Former Disney Channels Worldwide president Carolina Lightcap has been hired to head content for Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic, and lead its operations in South America
She will head all areas within DLA/USH related to content, including programming and marketing. In her role as general manager for the Southern Cone, Lightcap will be responsible for overseeing Discovery's business in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia and Paraguay. She will be based out of Buenos Aires.
Lightcap was president of Disney Channels Worldwide from 2009-11, before stepping down that September. She was succeeded by Gary Marsh.
"Carolina is an outstanding creative and operational executive with the ability to manage portfolios across multiple brands within the international Pay TV business. She also brings to Discovery a time-tested business acumen and demonstrated success in content strategy development and execution which will undoubtedly add value and contribute to the success of our constantly expanding business in Latin America and the US Hispanic markets," said Enrique Martínez, president and managing director, Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic, to whom she will report.
Noted Lightcap: "I am thrilled to join the first-class organization Enrique and his team have built, while broadening my horizons in new content genres across Discovery Networks' vast portfolio of brands in Latin America and the US Hispanic market."