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Discovery Channel lures Lewers

Scott Lewers, most recently with Oxygen, will lead program strategy for Discovery Communications' flagship network.
July 18, 2012

Discovery Channel has appointed Scott Lewers, most recently with Oxygen Media, as SVP of programming, reporting to Eileen O’Neill, group president of Discovery & TLC Networks.

Lewers will lead program strategy for the Discovery Communications flagship network and will coordinate across all departments to create and conceptualize series, specials, franchises and initiatives for domestic telecast.

At Oxygen, Lewers’ most recent post was vice president of strategic multi-platform program planning & acquisitions. His first position at the NBCU cable net was director of programming, scheduling and planning.

Before Oxygen, Lewers served as manager of programming, scheduling & acquisitions at Lifetime Entertainment, following a stint there as manager of programming research.

Pre-Lifetime, Lewers worked with Nielsen Media Research as senior analyst of primary research & development.

“Scott brings great energy and creative vision to our Discovery team,” said O’Neill of the appointment. “With his formidable track record of innovations and insights, we look forward to executing on a strong programming and scheduling strategy that continues the network’s successes.”

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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