Benjamin Pirker will become the new distribution director for Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Benelux at Turner Broadcasting System on February 1, 2015.

The 32-year old will be responsible for the further expansion of the distribution of Turnerís childrenís and entertainment channels such as TNT Serie, TNT Film, TNT Glitz, Cartoon Network and Boomerang, as well as news channel CNN International in German-speaking Europe and in the Benelux region.

Pirker joins Turner from German media group ProSiebenSat.1 where he was in charge of six free-to-air TV and three pay-TV channels as distribution sales & key account manager. Prior to that, he was responsible for the distribution of all pay-TV channels of Universal Networks International in the German-speaking market for five years as affiliate sales manager.

Pirker will replace Ralf Gabor who has taken on a new challenge within the media industry.