Gunther Picker named GM of SPTI Germany

Replaces Robert Niemann, who left in August

COLOGNE, Germany -- Gunther Picker will be the new GM of Sony Pictures Television International Networks in Germany, taking over in October and overseeing Sony's digital channels in the territory, AXN and ANIMAX.

Picker replaces Robert Niemann, who stepped down in August. He joins SPTI from German satellite pay platform Premiere Star.