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Discovery appoints new direct-to-consumer CTO

Avi Saxena will oversee technology systems to serve such products as MotorTrend and Eurosport Player

Discovery has announced the appointment of Avi Saxena as direct-to-consumer CTO.

Saxena previously served as vice president of technology for Amazon Marketplace, having also held leadership roles at Microsoft and several internet infrastructure startups.

Saxena will oversee the technology systems and global platforms that will serve all of Discovery’s direct-to-consumer products, including MotorTrend, Eurosport Player and GolfTV.

Saxena said: “I am thrilled to help move the company forward, expand the platforms for fans to enjoy these much-loved brands, and create exciting new products that consumers cannot live without.”