2019 was a defining year for the German TV and video market, with mass market resistance to premium digital video finally falling away and paving the way for this month’s launch of Disney+.
The new German media group assembled by US financial investor KKR through the acquisition of Tele München Group, Universum Film, i&u TV and Wiedemann & Berg Film will be branded Leonine.
Bernhard zu Castell will become Chief Distribution Officer (CDO) of the newly founded German media group emerging from Tele München Group, Universum Film, i&u TV and Wiedemann & Berg Film.
US financial investor KKR continues its shopping tour in the German TV production market.
US financial investor KKR takes over German movie rights distributor Universum Film from Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland.