Velocity has named Discovery Communications veteran Roger Henry as its vice president of programming.
Henry will be responsible for overseeing the program strategy and scheduling of all original programming and acquisitions for the network, said Velocity officials. He will report to Robert Scanlon, general manager of Velocity and Automotive Content.
Most recently, Henry served as vice president of programming for Discovery Life and Discovery Family, where he was responsible for creating and executing the networks’ programming strategies, managing the day-to-day operations of the scheduling team, and overseeing the networks’ acquisitions strategy.
Henry has also served as a programming executive for several Discovery Communications networks including TLC, and Science Channel.
“Roger is a top programming executive with deep roots at Discovery,” said Scanlon in a statement. “His strategic and creative experience will be a valuable asset as we continue planting the Velocity flag as the number one destination for car fans here in the U.S., and globally under the Turbo banner with our partners at Discovery Networks International.”
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