JB Perrette

Discovery ‘assertively leaning in’ to ‘specialty stores’ streaming strategy

Discovery is “assertively leaning in” to build new direct-to-consumer businesses with a “specialty stores” strategy that differentiates it from larger global competitors in the space, according to the company’s senior managers. Speaking on Discovery’s latest quarterly earnings call, CEO David Zaslav said that the company had made “a differentiated bet” based on ownership of intellectual […]

Discovery sub-licences 2022/2024 Olympic rights to France Televisions

Discovery, via its Eurosport subsidiary, and France Télévisions have announced a partnership that will see the two broadcasters present complementary coverage of the Olympic Games in France, including for Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024, the first Summer edition of the Games to be hosted by France for a century. Under the partnership, France Télévisions will sub-license […]

Discovery widens Olympics reach with mobile partnerships

Discovery is launching an ‘Official Mobile Broadcaster’ scheme to enable mobile operators to offer co-branded coverage of the Olympic Games. Announcing the move at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Discovery said the scheme would bring the Olympic Games to more viewers, across more screens than ever before. Mobile providers will be able offer their customers anytime […]

Discovery buys Setanta Sports Asia

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific is buying Setanta Sports Asia, a premium sports channel specialising in rugby coverage. Commenting on the deal, Discovery Networks International president, JB Perrette, said that it marked an “important investment for Discovery” as it looks to further expand its business in Asia. “Similar to the strategy we have adopted for Eurosport, we […]

Discovery open to teaming up with pay TV operators, may take Velocity international

Discovery is open to partnering with European pay TV operators to acquire or develop new pay or possibly free-to-air services as it seeks to further expand its business on a market-by-market basis, according to JB Perrette, Discovery Networks International’s new president. Perrette also said that Discovery could look to rollout its automotive interest channel Velocity […]

JB Perrette to lead Discovery’s international business

JB Perrette has been named as Mark Hollinger’s successor as president of Discovery Networks International. Perrette takes over to lead Discovery Communications’ international channels and content business, which operates in 220 territories and has more than 190 worldwide television channels. All of Discovery’s regional and functional bosses will report into him. Perrette is succeeding Hollinger, […]