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Discovery Communications ups Goodwyn to president, global distribution

Longtime Discovery Communications exec Bill Goodwyn, previously president, domestic distribution and enterprises, has been upped to president, global distribution and CEO of Discovery Education.
June 7, 2010

Longtime Discovery Communications exec Bill Goodwyn, previously president, domestic distribution and enterprises, has been upped to president, global distribution and CEO of Discovery Education. In the newly created global distribution role, Goodwyn will be tasked with leading efforts to secure additional carriage for Discovery’s 100-plus worldwide networks, as well as maintaining Discovery Communications’ position regarding next generation platforms including HD, 3D and digital opportunities. Goodwyn will also continue to lead all U.S. distribution efforts. ‘Since 1987, Bill has built a content distribution platform that is second to none and rebuilt the nascent Discovery Education division into one of the fastest-growing parts of our company,’ said Discovery Communications’ president and CEO David Zaslav. ‘Bill has helped to make Discovery the company it is today, and is the well-deserving chief executive of Discovery Education and the natural choice to lead the next phase of Discovery’s international carriage expansion in more than 180 countries and territories.’

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