The Splendid Group

Founded in 1974 as a sole proprietorship "Splendid" by Albert E. Klein, the company has undergone far-reaching development over the decades and developed into the Splendid Group in its present form. The operating subsidiaries have significant market positions in their areas and with the necessary medium-sized entrepreneurial spirit, the Group has managed in recent decades to reinvent itself again and again and adapt to market conditions.
8 Group companies
"Mavka – Hüterin des Waldes"Highest-grossing theatrical release 2023
1,800+films and series in the Program of the Splendid Group
Jahrhundertfrauen OT: „20th Century Women“
130employees in the Splendid Group

The value-added chain for feature films

We are a broad-based, innovative media group and cover all evaluation stages of film marketing. In addition, we provide services (digitization and synchronization) for our customers from the film and television industry.


Blu-ray, DVD, Pay per View, TVoD/EST

Pay-TV, SVoD


Governing bodies

Executive Board

Andreas R. Klein

joined Splendid Film, which was founded by his father Albert E. Klein in 1974, in 1980. He built up and expanded the home entertainment and post-production divisions in particular and founded the group companies Splendid Synchron, Enteractive and Splendid Entertainment. Andreas R. Klein is a producer and co-producer of internationally successful feature films, including the four-time Oscar-winning Steven Soderbergh thriller "Traffic" with Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones and, together with Meg Ryan, "Desert Saints" with Kiefer Sutherland. As part of the Splendid Group's US commitment, further internationally successful film productions were made, including the Martin Scorsese epic "Gangs of New York" with Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, "Dr T and the Women" by Robert Altman with Richard Gere and "Lost Heaven" (OT: "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys") by and with Jodie Foster. The award-winning TV productions "James Dean" with James Franco (Golden Globe) and "Victoria & Albert" (Emmy) were also co-financed by the Splendid Group managed by Andreas R. Klein. Andreas R. Klein also acted as producer and executive producer for the German productions "SYSTEMFEHLER - Wenn Inge tanzt" and "MISFIT" as well as for various Dutch cinema productions, including the successful "Slijmfilm" series, and for the international cinema successes "Agent Cody Banks".

Supervisory Board

Thies G. J. Goldberg

Hans-Jörg Mellmann

Sandra Münstermann

Splendid Brands

Segments and value-added stages

Segments and value-added stages

Mia und die Traumzauberer (OT: Dreambuilders)


The Splendid Group acquires license rights to feature films, series, documentaries and other entertainment programs from various genres from mainly foreign producers. In addition, we develop and produce films, together with co-production partners, for exploitation in cinemas, TV and on SVoD platforms (SVoD = subscription video-on-demand = digital subscription offers). The programs are exploited across the entire value chain.

We evaluate selected feature films and documentaries in the cinema. Theatrical distribution in the Netherlands is handled by our own sales company. In Germany, Austria and Belgium, we work with various cooperation partners in what is known as "booking & billing". Through a theatrical release, a film receives increased attention, which usually has a positive effect on marketing in the subsequent exploitation stages.

About four months after the theatrical release, the film is usually exploited in home entertainment. This important business segment for the Splendid Group comprises the areas of rental and sales via the Internet (video-on-demand VoD and electronic sell-through EST), as well as the sale and rental of physical visual sound carriers (Blu-ray and DVD).
In the VoD/EST sector, the Splendid Group markets its content via all major Internet platforms as well as via its own portal maxdome. Under the "meinVoD" label, we also make our VoD platform concept available to business customers from various sectors (e.g. telecommunications, industry, trade), offering B2B customers a range of services including content, development, operation and portal management for their end customers.
Splendid distributes its own and third-party programs as a digital service provider and content aggregator. This includes the technical provision and processing of film content for our customers Amazon, Google, Apple, Sky and many other portals.

The Splendid Group's customers include all major streaming providers and TV broadcasters in German-speaking countries and the Benelux countries. We sell the license rights for a contractually agreed period of time or for a contractually agreed number of broadcasts in a given period. The exploitation of the product (film or series) on streaming platforms or on TV begins approximately four to six months after the start of home entertainment exploitation. As a rule, the film is first licensed to pay TV or SVoD (streaming) providers for the so-called "Pay1-Window", usually for twelve months. This is followed by the free TV window, a second pay window or AVoD exploitation ("advertising" VOD, with ad-financed portals instead of subscription models). As an alternative to this model, in special cases there is a "direct to stream" sale, in which the film or series premiere takes place on the same start date as home entertainment (or completely without) at the streaming service or pay TV provider, for a correspondingly higher license price. Once the license agreement expires, the film is available for renewed licensing (subsequent exploitation).


The Splendid Group's service companies produce dubbing and audio post-production work and provide digitization services for VoD and EST marketing on the Internet and for Blu-ray and DVD productions. The in-house dubbing and digitization of films and series not only guarantees a consistently high standard of quality for the company's own film library, but is also in high demand from external customers.

The Group company Splendid Synchron was founded in 1989 and is one of the leading service providers in the German dubbing landscape. At its two locations in Cologne and Berlin, Splendid Synchron is dedicated to the creation of German versions and edits series, feature films and film documentaries. The company handles content of all exploitation types: cinema, TV, streaming/mediatheques, DVD/Blu-ray. The clients are a large number of international and national producers, license dealers, broadcasters and streaming platforms. The studio capacities at both locations are equipped according to the latest security standards and work closely networked so that the creative pool of both locations can be accessed within a project.

At its corporate headquarters in Hamburg, the Group company Enteractive is increasingly providing its services via the platform-as-a-service solution todos© that it developed by itself. The technical expertise and long-standing business relationships with all major companies in the entertainment industry enable Enteractive to create innovative applications for the media industry and to penetrate new service areas. The development of the Group's own VoD platform Videociety is largely attributable to the know-how of this service unit.