Discovery Channel Names Paul Pastor EVP of Network Strategy

Discovery Channel’s new president, Rich Ross, continues to reshape the network's leadership, hiring Paul Pastor as executive vice president of network strategy, revenue and operations.

Pastor, a former Disney executive, will oversee business strategy for Discovery Channel and work with the ad sales, finance, distribution and digital departments, as well as Discovery Channel International. He will report to Ross.

“I am thrilled to have Paul joining the Discovery team,” Ross said. “His knowledge of the television industry, combined with his expertise in digital distribution and international markets will benefit the network as a whole —and more importantly, our partners — particularly as the business continues to evolve and offer more options.”

Pastor previously served as senior vice president, strategy and consumer analytics, for the Disney/ABC Television Group, where he oversaw strategy, consumer data and analytics and media planning. He also led research at ABC Television Network, ABC Studios, ABC Family and Disney/ABC Domestic Television.

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