, a 11-year Discovery Networks veteran, has been tapped as senior vice president and general manager for Discovery HD Theater,™ the company's new 24-hour high-definition network. Stinchcomb's purview will also cover responsibility for Discovery's on-demand television offerings. Stinchcomb, 36, replaces John Ford
, who left the post in February.
Showtime's president of programming Jerry Offsay will leave the premium cable network at the end of the year after a 10-year stay. He informed network CEO Matthew Blank last year of his intent to leave the network after his 50th birthday in 2003. Offsay will be involved in selecting a successor.