Discovery Network International

Discovery taps MX1 as Eurosport1 HD joins HD+

Discovery Networks Germany has turned to SES’s media services unit MX1 to handle technical services and satellite transmission of the Eurosport 1HD channel on HD+, SES’s German HD platform. MX1’s services include encoding, uplink and delivery in HD via the Astra satellite platform at 19.2° East. The Eurosport 1 HD channel was added to the […]

Discovery extends Lang’s role to Nordic region chief

Discovery Networks International has upped Michael Lang, its UK-based corporate development and digital chief and the former CEO of movie studio Miramax, to president, international development, digital and Discovery Nordics. Lang, who will report to Discovery Networks International president and CEO JB Perrette in his new role, will be responsible for leading the overall business […]

Discovery creates new European media JV with BAMTech

Discovery has teamed up with Major League Baseball-backed media and technology unit BAMTech to create a new European technology joint venture that will provide content owners, broadcasters and OTT platforms with platform capabilities to extend the reach of their services. BAMTech Europe’s first client will be Discovery’s Eurosport, which will gain access to European sports […]

Silberwasser named Telemundo president

Former Discovery Network International content boss Luis Silberwasser has re-emerged as the new president of Spanish-language programming giant Telemundo. Silberwasser left his role as executive VP and chief content officer at Discovery Communications’ global programming arm last month, along with Julian Bellamy, who soon re-emerged as head of ITV Studios in the UK. Silberwasser will […]