Unit Folded Into Entertainment Division

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NEW YORK ( -- The chief of USA Networks' two cable channels, Stephen Chao, has resigned.

Mr. Chao, as president of USA Cable, oversaw the USA Network and Sci-Fi Channel.

USA's cable group will now become part of its overall entertainment division, which also includes Studios USA and USA Films.

Michael Jackson next week takes over as president-CEO of USA Entertainment. Doug Herzog, president of the USA Network; Bonnie Hammer, president of Sci-Fi Channel; and Patrick Vien, president of USA's Emerging Networks will report to Mr. Jackson.

Mr. Chao held his post since March 2000.

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