Thomas Chabin appointed at Das Vierte

Latest in series of new appointments at German channel

COLOGNE, Germany -- Thomas Chabin has replaced Stefan Barchfeld as commercial director of German cable channel Das Vierte.

Barchfeld has run commercial operations at Das Vierte since NBC Universal launched the channel in 2005. This summer NBC Universal sold the channel to Russian TV executive Dmitri Lesnewski.

Chabin is the latest in a series of new appointments at the channel. Roger Schneider, formerly managing director at NBC Universal Global Networks Germany, joined Das Vierte in September as deputy managing director and CFO and in October, Juliane Rauno jumped from competitor RTL 2 to take the job of program acquisitions head.