MTV names technology chief

MTV Networks has poached Discovery Communications exec David Kline to become senior vice president of technology and chief information officer.

Kline will look after all the company’s technological infrastructure and will report to James Barge, chief financial officer of MTV Networks parent company Viacom and MTV Networks’ chief operating officer Rich Eigendorff. He was previously executive vice-president and chief information officer at factual channel operator Discovery. He will start at MTV Networks on November 1 2010.