Veteran KirchGroup programming executive Jan Mojto is expected to launch his own German film production company at the forthcoming MIP-TV market in Cannes in April.

According to the German media journal Der Kontakter, Mojto, who had been deputy chairman of KirchMedia executive board until late last year, is to set up a production outfit by the name of Eos Entertainment with two Kirch colleagues Klaus Zimmermann and Eric Welbers to focus on film production.

Until now, Zimmermann had managed Kirch's international film production division, while Welbers had been responsible for programme acquisition.

The new venture will not affect the appointment last December of Mojto as the chairman of KirchMedia's supervisory board.