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ProSiebenSat.1’s Pirker to join Turner

ProSiebenSat.1 Media exec Benjamin Pirker is joining Turner Broadcasting System in Germany.

Benjamin PirkerPirker will be TBS’s distribution director on February 1 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux region.

In the role, he will look to expand the reach of Turner kids channels such as Cartoon Network and Boomerang and entertainment nets including TNT Series, Glitz* and Turner Classic Movies.

He will report to Matthias Heinze, Turner’s VP, commercial, central and eastern Europe.

At ProSiebenSat.1, he was a distribution manager working across the broadcaster’s suite of free-to-air and pay TV channels. He also a period selling Universal Networks International’s channels in Germany.

The news comes soon after TNT Series revealed it was launching Sean bean-fronted FBI drama Legends on April 13 in a 8.15pm.