MTV Nets Germany taps managing director

Replaces outgoing Catherine Muehlemann

MUNICH -- Dan Ligtvoet will be the new managing director of MTV Networks Germany, effective Sunday, the company said Thursday.

He replaces Catherine Muehlemann, who said in a statement this week that she was leaving MTV in order "to take the next step."

Ligtvoet, the executive vp and managing director for MTV Networks North, will take on the top post in Germany in addition to his current duties. He has been with the company since 2002.