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Sky Deutschland communications chief Winter leaving

Wolfram Winter

Wolfram Winter

Sky Deutschland’s EVP of communications and public affairs and company spokesman Wolfram Winter is to leave the pay TV broadcaster after 10 years.

Winter will be replaced on an interim basis by external communications SVR Ralph Fürther.

Winter founded Premiere Star, the third-party channels satellite package marketed by Sky Deutschland’s predecessor company Premiere from 2007, when it ended the practice of only carrying channels that were exclusive to it.

When Premiere was acquired by Sky in 2010, Winter was named as head of the company’s distribution department. He also served as head of advertising arm Sky Media, and as deputy chairman of the Sky Foundation.

In addition to his roles at Sky, Winter has seved as chair of the media policy committee of the Bavarian Economic Advisory Council and was appointed honorary professor at the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences last year.

Sky Deutschland CEO Carsten Schmidt said Winter had made a “decisive contribution to the turnaround of the company”.