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Since 2006, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, one of the most successful independent media companies in Europe, operates its own video-on-demand portal: maxdome. The online video library generates revenues via pay-per-view and subscriptions and is available via Smart TV and PCs as well as mobile devices. maxdome offers over 50,000 titles in various genres. Our recent launch of deep integration in Google Home Devices took us a step further toward increasing our reach and number of supported devices, and we are one of the early adopters of what many believe to be a new user interface (UI) paradigm.

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In the ProSiebenSat.1 Media group a lot of software is written by different development teams, but all of our tech teams face very similar issues. A prime example of this is having to deal with local secure development environments and the changes to .dev domains in the Chrome 63 release.

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How much more enjoyable could a train ride be with more to do than merely watching the countryside pass you by, or reading a book or magazine? This article is a brief insight into how we enabled the Maxdome Video on Demand (VOD) service on board trains. At first, this may not sound like much of a challenge but bringing this project to life forced us to completely re-think all we knew about IT operations, monitoring, and deployments.

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At ProSiebenSat.1, not only are we expanding into digital entertainment and commerce but our TV business is also undergoing digitization. To deliver an excellent and uninterrupted consumer experience, security is crucial. Read on to find out how we secure our business.

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In recent years, ProSiebenSat.1 followed a consequent diversification strategy with the result that today half of our revenues are no longer coming from our core TV business but from other – mainly digital – areas of business. We acquired for example some well-known companies like Verivox, Parship or Jochen Schweizer. Our business development teams are constantly screening the market for potential ventures. Once we have found an interesting target and agreed on the general business terms (prices, shares to be traded, etc.) it is time for us to take a closer look at the company - the so called due diligence.

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The employees involved in the management and marketing of the TV program regularly analyze the performance of their TV channels, including reach and market shares, in relation to the target group, time periods and formats. Due to the high degree of fragmentation of today's TV market with its numerous TV channels specializing in narrow target groups, such as ProSieben MAXX, this is a complex analytical task. Critical factors for success are comprehensible and efficient communication of the business figures to decision-makers and a high degree of flexibility in data display. To achieve these goals, P7S1 is implementing a state-of-the-art interactive business intelligence application called "mediaFACTS".

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