Turner Broadcasting-owned classic movies channel TCM Europe has appointed Eric Schnedecker as director of its French-language service, available in France, French-speaking Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Mauritius.

TCM Europe, headquartered in London, currently offers five versions of the channel in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Schnedecker will work from Turner Broadcasting's Paris office reporting to London-based Tina McCann, general manager of TCM Europe.

Schnedecker is moving to TCM from Universal Studios Networks UK where he was programming and acquisitions director. Prior to that he was head of acquisitions for Arte, France and a programming consultant for the Disney Channel, France.