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Discovery staffs up ahead of Olympic

April 4, 2016

Focussing on its key strategic goal to ensure the Olympic Games will be available to more viewers and across more screens in Europe than ever before, Discovery Communications has announced two new appointments. Dominic Baillie has been named Chief Technology Officer, Olympics & Sports, and Simon Farnsworth has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Olympic Technical Distribution.

Baillie and Farnsworth will build the technical foundations necessary to drive innovation and significant competitive advantage, ensuring every event is available to fans whenever and wherever they choose to watch it. Both men will report to John Honeycutt from the London Office.

John Honeycutt, Discovery Communications Chief Technology Officer, cited these two new appointments as demonstrable commitments to the Olympic Games, further supporting the Discovery pledge to ensure the Games in 2018 will reach more people, across more screens, than ever before. “Dominic is a real industry innovator; a seasoned professional with a wealth of technical expertise. Simon brings an unmatched balance of commercial and technical experience, with an impressive background in content delivery. Both men are global players who will push the boundaries of innovation as we continue to develop our technical operations,” said Honeycutt.

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