Rainer Huether, sales and marketing chief at license trader EM.TV, has been appointed managing director of sports web DSF.
Costs far outweighed revenues for German license trader EM.TV, which has posted a first quarter net loss of 30 million euros ($35 million) despite a 61% increase in sales to $80 million.
Following the leads of other Hollywood majors, Sony is planning to launch its own TV channel in Germany and eyeing Deutsche Telekom's upcoming video-on-demand service.
German pubcasters are facing fierce opposition from politicians, commercial rivals and irate viewers to a proposed e2.05 ($2.40) rise in fees to $21.35 a month.
Will he or won't he? The suspense surrounding Haim Saban's takeover of Germany's biggest broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 and Europe's largest programming library is palpable, as wrangling with creditors…
Irish whiskey distillery John Jameson & Son is partnering with the European Film Academy as the new sponsor of its People's Choice Award.
Bavaria Film Intl. continues to ring up sales from its stint at the international film mart in Cannes earlier this month.
Creditors of bankrupt TV giant Kirch Media on Tuesday gave billionaire producer Haim Saban an extra 10 days to come up with financing to buy broadcasting group ProSiebenSat 1.
Bavaria Film Intl. has seen brisk sales to European and Asian buyers at the Cannes mart, with local hit "Good Bye, Lenin!" and Oscar winner "Nowhere in Africa" leading the pack.
Germany's commercial webs saw advertising revenues drop 11.5% to €3.96 billion ($4.7 billion) in 2002, according to a report published Tuesday by the Assn. of German Advertisers.
Producer and former Kirch Media exec Jan Mojto and director Helmut Dietl were among the recipients of the Bavarian Television Award in Munich on Friday.