ZDF: Two applications to succeed Bellut

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Applications have been received from two candidates, there are no other candidates for Thomas Bellut’s directorship, like him ZDF television council announced on Friday in Mainz.

In particular, it concerns the ARD capital city studio manager Tina Hassel (57) and ZDF program director Norbert Himmler (50). The two are now competing to succeed ZDF director Thomas Bellut. For other applicants, the deadline could slowly but surely become too short.

An election date has not yet been set. On June 15, however, the enlarged presidium of the television council wants to clarify whether it could take place in the meeting on July 2. The members of the television council who will vote should meet in presence.

Bellut will retire in March 2022 after ten years in office. In spring, the 66-year-old announced that he would no longer apply for a third term (DIGITAL TELEVISION reported).

The two names Hassel and Himmler had already brought several media reports into play.

Source: DIGITAL FERNSEHEN by www.digitalfernsehen.de.

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