August 24th, 2018

Constantin Medien acquires majority share in sports consulting agency Match IQ

Constantin Medien is further expanding its sports business. Sport1 GmbH, also a subsidiary of Constantin Medien AG, and Match IQ GmbH have already been working successfully together on the broadcasting of friendlies for a number of years and, by setting up an events department, are also planning to create new events - not just in soccer - which will be organized, mediatized and marketed from a one-stop shop going forward.

Olaf Schröder, CEO of Constantin Medien AG and Chairman of the Management of Sport1 GmbH: "With Match IQ we welcome another new member to the Constantin Medien Group. With its event expertise, this innovative sports consulting agency is an excellent fit for our portfolio. With our subsidiaries SPORT1, SPORT1 MEDIA, MAGIC SPORTS MEDIA, PLAZAMEDIA and LEiTMOTiF, we already cover the complete value chain in the sports media area. Thanks to the expansion of our service spectrum, we can offer our partners and customers the full range of services in the sports area in future - and thus create new revenue streams in the creation, organization, mediatization and marketing of events.“

Founder Nicholas MacGowan von Holstein remains in Match IQ management

The management of Match IQ now consists of Daniel von Busse, Stephan Katzmann and Match IQ founder Nicholas MacGowan von Holstein, who was previously the only Director. Daniel von Busse, COO TV and Member of the Management of Sport1 GmbH, and Stephan Katzmann, Commercial Managing Director of Sport1 GmbH, Sport1 Media GmbH, Magic Sports Media GmbH, PLAZAMEDIA GmbH and LEITMOTIF Creators GmbH, will perform their additional roles alongside their current activities in the Constantin Medien Group.