In the Film segment, Highlight Communications AG and its subsidiaries have a 100% stake in Constantin Film AG. Together with its subsidiaries and equity interests, Constantin Film AG is the leading German producer and distributor of cinema, video and TV films. Constantin Film AG’s directly held foreign subsidiaries are involved in international in-house productions. In addition to own and co-productions, Constantin Film AG acquires the exploitation rights to third-party productions. As well as this, Constantin Film AG and its subsidiaries produce fictional and non-fictional products for TV stations.
Constantin Film AG was listed from 1999 to 2009, during which time it and its subsidiaries and equity interests were positioned as the most successful independent German production and distribution company in the German media landscape by far and positioned in the international film industry. Constantin Film AG was delisted in the fall as part of a squeeze-out procedure and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Highlight Communications AG.
Four of the Top 10 German blockbusters of the last 20 years were produced by Constantin Film, while it also brought 21 of the Top 50 German cinema films since 1988 to the big screen. Of the 30 most successful German cinema films of the last 10 years, 13 were distributed by Constantin Film (Source: Top 50 list since 1988, statistics by the SPIO (a German film industry association)).
In 2009 Constantin Film Schweiz AG was founded. It is specialised in producing and distributing motion pictures, TV- and Video-Productions as well as the delivery of services in the field of entertainment und new media.
As its first large Filmproject "Sennentuntschi" was realised and brought to the cinemas in 2010 with the successful director Michael Steiner.
Constantin Entertainment GmbH, which is part of the Constantin Film group, sets itself apart with its innovative and high-quality programs. It is currently the most successful supplier in the industry in Germany. Constantin Entertainment is a reliable partner that creates, realizes and optimizes programs in a wide variety of genres.
Constantin Entertainment offers its services as an expert partner to all private and public broadcasters. In doing so, it positioned itself from the very beginning in a wide range of different TV categories and produces impressive shows tailored to viewers’ needs.
Unusual event specials, courtroom shows, quiz shows, comedy shows, reality shows, daily talk shows, crime docu-soaps and off-air events – Constantin Entertainment stands for successful TV entertainment with impressive ratings.
Highlight Communications AG established its own distribution organization to exploit best its video rights for in-house and licensed films. Distribution in Switzerland and Austria is carried out by the Rainbow equity interests, all of which are wholly-owned by Highlight Communications AG.
Home entertainment products from Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Universum Film, Sunfilm Entertainment and Eurovideo are also marketed in Switzerland, Austria and other countries.
Wholly-owned Highlight Communications (Deutschland) GmbH cooperates with Paramount Home Entertainment to cover the German home entertainment market.