ProSieben

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ProSieben
Type Direct Broadcast Satellite / Cable and DVB-T (where available)
Country Germany
Austria
Switzerland
Availability National
Also distributed in:
Italy (South Tyrol)
Belgium
Luxembourg
Liechtenstein
Eastern Europe
Slogan We love to entertain you.
Headquarters Unterföhring, Germany
Key people
Thilo Proff, President
Launch date
January 1, 1989
Official website
www.prosieben.de

ProSieben (Sieben is German for seven) is a commercial television station in Germany distributed to a large extent via cable and satellite along with DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting – Terrestrial). It began operations on January 1, 1989. Since 2003 the station, as part of the ProSiebenSat.1 Media, is owned by a group of investors led by Haim Saban. ProSieben is Germany's second largest privately owned television company. Although some of ProSieben's programming is self-produced, it also airs many North American imports. On May 3, 2012, ProSieben launched a sister payTV channel called ProSieben Fun. The second sister channel ProSieben Maxx launched on September 3, 2013.

There are three different programmes, ProSieben Deutschland (for Germany), ProSieben Austria (for Austria) and ProSieben Schweiz (for Switzerland). Mostly, the main difference is that they have different adverts and news for every country.

Their motto is "We love to entertain you." Media stars, some German and many American (e.g. Tom Cruise, for the channel's broadcast of Minority Report and cast members of such shows as Lost, Desperate Housewives, or The O.C.) say the motto as part of the station's campaign, these promos being shown as lead-ins to programs.

The "ProSieben Star Force" lead-ins show the German stars of ProSieben as they are involved in tongue-in-cheek funny moments as the station's "Entertainment Agents", with Stefan Raab (TV total), Christoph Maria Herbst (Stromberg), and Michael "Bully" Herbig (Bullyparade) in a more recent promo as an agent.

ProSieben broadcasts from the Astra 1L and 3A satellites and is uplinked by SES Platform Services.

Programmes[edit]

Current Foreign Series[edit]

Current German Programmes[edit]

Event show[edit]

  • Bundesvision Song Contest (annually)
  • TV total events:
    • Turmspringen (diving, annually)
    • PokerStars.de-Nacht (poker, monthly)
    • Stock Car Crash Challenge (like banger racing on a muddy indoor track, annually)
    • Wok-WM (annually)
    • Autoball (football with cars and a very big ball, every two years)

Former Foreign Series[edit]

Former German Programmes[edit]

Audience share[edit]

2008: 6.8%, from 14 to 49 years: 12.2%

See also[edit]

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