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November 1, 2003

Australian Broadcasting Corp. (Sydney): ABC Content Sales has appointed Augustus Dulgaro as manager of program sales worldwide, the international TV program distribution business within ABC Content Sales. Dulgaro leaves his position as director of sales at Film Australia to assume his new role at ABC.

Channel 4 International (London): Christine Willoughby, a founder of Chrysalis Distribution, is leaving to become head of international sales and coproduction at Channel 4 International. Anwar Kawash has been named managing director of C4′s commercial arm, 4 Ventures, while Graeme Mason has been promoted to head of media projects.

Discovery (Silver Spring, U.S.): Diane Tryneski joins Discovery Communications as svp of the Discovery Production Group. The former svp of television operations at U.S. network ABC will oversee all in-house production services. Discovery Networks also announced the appointments of Dan Salerno as VP of programming and development for Discovery Wings Channel, Discovery Home & Leisure Channel, and Discovery en Español, and Matt Palmer as VP of strategic marketing for the same three channels, as well as The Science Channel. Previously, Salerno was VP of programming for the Discovery Channel; Palmer served as VP of marketing for TLC. Part of their remit will be to create unique identities for each of the diginets.

Fox Television Studios (Los Angeles): Aaron Meyerson has been promoted to SVP of non-fiction programming at the international production company. Two years ago Meyerson joined Fox TV Studios as VP of business development.

Lifetime Entertainment Services (New York): Leslie Glenn-Chesloff is now senior vice president of planning, scheduling and acquisitions for the broadcaster. In her new role, she will oversee all scheduling and acquisitions for Lifetime programming.

PBS (Alexandria, U.S.): The Public Broadcasting Service has promoted Elizabeth Suarez to VP of development. Suarez has been with PBS Development since 1996 and her new responsibilities include serving as the primary liaison with the Development Advisory Committee and managing corporate support activities.

Sony Pictures Television International (London): Chris Pye exits his role as commercial director/exec VP of international productions and distribution at Granada to join SPTI as VP of worldwide formats. In his new position Pye will identify and acquire formats for international launch.

Spike TV (New York): MTV Networks has hired Keith Brown as VP of news and documentaries, a newly created position within the fledgling men’s network. Brown will be charged with developing a news and documentary division.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.