Thomas Ebeling will continue to head German media company ProSiebenSat.1.

The supervisory board has prematurely extended the CEO’s contract until the general assembly 2019. The 56-year old has been heading the company since March 1, 2009.

“With the early extension of his contract, the supervisory board is setting the course today for the continuing success of ProSiebenSat.1 with Thomas Ebeling as CEO,” Werner Brandt, chairman of the supervisory board, said in Munich. “We are looking forward to continuing our successful work with Thomas.”