Harald Stromme

Google exec to lead Discovery Nordics digital unit

Google exec Karin Bonde has left the tech giant to become VP of Discovery Networks Nordics’ digital entertainment business. The new role will see Bonde leading operations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, working on growing the unit through new business models and digital content types. She begins her new role next Tuesday (August 22), based […]

Ex-Canal+, HBO exec joins Discovery Sweden as GM

Discovery Networks Sweden has hired a former Canal+ and HBO Nordic exec as its general manager to succeed Harald Stromme. Henrietta Zeuchner (pictured) will join from Stockholm-based publisher Berling Media in September, at which point she will take command of channels such as Kanal 5, Eurosport, Discovery Channel and TLC. Stromme had been overseeing both […]

Discovery loses Nordic execs

Discovery’s Norway and Sweden boss Harald Stromme has left the company amid reports of a disagreement about the direction of the business in those territories. Regional digital chief Sindre Østgård has also stepped down after less than a year in his role. The news broke in the local press yesterday, with reports variously citing a […]

Discovery hands digital chief control of Nordics

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 J.B. Perrette in his new role, will be responsible for leading the overall business […]

Discovery Norway hires ex-NRK digital chief

Discovery Networks Norway has hired the head of new media at pubcaster NRK to take on a new digital and business development role. Sindre Østgård (pictured) has been named VP, digital products and business development for Discovery Networks International’s Norway-based arm. He will, however, be responsible for new business in both Norway and Sweden, and […]

35 jobs going in Discovery Norway restructure

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 (pictured) said […]

Discovery Sweden CEO resigns, interim installed

Discovery Networks Sweden CEO Jonas Sjogren has resigned from his post after a decade of leading the business. Discovery Networks Norway chief executive Harald Stromme will replace him in the interim, reporting to Discovery Networks Northern Europe COO and CFO Dominic Coles. Sjogren (pictured) is credited with integrating Discovery’s channel portfolios together after Discovery bought […]