SI Newswire Press Releases https://sinewswire.streetinsider.com/ Latest Press Releases from SI Newswire VO Genesis Review - Important Information Released https://sinewswire.streetinsider.com/r/media/vo-genesis-review-important-information-released.305.html <p><a href="http://www.streetinsider.com/SI+Newswire">(SI Newswire)</a> This news report by Diana Winters caters latest information about VO Genesis consumers must know. VO Genesis helps voice-acting talents find their signature voice. VO Genesis is aimed at teaching users the fundamentals of becoming a professional voiceover artist. It is exclusively created to educate users in the art of voiceover. With the help of this system, users will learn microphone audition technique, commercial script analysis and also how to create an original character from animation.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.rebateshut.com/blog/vogenesis/"><strong>Access The News Report by Diana Winters Exposing The Billion Dollar Secret That’s Hiding In Plain Sight</strong></a></p><p>According to Diana's research, "Jenny Lewis has created a system named “VO Genesis” which claims to help a number of voice talents get work in a new environment. The very purpose of VO Genesis is to give people the voice talent, a condensed guidebook of what voice talent need to succeed in this fast-paced, forever changing, business environment.</p><p>According to Jenny Lewis, being a successful voice in this field takes time to evaluate how to use the voice. It is not just about a person’s voice but also how they use it. Moreover, the information shared inside VO Genesis is compiled information that Jenny may have already shared to help people work online. The guidance voice actors are going to find inside this program is similar to what they may get from a voice coach or hear at an industry conference."</p><p><strong>MUST READ: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rebateshut.com/blog/vogenesis/">Huge Demand For People Who Speak English - Learn More Here</a></strong></p><p>By abiding by the tips and ideas mentioned here, users can improve their voice acting skills and experience a huge difference in how they approach the written word, the creator claims. In addition to that, users will see from this system that the online voice industry is hardly for novices and starters. It takes time to get up and run in a voice over career. Additionally, they will be able to use the information rendered inside VO Genesis to grow their online voice over career.</p><p>Diana further adds, "The information provided inside this program can be applied to create voiceovers for audio podcasting, audio book production, recording ADR (additional dialog recording) and other types of multi-media projects. VO Genesis is intended to be a resource for encouragement, entertainment and education for users who buy this guidebook. It is aimed at teaching users the fundamentals of becoming a professional voiceover artist."</p><p><strong>Click Here <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rebateshut.com/blog/vogenesis/">To Get Instant Access To VO Genesis Voiceover Program by Jenny Lewis</a></strong></p><p>"Every form of this career is covered in detail inside this program, from how to read copy, to good microphone technique, to correct breathing and self recording. VO Genesis comes with downloadable course materials and references for the users to keep. By the end of this system, users will be prepared to take their first step into the world of voiceover, the creator claims.</p><p>Furthermore, this system covers everything from microphone technique to micropreneurship and with a whole lot more in between. Jenny claims that creating a voice-over is not challenging to do and the basic hardware needed is marked down low-cost. However, the quality of a person’s voice-overs will only be as good as the methods they use to capture and control the sound."</p><p>VO Genesis will not only be a resource for encouragement for people, instead it will help users understand the different options for voice-over instrument and help them understand how to use the gear properly.</p><p><strong>READ MORE: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rebateshut.com/blog/vogenesis/">This Is All Over The News - Real Opportunity For English Speaking Folks</a></strong></p><p>According to Ms. Diana, "VO Genesis is exclusively created to educate users in the art of voiceover. With the help of this system, users will learn microphone audition technique, commercial script analysis and also how to create an original character from animation. This step by step program teaches users how a microphone is not the only piece of instrument they need to create voice-overs, and how headphones and other instruments are equally essential to monitor audio tracks as they record voice-overs.</p><p>Moreover, it tracks users in on recording and producing voice-overs and marketing themselves as a voice actor. This guidebook helps users create their first demo which can be used publicize themselves and trot out the types of voices they can easily perform. VO Genesis helps voice-acting talents find their signature voice and then leverage their past life experiences into recording fascinating, irresistible voice-overs that everyone will just love."</p><p>In addition, this guide teaches users how to use audio-editing software and adding bed music and sound effects for a signature finishing touch. Also, it teaches users how to interpret the scripts, decipher characters, direct themselves and deliver believable performances with the help of VO Genesis.</p><p><strong>RELATED<a target="_blank" href="http://www.rebateshut.com/blog/vogenesis/">: VO Genesis Reviews - 'Don't Buy It Without Reading This'</a></strong></p><p><strong>VO Genesis</strong> renders information regarding recording, file formats, and teaches users how to capture or minimize atmosphere noises. The program contains simple guidelines which will help users get the best out of any voice-over session, be it for podcast, screen cast or video narration. Good preparation and confidence with the material provided inside this program will set users up for a good performance. The guide teaches users how to practice speaking script out loud willingly to fellows, before hitting the record button.</p><p>Jenny Lewis teaches users to not worry if they think they sound strange when recorded, everyone is disappointed the first time they hear what their voice sounds like to others. All they need to do is just use their normal voice and delivery, do not rush and do not speak unnaturally slowly. Users will find out in this program why their vocal skills are far less important than sounding satisfying and having great timing.</p><p><u><strong>VO Genesis</strong></u> provides information regarding how different microphones work differently, and how as a rule of thumb users should try to have the mic about a foot from their mouth. This will make the sound warmer and less echoey. This program comes with two special guides including How To Triple Your Voiceover Fees Even If You Hate Negotiating, and How To Get More Voiceover Gigs Than You Can Handle.</p><p>To learn more about VO Genesis program by Jenny Lewis, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rebateshut.com/blog/vogenesis/"><strong>visit the official website here!</strong></a></p> Media https://sinewswire.streetinsider.com/r/media/vo-genesis-review-important-information-released.305.html Tue, 22 Dec 2015 08:49:00 -0500 Halyard Capital Announces Sale of Datamyx to Deluxe Corporation https://sinewswire.streetinsider.com/r/media/halyard-capital-announces-sale-of-datamyx-deluxe-corporation.276.html <p><a href="http://www.streetinsider.com/SI+Newswire">(SI Newswire)</a> (New York, NY) Halyard Capital, a New York based private equity firm, announced today that its portfolio company, Datamyx, was sold to Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) for approximately $160 million in cash proceeds. Datamyx is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida and provides marketing data and analytics solutions to financial institutions.</p><p>“We are extremely pleased to have worked with the management team at Datamyx since 2011 to build one of the leading businesses focused on providing effective, risk-based marketing data and analytics to financial services marketers,” said Bruce Eatroff, Founding Partner of Halyard Capital. “The Company’s success is further evidence of the growing importance of performance-driven marketing decisions,” added Eatroff.</p><p>Ben Waldshan, the CEO of Datamyx, said, “Halyard Capital has been an outstanding financial and strategic partner to our company. We set upon a strategy four years ago to broaden our customer base and product set and this transaction is a validation that we are poised to build upon our success and leverage the significant relationships and resources that Deluxe Corporation can offer our business.”</p><p>Jonathan Barnes, Partner at Halyard Capital, added, “We have enjoyed an outstanding partnership with Ben Waldshan and the management team at Datamyx. They are experts in leveraging credit and risk information to drive better results for the marketers they serve. We are confident in their future success and we will follow them closely as they continue to innovate in their marketplace.”</p><p>Datamyx and Halyard Capital were represented by investment bank Petsky Prunier Securities and received legal advice from Locke Lord LLP.</p><p>The sale of Datamyx represents the third significant monetization from Halyard Capital Fund II, following the sale of Engauge to Publicis in August 2013 and the partial monetization of OneSource Virtual HR to Technology Crossover Ventures in June 2015.</p><p><strong>About Halyard Capital</strong></p><p>Halyard is a lower middle-market private equity firm focused on creating value within companies in high- growth sectors. Halyard’s sectors of focus include technology-enabled Business and Information Services, Digital Marketing and Data Analytics, IT Security and IT Infrastructure and Communications. The firm specializes in growth equity, leveraged buyouts and structured equity investments and its investment philosophy rests upon its deep understanding of its targeted industries, the development of its investment theses, and its network of executive relationships. Halyard has extensive experience and a proven track record in the marketing services sector, having invested in businesses that include TRANZACT, Datamyx, Education Dynamics, WMI, Engauge and Aberdeen Group.</p><p>Press Contacts:</p><p>Bruce Eatroff, Founding Partner; beatroff@halyard,.com; 212 554 2145</p><p>Jonathan Barnes, Partner; jbarnes@halyard.com; 212 554 2122</p><p><strong>About Datamyx</strong></p><p>Datamyx is the premier technology-enabled marketing data and analytics company specializing in helping financial services institutions acquire and retain customers in a highly targeted and profitable manner. Their solutions are powered by a proprietary SaaS platform that leverages multi-source data sets and sophisticated analytics to enable clients to attract and engage with highly targeted, qualified consumers. The company’s solutions are designed for measurable multi-channel marketing programs and are applicable across a wide array of financial industry segments and could be utilized across many other industries as well.</p> Media https://sinewswire.streetinsider.com/r/media/halyard-capital-announces-sale-of-datamyx-deluxe-corporation.276.html Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:02:27 -0400 DISCOVERY NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL REALIGNS EUROPEAN STRUCTURE TO UNLOCK NEW GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES https://sinewswire.streetinsider.com/r/media/discovery-networks-international-realigns-european-structure-unlock-new-growth-opportunities.107.html <p><a href="http://www.streetinsider.com/SI+Newswire">(SI Newswire)</a> (London) Discovery Networks International today announced a realignment of its European operations into three business clusters to unlock new growth opportunities, maximize operational effectiveness and increase revenue across the continent and beyond. </p><p>JB Perrette, President, Discovery Networks International, commented: “Discovery Communications has achieved tremendous success outside the U.S. by driving organic growth and complementing it with targeted acquisitions, most recently Eurosport International. Our European business has expanded significantly over the past four years and the time is right to realign regional operations to build upon our significant strategic advantage and unlock further growth.”</p><p><strong>Discovery Networks Northern Europe</strong></p><p>Dee Forbes, who has transformed Discovery’s business across mature markets in Western Europe by creating an innovative and high performing hybrid portfolio of free-to-air and pay-TV brands, will lead operations in the UK & Ireland, Nordics and Benelux, as President and Managing Director of Discovery Networks Northern Europe. Forbes will utilize her experience in the Nordics and close involvement in the SBS acquisition, which was the largest transaction in company history and increased its footprint from eight to 20 TV networks in the region with a top three market share ranking. Now that the first phase of integration is over, the time is right to further combine these networks with Discovery’s core business and Henrik Ravn, who has successfully managed Discovery’s operations in the Nordics since the acquisition of SBS in 2012, will step-down at the end of the year.</p><p><strong>Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA)</strong></p><p>Kasia Kieli will add Germany, Austria and Switzerland to her portfolio as President and Managing Director of Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA). Germany was the first Discovery market to launch a free-to-air channel business with the introduction of DMAX in 2006 and in April 2014, the launch of TLC further expanded its free-to-air portfolio with considerable success. Eurosport also operates in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as a free-to-air channel. Adding these markets to the portfolio and further establishing Munich as an important regional hub for the CEEMEA business will bring additional expertise of running free-to-air networks in markets with significant scale and opportunity to the region. </p><p><strong>Discovery Networks Southern Europe</strong></p><p>Marinella Soldi becomes President and Managing Director of Discovery Networks Southern Europe by adding France to her current oversight of Italy, Spain and Portugal. Under Soldi’s stewardship, Discovery has become the third biggest broadcaster in Italy and she successfully launched Discovery Max in Spain during the height of that country’s recession, a channel that has gained 3.3% market share amongst A25-44 in less than two years. In France, Discovery’s portfolio historically has been relatively small but following the acquisition of the majority control of Eurosport International which has its headquarters in Paris, France has become even more strategically important.</p><p>Discovery Communications’ international revenues now exceed those in the U.S., and the division has just delivered a 3rd straight record quarter in viewership. Reaching an impressive 643 million viewers outside the U.S. (+6% YOY) during 3Q14, the world’s number one pay-TV programmer continues to enjoy exponential growth – charting its highest-ever average audience (+8% YOY) and delivering new highs among digital audiences for its non-U.S. websites (+11% YOY) and Facebook fans (+217% YOY). </p><p>Perrette continued: “Dee Forbes, Kasia Kieli and Marinella Soldi are exceptional leaders with demonstrated track records of building value for our company and these changes will enable them to better capitalize on the benefits of having a mix of free-to-air and pay-TV businesses across Europe. I am grateful to Henrik for shepherding recent successes with the invaluable support of his talented management team and wish him every success in his future endeavors.”</p><p>Discovery Networks International is thus comprised of five major regional operational centers: Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA), Latin America/U.S. Hispanic, and Asia-Pacific.</p><p><strong>About Discovery Communications</strong></p><p>Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.discoverycommunications.com">www.discoverycommunications.com</a>.</p> Media https://sinewswire.streetinsider.com/r/media/discovery-networks-international-realigns-european-structure-unlock-new-growth-opportunities.107.html Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:05:47 -0500 John Bailey joins Truscott Rossman https://sinewswire.streetinsider.com/r/media/john-bailey-joins-truscott-rossman.103.html <p><a href="http://www.streetinsider.com/SI+Newswire">(SI Newswire)</a> (Detroit) John Bailey, a highly regarded strategic communications leader in Michigan for more than four decades and founder of John Bailey & Associates Public Relations, has joined Truscott Rossman as its first business strategist.</p><p>Bailey, a member of the Public Relations Society of America Detroit Chapter's Hall of Fame, will be based in Detroit, helping expand Truscott Rossman’s presence in the city as well as across the state. Truscott Rossman, which also has offices in Grand Rapids and Lansing, opened its Detroit office a year ago.</p><p>“Since my retirement two years ago, I have been speaking about building careers and businesses to general audiences throughout our state and have enjoyed it immensely,” Bailey said. “Now, with TR, I can work with a respected group to help them build their public relations business in the city I love, Detroit, Michigan. And it will be fun getting back into public relations."</p><p>Bailey is an expert in public relations strategy, media relations and crisis communications, and often speaks on the topic of ethics in business.</p><p>“I’ve held John Bailey in the highest regard for as long as I’ve known him,” said Kelly Rossman-McKinney, CEO of Truscott Rossman. “John worked for every major PR firm in Detroit before starting his own highly successful firm, and we are truly honored that he chose to help us build Truscott Rossman in the same way: through good, hard, honest work.”</p><p>Bailey is the author of “The Power of Ownership: How to Build a Career and a Business.” The book details the challenges he overcame in building his successful career, including founding his own public relations firm in 1996 and growing it into a $5 million company in just 12 years. He sold the firm in 2009.</p><p>“John Bailey’s professional experience and personal reach will help us not only in Detroit but statewide and beyond,” said John Truscott, president of Truscott Rossman. “We’re honored to have someone of John’s caliber working with us. Even more important, throughout John's career, his commitment to ethics has guided so many professionals in this business. We're so glad to be able to continue that legacy with him.”</p><p>Bailey has been active in the Detroit area’s professional, civic and cultural organizations. He is a graduate of Leadership Detroit, a program for executives designed to bring about positive change in the community, and has been a director of the Detroit Regional Chamber and the Automotive Hall of Fame.</p><p>Truscott Rossman represents local, statewide, national and international clients. The firm offers a full range of communications services, including issues management, crisis communication, media relations, new media, government affairs, ballot initiatives, community relations and grassroots initiatives.</p><p>CONTACT: John Truscott or Kelly McKinney, 517-487-9320; John Bailey, 248-875-4201</p> Media https://sinewswire.streetinsider.com/r/media/john-bailey-joins-truscott-rossman.103.html Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:02:32 -0500 GLOBAL MYSTERY SOLVED: INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY DID IT! https://sinewswire.streetinsider.com/r/media/global-mystery-solved-investigation-discovery-did-it.96.html <p><a href="http://www.streetinsider.com/SI+Newswire">(SI Newswire)</a> (London, United Kingdom, October 31, 2014) – On Saturday, November 1, Investigation Discovery will launch in Denmark, catapulting the mystery and suspense network to reach more than 100 million viewers outside of the United States. Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally. With the U.S. and international audiences combined, Investigation Discovery now reaches more than 185 million viewers across the globe.</p><p>“Propelled by its momentum in the U.S., Investigation Discovery has become a global phenomenon,” said JB Perrette, President, Discovery Networks International. “From India to Italy, and from Britain to Brazil, the formula of immersive storytelling around crime, mystery and suspense has audiences craving more. We will continue our march to expand the reach and market share of Investigation Discovery around the globe.”</p><p>Launched in the US just over six years ago and led by Group President Henry Schleiff, Investigation Discovery has grown from a top 50 network to a top 5 network for women. Investigation Discovery also has demonstrated incredible loyalty from its viewers, ranking as the #1 network for viewer satisfaction in the Beta Research Digital Cable Subscriber Study and achieving the longest length of tune in all of television among women 25-54.</p><p>“When I joined Discovery Communications in 2009, I knew that Investigation Discovery could become a top ten brand in the U.S. and could also feed an international appetite for compelling, emotional mysteries,” said Schleiff. “These incredible true stories of human nature are, indeed, universal, as demonstrated by the prolific success of the content around the world.”</p><p>Investigation Discovery began its international rollout in 2009, launching in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Greece, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Latvia. In 2011, Investigation Discovery launched in the Netherlands, and, in 2012, launched across Latin America. In 2014, the channel launched in India and South Africa, and a second channel, ID Xtra, was launched to super-serve fans across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.</p><p>Some of the numerous examples of Investigation Discovery’s international success to celebrate this milestone include:</p><ul><li>In the United Kingdom, Investigation Discovery is the number one factual channel for women on pay television.</li><li>In Poland, since its launch in 2012, ID is the #1 mystery and suspense channel in the market and the local version of STALKED aired as a public service campaign with the local police authorities to raise awareness of the increase in stalking cases as a serious crime.</li><li>In Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina, Investigation Discovery continues to experience year over year growth, more than 40% with W25-54.</li><li>In Brazil, DEADLY AFFAIRS is hosted by a local celebrity, and promos for the series hit nearly five million viewers on YouTube on its launch date.</li><li>In Colombia, Investigation Discovery ranks among the top five pay television networks with W25-54.</li></ul><p>About Discovery Communications</p><p>Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.7 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.discoverycommunications.com." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.discoverycommunications.com.</a> </p> Media https://sinewswire.streetinsider.com/r/media/global-mystery-solved-investigation-discovery-did-it.96.html Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:53:19 -0400 DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS NAMES RICH ROSS AS PRESIDENT, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL https://sinewswire.streetinsider.com/r/media/discovery-communications-names-rich-ross-as-president-the-discovery-channel.94.html <p><a href="http://www.streetinsider.com/SI+Newswire">(SI Newswire)</a> (Silver Spring, MD) — Discovery Communications today announced the appointment of former Shine America CEO and Disney executive Rich Ross to the position of President, the Discovery Channel. Ross will join Discovery Communications in January 2015, and will be based at the company's LA office. Ross will oversee creative and brand strategy, development, production, marketing and all day-to-day operations for the network. He will report to David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications.</p><p>"Rich is one of the most creative storytellers, ratings drivers, brand builders and TV executives in the industry today," said Zaslav. "On top of being just a great guy, Rich also is mission driven, with a commitment to quality, blue-chip programming and is a terrific fit with Discovery. I am confident that with his experience, relationships and creative leadership, Rich can lead Discovery to its next great chapter in innovative, groundbreaking television.” </p><p>Today’s announcement comes as the Discovery Channel is having a strong fourth quarter to date, with total viewers up 17% with hit series FAST N’ LOUD, GOLD RUSH and ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER all up year-over-year in primetime and male demos. </p><p>“I am so excited to join David and the great team at Discovery,” said Ross. “This network is the gold standard of programmers and to be able to add to its depth of great content with new stories and new characters is simply thrilling.”</p><p>Ross joins Discovery from Shine America, where in his role as CEO since 2013, he has driven the ongoing commercial strategy of Shine Group’s US operations. He has overseen all aspects of Shine America’s production, distribution and marketing of original programming across broadcast, cable and digital platforms, including such programs as MasterChef and MasterChef Junior (FOX), The Biggest Loser (NBC), The Face (Oxygen), Restaurant Startup (CNBC), Fake-Off (TruTV) and Peabody Award-winning The Bridge (FX), Gracepoint (FOX) and the upcoming drama Utopia (HBO).</p><p>Prior to joining Shine America, Ross had a successful career at The Walt Disney Company from 1996 to 2012, most recently in the role as Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios from 2009-2012, where he oversaw worldwide production, distribution and marketing for the company’s range of live-action and feature-animated film labels, including Walt Disney, Disney-Pixar and Marvel, and worked with leading filmmakers and focused on branded content. Previously, Ross served as president of Disney Channels Worldwide from 2004-2009, where he managed the unprecedented growth and success of the company's global television and radio portfolio for kids, including six brands and more than 70 kids TV channels around the world. His focus was on creating top-quality content for global consumption by kids and families on multiple platforms; on expanding the business around the world; and strengthening franchise opportunities for other divisions at The Walt Disney Company. Under Ross's leadership, Disney Channel delivered basic cable TV's top two scripted telecasts of all time in Total Viewers and cable TV's top two telecasts ever among Kids 6-11 and Tweens (2007's High School Musical 2" and 2009's "Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie" -- the latter was finally unseated in 2014). A Disney Channel Original Movie was basic cable TV's #1 movie with Kids 6-11 and/or Tweens 9-14 from 2002-09. In addition, Ross launched a string of hit series that helped define a generation for kids and families including "Lizzie McGuire," "Even Stevens," "That's So Raven," "Hannah Montana," "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," "Wizards of Waverly Place," "The Proud Family" and "Phineas and Ferb." Prior to his global role as president, Ross was Disney Channel president, entertainment from 2002-2004, General Manager and Executive Vice President, programming and production from 1999-2002, and Senior Vice President, programming and production, from 1996-1999.</p><p>Prior to his tenure at Disney, Ross was Senior Vice President, Development and Production for FX Networks from 1993-1996, where he was a member of the executive team that launched the cable network. Ross began his career at Nickelodeon, rising to the role of VP of Program Enterprises. He holds a JD from Fordham University and a bachelor of arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Among his industry and philanthropic affiliations, Ross serves on the Board of Trustees for AFI and on the Board of Directors of the Fulfillment Fund.</p><p>Marjorie Kaplan, who has served as interim President for the Discovery Channel, will continue in that capacity until Ross’s arrival in January 2015. She will continue to serve as Group President of TLC and Animal Planet, and will add Velocity to the portfolio of networks under her leadership.</p><p>Zaslav continued: “A special thanks to Marjorie Kaplan. She is one of our most talented and dedicated leaders. Marjorie stepped in over the past 60 days without missing a beat to provide tremendous leadership, continuity and creative energy for the Discovery Channel during an important transition period. All those who have worked with Marjorie know how collaborative, creative and passionate she is about every project she touches, and I am so appreciative of her jumping in during this interim period and to now have her back full time providing steadiness and creative leadership to TLC, Animal Planet and her entire portfolio.”</p><p>About Discovery Communications</p><p>Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s leading independent programmer reaching 2.7 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.discoverycommunications.com">www.discoverycommunications.com</a>.</p> Media https://sinewswire.streetinsider.com/r/media/discovery-communications-names-rich-ross-as-president-the-discovery-channel.94.html Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:29:35 -0400