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COMEDY CENTRAL
Jill Dortheimer
has been named vice president, communications, and head of primetime publicity at Comedy Central, based in Hollywood and heading up the network’s West Coast publicity operations. She was VP, public relations for AMC and SundanceTV in New York.

VCTA
Heidi Schlicher Cook
has joined the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association in Richmond, Va., as vice president of government affairs. She comes from the Virginia Realtors Association, where she was director of political operations.

PARAMOUNT NETWORK
Jason Cipriano
was promoted to vice president, multiplatform content and strategy for Viacom’s Paramount Network, set to launch in January, and TV Land. Cipriano was senior director, content strategy and programming at Spike TV.

Richard Tulk-Hart has joined A+E NETWORKS as managing director, international content sales, based in London and responsible for content distribution and format licensing activities outside the U.S. He comes from Miramax, where he was senior VP and had of international sales. … COMCAST tapped four vice presidents in its California region: David Brown as VP, business services; Ted Girdner as VP, strategic initiatives and business development; Beth Hester as VP, external affairs; and Jeff Votaw as VP, technical operations. … COMEDYCENTRAL has also named Jennifer Danielson as senior vice president, digital, based in New York. She was the president of Above Average, the digital comedy studio of Broadway Video. … TWENTIETHCENTURYFOXTELEVISION has advanced Shari Rosenblum to senior vice president, publicity; and Chris Kaspers to vice president, publicity. … ENTERTAINMENTSTUDIOS has added Amy DuBois Barnett as executive vice president, digital, and chief content officer of TheGrio. She comes from ESPN, where she was recruited to lead the development and launch of a new digital brand focused on multimedia content. … Houston-based technolgy company RIGNET has tapped Brad Eastman as senior vice president and general counsel. He had been general counsel of the Cameron Group of Schlumberger Ltd. … Carolina Santamaria has joined UNIVISIONCOMMUNICATIONS as vice president of client solutions and experiential marketing for Local Media Sales. She comes from SBS Portafolio, Spanish Broadcasting System’s cross-platform content development division, where she was senior VP. … Video encoding and streaming solutions provider VITEC in Sunnyvale, Calif., has named MarkD’Addio as senior vice president of sales and marketing. He had been VP of business development and emerging markets.

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