MIPCOM PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR KEYNOTE: DAVID ZASLAV PRESIDENT & CEO DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS

    1. Event Date
      Wednesday 18 October 2017
  1. Event Theme
    Media Mastermind Keynotes
  2. Event Type
    Keynote

MIPCOM PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR KEYNOTE: DAVID ZASLAV PRESIDENT & CEO DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS

18 Oct 2017, 14:30 - 15:15

Grand Auditorium, Palais 1
Language:
English

Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav will be honoured as the MIPCOM 2017 Personality of the Year.

Since joining as CEO in 2007, Zaslav has transformed Discovery into a global leader in real-life entertainment, reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers around the world. Under his leadership, Discovery began trading as a public company in 2008 and became a Fortune 500 company in 2014. Most recently under Zaslav, Discovery announced an agreement to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive, in a deal which is expected to close in early 2018. Together, the two companies will comprise a world-class portfolio of brands and become home to five of the top female networks, delivering over 20% share of women watching primetime in the U.S., nearly 20% of ad-supported pay-TV viewership in the U.S. and over 7 billion streams.  Led by Zaslav, Discovery has launched some of the fastest-growing cable networks in the U.S., including Investigation Discovery and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as numerous other channels around the world. He is credited with expanding Discovery’s range of content genres and brands through investments including Discovery Kids, the leading pre-school network in Latin America, and through the acquisition of Eurosport, which under his leadership became home to the Olympic Games in Europe through 2024. Zaslav has also sought to position Discovery for a vibrant digital future, investing in new digital distribution platforms and content formats to ensure Discovery reaches every person across every screen and new platform.

 

David Zaslav joins a prestigious list of MIPCOM Personalities of the Year that includes Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Ted Turner, Pierre Lescure, Anne Sweeney, Leslie Moonves, Sumner Redstone, Jeffrey Katzenberg and most recently, Shonda Rhimes. 

Speakers

  • Zaslav David

    Key Note Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPCOM
      2. Country
        North America
        • USA
      3. Speaker category
        Keynote

    President and CEO

    Discovery Communications

    As President and CEO, David Zaslav sets the strategy and oversees all operations for Discovery Communications’ global suite of brands across pay-TV,...

  • Feltheimer Jon

    Moderator

      1. Event
        MIPCOM
      2. Country
        North America
        • USA
      3. Speaker category
        Moderator

    Chief Executive Officer

    Lionsgate

    During his 30-year entertainment industry career, Jon Feltheimer has held leadership positions at Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Entertainment and New...

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