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11 Jul 2018, Posted by Eric Karstens

Work experience, 1991-2004

Co-founder and Managing Director

Nov 2000 – Oct 2004: carus media GmbH, Cologne, Germany • Broadcast television

Start-up entrepreneur (company sold in 2004); consulting and outsourcing of operative functions of broadcast television channels (transmission infrastructures, sales support, programme management). Key role in launching and running several special interest channels for clients.

Head of Programme Planning/Scheduling

Apr 1993 – Oct 2000: VOX Film- und Fernseh-GmbH & Co. KG (now VOX Television GmbH), Cologne, Germany • Broadcast television

Inception and development of a national free-TV channel; programming strategy; programme schedule development; management of programme stock; programme acquisitions; programme development; media research; advertising sales strategy; general management; ICT strategy. Significant role in turning around and redefining the channel during its 1994 crisis and relaunch.

Programme Planner/Scheduler

Jun 1992 – Mar 1993: VOX Film- und Fernseh-GmbH & Co. KG (now VOX Television GmbH), Cologne, Germany • Broadcast television

Inception and development of a national free-TV channel; programme schedule maintenance; management of programme stock; programming strategy; programme schedule development; programme acquisitions; programme development; media research; advertising sales support.

Associate Researcher

Sep 1991 – May 1992: University of Marburg, Germany • Academia

Researcher for a project funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, looking into the representation of West Germany on television in the former German Democratic Republic.