Stinchcomb Takes Discovery VOD Reins


Discovery Networks U.S. high-definition-TV guru Clint Stinchcomb has been
promoted to senior vice president and general manager of Discovery HD Theater,
gaining oversight of the programmer's video-on-demand business, the company
announced Thursday.

Departing executive John Ford had run Discovery's on-demand business. Ford
resigned in February.

Discovery Networks president Billy Campbell said in a prepared statement that
Stinchcomb was the obvious choice, "having skillfully led the distribution
efforts for Discovery HD Theater and our other new media offerings."

Discovery HD launched last June, and it has been picked up by a number of
MSOs, including Cox Communications Inc.