executive VP, Pearson Television International, London, named president.
VP, development and production, Leeza Gibbons Enterprises, Burbank, Calif., named president.
manager, current programming, UPN, Los Angeles, named director, comedy development.
VP, programming, CHUM Television, Toronto, Canada, named president of the company.
Appointments at Universal International Television, Universal City, Calif.:
VP and co-head, named co-president;
executive VP, named co-president.
VP, post production operations, Fox Cable Networks Group, Los Angeles, named senior VP, broadcast operations.
account director, MTV, New York, named VP, network development, MTV2.
GM, SportsTicker, Jersey City, N.J., named VP, assistant to the president, ESPN, New York.
Ian M. Parmiter,
VP, marketing, 7 UP Brands, Cadbury Schweppes, Dallas, joins Discovery Networks U.S., New York, as VP, advertising sales marketing and partnerships.
Sarah H. Beatty,
VP, trade marketing and global branding, MTV, New York, joins USA Network, New York, as senior VP, marketing.
Appointments at National Geographic Channel, Washington D.C.:
Deborah L. Acklin,
executive producer, WQED(TV) Pittsburgh, joins as senior news producer;
John S. Bowman,
director of post production, named executive producer, production;
Jason K. Eustace,
senior financial analyst, international division, named finance director;
assistant chief engineer, WUSA(TV) Washington, joins as director of technical operations;
senior manager in programming and scheduling/ manager of program evaluation and scheduling, named director of scheduling and evaluation;
director of international network operations, Discovery Communications, Bethesda, Md., joins as VP, operations for the National Geographic Channel, Los Angeles.
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