Kevin Bennett, a veteran of Discovery Health Channel, has been named director
of programming for Discovery Civilization Channel, which will relaunch next
year, officials said Tuesday.
Bennett, most recently director of scheduling for Discovery Health, will lead
the development of all programming strategies for Discovery Civilization, as
well as managing the overhead and budgets for the department.
Bennett will report to Vivian Schiller, general manager of Discovery
Civilization, a joint venture of Discovery Communications Inc. and The New York
Times Co. Schiller is a documentary maker from Cable News Network.
This spring, The Times paid $100 million for a 50 percent stake in Discovery
Civilization. DCI and The Times plan to relaunch the digital service, using the
print giant's resources for some of the network's content.
Bennett joined Discovery in May 1996 as senior research analyst for Discovery