katharina behrends

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Professional Career

since 2022

General Manager (DACH) at MFE - MediaForEurope N.V., Amsterdam/ Netherlands

2018 − 2021

Managing Director GAS, Central and Eatern Europe at NBCUniversal Networks, London/UK

2009− 2017

Member of the Supervisory Board at A & E Networks German-speaking region

2008 − 2018

Managing Director Germany, Austria and Switzerland at NBC Universal Global Networks GmbH, Munich

2005 − 2007

Director Legal, Business Affairs and Network Development, Member of the Management Board at NBC Universal Germany GmbH, Munich

1999 − 2005

Director Business Affairs and Distribution, Member of the Management Board at MTV Central Europe, Munich

1995 − 1999

General Counsel at Premiere Medien GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg (now: Sky Deutschland Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG)

since 1995



Katharina Behrends studied law at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. She has more than 25 years of experience in management positions at global media groups. She has also held various industry-relevant board positions, for example as a member of the board responsible for television at the Association of Private Media VAUNET and on the board of A&E Germany. Since October 2022, Behrends has been General Manager for MFE-MediaForEurope’s activities in the DACH region. Previously, she held various management positions at NBCUniversal International Networks since 2005, during which time she was responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive free/pay TV/SVoD strategy as well as for the company’s digital transformation. Thanks to these many years of experience, Behrends brings with her a deep knowledge of the market environment and the relevant challenges for ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s business segments (including broadcasting and streaming).