Helmut Thoma, the former head of Germany's RTL TV network, will soon be heading a new Web portal devoted to sports -- and once again become a major competitor to ex-rival Leo Kirch, who already runs…
Kirch Media, the Kirch Group's core TV subsidiary, has posted revenues of DM3.96 billion ($2 billion) for 1999, an increase of 7.3% over the previous year, and net profits of $209 million.
German media group Constantin Film has reaped DM90.2 million ($43 million) from the sale of TV, video and DVD rights to a number of local major TV players.
Kinowelt Intl.'s campaign into Eastern Europe has reached Moscow, where the Teutonic company has joined local distributor Gemini to form the Gemini Kinomir joint distribution venture. The new company…
After failing to transform itself into a major sports channel with Champions' League soccer, local weblet TM3 may instead become Germany's first interactive TV and Internet channel. The…
In the wake of the music industry's Napster nightmare, Germany's artists' rights association GEMA is seeking greater compensation from both PC consumers and hardware manufacturers. If successful, the…
The merger of Leo Kirch's networks SAT.1 and ProSieben has been all but greenlighted by government watchdogs. Declaring the move an internal restructuring of the Kirch Group, German antitrust…
Kinowelt Intl. and Poland's Best Film will launch a distribution and sales operation, Best Film Intl., in August.
Marking its first direct involvement in German TV, entertainment group Kinowelt Medien has acquired a 10% share in new satellite broadcaster B.TV Television Stuttgart/ Ludwigsburg.
The Kirch Group finally gathered its family of broadcasters under one roof Tuesday with the announcement that it is merging its two commercial broadcasters, ProSieben and Sat1, into Germany's biggest…