SPORT1, WELT, and N24 Doku joining the 7TV service expanding choice for users
- ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Communications streaming service collaborates with external channel partners for the first time
- Alexander von Woikowsky joins 7TV as Chief Content Officer
Munich, March 20, 2018 – 7TV's streaming service is expanding its portfolio and offering its users video content from SPORT1, WELT, and N24 Doku. The deal includes both live streaming and catch-up content. This is the first third party content partnership deal since the joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery was announced. The 7TV platform’s ambition is to create a platform offering a wide range of channels and content to consumers on a single app.
Alexander Vassilev, CEO of 7TV, says: "The new content partners underscore our persistent strategy of an open approach and our endeavor to create the VOD platform for German speaking TV content and live TV for all digital channels through 7TV."
Daniel von Busse, COO TV and Member of the Executive Board for SPORT1: "With the expansion of 7TV, we are backing up our claim of providing video services such as our Free TV station and select video content as comprehensively as possible via many relevant players."
Dr. Torsten Rossmann, Managing Director WeltN24: “For us the availability of our stations for relevant, user-friendly offers is beneficial both from a user and a business perspective.”
7TV is expanding its management and appointing Alexander von Woikowsky as Chief Content Officer and Managing Director of 7TV to oversee partnerships and distribution. He joins from ProSiebenSat.1, where he has worked as a Director of Key Account Management in the Distribution department.
Since the premium streaming service was launched in October 2017, viewers have had access to nine of the most popular broadcast television stations in Germany. The following station content is available via the 7TV app and the digital platforms: ProSieben, SAT.1, kabel eins, DMAX, sixx, ProSieben MAXX, SAT.1 Gold, kabel eins Doku, and TLC. There is also a Eurosport zone with sports highlights and videos.
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. 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 connects 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 maxdome or Studio71 one of the most successful providers of digital entertainment. ProSiebenSat.1 has also built up a successful e-commerce business of digital platforms in recent years that is now one of the Group’s most important growth drivers. This broadcasting, digital entertainment and commerce portfolio is supplemented by the international program production and distribution company Red Arrow Studios. ProSiebenSat.1 is headquartered in Unterföhring near Munich. The Company was founded in October 2000 and today employs around 6,500 people.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; and digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit www.corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.
- Digital CommunicationSonja BurfeindCommunication NuCom Group, ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, GlomexTel. +49 89 9507-2599Sonja.Burfeind@ProSiebenSat1.com