Wolfgang Link new Sat.1 entertainment boss

Replaces Christoph Burge who resigned earlier this year

COLOGNE, Germany -- Wolfgang Link, one of the producers behind German entertainment juggernaut "DSDS," will be the new head of entertainment programming at German network Sat.1.

Link has left "DSDS" production house Grundy Light Entertainment and will take up his new position at Sat.1 in June. He replaces Christoph Burge who resigned earlier this year.

Link will be under the gun to deliver the kind of broad appeal shows Sat.1 needs to revive its lineup. While "DSDS," the German version of "Pop Idol" continues to deliver for competitor RTL, Sat.1 is coming off a series of expensive flops.