Now COO, exec veep and managing director

Fred Klinkhammer, a veteran Canadian TV exec, has been tapped chief operating officer, exec VP and managing director of Central European Media Enterprises, a key broadcaster operating in Central and Eastern Europe.

In his new post, Klinkhammer will report to CME president-CEO Len Fertig, and will join him in the office of the chief executive. He will have primary responsibility for the overall management of the operating and programming functions of CME and for improving operations at the company’s stations in seven countries.

Klinkhammer began his TV career with Citytv in Toronto, and had top executive stints at Cablenet, First Choice Pay Television and Imax, among others.

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