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ProSiebenSat.1′s Rudiger Boss to leave company after 25 years

Rüdiger Böss is leaving his role as EVP of content acquisitions and sales at German mass media company ProSiebenSat.1. Böss (pictured) has spent more than 25 years with the company and ...
December 18, 2018

Rüdiger Böss is leaving his role as EVP of content acquisitions and sales at German mass media company ProSiebenSat.1.

Böss (pictured) has spent more than 25 years with the company and has been responsible for negotiations for and the acquisition of licensed films and series for the media group’s stations and video platforms since 2007. He will stay on at the company until the end of the year.

Henrik Pabst, who assumes the role of chief commercial officer entertainment in January, will additionally take over responsibility for content acquisitions and content sales.

“Rüdiger Böss defined an era at ProSiebenSat.1 — he was our man in Hollywood, he was the one who opened the doors to the major film studios for us. His instinct for the next big TV hit, his negotiation skills and his passion for movies are legendary,” said Conrad Albert, deputy CEO and general counsel of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, in a statement. “He brought all the major blockbusters and U.S. ratings hits to Germany for us. And alongside all that, he was always a great colleague and friend. We thank Rüdiger from the bottom of our hearts for these extraordinary years and wish him all the very best for his future.”

“I look back at this quarter-century at ProSiebenSat.1 with fondness and gratitude and am incredibly happy that I was able to spend the majority of my professional life here. My biggest thank you goes to all the wonderful colleagues and partners. I am very proud of what we achieved together and the program milestones that we secured for our stations,” added Böss. “And after a short break I will get back in touch.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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