Mark HOllinger


Sky, ex-DNI boss buy into Sugar Films

European paycaster Sky and former Discovery Networks International CEO and president Mark Hollinger have bought stakes in UK production outfit Sugar Films. It is the first major industry news regarding Hollinger since he left Discovery’s international arm more than two years ago. He will become Sugar’s chairman as part of his investment into the company. […]

TBI’s 2013 in review – part three

In the third part of a review of 2013, we look at the ever changing face of the industry – is that former rival now your partner in crime in your acquisitions department? TBI runs down all the major comings and goings from the past twelve months.   SURPRISE DEPARTURES AND TOP LEVEL CHANGES David […]

Discovery Networks names Keaveny replacement

Discovery Networks International has named Eurosport exec Arjan Hoekstra as its new Asia-Pacific chief as former boss Tom Keaveny moves to London for a new global role. Hoekstra (above) will be become president and managing director, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific on September 1. He’ll based in Singapore at DNI’s local hub and report into Mark Hollinger, […]

Discovery’s Tom Keaveny gets global role, Caleb Weinstein exiting

Discovery Communications’ Asian boss Tom Keaveny is relocating to London to become president of international affiliate sales at the channel operator. Although not a direct replacement, the newly created role will cover some of the responsibilities currently held by Caleb Weinstein, who TBI understands is leaving the company. As senior VP and general manager for […]

International nets drive growth at Discovery

Double-digit growth at Discovery’s international networks helped drive overall revenue and profit growth at the channel operator. Discovery’s full-year revenues increased 8% year-on-year, taking the total to US$4.5 billion. International networks contributed US$1.6 billion of the total, a 13% year-on-year uptick. The company’s US nets generated US$2.7 billion, a 5% increase on the previous year. […]