Michael Keidel has been appointed as the new Vice President Content, Distribution and Sales (CDS) of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN).
At the company’s base in Berlin, Keidel will be responsible for all existing CDS activities as well as their development in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from now on. He will be part of VIMN’s senior management team and report directly to Dr Mark Specht, General Manager of VIMN in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Keidel succeeds Dr Harald Flemming who became the new Managing Director of German commercial broadcaster association VPRT on July 1, 2017.
Keidel startet his career at ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German public broadcaster ZDF. In July 2006, he joined VIMN as Senior Counsel Business and Legal Affairs. In 2014, Keidel became part of the company’s management team as Senior Director Business and Legal Affairs. In this role and as International Peer Leader for Content Distribution he has been involved in all negotiations in the area of content, distribution and sales since then.