Canal Digital has announced that Patrik Hofbauer will become CEO of the pan-Nordic pay-TV operation from January 2011. The current head of Clear Channel Sweden had previously spent time as head of Canal Digital’s regional operations in Sweden.
“With the appointment of Patrik, we have assembled the management of the Canal Digital companies in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. We believe this is the right way to go. Patrik’s leadership and strategic skills will be most valuable and important in the further development of Canal Digital and Telenor,” says Christian Albech, CEO of Canal Digital’s owner Telenor Broadcast Holding.
Ultimately, Hofbauer will succeed Albech, who is due to retire in 2012 at the age of 65.