Discovery Communications has named Marjorie Kaplan as president of content for Discovery Networks International. Kaplan, who has been running Discovery’s Animal Planet and TLC networks in the US, will relocate in October to London, where Discovery’s international operations are headquartered.
“She has an unparalleled track record of developing breakthrough content across brands and demographics that travels well internationally, receives critical acclaim, and brings in big audiences,” said Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav in a statement. “Marjorie also has a sharp eye for content that is genre- and format-busting, which should serve the company extremely well in this new position. Discovery’s international business is the company’s key differentiator, and I am excited to watch Marjorie take our global content engine to the next level.”
Kaplan will be responsible for global brands and formats, female lifestyle, male factual, scripted, and kids – across all platforms.