International factual channel operator Discovery has promoted Kevin Bennett to senior vice-president, programming and research of its ID, Military Channel and Planet Green channels.
The move marks Bennett’s return to crime and investigation network Investigation Discovery after he was part of the launch team four years ago.
Bennett has been with Discovery Communications for 15 years and was most recently senior vice-president, programming for the Discovery Channel and has previously helped launched channels including Discovery Health and Discovery Times.
He will now lead a centralised programming, scheduling and research division across the channel brands and he will also be in charge of development at ID.
The company has been slowly launching Investigation Discovery internationally and it is currently available in markets including the UK, Russia, Bulgaria and Poland.