Discovery Communications chief technology officer John Honeycutt has been elected to the board of online video platform provider Piksel.

Honeycutt joined Discovery in 2003. As CTO, he has global responsibility for the broadcaster’s technology operation.

Piksel chief executive Peter Heiland said: “We believe [Honeycutt’s] strong experience, especially building a global business across both developed and emerging markets, will be extremely valuable as Piksel continues to grow around the world.”

The New York-headquartered firm’s clients include Channel 4, Sky and Eurosport.