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Bernhard SONNLEITNER
Head of Format Scouting, ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland GmbH, Germany

Bernhard studied Political Science at Passau University and at Muskingum University (Ohio, USA). He joined ProSiebenSat.1 in 1998 as a footage researcher. From 2000 to 2002 he worked for the sports division at Sat.1.  In 2003 he took over the position of a program scout in the department Format Research. Since then he is in charge for identifying new formats and trends in the international TV landscape that have relevance for the ProSiebenSat.1 group. In 2009 he became Head of Format Research responsible for all English-speaking territories. Twice a year  he is organizing and hosting ProSiebenSat.1’s European Pitch where international production and distribution companies present new formats. He is a former jury member of the Rose d’Or festival in Lucern for the category Game Shows. Bernhard is married and has two kids.

ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland

The ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the leading media corporations in Europe. We reach more than 41 million TV households with our free TV stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Free TV financed by advertising is our core business. Alongside a strong digital and ventures portfolio, the Group also has an international production network. This means, ProSiebenSat.1 has a broad and solid revenue and profit basis.

Our free TV stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX are positioned to complement each other and reach all commercially relevant target groups in the German-speaking countries. With our successful stations and far-reaching digital services, we are the leading video sales company in Germany. Our digital activities range from Germany’s largest video-on-demand portal maxdome, the online platform MyVideo and online games from ProSiebenSat.1 Games to SevenVentures GmbH, which is establishing an attractive investment portfolio of media investments. In addition, with Starwatch we own an independent music label. With the Red Arrow Entertainment Group, we produce international TV programs and sell them to TV stations worldwide. Red Arrow is represented with 18 production companies in nine countries. Our headquarters are located in Unterföhring near Munich. ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG was established in 2000. The Group is listed and employs more than 3,000 staff in 12 countries.