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TV Guide Network CEO Ryan O'Hara exiting

February 5, 2010 |  9:11 am

Ryan O'Hara, president and chief executive of TV Guide Network and TV, is exiting after about eight years with the channel, the last four and a half years as the top executive. No replacement for O'Hara was immediately named.

The exit of O'Hara comes just nine months after TV Guide Network was bought by Lionsgate and One Equity Partners and soon after Diane Robina was named executive vice president of programming. A person familiar with the situation said, however, that O'Hara is leaving on his own accord and is expected to announce a new position in New York in the coming days. O' Hara declined to comment.

Lionsgate has been revamping the channel in an effort to make it a broader-based network and recently bought reruns to ABC's "Ugly Betty" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." 

-- Joe Flint