ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the most successful independent media companies in Europe with a strong lead in the TV and the digital market. The Group grows dynamically with revenues increasing by 17 % to EUR 3,799 million in 2016. At the same time, recurring EBITDA rose by 10 % to EUR 1,018 million. The Company employs 6,054 people in average. The most important revenue market is Germany. Here, the ProSiebenSat.1 share has been included into the German equity index DAX since March 2016.
Advertising-financed free TV is the Group’s core business. The station family comprising SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold, ProSieben MAXX, and kabel eins Doku is the Number 1 in the German audience and TV advertising markets. The Group has tapped into an additional attractive business area through the distribution of its television channels in HD quality. At the same time, the Group successfully networks the wide reach of its TV business with a strong digital unit. Already today, ProSiebenSat.1 is Germany’s leading video marketer on the Internet and with the online video platform maxdome and the 7TV app one of the most successful providers of digital entertainment. However, the Internet is not only changing the entertainment industry, digital media also influence consumer behavior. This is why, ProSiebenSat.1 has built up a successful commerce business of digital platforms in recent years that is now one of the Group’s most important growth drivers. This entertainment and commerce portfolio is supplemented by the international production and distribution company Red Arrow Studios to which the multi-channel network Studio71 also belongs. Thus, ProSiebenSat.1 has a broadly diversified revenue and earnings base.