JULYAnnual General Meeting decides on
share conversion and dividend of EUR 1.201
At the Annual General Meeting of
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG and the separate
meeting of the preference shareholders on
July 23, 2013, the shareholders voted in favor
of the conversion of the non-voting bearer
preference shares into voting registered
shares. In addition, the payment of
a dividend of EUR 5.65 per entitled bearer
preference share and EUR 5.63 per entitled
registered common share for the 2012 financial
year was resolved.
AUGUSTAll ProSiebenSat.1 common shares
can be traded on the stock exchange.
August 19, all ProSiebenSat.1 shares have been
tradable on the stock exchange — both the
registered common shares and the
registered common shares resulting from the
conversion of bearer preference shares. Over
the course of 2013, Lavena Holding 1 GmbH
sold the majority of its shares in ProSiebenSat.1
Media AG via various placements. Telegraaf
Media Groep N.V. (TMG) sold its entire shareholding
in September 2013. In January 2014,
Lavena sold the rest of its stake. Since then,
97.4 % of the ProSiebenSat.1 shares are held in
AUGUSTProSiebenSat.1 Annual Report
is again the winner in the MDAX.
competition “The Best Annual Report,” the
ProSiebenSat.1 Group won first place among all
MDAX companies. In the overall ranking of all
stock market indices, the Group achieved second
place. The award is evidence of the high
quality of the ProSiebenSat.1 Annual Report
in terms of content and the company’s transparent
financial communication. The ranking is
compiled each year under the academic leadership
of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jörg Baetge.
DECEMBER Eastern European stations
By selling its portfolio in
Hungary and Romania, the ProSiebenSat.1
Group disposed of all its TV and radio stations
outside of the German-speaking region. The
Group had already announced that it would
fully divest its international station holdings
when it sold its Northern European investments
in December 2012. Now the corporate strategy
centers on developing the ProSiebenSat.1
Group into a broadcasting, digital entertainment
and commerce powerhouse.
DECEMBER ProSiebenSat.1 share achieves
significant price growth.
Over the course
of the year, the share price increased by 69.0 %
and closed at EUR 36.00, the highest value for
12 years. The price gains reflect the Group’s
good business performance and the successful
implementation of the growth strategy.
JANUARYSuccessful launch of SAT.1 Gold.
The new free TV station SAT.1 Gold went on air
on January 17. Its core target group is women
aged 40 to 64. As well as German TV series
and shows, SAT.1 Gold shows magazines such
as “Süddeutsche TV Thema.” In its core target
group, the station achieved daily market shares
of up to 1.3 %, with an annual average of 0.5 %.
JULYNew blockbuster shows established.
In 2013, SAT.1 and ProSieben established two
new hit shows on the German TV market.
The music show “The Voice Kids” generated
strong market shares averaging at 19.8 % on
SAT.1. The winner of the 2013 German Television
Award, the dance show “Got to Dance,”
earned ProSieben and SAT.1 ratings averaging
15.8 % in the summer.
SEPTEMBERProSieben MAXX airs with
high market shares.
At the start of September,
ProSieben MAXX achieved the best station
launch on the German TV market for 13 years.
In the fourth quarter, the station could already
boast an average market share of 0.7 % among
men aged 30 to 59. With new TV stations,
ProSiebenSat.1 increases its audience shares
and gains new advertising customers.
feature film rights.
In 2013, the
ProSiebenSat.1 Group secured valuable license
rights from the Hollywood studio DreamWorks.
Thanks to a master agreement with Constantin
Film, all DreamWorks films that begin shooting
by the end of 2016 will be aired on the Group’s
ProSiebenSat.1 had extended its
with Constantin Film in June and
thus also secured exclusive free TV rights to
German hit films like “Fack Ju Göhte.”
Digital & Adjacent
Video Interview Dr. Christian Wegner, Member of the Executive Board Digital & Adjacent
FEBRUARYLaunch of incubator EPIC Companies.
ProSiebenSat.1 has launched its own
incubator program, EPIC Companies, which
the Group uses to support start-ups. Each
year, between ten and 15 founders from the
European e-commerce scene receive substantial
start-up funding and extensive media and
consultancy services from the Group. In 2013,
the incubator spawned several companies,
including Petobel, an online store for pet food
JUNEAMPYA music-streaming service launched.
In June, the ProSiebenSat.1 Group
introduced its own music-streaming platform
AMPYA. AMPYA offers more than 20 million
songs, videos, and music news. By the end
of 2013, AMPYA had 300,000 registered users.
In February, ProSiebenSat.1 launched the
ticketing platform TICKETHALL. Together
with its record label Starwatch Entertainment,
the Group now offers all services
relevant to digital music and live entertainment.
SEPTEMBERProSiebenSat.1 founds its own multi-channel network.
founded Studio71, its own multi-channel
It bundles the Group’s range of
produced exclusively for the web.
As well as on the proprietary internet platform
MyVideo, hit shows like the gaming
event “Last Man Standing” with over four
million views are also broadcast via YouTube
and other third-party platforms.
SEPTEMBERmaxdome launched in Austria.
The video-on-demand platform maxdome
started up in Austria. It is possible to access
the online video library not only via the web,
but also with an app on Samsung smart TVs.
maxdome offers around 60,000 titles.
DECEMBERGroup expands travel portfolio.
At the end of 2013, the Group expanded
its ventures portfolio further with
weg.de and ferien.de. In the months before,
the Group had acquired several strategic
holdings in the travel market, including
largest car rental website billiger-mietwagen.
de. The Group now offers all
relevant to booking a trip.
Content Production & Global Sales
JANUARY“The Taste” celebrates international success.
The cooking show “The
Taste,” developed by Red Arrow, launched on
the US station ABC in January
2013 as the
most successful format of the last two years.
The show is now on air worldwide: Red Arrow
International has sold “The Taste” in over 80
countries, including Great Britain and China.
OCTOBERRed arrow produces for Amazon.
Red Arrow has shot a pilot for the crime series
“Bosch”, which has a top-class cast, for
Amazon. The decision on whether the pilot
will go to series will be made in early 2015.
“Bosch” is based on Michael Connelly‘s series
of novels of the same name, which has
been sold over 55 million times worldwide.
NOVEMBERRed Arrow films its first series for Sky.
The Red Arrow subsidiary Fabrik
Entertainment is shooting “100 Code,” the
first series for Sky. The crime series is expected
to air in early 2015. Oscar winner
Bobby Moresco is writing and producing
DECEMBERJoint venture with successful US producer Mark Burnett.
Entertainment founded a production company
in London with five-time Emmy-winner
Mark Burnett (“The Voice”, “Survivor”) and
his company One Three Media. The goal of
the joint venture is to develop TV formats
and to establish Burnett’s US formats in the
British TV market.