Sport-Informations-Dienst

News coverage

With power and
passion

Sport-Informations-Dienst

News coverage With power and
passion

Service provider with passion

Media and brands need reliable partners. One is the Sport-Information-Dienst (SID). We create emotions. We make news come alive. Powered by our love of sport. Top-quality texts. Potent photos. Digitally. Always the latest news. And real.

News from the No. 1
in sports coverage

The world of sport writes its own very special stories every day. As the No. 1 in sports news, SID transports them to the market. Back in 2008, the SID was the first news agency to introduce and embrace the video service. Boldly and successfully. Today, SID offers video content for almost all major TV stations and online sports services. More than 90 percent of all sports desks in Germany rely on SID.

53

reporters ensure comprehensive news coverage

105

freelance journalists in Germany and abroad guarantee a broad range of topics, also regionally.

25

journalists at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia provide a variety of news from all the venues and stadiums.

5

editorial offices in Germany: in Cologne, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich

90%

of all sports desks in Germany rely on SID

365

days a year in action so that you miss nothing in sports

Our management team

An overview of our management team.

Rainer Finke

Rainer Finke

Chief Executive Officer

Jens Wagner

Jens Wagner

Chief Operating Officer
Technology and Projects

Pierre Klein

Pierre Klein

Managing Director
SID Marketing

Natascha Thomas

Natascha Thomas

Sales and Distribution

Cai-Simon Preuten

Cai-Simon Preuten

Member of editiorial board
Olympic and other sports

Ralph Durry

Ralph Durry

Member of editiorial board
Football

Passion, accuracy, expertise – with a long tradition: 70 years of SID.

1946

For the first time, the SID offers the postal news service – when the news is actually printed and send by post to Germany’s daily newspapers. Initially three times a week.

1949

The first external editorial office is opened – in Hamburg. Frankfurt (1951), Munich (1969) and Berlin (1983) follow later.

1952

SID is the first German news agency to use radio teletypewriters to transmit news.

1977

Relocation from Düsseldorf to the “Haus der Medien” (House of Media) in Neuss.

1997

SID becomes part of the AFP family and starts the production of news for online media clients.

2010

The first video journalists start to produce video content. The SID relocates from Neuss to the J.P.-Bachem-Haus in Cologne.

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