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Discovery appoints Fox’s Peter Liguori as COO

Discovery has announced that former president of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company Peter Liguori will be replacing Mark Hollinger as chief operating officer. Liguori will be reporting to president and CEO David Zaslav. Hollinger assumed the role of President and CEO of Discovery Networks International, announced last week. The new COO will join Discovery on January 19, 2010. Liguori's duties include operational responsibilities and serving as the lead executive representing Discovery Communications in its joint ventures with Hasbro, Inc., and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.
December 7, 2009

Discovery has announced that former president of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company Peter Liguori will be replacing Mark Hollinger as chief operating officer. Liguori will be reporting to president and CEO David Zaslav. Hollinger assumed the role of President and CEO of Discovery Networks International, announced last week. The new COO will join Discovery on January 19, 2010. Liguori’s duties include operational responsibilities and serving as the lead executive representing Discovery Communications in its joint ventures with Hasbro, Inc., and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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