Christoph Kõrfer leaves the station at the end of January. His departure follows that of Thorsten Grothe, head of media policy, who left the company earlier this month. Kõrfer managed programme communications since March 2001, and worked on campaigns for high-profile shows including the German version of Pop Idol, 'Deutschland sucht den Superstar,' and 'Ich bin ein Star – holt mich hier raus! (I'm a celebrity –get me out of here).
Christoph Kõrner, head of corporate communications will take over management of programme press on a temporary basis with immediate effect.