ChristianVesper has been promoted to senior vice president, acquisitions, programplanning and scheduling at Sundance Channel. He continues to report to LauraMichalchyshyn, executive vice president, programming and marketing at thechannel.

In hisexpanded role, Vesper will manage the channel's international sales activityand work closely with the digital media team, licensing content for the digitalplatform and securing rights for content streaming deals.

For thelast few years, Vesper has been one of the most active domestic buyers in themarketplace, buying films as well as series like The Staircase, Kath &Kim from Australiaand the third season of Brazil's City Of Men. He and his team have recentlybegun acquiring documentaries, series and specials for the launch ofenvironmental destination Sundance Channel Green in 2007.

"Christian'scontribution to the Channel's direction is immeasurable, and we are thrilled tohave him continue to scour international festivals and markets for the bestfilms, docs and series to premiere on the Channel," said Michalchyshyn in astatement.