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October 07, 2015 12:26 PM ET


Company Overview of Discovery Communications Holding, LLC

Company Overview

Discovery Communications Holding, LLC owns and operates television channels. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland. Discovery Communications Holding, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Discovery Holding Company.

One Discovery Place

Silver Spring, MD 20910

United States

Founded in 2007

3,600 Employees





Key Executives for Discovery Communications Holding, LLC

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Member of Executive Committee
Age: 55
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President
Age: 49
Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Education and President of Global Distribution
President of Discovery Commerce
Age: 58
President of Advertising Sales
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Discovery Communications Holding, LLC Key Developments

Discovery Communications Appoints Paul Guyardo as Chief Commercial Officer, Effective from October 5, 2015

Discovery Communications has tapped Paul Guyardo as chief commercial officer effective from 5 October, 2015. Guyardo joins from DirecTV where he was executive vice president, chief revenue and marketing officer. In this newly created position at Discovery Communications, Guyardo will oversee US ad sales, digital media, licensing and consumer products, consumer insights and data analytics. He will report to Discovery Communications president and CEO David Zaslav and be based at Discovery's New York headquarters. Guyardo will be charged with leveraging his significant expertise to expand the ways Discovery monetizes its portfolio of valuable assets to distributors, advertising partners and directly to consumers. He also will be responsible for working with Discovery Networks International to drive its burgeoning international direct-to-consumer business, as well as overseeing emerging revenue streams including the company's global licensing, consumer products and footage sales businesses.

Discovery Communications and National Media Group to Create a Joint Venture, LLC Media Alliance

Discovery Communications and National Media Group (NMG) signed an agreement on the creation of a joint venture, LLC Media Alliance. The JV will distribute the TV channels Discovery Networks and Eurosport in Russia in accordance with Russian legislation, and also will develop local broadcasting. Discovery will receive a 20% stake in LLC Media Alliance, NMG - 80%. So, the JV will be in accordance with the law on the 20% limit on the stakes of foreign owners in Russian media, which will come into force on January 1, 2016.

Discovery Channel Appoints Paul Pastor as Executive Vice President of Network Strategy, Revenue and Operations

Discovery Channel appointed Paul Pastor as executive vice president of network strategy, revenue and operations. Pastor will oversee business strategy for the Discovery Communications Inc.-owned channel while working with Disney Channel International, as well as ad sales, finance, distribution and digital departments. He previously served as senior vice president, strategy and consumer analytics for Walt Disney Co.'s Disney/ABC Television Group.

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