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Kirch Group: Holdings

Holdings

This listing identifies the Kirch Group at its height, before the collapse in 2002. It is indicative only, illustrating the shape of the group rather than providing a definitive inventory.


Other media groups

As of early 2002 Kirch's main investment was a 40.5% stake in the Axel Springer group, the major newspaper and magazine publisher that competes with Bertelsmann.

Other stakes included -

  • Mediaset (Italy) 1.3%
  • Telecinco Group (Spain) 25%

Cable television

  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG 1 (52.52%) - Axel Springer had 11.5% stake
  • ProSieben 100%
  • SAT.1 100%
  • Kabel 1 100%
  • N24 48.4%
  • Euvía Media 100%
  • Neun live
  • SevenSenses
  • SZM Studios (49.9%)
  • Kirch Intermedia
  • ddp 61%
  • Sport 1
  • SevenSenses
  • DSF
  • PLAZAMEDIA (25%)

New media

  • SevenOne Interactive
  • SevenOne Media

Film and video production

  • TaurusProduktion
  • CBM
  • Janus Glücksrad
  • Filmproduktion Janus
  • Janus Pearson Television (50%)
  • KirchMedia Entertainment
  • Prima Idee (30%)
  • ndF (90%)
  • Roxy - Film

Sports rights

  • ISPR (51%) - Axel Springer had 49% stake - football program licensing
  • TaurusSport
  • KirchSport
  • Prisma Sports & Media
  • CWL Telesport & Marketing
  • KirchMedia WM
  • HBS
  • Prisma iVentures 90%

Film processing and services

  • TaurusMediaTechnik
  • MediaServiceCenter RM (70%)
  • Johannisthal-Synchron

Rights trading

  • TaurusLizenz
  • Beta Film GmbH New Regency Productions (3.78%)
  • Epsilon MediaGroup (50% partnership with Berlusconi's Mediaset) - film/tv production, licensing and ad marketing
  • Epsilon Motion Pictures (Emotion)
  • Epsilon TV Production (Evision)
  • Junior.TV (50%) - childrens program trading, licensing and merchandising

Hardware

  • BetaResearch - digital set-top boxes