Discovery reveals Olympic leadership team

Discovery reveals Olympic leadership team

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Eli Bremmer
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President of Discovery Networks International, JB Perrette, said the company wanted to ensure it had the best in class talent

Discovery Communications has revealed a number of appointments at Eurosport who will support the company’s Olympic Games Strategy.

In June it was announced that Discovery had been awarded the European TV and multiplatform broadcast rights to the 2018-2024 Olympic Games.

The coverage will be overseen by an Olympic Games leadership organisation team. Three of the five team members were announced this week, with Jean-Thierry Augustin leading Commercialisation, David Schafer heading up Operations and Planning and Géraldine Filiol directing Olympic Relations and Coordination.

The trio will be joined by the leaders of Engineering/Technology and Production, who will be appointed at a later date.

The President of Discovery Networks International, JB Perrette, said the appointments aligned the company’s structure to ensure it has “the best in class talent -- both on the screen and within our organisation.”

Eurosport has also hired three new leaders in Business Development (Sameer Pabari), Marketing (Antonio Ruiz) and Communications (Fiona McLachlan).

Peter Hutton, CEO of Eurosport said the new leaders would support the brand’s ambition to be the preferred destination for sports fans.

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President of Discovery Networks International, JB Perrette, said the company wanted to ensure it had the best in class talent