El Rey is beefing up its marketing and communications team, promoting Chad Blankenship to svp, marketing & communications, and tapping Katie Lanegran as vp, public relations. While Blankenship was most recently marketing vp for the 24-hour English net, Lanegran had been vp of PR for SundanceTV. She will report to Blankenship. — Oxygen upped 3 execs on the development and production team, elevating Teri Kennedy to svp, current production, Stephanie Steele to vp, current production, and Christine Cowan to vp, talent development. In addition the net hired Matt Shanfield as vp and Jean Shi as sr dir, development. — HBO upped Tom Woodbury to the newly created position of global distribution, reporting to HBO chmn/CEO Richard Plepler. He was most recently general counsel and evp of network business affairs.