After seven years with Germany’s EM.TV group, Patrick Elmendorff is stepping down as managing director of subsidiaries EM.Entertainment GmbH and Junior.TV GmbH & Co. According to the company, Elmendorff is leaving at his own request on Dec. 31 in order to pursue other professional challenges. His duties will be taken over by Susanne Schosser, who joined EM.TV in 2005 and has been managing the two subsidiaries alongside Elmendorff.
Elmendorff joined the EM.TV group in 1999 as VP of international TV sales and was later made president of distribution before taking his current post in 2004. With his departure, Schosser will take responsibility for global TV distribution and all aspects of the merchandising and home entertainment business, in addition to maintaining her current management duties.
Schosser will lead a new management team focused on creating more synergy between EM.TV’s production and distribution activities, and taking fuller advantage of new distribution channels including video-on-demand, mobile and IPTV.