Discovery Communications ahs promoted John Honeycutt to the role of chief technology officer.
Honeycutt was previously executive vice-president and chief operating officer for Discovery Networks International, based in London.
In the newly created position, Honeycutt will lead Discovery’s consolidated IT, media technology, production and operations functions globally. He will be charged with developing a long-term technology roadmap to enable Discovery’s pay TV, digital terrestrial, free-to-air and online services, according to the company.
“Discovery’s rapid, organic growth around the world, along with recent large-scale strategic acquisitions, has increased the breadth, depth and reach of Discovery’s technological footprint, therefore requiring a strong and steady hand at the wheel of our increasingly complex technology operation,” said Andy Warren, chief financial officer for Discovery Communications, to whom Honeycutt will report.
“John’s achievements leading media technology, production and operations for the company previously, coupled with his recent global leadership experience and keen strategic insight, will ensure Discovery is at the forefront of technological innovation and adoption for years to come.”