International factual channel operator Discovery Communications has made a number of executive changes in its latest management shuffle.
Marc Etkind, who was previously vice-president, development at Animal Planet, will lead Planet Green as senior vice-president, content strategy and Ed Hersh, who was previously senior vice-president, strategic planning for Investigation Discovery and the Military Channel, becomes senior vice-president, content strategy at the Military Channel. Separately, Sara Kozak has been promoted from from vice-president, production to senior vice-president, production across Investigation Discovery, the Military Channel and Planet Green.
“I’m delighted to promote these incredibly smart, hard-working and creative leaders of my senior management team,” said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery, Military Channel and Planet Green. “As Investigation Discovery continues its rise as America’s fastest-growing network and we further invest in Military Channel and Planet Green, Marc, Ed, Koz and Doug will work with me to chart a path for these networks’ future growth and success.”