Susanna Dinnage


Susanna Dinnage exits Discovery

Animal Planet boss and former Discovery UK and Ireland chief Susanna Dinnage is to leave the factual giant after 10 years. Dinnage’s departure comes alongside a restructure that sees Animal Planet brought under the purview of Nancy Daniels, chief brand officer for Discovery and factual. Dinnage has led the brand since late 2017, when Animal […]

Premier League resumes CEO search following Dinnage’s shock exit

The Premier League is scrambling to appoint a successor to outgoing CEO Richard Scudamore after Discovery exec Susanna Dinnage pulled out of the top job over the holidays. Almost two months after being appointed CEO of the Premier League, Dinnage made a sudden U-turn on her decision last week, citing a change of heart. While […]

Discovery’s Susanna Dinnage to lead Premier League

Susanna Dinnage, the global president at Discovery’s Animal Planet, has been named as the Premier League’s chief executive. Dinnage will take the helm at Premier League, succeeding Richard Scudamore who has been with the organisation for 19 years. She will begin her role in 2019, but an exact date is yet to be determined. The […]

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 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 global Animal Planet chief

Discovery Communications has named Susanna Dinnage as global president for pay TV channel Animal Planet, with general manager Patrice Andrews exiting. Discovery Networks UK and Ireland president Susanna Dinnage (pictured) has landed the post, which will see her jointly reporting to Discovery CEO and president David Zaslav and international chief executive J.B. Perrette. Discovery said […]

Amazon launches subscription TV in UK, Germany

Amazon has launched its Amazon Channels offering in the UK, Germany and Austria, allowing Prime users to add live and on-demand TV as part of their subscription package. Amazon Channels launches with a line-up of more than 40 channels in the UK and more than 25 in Germany and Austria, with Amazon promising more additions […]

Discovery and Sky go to war over channels

Discovery risks seeing its channels go dark in the UK – its most important international market – amid a dispute over fees with Sky. The channels will come off the Sky platform at the end of the month if a new carriage fee deal isn’t agreed, and the current situation is described as an impasse”. […]

Kaplan exiting as Discovery rejigs int’l programming

Marjorie Kaplan is leaving Discovery Networks in a rejig that sees Susanna Dinnage take over running the international content division alongside her existing role in charge of the UK and Ireland Discovery channels. The change means Discovery no longer has a dedicated international content chief, with an increasing amount of original content coming out of […]

North, Wills upped, Hornsey out in UKTV restructure

Multichannel operator UKTV has restructured its top-level team in a move that sees the departures of Clare Laycock and Steve Hornsey. Really, Home and Good Food general manager Laycock is moving to Discovery Networks UK and Ireland, where she will be channel head for its flagship entertainment network TLC, while Hornsey’s role as GM of […]