Max Conze
ProSiebenSat.1/Martin Saumweber
Germany
2019

Max
Conze

After becoming CEO of broadcasting giant ProSiebenSat.1 in 2018, Conze oversaw the launch of Joyn, a streaming-platform joint venture with Discovery that delivers local, European and U.S. content to German audiences. ProSiebenSat.1 boasts 45 million TV households through 14 free- and pay-TV channels in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Its Red Arrow Studios, which comprises 20 production companies in seven territories, is a leading international creator and distributor of entertaining fare with a diverse slate that includes shows such as “Bosch,” “Married at First Sight” and “A League of Their Own.” At the 2019 Mipcom, Conze said he doesn’t fear the approaching invasion of new subscription streaming offerings. His intention remained to build an entertainment business that offers linear and digital content end to end. He stepped down from his position as CEO in March 2020.

Career

  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Dyson

Education

  • Columbus State University (GA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Max Conze Exits German Broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, Company Makes Strategic Shift

Max Conze Exits German Broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, Company Makes Strategic Shift

Max Conze is stepping down as CEO of German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, with immediate effect. Chief financial officer Rainer Beaujean has taken on additional responsibilities as he becomes the chairman of the executive board.Along with Conze's departure, the company announced late Thursday a change in strategic focus. "ProSiebenSat.1 Group is returning the primary focus of its operating business to the entertainment sector in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)," the company said in a statement. "Here, the main emphasis is...

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