DirecTV Loses Another Programming Exec

DirecTV Inc. senior vice president of programming acquisitions Michael Thornton resigned Wednesday to take a job at another entertainment company, spokesman Bob Marsocci said.

It’s not clear yet if Thornton, who had been at the direct-broadcast satellite provider for seven years, will be replaced.

Thornton’s exit follows the resignation in March of another DirecTV veteran, executive VP of programming Stephanie Campbell.

Marsocci said DirecTV’s programming unit is now being run by executive VP Dan Fawcett.

Thornton’s new job is expected to be announced soon.