Hasler, Hillmanland Senior VP positions

NEW YORK — Discovery Channel has upped Jeff Hasler to senior VP, development, and Elizabeth Hillman to senior VP, communications, for the net and its sibling the Science Channel.

Most recently Hasler served as VP of development for the Discovery Channel. His responsibilities will include initiating original programming ideas for the two nets and managing primetime and daytime program development teams.

Before joining Discovery in 2005, Hasler was director of programming at A&E.

Hillman, previously VP of communication for Discovery, will oversee all communications strategies and media outreach for both nets.

Prior to working with Discovery, Hillman developed and executed media strategies for Crown Media, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel and all related businesses and programming.

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