Sylvia Rothblum has been named managing director, German-speaking territories, for Warner Bros International Television Distribution (WBITD). Based in Munich. she will be responsible for the licensing of WBITD TV and film product to broadcast, pay, video-on-demand, satellite and cable TV clients in German-speaking territories.

She will report to Joshua A Berger, senior vice president, international sales and business development & managing director for Europe, WBITD. She replaces Philipp Rohwedder, vice president & managing director, German-speaking territories, who is leaving the company to start his own business.

Rothblum was formerly at EM-TV in a senior programming and production capacity; she joined the company in 1997 as senior vice president, production and co-production, responsible for the company's co-production and acquisition efforts. Since 2000, she has served on the board of directors for EM-TV, Jim Henson Company and Yoram-Gross Studios. She has also held posts at Nickelodeon and Kirch Media.