SPHE taps Andreas Ditter

Becomes managing director in May

COLOGNE, Germany -- Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has named Andreas Ditter its new territory managing director for German-speaking Europe.

Ditter, who takes up his new post May 1, has held several positions in the Sony empire, most recently vp audio marketing Europe. Ditter replaces Malisa Scott, who stepped down in January amid an overall restructuring of Sony's international home entertainment operations.

Under the new structure, Sony's German operations will work more closely with individual retailers to better position the whole range of Sony products -- from films to USB sticks -- in German stores.