Witmer Gets Dressler’s Time Warner Gig

Time Warner Cable promoted Melinda Witmer to senior vice president and chief programming officer. She’ll succeed outgoing executive VP of programming Fred Dressler as the cable distributor’s top programming negotiator.

Witmer and Time Warner Cable senior VP of programming Lynn Costantini had been vying for Dressler’s spot after he said last week that he would retire at the end of the year.

Time Warner also said Friday that it promoted Costantini to the new position of senior VP and chief business-affairs officer. The company said Costantini will focus on building and expanding the role of the business-affairs group, working with the MSO’s advanced-technology and new-product-development groups.