S&L Medien Gruppe
S&L Medien Gruppe GmbH, the heart of the corporate network, performs key tasks
S&L sees itself as a hub for entertainment marketing in Germany – connecting media providers, brands and agencies as well as consumers with aspects of entertainment.
Since 2011 S&L Medien Gruppe GmbH has been the holding company, in charge of key tasks for its operating subsidiaries and participations: strategy, business development and administration. This creates synergies and networks that bring advantages for our customers: flexibility, speed and – above all – low costs.
With our products and services, we support film distributors and producers, cinema operators, TV providers, home entertainment and games publishers along the entire value chain and offer selective and holistic communication solutions from a single source.
We began to focus on digitisation early on. In 1996 we launched moviedata (later kino.de), the first German cinema portal with its own ticket service. After almost a year of development work, the press server followed – now used by more than 15,000 journalists dealing with film – and later the market research platform moviepanel.
Since then, our IT department has not only ensured the operation of our own infrastructure, but also smooth processes in our press and marketing servers, which enable us to supply nearly all the relevant German media providers with material. We bring our one-and-a-half decades of experience in developing websites and mobile applications to new products, and we also offer this know-how directly to our customers.
The management of S&L Medien Gruppe GmbH control the strategic and financial development and coordinate the activities of the operating companies.
Shareholders and management have given S&L management principles, which all our executives comply with. The overall responsibility for the management of the holding is shared by managing directors Maria-Theresia von Seidlein, Torsten Weihrich and Wolf Vogel.
The management of S&L Medien Gruppe GmbH directs strategic development and coordinates the activities of operating companies.
The shareholders and management have established S&L guiding principles to which all managers adhere. Maria-Theresia von Seidlein, Torsten Weihrich and Wolf Vogel share overall responsibility as managers of the holding company.
HISTORY BZW. 26 YEARS OF „PASSION FOR ENTERTAINMENT“
Takeover of the web design and multimedia agency - gameworker by the S&L MedienGruppe.
S&L MedienGruppe takes over 100% of the shares of Berliner Synchron GmbH.
S&L Medianetworx GmbH has acquired a majority stake in the Swiss B2B platform TMDb.pro(www.tmdb.pro), a press server platform for the movie industry.
Founder Philipp Portmann and his team in Wettingen will continue to operate TMDb.pro independently.
The two cinema foyer magazines, Kino&Co Magazin from S&L Medien Gruppe and Treffpunkt Kino from Busch Media Group, have been merged within Kinofoyer GmbH.
In future one magazine will be published with a print run of over 800,000 and distribution in approximately 1200 cinemas. The cinema combo reaches 1,660,000 readers via its print edition (AWA 2012).
Since the beginning of the year the Cineweb portfolio has included individual native apps, shop systems and online ticketing for cinema operators. It’s certainly the road to success: we’ve already affiliated 129 cinemas across the whole of Germany.
The KINO&CO magazine comes in a new e-paper edition with lots of interactive functionality like picture galleries and the latest videos – and it’s made all the more exciting when read digitally on tablet or smartphone! A great opportunity for state-of-the-art placement of advertising messages for our clients.
Moviemaze and Cinefacts have been sold end of the year to Ströer Media AG.
S&L Medien Gruppe has taken over the kinoradar app from Fastline GmbH & Co KG. The app for Android and iOS devices has been downloaded around 440,000 times so far. With circa 10,000 users daily, kinoradar is one of the leading cinema apps in Germany.
At the same time our subsidiary Cineweb offers more than 100 Cineweb cinemas their own native app.
Marketing contract with Weischer-Online for the online portfolio of S&L Medien Gruppe.
Partnership with Preview Networx (Copenhagen, Denmark)
From December 2012 the German distribution network of Preview Networks - which includes around 450 media partners - will be extended by the digital partners of S&L Medien Gruppe.
Transformation of the group of companies into a holding company structure operating under the name S&L Medien Gruppe GmbH. Acquisition of Cinefacts GmbH and integration into S&L Medien Gruppe GmbH.
Founding of Kinolo GmbH – together with Oryx mediatech GmbH and Krankikom GmbH. Online ticketing for UCI-Kinowelt and Cineplex, among others.
Mangosteen Ltd. based in Singapore is introduced into S&L Medien Gruppe as a minority shareholder.
On 1 July 2010 Maria-Theresia von Seidlein assumed 100% ownership of the group of companies.
Founding of Cineweb GmbH in cooperation with Krankikom GmbH in Duisburg.
Founding of guggr Media GmbH, a marketing network for movie and entertainment websites that according to research by AGOF (German Study Group Online) has since attained a scope of 4 million users, 1.5 million through Cinefacts.de.
S&L Medienproduktion GmbH acquires the second largest movie magazine in Germany, “KINO&CO”, which is exclusively distributed free of charge throughout over 700 cinemas in Germany. The business is run through the newly founded company KINO&CO Media GmbH.
After over 16 years Maria-Theresia von Seidlein resigns her post as managing director in order to concentrate on the management of her family business. Torsten Weihrich is appointed as the new managing director on 1 January 2009.
S&L Medianetworx GmbH launches a diverse range of services for local and regional cinema marketing for UPI Germany. These are designed to support cinema operators in the planning of events and special offers and to improve cooperation between cinemas and local media.
Production of Internet films (IP TV) about movie-related topics for online portals.
Our research-activities are complemented with the offer of test screenings followed by empirical analysis. S&L Medienproduktion GmbH takes over the web design department of Contnet AG and integrates it together with our own web design activities into the newly founded Westwing-Online GmbH.
S&L Medienproduktion GmbH founds S&L Live GmbH as a new business branch – trade in promotional items and advertising systems.
Brigitte Eckmann enters S&L Medienproduktion GmbH, as a high-profile event manager to further develop the areas of campaigns, events and cross-promotions together with her team.
Our new division S&L Medienproduktion GmbH launches moviepanel, an online market research panel for the movie and entertainment industries.
Relocation to new offices at Aidenbachstr. 54. S&L incorporates Webdesign into its own enterprise and withdraws as a shareholder of AD&D AG.
S&L Medienproduktion GmbH takes over 17% of AD&D Interactive Network AG. S&L manages marketing, promotion and PR for the national events 'Super Cinema Tuesday' and Kinofest 2001. The client is ZKM GmbH, a joint venture of the movie theatre and film distributors associations.
Founding of S&L Medianetworx GmbH, a press and promotion agency for the movie industry. Its specialty: a B-to-B platform for the movie industry. The press server makes information, photos, audio and video material accessible to the German language press at all times.
A majority stake in MovieData GmbH & Co. KG is taken by a venture capital partner
Installation of a duplicator production system, which enables us to manage the complete production of EPK’s as well as all the necessary Beta-SP mass quantity production
Relocation to new, larger office premises
Movie Data GmbH & CO KG is founded. An online cinema information service which aims to offer the first online ticketing service in Germany.
The second AVID-Online editing suite with broadcast quality resolution is acquired. An increasing focus emerges on EPK’s (Electronic Press Kits) and television commercials for movies.
Investment in our first AVID off-line editing suite. The documentaries on the film festivals in Cannes, Deauville and Venice produced by S&L Medienproduktion are broadcast by multiple German TV stations.
S&L Medienproduktion GmbH begins making weekly Making ofs for SAT1 and VOX TV stations. The 30-minute productions are broadcast to coincide with movie release dates. S&L Medienproduktion GmbH also produces numerous contributions for private TV channels.
S&L Medienproduktion GmbH is founded by Maria-Theresia von Seidlein and Georg von Langsdorff in Munich as a 50/50 partnership.
What we stand for and how we act – our corporate mission statement shows the way
We are a medium-sized family business
Collaborating closely with the company management, the owners shape and are responsible for the vision and strategy of the company and put these into action together with the employees.
We are an independent enterprise
We curb unilateral dependence of any sort as far as possible. In our core decisions we are independent of the influence of third parties. We set our own goals. We will not be dominated by the goals of others.
We act in accordance with a free market perspective
We operate in free competition. We perceive competition as the opportunity to optimize our services. We respect our rivals. We achieve the greatest possible client satisfaction through innovation and efficiency.
Today’s know-how for tomorrow’s applications
Based upon market knowledge and know-how accrued over decades, we build our core business through creative and client-oriented solutions and conceptions. We complement our core business with innovative products and new business areas. We are in a constant process of change. We are proud of our achievements, but we do not rest on our laurels.
The client is king
Client-oriented products and services are a cornerstone of our success. We gear all products and services towards the needs of our clients and partners. We value quality and reliability. We display the greatest possible flexibility in order to meet the wishes and needs of our clients and partners.
Our employees are the greatest asset of the company
We set clear structures within which we support creativity and the spirit of innovation. We want our employees to feel good. We promote the personal development of our employees.
We are present in the public sphere
The value and success of our company are influenced by our public image. We maintain a transparent and open communication style with the outside world. In public we always act and speak on behalf of and in the interests of the company.
All managers at S&L comply with common guiding principles
- Motivate, lead, take responsibility
The manager is a role model. Leadership responsibility flows from the top down, and each person is responsible for his or her own actions. We lead our employees responsibly. We provide a clear framework in which employees can work autonomously and on their own initiative.
- The greatest possible transparency
Every employee knows the vision and strategy of our company. We keep our employees informed regularly and in detail. Every employee knows his or her field of responsibility and its significance for the company.
- Constructive feedback is welcome
We welcome constructive criticism. Constructive criticism is a chance for us to change. We give our employees proactively positive as well as critical feedback. We support them in their professional and personal development. We address problems directly and look for solutions. We don’t sweep anything under the carpet.
- Fairness und respect
We mutually respect and value each other. We maintain fairness in our interactions. We talk with each other rather than over the top of each other. The company’s interests come before desires for prestige and personal prominence.
- We nurture and encourage
We have the potential to overcome obstacles and achieve common goals. We encourage our employees and nurture creativity, the joy of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.
- We encourage and demand performance and loyalty
Loyalty towards the company and its representatives is a high priority for us. We communicate clear goals. We act consistently in terms of performance and loyalty.
- Sustainable success is only possible with teamwork
We provide a clear direction around which the team can orient itself. We place the right people in the right positions. We foster a sense of belonging within our team.