Munich, July 10, 2006. SevenOne International, the ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s worldwide programming sales company, has sold “Galileo” to China. The program will be broadcast on the nationwide Chinese TV station, CCTV, which already airs another format from the SevenOne International portfolio: Last year CCTV bought the Sat.1 quiz show “Clever!”.
Said SevenOne International Sales Manager Yan He: “Sciencetainment programs are an absolute trend in China. We’re delighted that “Galileo” gave us an ideal chance to serve that demand. The sale will carry us another important step forward into this market. ”Galileo” explains everyday technical and scientific phenomena – in an exciting, interesting and understandable way. This formula has been successful not only in Germany but also abroad.”
China also has a demand for fiction programs from Germany. SevenOne International has sold a considerable number of movies to Chinese broadcasters over the past few months, including catastrophe miniseries like “Tornado,” creature catastrophe thrillers like “The Crows,” and romantic comedies like “Bluecard.”
The knowledge magazine “Galileo” airs on ProSieben, Monday through Friday, 7-8 p.m. The knowledge magazine explains the world around us in our everyday life – with stunning simplicity, in terms that everyone can understand. With fascinating insights, exceptional images and impressive graphics “Galileo” is a byword for well-researched information, presented in an entertaining way. The knowledge magazine show has been on the air for almost eight years. Last year, due to its success, it was extended from 30 minutes to a full hour.