Anting moves to TVN

January 13, 2014 11.20 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

Christian AntingChristian Anting has been appointed to the newly created position of chief strategy officer and MD of international distribution at Poland’s TVN, with immediate effect.

In this role, he will be responsible for the company’s strategic development, with a focus on retail and subscription based-services, e-commerce activities as well as non-fictional linear and non-linear content exploitation.

Anting, who will report to Markus Tellenbach, president and CEO of TVN, will also be responsible for oversight of TVN Group’s international distribution activities, both on the linear and non-linear side, including TVN’s international channel, iTVN.

Commenting on the appointment, Tellenbach said: “I am pleased to appoint Christian as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer and managing director of international distribution. As challenging times pass by and fairly difficult economic conditions give way to a more optimistic and a brighter perspective, we believe business development and strategic thinking are crucial for embracing growth opportunities, expanding our business beyond the national market and thus consistently reinforcing our position.”

Anting added: “I am very excited to accept this challenging and responsible role at TVN. With new objectives and activities clearly outlined, I am eager to make a positive contribution to the company, drawing from my best experience, gained both locally here in Poland, as well as internationally.”

Anting has over 10 years of international management experience and was most recently VP of the management board at the DTH platform nc+, formed last year by the merger of n and Cyfra+.