Empowering growth

7Sports unleashes sustainable growth for our portfolio companies, our own sports-products and for sports-affine advertisers. As a 100%-subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 we can leverage a unique 360°-marketing approach. In addition, our portfolio companies are supported by our strong operational expertise. Thereby, we focus on innovative, sports-related business segments.

4Strong Segments
7Sports builds an innovative environment based on four complementary business segments. The strong synergies between these segments enable profitable and continuous growth to our platform.
Digital Sports
Digital Sports

7Sports develops and maintains a high-growth and digital investment portfolio through its segment “Digital Sports”. Linking our online offerings and leveraging our TV-coverage, we are able to realize deep synergies. As investor, incubator and operator we are focusing on game-changers disrupting the sports industry and empower both start-ups and established companies to achieve sustainable growth.

Sports Products
Sports Products

7Sports owns and operates an exclusive collection of sports products. Next to operating an attractive portfolio of sports rights, we produce events and entire event series for major sports like Soccer, Boxing, American Football, Tennis and Volleyball – which we distribute both via our Free-TV and digital channels.

Athlete Management
Athlete Management

Leveraging our long-lasting experiences in professional Soccer and an extensive network both domestically and abroad, we are well positioned to support professional and young athletes in their marketing efforts and career planning. Our brand SAM Sports has an attractive player portfolio under management.

Sports Events
Sports Events

Via our segment “Sports Events” we provide a full-service offering covering the professional organization and monetization of sports events. This includes the entire handling through our event manager MMP, support in acquiring marketing partners and the commercialization through our high-coverage media.

High-value portfolio
7Sports features a high-value portfolio consisting of profitable and high-growth assets. Applying both organic measures and M&A, we are continuously growing our portfolio.
The Team

7Sports is formed by a dynamic team with long-standing experience in the sports industry.

Zeljko Karajica
Managing Director, CEO

CEO Acting as the CEO Zeljko Karajica is liable for the overall performance of 7Sports.

Stefan Zant
Managing Director, COO

COO Serving as the COO Stefan Zant drives the strategic development of 7Sports and is accountable for the performance optimization of all 7Sports assets. He is fully responsible for the Digital Sports segment.

Markus Pieper
Managing Director, CFO

CFO Markus Pieper takes the responsibility as the CFO and oversees all finance and business intelligence related processes within 7Sports.

Christian Okon
Managing Director MMP

MD MMP Christian Okon is responsible for the Sports Events Unit of 7Sports as Managing Director of MMP Event GmbH based in Cologne.

Alexander Rösner
Senior Vice President Sports Products

Senior Vice President Sports Alexander Rösner heads the following areas: editorial office, production and sports rights. As “chief of ran sports” he is accountable for all sports contents.

Sven Müller
Managing Director SAM Sports

MD SAM Sports Sven Müller oversees all marketing and commercial activities of professional athletes as well as their integration into group-wide media platforms.

Thomas Eichin
Managing Director SAM Sports

MD SAM Sports Thomas Eichin is responsible for acquiring and counseling professional players. In this function, he also manages the SAM Sports’ relationships towards renowned national and international soccer clubs.

Carl Düvel
Commercial Director Sports

Commercial Director Sports Carl Düvel drives the sales and marketing efforts of 7Sports. He is responsible for the effective positioning of our advertising-partners on our TV- and online channels.

Henrik Nyhuis
Director Business Development & Operations

Director Business Development & Operations Henrik Nyhuis is responsible for growth initiatives of 7Sports with a strong focus on the digital segment – including identification and execution of new business models and M&A projects.

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