Discovery Communications has elevated Todd Zander to vice president, digital media distribution.
In his new role, Zander, who was previously director of digital, media distribution, is responsible for developing and executing strategies to drive further distribution for Discovery's digital media offerings across online and mobile platforms. In addition, he will work closely with the Discovery Education division to extend distribution for the company's award-winning educational services through new partnerships within the digital arena.
"Todd has made tremendous contributions to Discovery's digital growth by significantly expanding the company's mobile offerings," said Rebecca Glashow, senior vice president of digital media distribution, to whom Zander reports in a statement. "With a keen understanding of technology and a unique combination of business development and marketing expertise, Todd will continue to be instrumental in creating new digital opportunities that drive value for our partners and bring consumers more of the content they want."
As director, Zander he built partnerships with major mobile distributors, as well as service providers and developers. He recently played a leading role in the launch of the company's first network branded iPhone App for Discovery Channel.
Prior to Discovery, Zander was the associate director for the V CAST Video product at Verizon Wireless.