Discovery Networks

New Discovery South Asia chief

More changes are afoot at Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific after the channels TV group named a new general manager for its south Asia business. Brand management specialist Karan Bajaj has been named senior VP and GM for the region, a role that focuses on the fast-growing Indian market. Rahul Johri vacated the post in February. He remains in […]

Discovery Networks Norway to cut staff

Discovery Networks Norway is set to axe 35 jobs as part of a restructure aimed at redistributing resources to content and new services. Employees were informed of the “extensive changes” at a town hall meeting yesterday. There was no word on what posts would be affected, though Discovery Networks Norway CEO Harald Strømme said there […]

Discovery bolsters sports team in Norway

Discovery Networks Norway has reinforced its team with the promotion of Jan-Erik Aalbu to sporting director. The move means Aalbu joins Discovery’s local management team. The former chief editor will now report to Discovery Networks Norway CEO Harald Stramme. Discovery Networks Norway owns channels such as TV Norge, Max and Eurosport Norway. Aalbu’s promotion comes […]

Half of viewers want to buy goods direct from TV, says Discovery

Half of TV viewers in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa look up products online after seeing ads on TV, with the same proportion keen to directly buy goods from the TV, according to new research. The Future of TV Advertising study, conducted by Discovery Networks CEEMEA in cooperation with the Future Foundation […]

Discovery to manage ad sales for Eurosport in Romania

Discovery Networks Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA), has started to manage the local advertising sales operations for Eurosport in Romania. Discovery’s in-house ad sales team is now managing ad spot sales for the channel, as well as the sponsorship packages for Barclays Premier League football, which Eurosport has secured the rights […]

Discovery’s Zaslav: Eurosport will be “ESPN of Europe”

Discovery plans to deepen Eurosport’s local presence in key markets, including the acquisition of local content rights, possibly in partnership with local distribution platforms, according to Discovery president and CEO David Zaslav. Speaking on a conference call after Discovery announced strong 2013 financials, Discovery said that Eurosport is “the ESPN of Europe” and “a fantastic […]

New finance chief for Discovery Networks CEEMEA

Discovery Networks has named a new chief financial officer for central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA). Rafal Ogrodnik, who was previously finance director for central Europe at Avon Cosmetics Europe, will take over his new role from February 1. He will be based in Warsaw and will report to Doug Baker, […]

UPC expands Discovery offering

Irish pay TV operator UPC has added three more Discovery Networks-owned channels to its TV offering. Discovery Shed, Discovery Turbo and Quest go live on the UPC Ireland platform today on slots number 154, 155 and 156 of the EPG. UPC Ireland said it will now broadcast all 11 of Discovery Networks’ channel brands in […]

Virgin Media adds 21 channels to TV Anywhere line-up

UK cable operator Virgin Media has added 21 new channels to its TV Anywhere multiscreen service taking the total number of channels available on the service to 66. Virgin Media is adding new channels from BSkyB, Channel 4, Discovery Networks, NBC Universal, Turner Broadcasting and Viacom International Media Networks to its multiscreen line-up. The complete […]