Discovery Communications has appointed Luis Silberwasser to the new role of international head of content for Discovery Networks International (DNI), reporting to Mark Hollinger, president and CEO of the division.
The international head of content role is being created to accelerate DNI’s ratings success across the company’s global channel portfolio of over 100 networks in more than 180 countries.
“Luis will be a great asset to the wider international team as we launch key programming initiatives, including TLC, around the world,” said Hollinger in a statement.
TLC joins Discovery Communications’ portfolio of global brands that also includes Discovery Channel, available in more than 180 markets; Animal Planet, available in more than 170 markets; Discovery Science, available in more than 100 markets; ID: Investigation Discovery, available in more than 20 markets; and Discovery HD, available in more than 60 markets around the world.
In other personnel news, Sahar Elhabashi, COO, Discovery Networks International, will be leaving the company and her position will not be replaced.
Luis Silberwasser currently serves as senior VP of the Content Group for Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic and general manager of US Hispanic Networks.