After Wrapping Upfront Talks, Discovery, Inc Restructures Ad Sales Around 12 Top Networks

‘Significant’ layoffs this week as company fully merges with Scripps

Discovery's No. 1 upfront priority was securing pricing gains for ID, home to shows like Homicide Hunter. ID

Ever since he was tapped to run ad sales for the merged Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive companies in March, Jon Steinlauf has been hinting at a major restructuring as he combined the two sales teams. “There’s going to be change, probably later in the year,” he told Adweek in April. “Right now, we’re all focused on the upfront.”

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.