'auftreten' vs. 'aufführen'
What is the difference between auftreten and aufführen?
What is the correct translation for "Brought to you by (name of company),"?
auftreten is intransitive -- "to perform" in the sense of "be on a stage and perform something"
aufführen is transitive and takes a direct object: the play etc. that you are performing.
2 - when a show on TV is sponsored, you often hear [show] wird Ihnen präsentiert von [company]
@mizinamo, I never ever heard (or remember hearing) of transitive and intransitive verbs. Something bad was going on in my life when I was at the learning grammar stages of my development. I think I should take an English grammar course, because everything is fuzzy when any grammar points are brought up. I learn through brute force and repetition. ;-0