A 20-year Discovery veteran, Mark Hollinger serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Discovery Networks International based in Silver Spring, Maryland.
In this role, he oversees the strategic development and daily
operations for a division that distributes 33 entertainment brands,
in 45 languages, to more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in
223 countries and territories across Europe, the Middle East,
Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
In 2012 and 2013, Hollinger oversaw the expansion Discovery's
international operations with the acquisitions of Takhayal
Entertainment and its affiliated companies in Dubai and Egypt,
including its flagship TV network, Fatafeat, the #1 food network in
the Middle East; Switchover Media in Italy and its portfolio of
four free-to-air channels and one pay-TV channel, making Discovery
the third largest broadcaster in the country; and the largest
transaction in Discovery's history with SBS Nordics, a top-three
portfolio of television brands across Denmark, Norway, Sweden and
Finland that feature leading nonfiction content, locally produced
entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and
movies from major studios. Hollinger also engineered the investment
of a 20% stake in TF1's Eurosport, a top destination for live
sporting action for viewers across Europe and Asia-Pacific.