June 25, 2009
CHRISTINE BRAND NAMED MANAGING DIRECTOR,
MGM NETWORKS (DEUTSCHLAND)
MUNICH, GERMANY June 25, 2009 – Christine Brand has been elevated to Managing Director of MGM Networks (Deutschland) GmbH. Based in Munich, Brand will oversee the day-to-day affairs of the channel operation in Germany and German-speaking markets in Europe, including all programming, marketing, sales and technical operations. Brand takes over from Marcus Ammon, who has successfully lead the channel for the last six years, and is now moving on to a top programming position with the channel’s key client, Sky Germany.
The announcement was made today by Bruce Tuchman, President, MGM Networks.
"I have worked with Christine for many years and she has developed and grown into a talented and incredibly skillful programmer and manager," said Tuchman. "She was the first employee I recruited to join the MGM Channel in Germany when we launched and has made great contributions in our efforts to expand the channel in Germany as well as other markets around the world. Given her dedication, knowledge of the brand, our library and her great loyalty to our businesses around across the globe, it gives me great pleasure to name her to this top position as she will lead us in our future expansion in this key market. I also want to give my thanks to Marcus for all he has done to take our channel to great heights. We all look forward to working closely with him in the future.”
Brand said, “I’ve enjoyed the challenge of launching our channels in territories throughout the world, and creating a very compelling service that is seen all across German speaking Europe. And now I am excited to be taking on this new role at MGM Networks and look forward to making bigger contributions to the company.”
Joining MGM Networks (Deutschland) GmbH in 2003, Brand most recently served as Director of Programming and On Air Promotion for the MGM Channel in Germany. Prior to this, Brand served as Director of Programs at Fox Kids Germany. A veteran international channels executive, Brand got her start in the business at Nickelodeon International and held several positions for Nickelodeon Global Networks Ventures in London, Düsseldorf, Germany, and Singapore.
About MGM Networks
MGM Networks manages Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.'s interests in MGM-branded networks, Hollywood film studio joint venture channels and other programming services spanning scores of markets across Europe, North and South America, Asia, Oceana and Africa.
About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., Ventanazul, MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching over 120 countries and territories around the world. MGM ownership is currently as follows: Providence Equity Partners (29%), Texas Pacific Group (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%). For more information, visit www.mgm.com.