Marcus Ammon named vp of film at Premiere

German group will relaunch as Sky Deutschland

COLOGNE, Germany -- Marcus Ammon, currently managing director of MGM's German pay TV channel, will join leading pay platform Premiere next month as the vp of its film division.

In his new job, Ammon will oversee all of Premiere's film channels, including MGM. He joins Premiere July 16. Next week the German group will relaunch as Sky Deutschland, reflecting the new management and leading shareholders News Corporation, which operate Britain's BSkyB and Sky Italia.

MGM Deutschland programming head Christine Brand will replace Ammon as managing director of the pay channel.
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