He's poised to get 50% of Germany's commercial-TV market.

Now comes the hard part

-- Must turn around money-losing stations such as Sat. 1

-- Must resolve financial disputes with Hollywood studios,

German football clubs

-- Politicians and regulators could try to interfere

-- Danger of power struggle with Berlusconi's Mediaset

-- Time is running out as Kirch's cash dwindles

Data: BusinessWeek

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