Shanghai - October 28, 2021
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, today announced Anil Jhingan as its new President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific, he will commence in the role from 1 November.2021, as current regional head Simon Robinson steps away from the APAC business to lead integration planning activities in connection with the proposed WarnerMedia transaction. Jhingan will be based in London and report directly to JB Perrette, President, and CEO of Discovery Streaming and International.
This new role will lead all of Discovery's businesses across the Asia Pacific to drive further growth and diversification of a portfolio that today spans 12 office hubs across the region covering 52 markets, 25 channel brands in 18 languages, as well as the leading streaming service, discovery+.
"Simon is an outstanding executive who, together with strong local leadership, has driven significant expansion in APAC, including the launch of discovery+ in India and the Philippines, as well as increased investment in local content and production," Perrette added. "I want to thank Simon for his passion and strong strategic execution - his expertise remains critical in the lead integration role as we look ahead."
Prior to Discovery, Jhingan served as Group Director of M&A and International Development for Sky plc, where he played key roles in its expansion. Prior to this, he held various senior executive positions at Sky plc, 21st Century Fox and News Corporation. His international experience has included direct involvement throughout Asia Pacific, including India, across South East Asia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. A lawyer by background, Jhingan began his career in legal roles at DLA Piper and Hogan Lovells, and earned his law degree at University College London.
Since June 1985, Discovery serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe.