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Discovery Networks International names international head of content, loses COO

Discovery Communications has announced the appointment of Luis Silberwasser to the new role of international head of content for Discovery Networks International (DNI).
March 10, 2010

Discovery Communications has announced the appointment of Luis Silberwasser to the new role of international head of content for Discovery Networks International (DNI). The new role has been created to help boost ratings successes across the company’s 100 networks in over 180 countries. This news comes after Discovery announced the global launch of TLC, one of the initiatives Silberwasser will focus on in his new role. TLC is due to reach more than 75 markets and over 100 million households by spring 2011. Silberwasser takes up his new role from his current position as senior vice president of the content group for Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic and general manager of U.S. Hispanic Networks. Discovery Networks International has also announced that Sahar Elhabashi, COO of DNI, will be leaving the company and her position will not be filled.

About The Author
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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