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Discovery hires TVN exec for Central Europe role

Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa has appointed Olgierd Dobrzyñski, an exec from Polish broadcaster TVN, as its country manager for Discovery Networks in Central Europe.
October 18, 2011

Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) has appointed Olgierd Dobrzyñski, an exec from Polish broadcaster TVN, as its country manager for Discovery Networks in Central Europe.

At TVN, Dobrzyñski has been responsible for the development of new business projects, including the launch of the network’s thematic channels, and has been in charge of TVN Group affiliate revenues.

He joins Discovery effective January 1, 2012, reporting to Kasia Kieli, president and MD of Discovery Networks CEEMEA.

“This is a great opportunity to lead Discovery’s operations in Central Europe and broaden my experience in the region beyond Poland,” Dobrzyñski said. “I am very much looking forward to joining the team.”

Dobrzyñski replaces Dorota Zurkowska-Bytner, who is moving to become Discovery Networks CEEMEA’s VP of ad sales development; a role in which she will have responsibility for Discovery’s advertising business across 105 markets in the region.

The role is a new position that has been created to drive new business opportunities for ad sales across Discovery Networks CEEMEA’s markets. She continues to report to Kieli.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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