KirchMedia owned broadcasting and TV rights of Germany’s largest Football Club, The Bundesliga. Going down of Kirch in , right ahead of. COLOGNE, Germany – Leo Kirch, the German mogul who built one of the part of a wider campaign financing scandal as well as various Byzantine But given Kirch’s powerful position in the German media market, they. Leo Kirch, who built one of the biggest German media empires from scratch before losing it all in a bankruptcy, died on Thursday in Munich.

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This situation remained for many decades, until the launch of commercial television in Germany is in recession and Kirch’s collapse is the third major bankruptcy in three weeks.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved from ” https: With creditors baying, Kirch, whose first deal was buying the rights to Federico Fellini’s seminal movie, La Strada, is selling the family silver in a last bid to keep his business alive.

Retrieved July 14, Germany rocked by Kirch collapse. Although Mr Stoiber does not sit on the board, it includes Kurt Faltlhauser, his finance minister. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. Kohl arranged the creation of commercial television as one of his first official acts as Chancellor in ; this allowed Kirch to own a TV station and sports broadcasting rights.


It was during this time that he gained an interest kircb electronic media.

It needs Premiere because it is the biggest customer of its vast film and programme archive. The main character, Zampano, kills a love rival in a ecandal rage.

For Leo Kirch, it is an inglorious end to a career that began 40 years ago when he bought the rights to Federico Fellini’s La Strada. If the business falls there will be blood on the carpet at many of Europe’s biggest banks, which recklessly lent it billions.

Most are collateral on loans, and sales only trigger more problems. Murdoch clause could put group into liquidation.

Germany rocked by Kirch collapse

Breuer, chief executive meria the time, appeared on Bloomberg Television in and commented on the Kirch Group’s creditworthiness, saying that the financial sector was unwilling to lend to the company the Kirch Group was a client of the Bank at the time.

It’s the creditors who have all the power. The group collapsed in largely due to the debts associated with the purchase of sports rights for its television channels and the launch of pay-TV services.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Kirch himself withdrew itself from the enterprise, but kept up participation in the Swiss arms on his business, transferring sports broadcasting rights to the subsidiary.

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The harsh laws of economics that struck back at the Kirch empire. Sources close to Kirch confirm it is talking to the car makers involved in grands prix, and there is a distinct possibility that they will be interested.


Yesterday the rights were transferred to a Swiss scandao of Kirch, with the approval of Fifa, so that the tournament would not be disrupted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. April Click [show] for important translation instructions. Mr Kirch, announcing his departure as head of KirchMedia to staff in a sombre letter, wrote: A model attribution edit summary using German: That is not exactly an indication of economic competence but the complete opposite.

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It is a mess of Enron-like proportions. The company’s main asset was the Premiere pay-TV network.

Monday 31 December By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The UK Government debt total is now As he battles to save his empire, Leo Kirch will be mindful of how La Strada ends.