Discovery Channel appointed WE tv vet Gena McCarthy vp, development and current programming and former AETN exec Beth Dietrich Segarra vp, development, and promoted Liz Brach to vp, production. — The following were elected CTAM board members: Showtime evp, creative, marketing, research and digital media Len Fogge; Cablevision svp, marketing and advertising Jonathan Hargis; and Comcast evp, marketing and product development David Juliano. — Time Warner Cable chmn Don Logan was named a board member of DTN, an informational services company focused on agricultural, energy and weather business markets. — Time Warner promoted Edward Ruggiero to svp/treasurer, James Burtson to svp, and Douglas Shapiro to head, investor relations.

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Discovery CEO David Zaslav has spent the last 15 years building a factual content empire, but a $43 billion merger with WarnerMedia will soon have him overseeing a dynasty with more than 20 traditional cable networks, two young streaming services, and probably a partridge and a pear tree.

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