In his new role, Sebastian Burkhardt will be tasked with identifying and executing new business opportunities for the company, including co-productions and deficit financing as well as acquiring third party formats and finished programming for distribution. He will also spearhead the company’s push into finished programming and maximise its sales potential across all platforms. Burkhardt will report to KI’s Managing Director Distribution Keren Shahar.

Sebastian Burkhardt

This appointment signals KI’s intention to ramp up its finished programming sales business significantly over the next 12 months. With premium drama series DIG having launched last night on USA network and several other English language series due to air, the distributor’s tape catalogue is set to grow considerably.