Sky Italia exec named CFO at Premiere

Pietro Maranzana joins German pay TV group

CANNES -- Former Sky Italia exec Pietro Maranzana has taken over as chief financial officer at German pay TV group Premiere.

Maranzana takes over the finance post from Premiere CEO Mark Williams, who has been interim CFO since Alexander Teschner resigned in October last year.

Maranzana was part of the wave of Sky Italia execs that Williams brought in to turn around Premiere. The German pay platform had a horrendous 2008, booking a $268 million net loss.