August 30, 2014 2:18 PM ET


Company Overview of Discovery Networks International LLC

Company Overview

Discovery Networks International LLC, a high-definition television network, delivers entertainment content to audiences internationally. The company employs a localization strategy by offering customized schedules and programming in various languages through various distribution feeds. It serves cable and satellite markets in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland with regional offices in Singapore, Miami, and London. Discovery Networks International LLC operates as a subsidiar...

One Discovery Place

9th Floor

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3354

United States

Founded in 2004





Key Executives for Discovery Networks International LLC

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
President of Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific and Managing Director of Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
President of International Affiliate Sales
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Discovery Networks International LLC Key Developments

Discovery Communications Appoints Doug Baker as New COO and CFO of DNI

Discovery Communications has announced the appointment of Doug Baker as the new COO and CFO of Discovery Networks International, or DNI. Baker currently serves as Executive vice president and CFO for DNI, and will transition into his new role over the next few weeks. Reporting to DNI President JB Perrette, and Discovery Communications CFO Andrew Warren, Baker will now be responsible for oversight of DNI Strategy and Research in addition to leading all financial aspects of DNI Finance and Global Brand Solutions. Baker will continue to lead the division's regional COO/CFOs in Western Europe, the Nordics (SBS-Discovery), CEEMEA, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific and serve as a key strategic partner to international senior management across the business.

Discovery Networks International Appoints J.B. Perrette as President, Effective March 1, 2014

On February 3, 2014, the Discovery Communications Inc. Board of Directors determined that effective March 1, 2014, J.B. Perrette would become the President of Discovery Networks International and Mark Hollinger will continue to serve Discovery as a strategic advisor.

Discovery Networks International Announces Executive Changes

Discovery Communications announced that JB Perrette will become the next President of Discovery Networks International. Perrette takes over for 23-year Discovery veteran Mark Hollinger, who announced his resignation in September. Perrette will oversee the company's international business with current regional and functional leaders Dee Forbes, President and Managing Director, Discovery Networks Western Europe; Kasia Kieli, President and Managing Director, Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa; Henrik Ravn, President and CEO, SBS Discovery Media Nordics; Henry Martinez, President and Managing Director, Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic; Arjan Hoekstra, President and Managing Director, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific; Doug Baker, EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Discovery Networks International; Luis Silberwasser, EVP and Chief Content Officer, Discovery Networks International; Tom Keaveny, President, International Affiliate Sales; and John Honeycutt, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Discovery Networks International, reporting to him. Prior to joining Discovery, Perrette spent 11 years with NBCUniversal, where he most recently served as President, Digital and Affiliate Distribution, and Content Distribution Strategy, leading North American distribution of television and film content across platforms.

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