Mike Lang

Rich Ross exiting post-Scripps deal Discovery

Discovery Communications has named the new management team that will lead the enlarged company after the Scripps Networks Interactive acquisition, with Discovery Channel boss Rich Ross out and Scripps programming chief Kathleen Finch put in charge of all lifestyle channels. Discovery said that Ross, currently group president of Discovery Channel and Science Channel, is to […]

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 counts cost of Brexit

Discovery Communications has revealed that the Brexit vote has slowed down its international business, but has committed to the UK market. The US firm yesterday reported quarterly and half year results that showed a decline in revenue and profit from its international division, which accounts for almost half of its overall business. The UK’s decision to […]

Discovery hires former Miramax CEO

Discovery Networks International has drafted in Michael Lang, the former CEO of US studio Miramax. Lang has been named in the new post of executive VP, international development and digital at the Silver Spring-based broadcast and content group. He will in part succeed David Schafer, who led digital efforts for international operations until moving to […]