Henrik Pabst has been promoted to a newly created senior executive position within ProSiebenSat.1’s Entertainment segment, effective from January 1, 2019. Bo Stehmeier will succeed Pabst as President of Red Arrow Studios International, the distribution arm of Red Arrow Studios. Stehmeier will report to Jan Frouman, Chairman & CEO of Red Arrow Studios, and oversee TV distributor Red Arrow Studios International and US independent film distributor Gravitas Ventures.
In Henrik Pabst’s new role, which has been established to optimize rights management and commercial deal making across the Group’s linear and digital entertainment platforms, he will be responsible for all commercial matters relating to local content commissioning, IP monetization, windowing and content acquisitions. Pabst will report to Conrad Albert, Deputy CEO and Group General Counsel at ProSiebenSat.1, and Wolfgang Link, Head of ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland. Pabst will also be part of ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland’s management board. Further details on his new role will be announced in the coming months.
Jan Frouman said: “Henrik has played a pivotal role at Red Arrow Studios. He is a highly commercial and hugely likeable executive and I’d like to thank him for his work over the last seven years. I would also like to congratulate Bo and look forward to working with him to continue to develop Red Arrow’s distribution capability.”
Wolfgang Link said: “Henrik has been an instrumental part of our Group family for years, and has an in-depth knowledge of the international entertainment industry. I am looking forward to working with him to further develop our offering of first-class entertainment on all platforms for our viewers and consumers.”
Henrik Pabst joined Red Arrow in 2011. After several roles, he took over responsibility for Red Arrow Studios International in November 2014. Prior to that, Pabst worked for IMG Media and in TV production and development. Bo Stehmeier has been with Red Arrow since 2016. He previously worked for companies including Factory Media, Off the Fence, Optomen International and Bullseye TV.