Rüdiger Böss to leave ProSiebenSat.1
Munich, December 18, 2018. Rüdiger Böss, Executive Vice President Content Acquisitions & Sales at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, has decided to leave the Group at the end of the year after over 25 years. Henrik Pabst, Chief Commercial Officer Entertainment as of January 2019, will additionally take over responsibility for the areas of “Content Acquisitions” and “Content Sales” in his new role.
Conrad Albert, Deputy CEO and General Counsel of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE: “Rüdiger Böss defined an era at ProSiebenSat.1 – he was our man in Hollywood, he was the one who opened the doors to the major film studios for us. His instinct for the next big TV hit, his negotiation skills and his passion for movies are legendary. He brought all the major blockbusters and US ratings hits to Germany for us. And alongside all that, he was always a great colleague and friend. We thank Rüdiger from the bottom of our hearts for these extraordinary years and wish him all the very best for his future.”
Rüdiger Böss: “I look back at this quarter-century at ProSiebenSat.1 with fondness and gratitude and am incredibly happy that I was able to spend the majority of my professional life here. My biggest thank you goes to all the wonderful colleagues and partners. I am very proud of what we achieved together and the program milestones that we secured for our stations, from Four Weddings and a Funeral (one of my first purchases) to The Hunger Games and The Big Bang Theory. But now I’m taking a hint from the title of one of our most recent purchases: The Boy Needs Fresh Air. And after a short break I will get back in touch!”
Rüdiger Böss has worked at ProSiebenSat.1 since 1992. Since 2007, he has been responsible for negotiations for and the acquisition of licensed films and series for the media groups stations and video platforms. He has secured long-term licensing deals with key Hollywood studios such as Warner Bros., Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, CBS, Paramount and Regency.
ProSiebenSat.1 is the leading German entertainment player with a strong e-commerce business. We want to offer great entertainment – whenever, wherever and on any device. Every day, 45 million TV households in Germany, Austria and Switzerland enjoy our 14 free and pay TV channels. Overall, ProSiebenSat.1 generates 1 billion video views per month with its online offers. Every year, we invest more than one billion euros in 120,000 hours of programming.
Successful formats like “Germany’s next Topmodel”, “The Voice of Germany”, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Young Sheldon” as well as top-notch stars like Heidi Klum, Joko and Klaas or Dwayne Johnson belong to our family. Shows like “Bosch” and “Married at First Sight” are created within our production and distribution business Red Arrow Studios. Our global video channel network Studio71 achieves 96 billion video views per year and operates more than 1,300 web channels.
Our NuCom Group is a growing e-commerce player with ten leading portfolio companies that offer online price comparison, gifting/events, dating and beauty, retailing with 360 million interactions a year.
ProSiebenSat.1 are 6,500 passionate creators that love to entertain and delight our viewers and consumers each day.
- Corporate & Finance CommunicationStefanie Rupp-MenedetterHead of Group Communications & EventTel. +49 89 9507-2598Stefanie.Rupp@ProSiebenSat1.com
- Corporate & Finance Communication | Content ProductionSusanne BrieuHead of Corporate & Finance CommunicationsTel. +49 89 9507-1137Susanne.Brieu@prosiebensat1.com