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ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG successfully completes comprehensive refinancing comprised of bond and bank market components
Munich, April 16, 2014. ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, the parent entity of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, today successfully completed a comprehensive refinancing of its debt facilities. As part of the refinancing, the company issued seven year senior unsecured notes due in April 2021 in an amount of EUR 600 million. The notes bear interest of 2.625 % per annum. Furthermore, the company entered...
Red Arrow International sells “Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot” to ARD Degeto / Das Erste
Munich/Cannes, April 8, 2014. Red Arrow International has sold "Roald Dahl's Esio Trot" to German public broadcaster ARD Degeto / Das Erste. The family movie stars Academy Award Winners Dame Dame Judi Dench ("Shakespeare in Love"; "Skyfall") and Dustin Hoffman ("Rain Man"; "Kramer vs. Kramer"). The screen adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic for BBC One is a heart-warming love story...
Red Arrow International’s “Married at First Sight” premieres on Russia’s CTC
Munich/Cannes, April 7, 2013. Russia's leading independent broadcaster CTC has picked up local rights to Danish hit format "Married at First Sight". In a straight-to-series order, "Zhenaty s pervogo vzglyada" (local title) will premiere on April 20th on CTC. After topping DR3's channel average by almost 500%, the extreme social experiment has recently been renewed for a second season -...
Banijay secures Red Arrow International’s hit show “The Lie” for France
Munich/Cannes, April 7, 2014. Air Productions, a Banijay Group company, has acquired "The Lie" - the first quiz show without questions. Following a deal brokered by Banijay International, Air Productions, headed up by founder and popular host Nagui, will develop the format for French audiences. Developed in the UK by STV, TV3 and GroupM Entertainment, "The Lie" has been a huge hit with...
Spine-tingling, rib-tickling and eye-opening entertainment: Red Arrow International’s new MIPTV 2014 line-up
Munich, April 3, 2014. Gripping drama, spectacular factual programs and game-changing formats - with over 50 brand-new shows, Red Arrow International's catalog for MIPTV 2014 is overflowing with exciting, innovative content. Commissioned by Amazon Studios and based on Michael Connelly's internationally bestselling novels, Bosch stars critically acclaimed actor Titus Welliver as Harry...
Dr. Gunnar Wiedenfels Becomes Deputy CFO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
Munich, March 26, 2014. Dr. Gunnar Wiedenfels has been appointed Deputy CFO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG and thus deputy to ProSiebenSat.1's Chief Financial Officer Axel Salzmann. Wiedenfels will assume the new function alongside his current role as CFO National & Chief Group Controller. In this role, Dr. Gunnar Wiedenfels is already responsible for all Group-wide controlling and budget...
Jens Richter to officially depart Red Arrow International as Managing Director as of March 25
Munich, March 24, 2014. Following his decision last year to depart Red Arrow International, Jens Richter will leave the company as Managing Director on March 25. Per the terms of his contract, Richter will begin his new role at Fremantle International in January 2015, at the earliest. Red Arrow International is now led by Co-Managing Directors, Henrik Pabst and Irina Ignatiew. For...
Red Arrow International’s World Cup Special “Mata Mata” picked up in Scandinavia
Munich, March 17, 2014. Sweden's SVT, Finland's Yle, and Denmark's DR networks have secured rights to broadcast Red Arrow International's "Mata Mata". All three public broadcasters are planning to air the factual 1 x 90' special during their coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2014. "Mata Mata" (literally "kill-kill") is the Brazilian term for a "knockout match", a win-or-go-home battle as...
ProSiebenSat.1 partners with WWE®: maxdome, FUN, and MAXX acquire expansive entertainment package
Unterföhring, March 13, 2014. The ProSiebenSat.1 Group and WWE (WWE:NYSE) have agreed to a comprehensive long-term rights deal for free TV, pay TV and via online platforms in Germany and Austria. The agreement includes all WWE pay-per-view programming on maxdome as well as weekly episodes of SmackDown on ProSieben MAXX free TV and Monday Night Raw and NXT on ProSieben FUN pay...
Red Arrow International picks up distribution rights to UK hit show “The Lie”
Munich, March 12, 2014. Red Arrow International has secured distribution rights to STV Production's hit game-show "The Lie" - a general knowledge quiz with a twist. Developed in the UK by STV, TV3 and GroupM Entertainment, "The Lie" already captivated the Irish audiences Ireland, exceeding its slot average on Irish channel TV3 by up to 32%! The broadcaster has already re-commissioned the...