Visoon Video Impact: New TV and video ad sales joint venture by Axel Springer and Viacom International Media Networks gets to work




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11.01.16

Visoon Video Impact: New TV and video ad sales joint venture by Axel Springer and Viacom International Media Networks gets to work

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Portfolio includes TV channels Comedy Central, MTV, N24, Nickelodeon/Nicknight and VIVA as well as the online video and other digital content of Viacom International Media Networks / The company name Visoon Video Impact reaffirms claim to advance the marketing of audiovisual content with visionary ideas

The newly founded TV and video ad sales joint venture by Axel Springer and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) began operations on January 11, 2016. Prior to this, the necessary regulatory approval had been granted. This paved the way for VIMN to acquire a stake in N24 marketer thads.media, thereby formally establishing the joint venture. Accompanying the launch of operational activities, the new company also unveiled its name – Visoon Video Impact GmbH & Co.KG.

Managing Director Franjo Martinovic: "The name Visoon Video Impact reaffirms our claim to shape the future of marketing of audiovisual content through visionary ideas. We intend to rethink the advertising potential of such content with passion and creativity. At the same time, our portfolio provides us with new relevance in the German advertising market. We want to continue to grow on this basis and are open to further partners."

The portfolio of Visoon Video Impact comprises all TV services offered by Axel Springer SE and Viacom International Media networks in Germany. These include the channels Comedy Central, MTV, N24, Nickelodeon/Nicknight, and VIVA. In addition, the company is taking over ad sales for online video and other digital content of VIMN. Bringing together the marketing expertise of Axel Springer and VIMN in the field of TV and online video allows advertising clients to benefit from an increased reach and additional opportunities for innovative advertising solutions in quality environments.

Axel Springer holds 51 percent of the shares in Visoon Video Impact, Viacom International Media Networks holds 49 percent. Alongside Franjo Martinovic and André Mendo, the management board also includes Kai Ladwig. The company has offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, and Frankfurt. The corporate design associated with the name Visoon Video Impact will be presented in the coming days.

About Axel Springer

Axel Springer is one of the world’s largest digital publishers in terms of reach and a pioneer in paid subscription offerings. With headquarters in Berlin, the company is active in more than 40 countries. Axel Springer SE is divided into three operating segments: Paid Models, Marketing Models, and Classified Ad Models. In 2014, it achieved an EBITDA of EUR 507.1 million. More than half of Group revenues were generated by digital activities, which amounted to more than 70 percent of Group EBITDA. The company employs nearly 15,000 people worldwide.

About Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe

Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe, a unit of Viacom International Media Networks, services Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark as well as the Netherlands and Belgium. With MTV, Comedy Central, VIVA, Nickelodeon, the Paramount Channel, Spike and other popular entertainment brands, Viacom International Media Networks offers 37 channels in Northern Europe for kids and families, the youth and adult target audiences. Altogether, Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe’s TV services reach over 80 million households. More than 50 Viacom International Media Networks websites in Northern Europe offer yet more music, news and entertainment.

Press contacts

Axel Springer SE
Dr. Manuel Adolphsen
Phone: + 49 (0) 30 25 91-7 76 10
manuel.adolphsen@axelspringer.de

Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe
Colin Lenz
Phone: +49 (0) 30 700 100 - 134
Mobile: +49 (0) 160 36 11 7 22
lenz.colin@vimn.com