Perrette for Discovery Networks President
January 15, 2014
Discovery Communications has confirmed that JB Perrette will become the next President of Discovery Networks International. Perrette takes over for 23-year Discovery veteran Mark Hollinger, who announced his resignation in September.
Since joining Discovery in October 2011, Perrette has built best-in-class digital and technology organisations helping to establish Discovery’s presence in the digital media field. With Perrette at the helm, Discovery has become a leading nonfiction media across all screens. Perrette and his team led the successful acquisitions of Revision3 and DeFranco Creative, strategic investments in Lumosity and Learnist, the launches of digital/online networks Animalist and TestTube, and the implementation of live online experiences such as Skywire Live and Animal Planet L!ve.
Prior to joining Discovery, Perrette spent 11 years with NBCUniversal, where he most recently served as President, Digital and Affiliate Distribution, and Content Distribution Strategy, leading North American distribution of television and film content across platforms. He also helped launch new digital channels Sleuth (now Cloo), Chiller and Universal HD and played a leadership role in developing Hulu.