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Netflix confirms Euro content buyer hire

Netflix Building41-620x413Netflix has confirmed the hire of former Telepool executive Kai Finke to its European content acquisitions team.

German reports last year suggested Finke was joining the company, and a Netflix spokesman this week confirmed to TBI he has been appointed senior manager, content acquisitions.

Netflix’s European buying team is based in LA, meaning Finke has relocated from Telepool’s base in Munich.

At German territories-focused distributor Telepool, Finke was head of business development and VOD.

Netflix has been building out its European content team. It hired former Vuguru CEO Larry Tanz to become vice president, content acquisition, Europe, in November.

Read TBI’s round-up of Netflix’s latest buying spree here