President of Cable Channel Group Resigns B&C
The president of a group of cable channels has announced he's leaving his post. B&C reports that the head man at National Geographic Channels, Howard T. Owens, announced he will step down from his position in June.
The channel group includes Nat Geo along with Nat Geo Junior, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo and other National Geographic-related channels.
Owens' successor has not been named, the report notes.
"During Owens’ tenure, Nat Geo launched series including 'Wicked Tuna' and 'Brain Games,' events like 'SEAL Team Six' and scripted programs 'Killing Lincoln' and 'Killing Kennedy,'" the story notes.
In a statement, National Geographic Channels CEO David Lyle said: “Howard injected remarkable energy into the National Geographic Channels brand. He has been an invaluable member of our leadership team and we wish him nothing but the best in his future business endeavors.”
Owens added: “As I get ready for my next adventure I can’t help but reflect on what has been an incredible experience for me, both personally and professionally. National Geographic Channels have some of the brightest minds in the television business, and I’m proud of the work we have accomplished together -- specifically in defining the National Geographic Channels as a destination for innovative, original and brand-defining creativity."
B&C notes: "Prior to joining National Geographic Channels in late 2011, Owens was a co-founder and longtime executive at Reveille, one of the world’s leading television production studios. Previously, he served as an agent at the William Morris Agency."