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11/14/2016 8:00 AM Eastern

ARRIS

Dan Whalen was elevated to president, network & cloud at Suwanee, Ga.-based cable technology vendor Arris. He had been senior VP and general manager of global services.

 

DISCOVERY

Beth Greve has joined Discovery Communications as senior vice president, digital ad sales. The 25-year ad-sales veteran comes from Jaunt VR.

 

Also, Nicole Cleary was elevated to senior vice president, national advertising sales; Keith Kazerman advanced to group senior vice president, client solutions; Robert Voltaggio to group senior vice president, ad sales planning and operations; and Jill Steinhauser to senior vice president, ad sales planning and operations.

 

FCC

Lisa Hone has been named as a legal adviser to Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler on broadband and voice-related wireline issues. She had been associate bureau chief of the agency’s Wireline Competition Bureau.

 

FOX NETWORKS GROUP

Fox Networks Group has added Meredith Brace as senior vice president, digital sales, at Fox Networks Group. She comes from engagement ad company true[X], where she was senior VP, national sponsorships.

 

Also, FNG has tapped James Kiernan and David Bornstein as vice presidents, digital sales. Both come from Twitter, where Kiernan had served as global agency development lead and Bornstein was senior sales manager.

 

GRB

Los Angeles-based production company GRB Entertainment has added Danielle Abrams as vice president of content development. She comes from Irwin Entertainment, where she was director of development.

 

LIFETIME

Katie Buchanan was named senior vice president, programming strategy & scheduling at Lifetime and LMN, based in Los Angeles. She comes from CMT, where she was senior VP, programming strategy and acquisitions.

 

MEGAPATH

Josh Redick and Tom Rancel have joined MegaPath in Pleasanton, Calif., as regional channel directors, responsible for the Northeastern and Southeastern regions, respectively. Both come from Telesphere.

 

MSG NETWORKS

Kevin Marotta was named senior vice president of marketing and content strategy at MSG Networks. A former Madison Square Garden executive, he spent three years as VP, client partnerships, at LeadDog Marketing.

 

Also, Melissa Karten advanced to vice president, marketing, at MSG Networks. She had been director of strategy and integrated marketing.

 

OVATION TV

Sol Doten has joined Ovation TV in Santa Monica, Calif., as vice president of content distribution, leading the arts network’s business-to-business affiliate communications network efforts and development of its distributor partnership marketing programs. He had been VP, communications at Fox Networks Group.

 

TELEMUNDO

Daniela Chaparro Vegas has been tapped as vice president of marketing at Telemundo, based in Miami and responsible for the strategic development and execution of all marketing initiatives. She comes from NBCUniversal International Networks Latin America, where she was VP of marketing and digital.

 

TRAVEL CHANNEL

Christine Shuler has joined Travel Channel as director of programming, based in New York. She had been a consultant to the network, working on such series as Booze Traveler, Food Paradise and the upcoming Alaska: Water and Ice.

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