Moser taking reins at Bavaria Media

Will replace Ute Kramer, who resigned this week

MUNICH -- Rolf Moser has been named the new head of German television giant Bavaria Media, replacing Ute Kramer, who resigned from the company this week, citing differences about "the future direction of the company."

Moser, who ran Bavaria from 1997-2000, will retain his job as managing director of music publishing division Bavaria Sonor.

In another executive shuffle, Oliver Kreuter was named the new head of Bavaria Media Television, the firm's international television distribution and co-production arm. He replaces Oliver Schundler, who left this month to set up a German production outlet for Swedish media group Zodiak Television.