ProSieben management is pro Bartl


After reviving the fortunes of Munich-based Pro7, channel manager Andreas Bartl is being given the keys to the whole store.

On Monday, Bartl was named to the new post of managing director German free TV for Pro7 parent ProSiebenSat.1. Bartl will oversee operations for all of ProSieben's German channels — Pro7, Sat.1, kabel eins and N24 — and report directly to CEO Guillaume de Posch.

Thilo Proff, Bartl's No. 2 at Pro7, will take his boss' old job.

ProSiebenSat.1 is in need of some new ideas. Revenue at its core German channels slipped 5.1% in the first quarter and the company's stock has taken a nosedive. (partialdiff)