Group President, Investigation Discovery, Military Channel & Destination America
Henry S. Schleiff spearheads the development, production, scheduling, research, marketing, communications and online efforts for Investigation Discovery (ID), which has been one of the fastest growing cable networks since its launch in January 2008. As President & General Manager, Schleiff has direct responsibility for driving the revenue, ratings and brand of the network, which is available in more than 54 million U.S. homes.
Prior to joining Discovery in August 2009, Schleiff served as President & CEO for Crown Media Holdings since 2006. While at Crown, Schleiff oversaw the growth of Hallmark Channel to more than 86 million homes, with ratings performance consistently ranking the network in the top 10 in primetime. He also expanded the brand with the successful launch of Hallmark Movie Network in high definition.
From 1999 to 2006, Schleiff was the Chairman & CEO of Court TV, where he was responsible for the network’s rise from a base of 30 million homes to more than 85 million U.S. subscribers and a growth in advertising sales revenue at a compound rate of 57% per year. Under his leadership, Court TV became a primetime ratings powerhouse known for innovative industry and consumer marketing campaigns. Before joining Court TV, Schleiff held executive positions at Home Box Office, Inc., Viacom, Inc. and Studios USA.
Schleiff is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the IRTS and as a member of the board of directors of the International Council, The Creative Coalition, The Cable Center and various charitable and philanthropic organizations.