Michael Schmidt upped at ProSieben

Senior vp Daniela Matei leaves company

COLOGNE, Germany -- Michael Schmidt has been appointed senior vp of group format acquisitions & development at ProSiebenSat.1, making him a speed-dial essential for all international sales execs.

Schmidt will handle international format acquisitions across ProSieben's European broadcasting group as well as heading up the local format hothouse. Schmidt, formerly senior vp of entertainment at ProSieben's German Free TV holding, will report to Jan Frouman, exec vp of group content acquisitions & production at ProSiebenSat.1.

In an unrelated executive shuffle, Daniela Matei, a senior vp for production and development at ProSieben, has left the company. Matei joined ProSieben from SBS Broadcasting in 2007.