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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.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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