Company Overview of Discovery Networks International LLC
Discovery Networks International LLC, a high-definition television network, delivers entertainment content to audiences internationally. The company employs a localization strategy by offering customized schedules and programming in various languages through various distribution feeds. It serves cable and satellite markets in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland with regional offices in Singapore, Miami, and London. Discovery Networks International LLC operates as a subsidiar...
One Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3354
Founded in 2004
Key Executives for Discovery Networks International LLC
Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
President of Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific and Managing Director of Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
President of International Affiliate Sales
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.
Discovery Networks International LLC Key Developments
Discovery Networks International Appoints JB Perrette as President and Chief Executive Officer
Jun 16 16
On June 13, 2016, Discovery Corporate Services Limited (DCSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications Inc. entered into an employment agreement with JB Perrette, the company's President, Discovery Networks International (the Employment Agreement). The Employment Agreement supersedes in its entirety the employment agreement, dated as of January 14, 2014, between Discovery Communications, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company and Mr. Perrette. Pursuant to the Employment Agreement, Mr. Perrette will serve as the president and chief executive officer, Discovery Networks International. The term of the Employment Agreement is effective as of June 13, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2019. The parties may agree to renew the Employment Agreement. If DCSL desires to renew the Employment Agreement, DCSL must notify Mr. Perrette to that effect, in writing, no later than 150 days prior to the end of the term of the Employment Agreement. Mr. Perrette's primary work location will be DCSL's offices in London, England.
Discovery Communications Inc. Names Marjorie Kaplan as New President of Content for Discovery Networks International
Aug 7 15
Discovery Communications Inc. appointed Marjorie Kaplan as its new president of content for Discovery Networks International. In the newly created role, Kaplan will be the international content leader responsible for strategy, coordination and execution of all the division's content and brand strategies across the entire portfolio, as well as on all platforms worldwide. Kaplan, the group president of TLC (US) and Animal Planet (US), last year expanded her oversight to include Velocity (US). She will relocate this October to Discovery's international headquarters in London.
Discovery Networks International Appoints Arthur Bastings as New Head of Asia-Pacific Region
Jul 10 15
Discovery Networks International announced that it has recently named Arthur Bastings as the new head of the Asia-Pacific region. He will join the company Asia-Pacific (DNAP) from Millicom where he was a member of the Executive Committee responsible for Africa and Financial Services, focusing on mobile and information and communications technology convergence. Bastings will bring to DNAP, 20 years worth of experience working in the media business. Part of his experience includes leading strategy and business development for Viacom across Asia. He also previously spent six years as Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Discovery. Under his leadership, Discovery's EMEA business transformed by doubling audiences and generating exceptional organic growth that resulted in one of the fast growing and large pay TV businesses in the region. As President and Managing Director of the company Asia-Pacific (DNAP), Bastings will be responsible for setting regional strategy and maximizing the potential of DNAP's business and workforce to accelerate the company's expansion. His remit will include fortifying DNAP's sports offering and leading strategies in the Asia-Pacific region, in partnership with Peter Hutton, CEO of Eurosport.
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