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Germany’s largest cable group, Kabel Deutschland (KDG), has named Herb Hribar managing director.

Hribar, former head at Swiss cabler Cablecom, will oversee central engineering, technical Service, IT and customer services.

Hribar replaces Christof Wahl, who will focus on KDG’s strategic development, head legal affairs and oversee cooperation with the German companies that control household connections.

KDG must work closely with these operators as cable networks are being modernized and triple play services are being introduced.

Company has also expanded the responsibilities of chief human resources officer Manuel Cubero.

He is responsible for cable TV and content and will also be in charge of cable Internet and phone services.

“Due to the convergence of media, it is becoming more and more difficult to separate this area from television,” said Heinz Riesenhuber, chairman of KDG’s supervisory board.

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