ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE is a German mass media company. It operates commercial television, premium pay channels, radio stations and related print businesses. It was formed on October 2, 2000 by merger of German TV broadcasters ProSieben Media AG and Sat.1 SatellitenFernsehen GmbH ). Through takeover of SBS Broadcasting Group on June 27, 2007 it now has operations in 13 European countries.
After the KirchMedia GmbH & Co. KGaA became majority shareholder of the ProSieben Media AG at the end of the year 1999, the ProSieben Media AG and the Sat.1 GmbH, which belongs also to the Kirch group published their merger plans at 28 June 2000. In this way the biggest TV channel group will be created. Since 2 October 2000 the ProSieben Media AG took the interests of the Sat.1 GmbH by the KirchMedia GmbH & Co. KgaA, since 13 October of the same year the stocks of the ProSieben Media AG are renamed to ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Urs Rohner, the Chairman of ProSieben became Chairman of the ProSiebenSat1 Media AG. As part of the integration of Sat.1 the ProSieben Television GmbH was also found.
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