Rick Holzman

Animal Planet taps ex-ITV Studios exec for GM

US cable channel Animal Planet has hired ITV Studios America’s east coast COO as its new general manager. Patrice Andrews succeeds Rick Holzman, who left the Discovery Communications-owned network in November 2015 having held the GM post since 2014. Andrews joins Animal Planet in June, reporting to Rich Ross, group president of Discovery Channel, Animal […]

Discovery restructures US nets

Discovery Communications has placed Rich Ross into a networks group president role as it realigns its US channels structure. Ross, who joined Discovery at the turn of the year as president of Discovery Channel, is now group president of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel. Discovery has grouped the channels together as it believes […]

Discovery names Animal Planet boss

Discovery has upped Rick Holzman general manager of its Animal Planet channel. Holzman is being elevated from executive VP of programming and scheduling at the non-fictoin net and he will continue to report to TLC and Animal Planet president Marjorie Kaplan in his new role. He has been at Animal Planet since 2007 and was […]