Polyband

polyband

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Profile

polyband is a media company that purchases the audiovisual rights to, or coproduces, national and international films an programs, for distribution mainly in German-speaking territories. Our products are sold in a variety of formats and through various distribution channels: cinema, DVD, Blu-ray Disc and, increasingly, the Internet.

Thanks to commitment, passion and enthusiasm for unusual subject matter, polyband has succeeded in assembling an interesting and varied film repertoire - and in becoming a market leader in the realm of special-interest productions.

In 2010, polyband received the Video Champion Business Award for its excellent marketing of special- interest products.

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History

polyband Medien GmbH was founded in 1963. Its early focus was on music and children´s audio dramas. At the beginning of the 1980s, polyband became a pioneer in the video industry. Since then, it has taken advantage of all technical developments and innovations - from VHS to DVD to Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray 3D as well as Internet downloads. Starting in 2008, polyband also has distributed films to movie theaters. The company is located in Munich.

Since 2000, polyband has belonged to the film branch of Splendid Medien AG, an integrated media concern based in Cologne. Along with content marketing (polyband Medien GmbH and Splendid Film GmbH), Splendid Medien is involved in post-production synchronization through its subsidiary Splendid Synchron GmbH. It also owns its own authoring studio, Enteractive GmbH, a HD VOD platform, Videociety GmbH as well as a distribution subsidiary, WVG Medien GmbH.

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Group

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Business sectors

Cinema | Going to the movies means having an adventure, getting out of the house and meeting friends. The cinema is also a very diverse art that can provide viewers with an intellectual experience.

We wish to take advantage of all these different aspects of moviegoing and provide our public with extraordinary documentaries, challenging children´s movies, sophisticated literary and art-house films as well as impressive nature productions.

DVD | Blu-ray Disc | DVD and Blu-ray Disc continue to be prized by customers, because they make it possible to enjoy movies with a top picture quality whenever an wherever the customers wish.

polyband offers consistently high-quality products that are designed and packaged accordingly. Our DVDs and Blue-ray Discs can be bought in shops and online from all relevant dealers. We also maintain a close partnership with specialized suppliers in the mail-order and educational fields.

Internet | As far a s possible, our products are also available on the Internet through downloading or streaming. Our partners in this area include the platforms iTunes, Videociety, Videoload, Mediamarkt and Maxdome.

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Product portfolio

All our products are distinguished by their authentic, skillfully edited and topical contents.

Documentaries Here we put an emphasis on objectivity and scientific grounding, along with expressive imagery and suspenseful editing.

Nature Blue-Chips like Planet Erde (Planet Earth), Unser blauer Planet (The Blue Planet), Wildes Russland (Wild Russia), Die größten Naturereignisse (Nature´s Great Events) and Frozen Planet thrill our customers.

History Our titles cover all historical epochs, from antiquity to the Middle Ages to contemporary times.

Science and Technology Famous scientists and personalities like Stephen Hawking, Brian Greene, Thomas Reiter and Frank Schätzing take part in titles including Das elegante Universum (The Elegant Universe), Expedition Erde (Earth: The Power of the Planet) and Universum der Ozeane.

Fitness und Health Dein gesunder Rücken with Prof. Dr. Grönemeyer and Mein Pilates Programm with Barbara Becker are representative of this category.

Entertainment Unusual high-quality products characterize this segment.

Comedy and TV series Our label "Britcom" features the best of the British comedies, including  Entertainment Unusual high-quality products characterize this segment.

Comedy and TV series Our label "Britcom" features the best of the British comedies, including Little Britain, Absolutely Fabulous and Come Fly With Me. Series like Merlin - Die neuen Abenteuer (Merlin), Torchwood, Primeval, Sherlock and Der Bulle von Tölz are also part of our program.

Literary and art-house movies Literary adaptations such as Emma by Jane Austen, Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence and Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie are representative of this category of products.

Kids und family Memorable films and series including Mein Freund Knerten (Twigson), Als die Tiere den Wald verließen (The Animals of Farthing Wood) and Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), as well as cult series like SpongeBob Schwammkopf (Spongebob Squarepants) and Dragonball Z, have been released on DVD in the German-speaking territories by polyband.

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Team

Team

Our employees are noted for their professionalism, enthusiasm and innovative thinking. Flat hierarchies make quick decisions possible.

The sales group of our sister company WVG, as well as the creative team from our affiliated authoring studio and the synchronization company, are part of polyband´s larger team.
  1. Klaus Schobel | Managing Director | klaus.schobel@polyband.de
  2. Swetlana Winkel | Consultant | swetlana.winkel@polyband.de
  3. Elza Kronthaler | Assistant MD | elza.kronthaler@polyband.de
  4. Axel Bergmann | Marketing & Product Manager / Licence Manager & Material Coordinator | axel.bergmann@polyband.de
  5. Marko Buttkus | Marketing & Product Manager | marko.buttkus@polyband.de
  6. Matthias Süß | Marketing & Product Manager | matthias.suess@polyband.de
  7. Gerhard Vogl | Marketing & Product Manager, Acquisitions & Licence Manager | gerhard.vogl@polyband.de
  8. Hannah Bergmann | Accounting & Finance | hannah.bergmann@splendid-medien.com
  9. Andreas Kranz | Controller, Finance & Royalty Reports | andreas.kranz@polyband.de
  10. Ina Banzhaf | Project Manager Dubbing | ina.banzhaf@polyband.de
  11. Caroline Wendt | Acquisitions / TV Sales | caroline.wendt@polyband.de
  12. Fabian Städtefeld | Projekt Manager Multimedia | fabian.staedtefeld@polyband.de
  13. Nina-J. Acar | Graphic Design | nina.acar@polyband.de
  14. Theresia Popp | PR & Social Media | theresia.popp@polyband.de
  15. Anko Gniwotta | PR & Promotion | anko.gniwotta@polyband.de
  16. Gabi Zöller | Office Management / Special Sales | gabi.zoeller@polyband.de
  17. Dirk Tavernier | Sales Director WVG | nicola.bantin@wvg.com
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Approach

For polyband, content and technical quality are of equal importance.

Our company ensures an exceptional picture and sound quality corresponding to the current state of the art: high definition, 3D with a heretofore-unknown degree of realism and trouble-free technical conversion to DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Internet and cinema formats.

When it comes to content, we keep our customers´ varied interests in mind. Our products must seem authentic to the target group. Documentaries must be grounded in scientific facts, while entertainment programs should be witty, suspenseful and enjoyable and arouse viewers´ emotions.

Our high standards also are exhibited in the design and packaging of our DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. An attractive design and the inclusion of bonus material and booklets deliver added value to collectors and to all who appreciate additional information.

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