Discovery Networks has promoted Adam Stewart to the position of SVP, national sales manager of advertising sales. Stewart previously was VP, national sales manager for the Discovery Channel and Travel Channel.
TLC is taking its makeover franchise to a new level: On "Town Haul," hostess Genevieve Gorder will remake an entire town -- with the help of the residents. Jeffersonville, N.Y., was selected for its picturesque Main Street "right out of a 1950s postcard," said a spokesman for the show.
The Monday night premiere of "Growing Up Gotti" was the highest-rated series opening in A&E's history, averaging 3.2 million viewers. A&E has ordered seven more episodes of the show from GRB Entertainment.
Cable operators served 75% of multi-channel video services, down from 76.5% last year, according to the FCC. Ken Ferree, head of the FCC's media bureau, says satellite has been gaining ground on cable.