EM changes name to Constantin Medien

Move follows merger with Highlight Communications

COLOGNE, Germany -- It's bye-bye EM, hello Constantin as German media group EM.Sport Media on Monday officially changed its name to Constantin Medien.

The move follows EM's merger with Swiss-based Highlight Communications. Highlight, in turn, controls leading German producer-distributor Constantin Film.

But Constantin, producers of such films as "The Baader Meinhof Complex" and "The Resident Evil" franchise, has a stronger public brand than either Highlight or EM.

The original Constantin Film will be taken off the German stock market after Highlight completes its squeeze-out of minority shareholders.