Discovery Networks poaches Sky's David Rey

LONDON - Discovery Networks EMEA has appointed David Rey as its chief operating officer.

Discovery Networks...David Rey is joining
Discovery Networks...David Rey is joining

Based in London, Rey will join Discovery in August from BSkyB, where he is the business development director.

Rey will report to Arthur Bastings, the executive vice-president and managing director, Discovery Networks EMEA.

He will help to run Discovery's 12 brands across the region, which reach 190 million TV subscribers in 103 countries.

Bastings said: "David is highly respected in the broadcasting community thanks to his commercial skills and deep understanding of the broadcast business.

"He will be a valuable addition to the winning team we have put together and will lead our efforts to support our high-growth business portfolio, enabling us to further strengthen the promising local operations we have built in key EMEA markets."