HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Central European Media
Enterprises Ltd. ("CME") (Nasdaq/Prague Stock Exchange: CETV) today announced
it has appointed Dr. Herbert G. Kloiber as a member of CME's Board of
Directors, effective February 1, 2006.
Commenting on the announcement, Ronald Lauder, Chairman of CME, said: "We
are delighted to welcome Herbert to the Board of CME. He is one of the most
respected executives in the broadcasting community, and brings a wealth of
industry experience to CME." Michal Garin, CME's Chief Executive Officer,
added: "I have known Herbert for more than twenty-five years and have always
admired his insights, accomplishments and great humour. It's a privilege to
have him as part of the CME family."
Dr. Kloiber said: "Over the past decade, CME has established itself as the
leading broadcaster in Central and Eastern Europe and created a unique
footprint across six countries. I am looking forward to contributing to CME's
Dr. Herbert Kloiber is chairman and majority shareholder of Tele Munchen
Group (TMG). TMG operates television channels RTL II and Tele 5 in Germany as
well as ATV+ in Austria. In addition to broadcasting, TMG is engaged in
television production and distribution as well as the distribution of
theatrical, video and television rights through its control of the second
largest television and film library in Germany. TMG has also represented the
U.S. network CBS in programming distribution in German speaking territories
for over 20 years.
Prior to TMG, Dr. Herbert Kloiber worked in various capacities at
Beta/Taurus from 1970 -- 1976. In 1974, he was named Managing Director of
Unitel, the film and television production division, which specialized in the
production of opera and concert films. He received many international awards,
including the International Emmy for Performing Arts in 1979, as well as an
Emmy as Executive Producer of 'Horowitz live' (ATT/NBC) in 1978. In November
2004 he received the Directorate Award from the Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences during the International Emmy Awards Gala.
Dr. Kloiber is a member of the board of the Bavarian Film Funding
Organization in Germany and of Sun New Media Inc. in China. He is also
chairman of the board of CineMedia Film AG, CinemaxX AG and ATV+ and served on
the board of SBS Broadcasting from April 1998 until the recent sale in August
2005. Dr. Kloiber is married and lives near Salzburg in Austria with his wife
and two children.
CME is a TV broadcasting company with leading networks in six Central and
Eastern European countries reaching an aggregate of approximately 90 million
people. The Company's television stations are located in Croatia (Nova TV),
Czech Republic (TV Nova, Galaxie Sport), Romania (PRO TV, Acasa, PRO Cinema),
Slovakia (Markiza), Slovenia (POP TV, Kanal A) and Ukraine (Studio 1+1). CME
is traded on the NASDAQ and the Prague Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol
SOURCE Central European Media Enterprises Ltd.