Martina Rutenbeck, managing director of M7 Deutschland, will leave the operator of direct-to-cable platform KabelKiosk.

“After eleven intense and good years, I have decided to take new directions,” Rutenbeck writes in an e-mail to business partners and colleagues. “I’m proud and thankful for the chance to contribute to digitalisation and competitiveness of our business segment in these dynamic times. This was possible only together with constructive and challenging clients and partners – and a fantastic team.”

M7 Deutschland confirmed Rutenbeck’s departure to Broadband TV News, adding that she will leave the company on May 15, 2015 at her own request. “For more than a decade, Martina Rutenbeck has developed the cable business under the KabelKiosk brand into the leading independent digital channel and service platform for the European cable market,” said an M7 Deutschland spokesman.

“In this period, the platform has developed into a key driver for digitalisation on cable and the introduction of innovative, non-linear services and multiscreen services for network operators,” he added. “M7 thanks Martina Rutenbeck for this extraordinary engagement and wishes her all the best for the future.”

Rutenbeck’s managing director colleague Alessandro Lanfranconi remains on board and contact person for all business matters relating M7 Deutschland.

KabelKiosk provides cable operators and IPTV platform providers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, South Tyrol and Luxembourg with TV channels, video-on-demand services and multimedia offerings. Luxembourg-based media company M7 Group acquired KabelKiosk one year ago from satellite operator Eutelsat.