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Jim Louderback exits Discovery Digital Networks

Jim Louderback (pictured) is leaving his post as general manager of Discovery Digital Networks, and will be writing a book for first-time CEOs.
September 2, 2014

Jim Louderback (pictured) is leaving his post asĀ general managerĀ 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.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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