematics
  • Jurato
  • tvib
  • Eyeglass24
  • Video stream360
  • Payever
  • personalized radio program
  • Modular robot toy system
  • Online legal advice
  • Media analysis
  • Online glasses shop
  • 360 ° video streaming software
  • Payment system
April to June 2014
  • myonbelle
  • Little Postman
  • Media4Care
  • SecureBeam
  • Flairelle
  • Veeso
  • Photocircle
  • Clothing flat rate for women
  • App push notification and app CRM system
  • Multimedia therapy and entertainment for people with cognitive dysfunction
  • Data security and aggregation service for cloud offerings
  • Online shop for wedding decorations and gifts
  • Video player with advanced advertising functions for iOS and Android
  • Art photography and photo printing shop with donations to charities
September to November 2014
  • Pablo & Paul
  • Jamie Jacobs
  • HelloCare
  • Eurosender
  • Ekoio
  • Cashboard
  • Online shop for exclusive and affordable works of art
  • Online shop for customizable, handmade leather shoes
  • Platform for nurses in the area
  • Platform for international door-to-door shipping of parcels and luggage
  • intelligent driver assistant for smartphones
  • Online investment platform
March to June 2015
  • Asana yoga
  • Layout factory
  • Spring Tab
  • Online platform for yoga lifestyle - including a shop, tours and videos
  • Platform for online design & print
  • Repair service for defective electrical devices
  • digital personalization
September to December 2015
  • Foodist
  • TripRebel
  • Clark
  • Diet programs with sous vide delivery service
  • Delivery service for delicacies
  • Hotel booking platform
  • Pension cockpit with state-sponsored savings plans and insurance
  • Online insurance broker
March to June 2016
  • 123broker
  • Jim Drive
  • My toy box
  • Valendo
  • Comparison portal for real estate agents
  • Automobile club
  • Branded toy rental
  • Pawn loan provider

ProSiebenSat.1 Games

In June 2011, ProSiebenSat.1 Media focused its activities in the games area at ProSiebenSat.1 Games GmbH. It merges the broadcasting game portals ProSieben Games and Sat1Spiele with the purchased free-to-play platforms alaplaya and

Max cathedrals

Maxdome is responsible for the ProSiebenSat.1 Group's video-on-demand offerings and belongs to the Digital & Adjacent division. With maxdome, the ProSiebenSat.1 Group launched its own video-on-demand portal in the second quarter of 2006 in strategic cooperation with United Internet AG. On August 29, 2013, SevenSenses GmbH was merged with Maxdome Verwaltungs GmbH by resolution of August 22, 2013 and renamed Maxdome GmbH.

ProSiebenSat.1 Licensing

ProSiebenSat.1 Licensing GmbH (formerly SevenEntertainment GmbH or MM MerchandisingMedia) was founded in 2003 and bundled the music, licensing, entertainment and commerce businesses of ProsiebenSat1 Media AG. SevenEntertainment GmbH achieved annual sales of approx. 37 million euros in the years 2008 to 2011 and employs 54 people. On September 24, 2012, SevenEntertainment GmbH was renamed ProSiebenSat.1 Licensing GmbH. After the outsourcing of commerce activities to SevenVentures GmbH, ProSiebenSat.1 Licensing GmbH is focusing on the licensing business of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. The music and entertainment activities will continue to be bundled in Starwatch Entertainment GmbH.

Starwatch Entertainment

The Star Watch Entertainment GmbH is a 2005 established company which has specialized in the areas of music, concerts, live entertainment and artist marketing. Starwatch Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG.

ProSiebenSat.1 production

ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion GmbH is a full subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion offers services for the production and multimedia distribution of television content. The services range from studio and post-production to cross-company content management and broadcast processing for more than ten TV stations.

Red Arrow Studios

The Red Arrow Studios is a company incorporated in January 2010 Holding for production, programming sales and format development.

ProSiebenSat.1 TV Germany

Logo ProSiebenSat.1 TV Germany

The ProSiebenSat.1 TV Germany GmbH is a 2008 established holding in ProSiebenSat.1 Media. All German free TV stations will be brought together in the holding company. With the establishment of ProSiebenSat.1 Pay TV GmbH, the pay TV channels ProSieben Fun , Sat.1 emotions and Kabel eins classics have also been part of the holding since 2015 .

In addition, ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland produces several films per year (mostly in co-production) through its subsidiary SevenPictures Film GmbH .

German-speaking subsidiaries - free TV and pay TV channels

German-speaking free TV, pay TV channels and internet streams
Country Free TV Pay TV Internet stream
GermanyGermany Germany
AustriaAustria Austria
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
United StatesUnited States United States , CanadaCanadaCanada 

(formerly also available in France and via the Internet in:
Argentina , Brazil , United Kingdom , Ireland ,
Italy , Luxembourg , Mexico , the Netherlands ,
Paraguay , Poland , Russia , Spain , South Africa
and Hungary )

ProSiebenSat.1 First management company

The company currently has four additional broadcasting licenses for special-interest programs, which were granted by the Berlin-Brandenburg media authority for the period from February 5, 2009 to February 4, 2016 . The working titles of the stations are currently:

  • ProSiebenSat.1 facts
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Family
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Favorites
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Fiction

Former free TV, pay TV and radio stations

With the takeover of SBS Broadcasting, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG became a pan-European media group. All free TV, pay TV and radio stations have now been sold to various investors.

former free TV, pay TV and radio broadcasters
country Free TV Pay TV Radio
GermanyGermany Germany
AustriaAustria Austria
BelgiumBelgium Belgium
BulgariaBulgaria Bulgaria
DenmarkDenmark Denmark

C More Entertainment (Denmark)

  • Canal + First
  • Canal + hits
  • Canal + Sport1
  • Canal + Sport2
  • Canal + drama
  • Canal + Comedy
  • Canal + Action
  • Canal + Film HD
FinlandFinland Finland

C More Entertainment (Finland)

  • Canal + First
  • Canal + hits
  • Canal + Sport1
  • Canal + Sport2
  • Canal + drama
  • Canal + Comedy
  • Canal + Action
  • Canal + Film HD
GreeceGreece Greece
NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands
NorwayNorway Norway

C More Entertainment (Norway)

  • Canal + First
  • Canal + hits
  • Canal + Sport1
  • Canal + Sport2
  • Canal + drama
  • Canal + Comedy
  • Canal + Action
  • Canal + Film HD
SwedenSweden Sweden

C More Entertainment (Sweden)

  • Canal + First
  • Canal + hits
  • Canal + Sport1
  • Canal + Sport2
  • Canal + drama
  • Canal + Comedy
  • Canal + Action
  • Canal + Film HD
Moldova RepublicRepublic of Moldova Moldova
RomaniaRomania Romania
HungaryHungary Hungary

Web links

Commons : ProSiebenSat.1 Media  - collection of images

Individual evidence

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  53. ProSiebenSat.1 takes over Putpat TV ,, May 12, 2015.
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  64. ProSiebenSat.1 is now making massive in Later Stage ,, accessed on March 19, 2015.
  65. Press release on the founding of 7Commerce ( Memento of the original from March 22, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed March 19, 2015. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
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  70. ProSiebenSat.1 founds subsidiary SevenVentures ( Memento of the original from September 26, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. ,, April 14, 2011. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
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  73. Tengelmann wins new co-partner for (No longer available online.), May 15, 2013, archived from the original on June 12, 2013 ; accessed on May 16, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
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  82.  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  83. Publication on renaming to Maxdome GmbH , Commercial
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  86. P7S1 bundles production activities at Red Arrow ,
  87. Information on the Group website ( memento of the original from November 17, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
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