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Velocity exec joins Discovery Networks International

Darcy Tomlin, the former senior director of programming for Discovery-owned net Velocity, has been tapped as VP of programming and operations for Discovery Networks International.
October 14, 2015

Darcy Tomlin, former senior director of programming for Discovery-owned net Velocity, has been tapped as VP of programming and operations for Discovery Networks International (DNI).

In the new role, the exec will oversee shared content from the American portfolio of networks, and manage relationships with programming teams in the U.S. and international territories. Tomlin will be based in Discovery’s global headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, reporting to Rosemary Newell, senior VP of programming and operations for DNI.

In addition, Tomlin is to manage the content partnerships between DNI and the U.S. brand teams -which include Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Velocity, among others – and have daily operational oversight of content investment.

The exec will also support Newell in the strategic planning and analysis around shared content within the DNI network portfolio.

Tomlin – a 15-year veteran of Discovery Communications – most recently served as senior director of programming for automotive brand Velocity, where she developed strategic scheduling for day-to-day programming, stunts, specials and Upfront planning.

She previously held a programming and operational role at Discovery’s international business and also helped launch TLC globally. In addition, Tomlin did a programming stint in the Latin America division in Miami, Florida, where she worked on the regional Discovery Channel and Animal Planet brands, as well as Home & Health and Travel & Living.

About The Author
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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