Sky Deutschland buys sports production firm

FRANKFURT Thu Dec 5, 2013 12:14pm EST

FRANKFURT Dec 5 (Reuters) - German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland said it will buy all of Constantin Sport Holding's TV production company PLAZAMEDIA as well as a 25.1 percent stake in Sport1 GmbH and Constantin Sport Marketing GmbH.

The total purchase price will amount to around 57.5 million euros on a cash and debt free basis, Sky Deutschland, a unit of 21st Century Fox, said in a statement on Thursday.

Sky Deutschland said PLAZAMEDIA is one of the leading producers of sports TV in the German-speaking markets, providing production services for more than 1,000 soccer matches for Sky Deutschland each year.

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