ITV Studios America prexy Paul Buccieri, MediaLink founder Michael Kassan and Discovery/TLC Networks prexy Eileen O’Neill have joined the board of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society. The trio will serve two-year terms at the non-profit org under board prexy Sean Perry of WME.Cohen Media Group has lifted Gary Rubin to exec veepee. He oversees acquisitions, ancillary sales and the L.A. office of the production-distrib company. Greg Guenther has been upped to senior veep and Midwest regional sales manager for CBS Television Distribution. He’s been with the Eye’s syndie arm for 15 years. TLC has named two veeps of development. Mariana Flynn will serve on the West Coast. Amy Savitsky leaves the Discovery Channel to take the East Coast post. Richard Sutton has joined CBS Interactive Music Group as global head of sales, overseeing Last.fm, MP3.com and other sites. He was previously senior veep of consumer markets for WebMD. Deirdre Bianchi has been elevated to VP of program planning and acquisitions at Bravo. She was previously senior director of strategic program planning. TBS has upped Nancy Rewis to veep of commercial enterprise. She’ll oversee strategic marketing and promotions for TBS, TNT and TCM’s online shops and new biz extensions. Krista Sonne has joined Lifetime as VP of scheduling. She spent the past decade in skedding posts at cabler AMC. Sony Pictures Television has upped Chris Kiriakatis to senior veep of digital and advertiser sales. He’s been with Sony TV since 2007.
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