Jim Louderback (pictured) is leaving his post as general manager of Discovery Digital Networks.
A Discovery spokesperson confirmed the departure and says Colin Decker, group operating officer of Discovery Digital Networks, will be taking over as lead. The division produces and distributes original web programming for networks Revision3.com, Animalist.com, TestTube.com, PhillyD.tv and Sourcefed.com.
Louderback, the former CEO of Revision3 who saw the digital platform integrate into Discovery Communications’ portfolio, said he “got the itch” to take some time off after seven years in a leadership role.
“I’m writing a book for first time CEOs, detailing all the dumb things I did as a way to help them avoid making the same mistakes,” Louderback wrote in a personal blog post announcing his departure.
Louderback was CEO of Revision3, a tech-focused web video platform that streams popular shows like Tekzilla and Rev3Games, from 2007 to 2012. After Discovery bought the platform in 2012 for a reported $30 million, Louderback was hired as GM to lead the integration and oversee expansion of the company’s web-video portfolio.