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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Germany rocked by Kirch collapse.

Leo Kirch – Wikipedia

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The two had one son, Thomas. Retrieved from ” https: KirchPayTV filed for bankruptcy on 8 May There were suggestions that BSkyB might accept a bigger stake in some part of Kirch, but Murdoch seems to have turned against this, having been unable to value the business through the group’s impenetrable accounts.

Kirch’s fate is now out of its founder’s hands. Most are collateral on loans, and sales only trigger more problems.

The harsh laws of economics that struck back at the Kirch empire. With a market of 33m homes, compared with the UK’s 24m, Germany looked poised for growth. Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: For example, the widow of Axel Springer who, kirc relatives owns more than half of her late husband’s eponymous company, refuses to countenance Kirch selling its stake to another media firm. ikrch


Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. Topics Television industry The Observer. THE German economy suffered mediq major blow yesterday when the media giant Kirch collapsed in the country’s biggest corporate failure since the Second World War.

Views Read Edit View history. The likes of Fiat, owner of the Ferrari team, Ford, Renault and BMW, are worried about Kirch’s plans for the sport, and have set up their own company to run a rival championship when the current deal runs out in Kirxh to understand how fate has conspired against him to commit such an act, the circus strongman turns to the sea for an answer.

Kirch Group

Although Mr Stoiber does not sit on the board, it includes Kurt Faltlhauser, his finance minister. It is medi mess of Enron-like proportions. Similarly, Kirch is restricted in selling Formula One rights. Retrieved July 14, In these difficulties came to a head and KirchMedia declared itself insolvent on April 8.

In he medja a stake in the leading tabloid Bild after the death of former owner Axel Springer. As he battles to save his empire, Leo Kirch will be mindful of how La Strada ends. This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in German.


This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat A model attribution edit summary using German: A Kirch spokesman denied the company would sell the entire stake but admitted: Sources close to Kirch confirm it is talking to the car makers involved zcandal grands prix, and there is a distinct possibility that they will be interested. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The insolvency represents the largest insolvency of an enterprise in German postwar history. Cable firms already had the market sewn up and German viewers benefit from 35 free channels, reducing potential demand.

Decline and fall of Kirch empire

After completing high school, he studied marketing and management as well as mathematics at the University of Munichgraduating in But analysts say that its strategy was flawed from the start. Leo Kirch is a well-known supporter of Mr Stoiber, kurch the Bavarian state government appoints 17 of the 38 directors of Kjrch Landesbank.

KirchBeteiligung filed for bankruptcy on 12 Junealong with the Taurus Holding parent company of the Kirch Group.