Discovery Networks International has created a international production and development unit that will focus on creating content for its portfolio of networks in over 180 countries around the world.
The new unit will be headed by Luis Silberwasser, who has been promoted to executive vice president and chief content officer at Discovery Networks International. He reports to president and chief executive officer at Discovery Networks International.
The unit will create content for Discovery's large portfolio of international channels, which include Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Science, ID: Investigation Discovery and TLC that are distributed globally.
Regional Discovery channels include Discovery Kids in Latin America, DMAX in Germany and QUEST in the U.K.
The programmer offers six to eight channels in many international markets.