Sky D acquires Plazamedia and Sport1 share

December 6, 2013 10.11 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Sky Deutschland is acquiring 100% of production company Plazamedia as well as a 25.1% share in the Sport1 channel.

The deal with Constantin Sport Holding is valued at EUR57.5 million and gives the broadcaster full control of the production company of its sports broadcasts, which is responsible for 1,000 live matches per year and the studio programmes Sky90 and Samstag LIVE!.

The acquisition is part of a policy of insourcing a number of important sectors of Sky’s business. The broadcaster recently bought Premiere Star, Creation Club, the logistics service company Loxxess and Premium Media Solutions.

The deal also brings Sky Deutschland a share in Sport11/Constantin Sport Marketing.