CNET Television has forwarded Dan Sexton to senior VP. Handling the company’s TV production and distribution operations, Sexton moves up from his VP post. He joined the programming/Web site outfit in 1995.
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Jennifer Nicholson has been named VP of series development at Spelling Television. Advancing from her exec director slot, she’ll continue in her role of developing pilots for sale to the networks.
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E! Entertainment Television has tapped Carla Cortis as Southwest region director of affiliate relations. Responsible for Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Southern California, Cortis joins the cabler from Playboy Entertainment Group, where she served in various affil-relations positions.
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Interactive tube outfit OpenTV has named Clay Conrad VP of worldwide sales and business development, and has tapped Stephen Salvatore creative director. Conrad had been chief operating officer of Prevue Intl.; Salvatore has done turns at E! Entertainment Television, HBO and U Studios Television.