Discovery Names New Head of Domestic Distribution B&C

Discovery Communications has a new president of domestic distribution. The company on Wednesday announced the promotion of Eric Phillips to the post, B&C reports.

“Phillips will lead the day-to-day operations of the division, while having oversight of content distribution sales and marketing for the company's U.S. networks,” the story reports. “He will continue to report to Bill Goodwyn, president and CEO of Discovery education and strategic distribution.”

Said Goodwyn: "Eric is a fantastic leader, and his contributions to Discovery over the past decade have been invaluable. Eric will bring his deal acumen and deep understanding of the distribution marketplace to his role as president. I look forward to continuing to work with him to guide Discovery through our future affiliate landscape."

Phillips joined Discovery in 2002 and has been working as executive VP of domestic distribution.