Law studies in Hannover, Köln, Hamburg, Tokyo;
doctorate in Mainz in 2000
Lawyer since 2000
Prof. Dr. Stefan Sporn is a specialized Lawyer in media- and Copyright law and corporate law. Stefan gives advice and represents clients of the TV-, TV-/Films-Production- and Games Industry.
At the same time, Stefan is a Senior Vice President International Distribution / Project Director RTL International at RTL International GmbH with longtime international experience in the Media Industry (TV, Radio, Print, Music) at. As a Long time media Manager he’s got excellence leadership skills (as Managing Director, General Manager, Head of Division) with entrepreneurial approach and thinking (due to various business development, reorganization and restructuring projects). Stefan has special experience in TV-Channel Distribution, TV-Channel Development (from idea till launch), rights management, licensing and acquisition of rights (Film-/series, broadcaster rights etc.), Copyright Law, Media Regulation, Media Law, International Business with film rights and (linear) TV-channels, TV-distribution business with Telcos, DTH- and OTT-operators and all kind of platforms, business development, reorganization and restructuring.
Stefan is a honorary professor at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences / Technische Hochschule Köln in media law.
Stefan is married and a proud father of two very active sons.
Areas of activity:
media law, copryright law, corporate law, licensing and acquisition of rights, media regulation, international film rights.
Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) Köln: Inhouse-Legal; Institute of European Media Law Saarbrücken/Brüssel: Assistant professor; RTL Television GmbH: Head of Business Affairs & Dubbing Program Acquisition & Sales Dep.; Media Group RTL: General Manager Distribution Rights & Copyright Law; VG Media GmbH Berlin: Director Business Affairs; University of Mainz, university of Speyer, University of applied science Cologne: Lecturer