Discovery Veteran Adds Oversight of Travel Channel to Portfolio Anchored by Investigation Discovery
Discovery, Inc. announced today the expansion of executive Henry Schleiff’s portfolio of networks, realigning the Lifestyle Brand portfolio to include Travel Channel in his division, effective immediately. As Group President, he is now responsible for driving the success and expansion of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Destination America and American Heroes Channel. The announcement was made by Kathleen Finch, Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer, to whom Schleiff will continue to report.
“I’ve long admired Henry’s ability to build incredible brands and the success he’s achieved with Investigation Discovery is nothing short of remarkable,” said Finch. “Bringing together the best-in-class teams at ID and Travel under one umbrella provides a unique opportunity to leverage the strengths of both groups under the leadership of an industry legend.”
“Henry is a programming genius as evidenced by his making ID the biggest success story of the last 10 years,” said David Zaslav, President and CEO, Discovery, Inc. “He brings his passion to succeed, showmanship and, of course, his sense of humor to all and we are lucky to have him take on this new opportunity.”
Under Schleiff’s leadership, Investigation Discovery has gone from #43 to the #1 network in ad supported cable for W25-54 and the #2 network for P25-54 in just eight years. With a content pipeline of more than 650 original hours each year, and a mission to provide programming that informs, entertains and inspires, ID has been the #1 network for length of tune in all of television for six straight years.
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About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television, delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 85 million U.S. households. From harrowing crimes to in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these “real people, real stories”, the always revealing network challenges our understanding of culture, society and the human condition. The #1 network for women in all of cable, ID’s programming is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD), as well as anytime and anywhere through the network’s TV Everywhere offering, IDGo. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network’s true crime blog, CrimeFeed.
About Travel Channel
For virtual and active travelers who want to go on a thrilling quest; taste other cultures; enjoy the mystery of the unexplored; get a dose of epic adventure or a splash of wacky fun; there is no better daily escape than Travel Channel. Reaching more than 83 million U.S. cable homes, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand. Fans also can visit Travel Channel for more information or interact with other fans through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Investigation Discovery and Travel Channel are part of Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate viewers with a portfolio of premium nonfiction content brands.