The first information on the matter appeared in Germanic means the past month of April. At that time already one made sure that the German group of press Axel Springer, that publishes the read newspaper more in the Germanic country, DAS Bild, could take the control from the package of private chains ProSiebenSat.1
According to the German press, Axel Springer projects to increase its present participation of 11.8% in ProSiebenSat.1, leader of the German private television, until a little more 50%.
On the other hand, the American industralist Haim Saban, who next to a group of investors of the USA controls a 88% of the actions with right to vote of ProSiebenSat.1, has denied conversations of sale with Axel Springer.
Before the new information that assure the interests founded on the part of Axel Springer to control Average ProSiebenSat.1, now responsible for public television ZDF they have shown its disagreement.
ProSiebenSat.1 Average Ag is the result of the fusion in the year 2000 of SAT.1 and ProSieben Average Ag.
ProSiebenSat.1 emits four television networks in German language, ProSieben, SAT.1, Kabel 1 and N24.
Their emissions are received in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and counts on commercial delegations in the three countries through the company of the group SevenOne Average GmbH. In the rest of Europe they can be caught through Astra1 satellite (19,2º This).
SAT.1 was the first German private chain in emitting, beginning their emissions in January of 1984. Account with a generalist programming destined to all the family and in 2001 was the fifth German chain (10,1%) between the public generally and the third chain (11,6%) in the segment of age between the 14 and 49 years. SAT.1 SatellitenFernsehen GmbH is the company of the group in which SAT.1 is fitted.
ProSieben began its emissions in January of 1989. Account with a generalist programming and is focused a young public offering the best series and international films. In 2001 it was the sixth German chain (8,0%) between the public generally and the second chain (13,3%) in the segment of age between the 14 and 49 years. ProSieben GmbH Television is the company of the group in which ProSieben is fitted.
Kabel 1 began its emissions the 29 of February of 1992 with the name of Der Kabelkanal being famous in 1994 Kabel 1. The channel is fitted between the televisions of second generation. Kabel 1 emits a generalist programming with cinema, focused series and classic contests towards the population of more than 30 years of age. In 2001 it was the seventh German chain (5,0%) between the public generally and the eighth chain (5,2%) in the segment of age between the 14 and 49 years. KABEL 1 K 1 Fernsehen GmbH is the company of the group in which Kabel 1 is fitted.
N24 began its emissions the 24 of January of 2000. N24 is a continuous information channel and produces in addition the news to SAT.1, ProSieben and Kabel 1. N24 Gesellschaft für Nachrichten und Zeitgeschehen GmbH is the company of the group in which N24 is fitted.
The main shareholders of the group are KirchMedia GmbH & Co. KGaA (52,52%) and Axel Springer Verlag Ag (11,48%). The rest of action (action without vote) quotes in stock market.