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Discovery restructures EMEA team

Discovery Communications is changing the structure of its EMEA business, after naming Susanna Dinnage as global president for Animal Planet in November. The move will see Discovery consolidate business units that were previously split into the UK, Nordics, Southern Europe and CEEMEA (Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa). Discovery believes that one […]

Discovery names new Italy general manager

Discovery Networks Italy has a new general manager. Alessandro Araimo has been appointed to the role in one of Discovery’s key European territories. Araimo has been with Discovery Networks Southern Europe since 2014 as senior VP and COO, but takes on the new role on March 1. His promotion in Italy allows Discovery Networks Southern […]

Discovery gets new Iberia chief after Jerez exit

Discovery Networks has handed Latin American distribution chief Vera Buzanello control of the Iberian region. Buzanello has been named general manager and executive VP of Discovery Networks Iberia, replacing former country manager Fernando Jerez. She will also retain oversight of distribution strategy and affiliate relations for Discovery Latin America, and will continue to work closely […]

Discovery buys Italian broadcaster Switchover

Discovery has continued on its recent acquisition spree, buying Italian kids and general entertainment broadcaster Switchover Media. Discovery will acquire all of the Italian firm, which operates four free-to-air and pay TV channels in Italy. The US company said that, combined with its existing assets in the Italian market, the Switchover deal will make it […]