WBTV Germany taps production exec

Christian Asanger joins from Pro7 for new prod’n division

COLOGNE, Germany -- Christian Asanger, former head of series production at German channel Pro7, has jumped to Warner Bros. International Television to head up the company's new German TV production division.

At Pro7, Ansager specialized in such event programming as the ratings winner "The Next Uri Geller."

While Warners' Munich office is keeping mum, the hire is being interpreted as a sign that the studio plans to follow Sony in producing TV content directly for the German market.

Sony set up a German operation in 1995 and has established itself as one of territory's largest TV producers.