Discovery Networks International Names VP of Programming & Operations


LONDON: Darcy Tomlin, a 15-year Discovery Communications veteran, has been appointed VP of programming and operations for Discovery Networks International.

In her new role within Discovery’s international content group, Tomlin will manage the content partnership between Discovery Networks International and the U.S. brand teams (Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science, Velocity, etc.) and have day-to-day operational oversight related to content investment. She will also support Rosemary Newell, the senior VP of international programming and operations, in the overall strategic planning and analysis around procuring and usage of shared content within the Discovery Networks International network portfolio. The executive will be based in Silver Spring, where she will report to Newell.

Tomlin most recently served as senior director of programming with U.S. brand Velocity. In this role, she was responsible for developing the strategic scheduling of the day-to-day programming, stunts, specials and Upfront planning for the automotive network. Tomlin returns to Discovery’s international business, where she previously held a programming and operational role and helped launch the TLC brand around the world.

“Darcy is perfectly poised to be a strategic and creative partner for our regional programming executives imbedded in-market and our U.S. colleagues,” noted Newell. “Of course, her deep knowledge of the Velocity brand will rev the engines of the global Turbo brand even further.”