Michael Lang

ProSiebenSat.1 & Discovery launch OTT service

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Communications have launched a jointly-owned premium entertainment service in Germany. The streaming initiative brings together nine terrestrial TV channels in Germany including ProSieben, SAT.1, Kabel Eins, Sixx, ProSieben Maxx, SAT.1 Gold and Kabel Eins Doku, together with Discovery’s free to air channels DMAX and TLC. A range of original and premium TV […]

Discovery hires ex-Spotify exec in major digital play

Discovery Communications has appointed former Spotify executive Francis Keeling to lead its digital strategy. Keeling becomes senior vice-president of international digital, based in London. He is known for spells at Universal Music Group (UMG) and streaming musicplayer Spotify, where he led global negotiations with labels. Keeling will develop new digital products and his appointment marks […]

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 […]

BBC’s Ralph Rivera takes Eurosport digital role

Discovery Communications has appointed the director of BBC Digital, Ralph Rivera, to the newly created position of managing director, Eurosport Digital. Rivera is due to take up the London-based role on September 26 and will be tasked with leading the expansion of Eurosport’s digital businesses – which includes sports news site Eurosport.com and subscription-based, over-the-top […]