While still a student of classical music in Essen (Folkwang School 1981-1985) Kai Sturm worked as a freelancer at WDR radio and was after 2 years abroad from 1989 to 1990 a presenter and music editor working at a classic music radio station in Munich (Radio Belcanto).
He gained his first TV Show experience in 1990 with John de Mol Productions (later Reg Grundy Productions) in Munich, followed by three years as an editor and then producer at RTL Television in Cologne.
He went on to be Executive Producer at Endemol Entertainment in Cologne and Hilversum in the Netherlands and, in 1996, to be head of development. In 1998 Kai Sturm turned back to RTL Television as Executive Producer and was in charge of successful shows as “Who wants to be a millionair” and “Domino Days”. In January 2000, he founded as shareholder and executive director, the RTL affiliates Stormy Entertainment GmbH in Hürth (later Eyeworks Productions). After leaving Stormy Entertainment in 2004, he worked as Executive Producer at Constantin Entertainment GmbH in Ismaning, where he was responsible for the award winning Show “Clever! Die Show, die Wissen schafft”. Since July 2006 Kai Sturm is the Editor-in-Chief and later Head of Entertainment of VOX.
Vox first went on air on 25 January 1993. Vox is a general-interest channel with a target group of mainly female viewers aged 14 to 59 years. Vox has a clear programme focus on US fiction and in-house productions with its own signature, and concentrates on topics such as cooking, lifestyle and animals. Although Vox dispenses with prestige programmes such as German fiction, sports and comprehensive news, it has developed into a channel which the public associates with the major broadcasters of the first generation. Despite fragmentation, Vox has been able to expand its market share. In 2012, Vox attained an average audience share of 7.7 per cent among viewers aged 14 to 49 (2011: 7.3 per cent, all day, 14 to 49).
Vox broadcasts films and US series such as CSI:NY, Rizzoli & Isles or Grimm alongside its magazines and documentaries. The channel’s image is very much coloured by its own formats, such as Prominent!, Das perfekte Dinner, Verklag mich doch! and Shopping Queen. Vox is the only German TV channel to broadcast major documentaries on Saturday evenings. Vox works with various production companies to optimally cover programme needs while securing rights and production know-how.